The Australian Standard for canvas is being failed by imported “ripstop” fabric. The 14 ounce “ripstop” Chinese made fabric sample tested by the CSIRO is actually 11.18 ounce and dismally fails the Australian Standard AS3567-98.

The water penetration analysis is equally damning – finding the Chinese made canvas leaked water.

Links to the reports:

CSIRO Analysis – canvas weight

CSIRO Analysis – water penetration