Material Options

Want to order something custom? Here's what we have on hand!

Are you looking for something custom made? A custom length strap, belt, or something else we don’t have listed in the store? Browse the list below of the various types of webbing that we have on hand then Contact Us and let us know how we can help you! Please see our Store for our most commonly used hardware.

See the below gallery for color comparisons, or read further below for the technical specifications. Note: None of this webbing is intended for nor should be use life safety devices.

Mil-Spec Nylon Webbing

Tubular nylon webbing is smooth, soft, thick, and hollow in the middle. It can be used by itself or as a protective covering for cable, tubes, hoses, shock cord or etc. The single warp yarn (the “dashed line” down the middle) is only visible on one side.

Available sizes and colors:

1)  1/2″ (12 mm): Air Force Sage Green, Red, Blue, Black, and White

     a) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1000 lbs (~453.6 kgs)

     b) Thickness ~0.060″ (1.5 mm) to ~0.070″ (1.8 mm)

     c) Sage Green (Air Force Green) mfg 1996, meets Military Specification MIL-W-5625K 

2) 1″ (25 mm): Golden Yellow, Olive Drab (OD7), Camo Green 483, Ranger, Coyote, Tan, Wolf Gray, Orange, Red, Maroon, Blue, Navy, Black, and White

     a) Minimum Breaking Strength: 4000 lbs (~1814.4 kgs)

     b) Thickness: ~0.084″ (~2.1 mm)

All made in the USA.

MIL-W-4088 nylon webbing is very flat and smooth and slightly stiff due to resin impregnation for abrasion resistance via MIL-W-27265. Perfect for edge binding and high wear areas.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 3/4″ (19 mm): Olive Drab (OD7)

     a) Manufactured 1982

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 600 lbs (~272.2 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type 1A, Class 1 R

     d) Thickness: ~0.028″ (0.7 mm)

2) 1″ (25 mm): Camo Green 483

     a) Manufactured 2005

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 600 lbs (~272.2 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type II, Class 1A

     d) Thickness: ~0.025″ (0.6 mm)

3) 1-23/32″: Yellow (with red warp stitch)

     a) Manufactured 1992

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 2500 lb (~1134 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type VI

     d) Thickness: ~0.044″ (1.1 mm)

Made in the USA.

A-A-55301 nylon webbing is durable, rugged, strong, yet thin nylon webbing that is long lasting and resistant to abrasion, tears, and scuffs. Slightly rough texture. Widely used in products such as luggage, backpacks, boots, and other apparel/gear items.
 
Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25 mm): Camo Green 483

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1000 lbs (~453.6 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type III

     d) Thickness: ~0.055″ (1.4 mm)

2) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Olive Drab (OD7), Camo Green, Sage (Air Force Green), Brown Sand, Black

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1500 lbs (~680.4 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type VI

     c) Thickness: ~0.053″ (1.4 mm)

Made in the USA.

Very similar to the above 55301 spec, MIL-W-17337 is a smoother texture, less rigid, and has a slightly higher minimum breaking strength.
 
Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25 mm): Ranger, Coyote, Tan 380, and White

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1200 lbs (~544.3 kgs)

     c) Classification: Class 2

     d) Thickness: 0.043″ (1.1 mm)

2) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): White, Red, Foliage, and Tan 499

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1800 lbs (~816.5 kgs)

     c) Classification: Class 2

     d) Thickness: ~0.043″ (1.1 mm)

 3) 2″ (51 mm): Olive Drab (OD7), Camo Green 483, Canadian Average Green (CAG), Foliage, Tan 499, Brown Sand, and Tan #4

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 2200 lbs (~997.9 kgs)

     c) Classification: Class 2

     d) Thickness: ~0.043″ (1.1 mm)

Made in the USA.

MIL-T-5038 nylon webbing is an ultra-lightweight, very thin ribbon (or tape) material useful for edge binding and as a finished outer layer.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25 mm): Olive Drab (OD7), Black, and White.

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 525 lbs (~238.1 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type III

     d) Thickness: ~0.015″ (0.4 mm)

2) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): White.

     a) New

     b) Minimum Breaking Strength: 1500 lbs (~680.4 kgs)

     c) Classification: Type IV

     c) Thickness: ~0.036″ (0.49 mm)

Made in the USA.

