Nitrylon™ fabric - how it differs from PVC

Nitrylon™ is a lamination of nitrile synthetic rubber and natural rubber over a 1,200-denier, low stretch polyester fabric. Nitrylon™ is very puncture and abrasion resistant. It is considerably stronger, easier to patch, performs better in cold weather, and is much more abrasion resistant than PVC.

We do use PVC on some of our models because it provides better structural stiffness for long tubes.  The K1, K2, and Seakers use polyester reinforced PVC (Mirasol ™) for the side chambers. Mirasol™ has better structural stiffness for long tubes than Nitrylon™.

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