For gear that lasts a lifetime, shop Zumiez now to check out the various products constructed with ripstop fabric. Ripstop is a durable nylon material produced with interlocking weaves or crosshatched threading to create an insanely durable material. Not only does this fabric help to fight against rips and tears, but it also can be water resistant. Because ripstop won't fail under stress, it is the same fabric used to create parasail wings, sails, parachutes, hot air balloons, and flags. If a hole should appear in ripstop, the cross stitched construction keeps the tear from spreading!
Brands like Airblaster, Vans, Supra, Free World, LRG, DC, Burton, Nike, GNU, Fox, and more have added ripstop materials to their products to increase its longevity. From shorts, vests, snowboard jackets, hoodies, windbreakers, shoes, and more, it's safe to say there's something for anyone and everyone. You'll find this material available in a plethora of colorways like neon pink, yellow, striped print, camo print, blue, black, grey, and more. Let ripstop give you confidence in your gear while it proves to stand the test of time and pressure.