As viewable in the above “Misc Webbing” image, there are a few odd-ball types of webbing available that we do not have, or have not been able to find the exact specifications for.

1) 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm) Olive Drab Nylon Tow Strap, with single yellow warp stitch. As the name suggests, this is a repurposed tow strap.

          a) Unknown breaking strength, likely in the thousands of pounds though.

          b) Thickness:~0.175″ (4.4 mm)

2) 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm) Olive Drab Cotton Cargo strap, with dual red warp stitches. As the name suggests, this is a repurposed vintage cargo strap.

          a) Manufactured approx 1960’s

          b) Unknown breaking strength, though likely ~2000 lbs (~900 kgs) though.

         c) Thickness: ~0.18″ (4.6 mm)

         d) Maximum unbroken length available, ~15′ (4.6 m).

3) 2″ (51 mm) OD Nylon. This feels like seatbelt material.

         a) Unknown breaking strength, though likely ~2000 lbs (~900 kgs).

         b) Thickness: ~0.056″ (1.4 mm)

4. 2-1/4″ (57 mm) Black and White Nylon Tape. This more of a very thin tape, or textile than webbing.

         a) Unknown manufacture date, but is decades old, made in Sweden.

         b) Unknown breaking strength, though is surely low (less than 100 lbs (45 kgs).

         c) Thickness: ~0.012″ (0.3 mm)

5) 2-1/2″ (63.5 mm) Black Rubber Nylon Cloth. Mil-Spec MIL-C-14505B.

         a) Manufactured 1967

         b) Unknown breaking strength, though probably ~500 lbs (~225 kgs).

         c) Thickness: ~0.062″ (1.6 mm)

         d) Maximum unbroken length available, ~12′ (3.7 m)

Made in the USA (except the 2-1/4″ Nylon Tape, which is made in Sweden).

Mil-Spec Cotton Webbing

MIL-T-43566 cotton tape is a lightweight, soft, flat, plain weave and meant for reinforcement, finished edging, or etc.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 1/2″ (12 mm): Olive Drab (OD7)

          a) Manufactured 1966

          b) Nominal Breaking Strength: 70 lbs (~31.8 kgs)

          c) Classification: Type I, Class 4

          d) Thickness: ~0.035″ (0.9 mm)

          e) Mildew resistant and water repellent treated

Made in the USA

MIL-W-43638 vintage treated, heavyweight cotton webbing is a blend for strength and low elongation (anti-stretch). Excellent for bags and other high demand or high use applications where it might be exposed to the elements, but the softness and/or appearance of cotton is still desired.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25 mm): Natural

         a) Manufactured 1967

         b) 85% Cotton & 15% Fortisan

         c) Breaking Strength: 600 lb (~272.2 kgs)

         d) Classification: Type I, Heavyweight

         e) Thickness: ~0.07″ (approx. 1.8 mm)

         f) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated.

2) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Natural

          a) Manufactured approx. 1992

          b) 85% Cotton & 15% Fortisan

          c) Breaking Strength: 1200 lb (~544.3 kgs)

          d) Classification: Type II, Heavyweight

          e) Thickness: ~0.095″ (2.4 mm)

          f) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated.

Made in the US

MIL-W-530 cotton webbing is strong and durable with a wide variety of uses such as clothing, belts, gear, bags, belts, backpacks and etc.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 3/4″ (19 mm) Olive Drab (OD7)

          a) Manufactured 1962

          b) Breaking Strength: 235 lbs (~106.6 kgs)

          c) Classification: Type II, Class 4

          d) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated

          e) Hard texture

2) 1-1/4″ (32 mm) Natural

          a) Manufactured 1972

          b) Breaking Strength: 720 lb (~326.6 kgs)

          c) Classification: Type III, Class 1,  Heavyweight

          d) Thickness: ~0.132″ (3.4 mm)

3) 1-1/4″ (32 mm) Olive Drab (OD7)

          a) Manufactured 1967

          b) Breaking Strength: 750 lb (~340.2 kgs)

          c) Classification Type III,  Class 4, Heavyweight

          d) Thickness ~0.132″ (3.4 mm)

          e) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated

4) 2″ (51 mm): Camo Green 483

          a) Manufactured 2000-2005

          b) Breaking Strength: 1100 lbs (~499 kgs)

          c) Classification: Type III, Class 4, Heavyweight

          d) Thickness: ~0.13″ (3.3 mm)

          e) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated.

Made in the USA

MIL-T-5661 cotton webbing it thin tape and textile that was originally manufactured to reinforce aeronautical equipment, but it still perfectly usable to reinforce apparel, gear, bags, or other items.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25 mm): Natural

          a) Manufactured 1959-1961

          b) Breaking Strength: 250 lbs (~113.4 kgs)

          c) Classification: Type I (plain weave)

          d) Thickness: ~0.045″ (1.14 mm)

          e) Mildew resistant

Made in the USA

The 1″ Olive Drab (OD7) cotton webbing has been repurposed from NOS vintage webbing gear. Obviously, it is mil-spec, but we are unsure of the exact specification.

1) 1″ (25 mm): Olive Drab

          a) Unknown breaking strength

          b) Thickness: ~0.10″ (2.5 mm)

          c) Heavyweight

          d) Mildew resistant & water repellent treated

Made in the USA.

All Other Webbing

The cotton twill tape is a new manufacture, non-mil-spec, very lightweight, soft, flat, plain weave and meant for reinforcement, edging, or decorative trim.
 
Available sizes and colors:

1) 1/2″ (12 mm): Black, Natural, and White

          a) New

          b) Unknown breaking strength.

          c) Thickness: ~0.026″ (0.7 mm)

Made in the USA.

The other cotton webbing varies from regular to heavyweight. It is soft, good for apparel or bags but has an unknown breaking strength, is untreated, and likely won’t hold up to harsh weather conditions.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 1″ (25mm): Black

          a) Heavyweight

          b) Thickness: ~0.11″ (2.8 mm)

2) 1-1/4″ (32 mm): Navy

          a) Heavyweight

          b) Thickness: ~0.10″ (2.5 mm)

3) 1-1/2 (38 mm): Black and Natural

          a) Regular weight

          b) Thickness: ~0.08″ (2 mm)

4) 2″ (51 mm): Olive Drab, Brown, Natural, Navy, and Black

          a) Heavyweight

          b) Thickness: ~0.11″ (2.8 mm)

Imported.

The Greenlee is a loose woven polyaramid that is equivalent to Kevlar that will not rot or deteriorate. It is typically used as a conduit measuring tape and pull line and has been repurposed by Green Iron Road Wear.
 
Available sizes:

1) 1/2″ (12 mm):

          a) Average Breaking Strength: 2500 lbs (~1134 kgs)

          b) Thickness: ~0.032″ (0.8 mm)

Made in the USA.

This woven polyester-elastic webbing is a multi-purpose elastic material which is thicker and stronger than regular braided and knit elastic, commonly used for suspenders and belts.

Available sizes and colors:

1) 3/4″ (19 mm): Black.

         a) Thickness: ~0.071″ (1.8 mm)

2) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Olive Drab (Repurposed).

          a) This has been unstitched from other vintage used and NOS webbing US military gear.

         b) Thickness: ~0.042″ (1.1 mm)

         c) Approximate maximum unbroken length, ~3′ (1 m)

3) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Gray.

          a) Military Surplus, unknown spec.

         b) Thickness: ~0.097″  (2.5 mm)

4) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Camo Green and Foliage.

         a) New

         b) Thickness: ~0.080″ (2 mm)

5) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Black

         a) New

         b) Thickness: ~0.090″ (2.3 mm)

6) 1-1/2″ (38 mm): Coyote and Tan 499.

         a) New

         b) Thickness: ~0.10″ (2.5 mm)

Made in the USA.

This sew-on Hook and Loop nylon fastener tape is used for a wide variety of applications where a temporary bond is required and in many applications including military, sporting, equestrian, health care, apparel, and gear.

Available sizes and colors: (other colors and Hook/Loop can be ordered)

1) 2″ (51 mm): Olive Drab (Loop only), Black (Hook & Loop).

2) 3″ (76 mm): Olive Drab (Loop only).

3) 4″ (102 mm): Olive Drab (Hook & Loop), Coyote (Loop only), and Tan (Loop only).