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Nylon vs Polyester

Flag/Material Comparison Guide

Which type of flag/material should I choose for my outdoor flag?
Where and how you use your flag determines what type of material is best.*
*We recommend using the same material for all flags in multi-flag displays.

MOST USES - NYLON is the most widely used. It is the ideal material for most flag displays. The 200 denier material we use to make our nylon flags is tightly woven so it will fly in the slightest breeze, yet it is strong enough for most weather conditions. Nylon flags are lightweight, dry quickly, and have a rich, lustrous appearance.

HIGH-WIND CONDITIONS - Buy POLYESTER or DURATEX if your flag will be displayed in an area with frequent high-wind conditions. The two-ply material we use to make our polyester flags has an open weave. The open weave allows wind to flow through the material resulting in a flag that will wear exceptionally well and look great. Polyester flags are ideal for use in areas where windy conditions will cause a nylon flag to deteriorate very quickly.

OUR MOST DURABLE FLAG FOR ALL USES – Buy DURATEX, a tricot knit polyester. Flags made with this special lightweight material are as durable as our two-ply polyester yet have the advantages of nylon: the colors are vibrant, they repel water and dry easily, and they fly consistently. Flags made of Duratex are the best of everything. Sizes are limited to 3'x5', 4'x6', and 5'x8'.

WALL-MOUNTED FLAGPOLES - Buy NYLON if your flag will be hung from a wall-mounted flagpole. When there is rain, polyester flags hold moisture and sometimes become so heavy they will cause a flagpole to break. 

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