Manufactured by Marlen Textiles, Odyssey® is a high-performance, acrylic-coated polyester fabric that’s exclusively designed for demanding exterior conditions. Perfect for creating your own lightweight protective covers for boats, dinghies, jet skis, grills and more, you can trust Odyssey fabric to provide optimum protection for all of your valuables. The team here at Sailrite® recommends this all-weather fabric, especially when it comes to DIY boat covers, car covers and sail bags. In fact, Odyssey receives high ratings for water resistance and abrasion resistance in our Outdoor Fabric Selection Guide.
What makes Odyssey so great? There are many reasons, but the number one reason is the fabric’s impressive durability. Made from acrylic-coated, 100% woven polyester (300 denier) with a clear urethane coating on one side, this high-performance outdoor fabric is resistant to tears and abrasions while maintaining excellent performance against UV damage and mildew. Additionally, Odyssey fabrics are dimensionally stable and won’t stretch or sag, even under harsh weather conditions. The soft underside won’t scratch your prized automobiles, motorcycles, boats, grills and outdoor furniture, so Odyssey is a good choice for covering applications.
Odyssey calls its polyester fabric the “best performing low-end fabric on the market,” and we agree. Although affordable, this material is a top choice for discerning homeowners and boaters looking for top-of-the-line performance. The soft, pliable hand makes it easy to work with, too. Sailrite.com offers Odyssey fabric by the yard in a range of stock colors, including blues and greens as well as practical neutral shades. To see and feel this fabric in person, we recommend purchasing the low-cost Odyssey Fabric Color Card that includes samples of all 18 standard Odyssey colors.