Fabrics Perfect for Hunting Blinds

Perfect Hunting Blind Fabric

When you can’t find the right blind for your hunting needs you need to create your own. Depending on how sophisticated your blind design is you may only need quality fabric and a few stakes. A lot of people like to use burlap and that’s all well and good if you can deal with these burlap drawbacks. We recommend using 500D Cordura Nylon or 600D Poly Oxford. If you are in search of the perfect hunting blind fabric you have come to the right place.

Burlap is a Bad Choice for Hunting Blinds

  1. Burlap stinks
    From the start burlap smells musty. After exposing the fabric to the outdoors the smell gets more pungent and produces mildew.
  2. Burlap is hard to clean
    You can’t just throw burlap into the washing machine and expect to get the same fabric back. Burlap thrown into a washing machine has the potential to distort severely. It can be cleaned and the odor might be able to be removed with “gentle” care. But as a hunter.. Who has time for that?
  3. Burlap doesn’t print well
    Burlap is a very coarse, organic fabric. With the rough, inconsistent texture getting a quality camo pattern print is next to impossible. When purchasing my favorite pattern on fabric I like to see vibrant colors that are consistent with the rest of my hunting gear.
  4. Burlap deteriorates and decomposes
    Since burlap is organic it will start to decompose and deteriorate once exposed to the elements. This will cause the fabric to stink, fall apart and lose print details
  5. Burlap is not a waterproof or water resistant fabric
    This is a no-brainer. Burlap is a loosely woven fabric which in no way can repel water.

If you are like me and have experienced any of these burlap shortcomings you will know that what I speak is true. Luckily there is a better, longer lasting hunting blind fabric available that is easy to clean and water resistant.

Recommended Fabrics for Hunting Blinds

500D Cordura Nylon

A durable fabric with high abrasion resistance, 500D Cordura Nylon is perfect for outdoor usage and hunting gear items.  This fabric uses textured nylon 6,6 yarns for a rugged feel and comes with a 2 pass polyurethane coating making it water repellent.  This fabric is perfect for hunting blinds and can also be used for gear bags, backpacks, seat covers and much more.  Basically, if you want a fabric that will perform well, can be used and abused, then this is the fabric you want.

  • 500D Cordura Nylon – Realtree Max-4 – 60″

    $19.45 / yd
  • 500D Cordura Nylon – Realtree Max-5 – 60″

    $19.45 / yd
  • Mossy Oak Original Shadow Grass Fabric - Camo Fabric Depot

    500D Cordura® Nylon – Mossy Oak Shadow Grass (Original) – 60″

    $19.45 / yd
  • Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 500D Nylon

    500D Cordura® Nylon – Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades – 60″

    $19.45 / yd

600D Poly Oxford

This is a more economical alternative to the 500D Cordura Nylon. This fabric has a smoother finish and is another fabric made for the great outdoors. It has a polyurethane coating and water repellent finish, making it weather-resistant and easy to clean. This fabric is a great hunting blind fabric and is also suitable for bags, backpacks, seat covers, gun cases and more.

  • Realtree Max-4 600D Poly

    600D Poly – Realtree Max-4 – 60″

    $13.95 / yd

2 Simple Ways to Build a Hunting Blind

Sure, you can go out and purchase an overpriced blind but why not spend less and create your own? In most cases, all you need is a little hunting blind fabric and some imagination and you will be hunting in no time. Not only will you save a little money, you can also create a blind specific to your own needs. Below are just a couple examples of some simple blind creations using camo printed fabric that will save you money and are extremely easy to make. Some folks choose to use burlap for their blind creations. In our honest opinion, burlap sucks. but we recommend using 500D Nylon or 600D Poly to create a longer lasting, more dependable hunting blind.

In the video shown above, this guy created a very simple hunting blind that folds up using nothing more than paint poles, poly pipe and some camo printed fabric. A very unique and simple design. We suggest using 500D Nylon in place of the burlap for a longer lasting, mildew resistant solution. Below are some of the fabrics we offer. Buy fabric now by the yard and put this simple hunting blind to use!

Video created by: angpsmith1

  • Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 500D Nylon

    500D Cordura® Nylon – Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades – 60″

    $19.45 / yd

This is a very simple hunting blind using nothing but hunting blind fabric and some posts. We like this idea a lot but we again suggest using the 500D Nylon instead of the burlap for year after year performance. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Burlap stinks. You will never have to worry about the nasty smell burlap gets if you use 500D Nylon fabric.
  2. The outdoor elements wreck havoc on burlap, inducing decomposition and quick deterioration.
  3. 500D nylon will not decompose and is extremely easy to clean.

Find our recommended fabrics below and start your camo hunting blind project today!

Video created by: Red Clay Adventures

  • Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 500D Nylon

    500D Cordura® Nylon – Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades – 60″

    $19.45 / yd