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Ripstop No More

Ripstop No More

Posted by David Shand on 23rd Feb 2022

The manufacturer of Ventile fabric has now stopped production of Ripstop Ventile which is used in a number of our products including the Cruachan DV Smock, Suilven Ventile Pile Smock and Jacket and our range of gaiters. 

We still have a limited Black Ripstop fabric in stock and will continue to offer it as a fabric/colour option on our gaiters however it is not PFC free. 

As an alternative to Ripstop throughout our gaiter range we will offer L19 Ventile in Olive as an option to standard L24 Ventile. L19 Ventile has superior breaking and tear strength than L24 Ripstop Ventile and is therefore perfect for gaiters.

L19 Ventile is an option on the Cruachan DV Smock and the Suilven Ventile Pile Smock and Jacket.

For more information please see

Ventile Fabric range

Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing