As one of our favorite, most recommended outdoor fabrics for specialty projects, Phifertex® is an industry-leading vinyl mesh material that lends itself to many outdoor, marine, RV and auto applications. Made by specialty fabric brand Phifer, this all-weather outdoor fabric is engineered to meet the most rigorous, demanding conditions. Sailrite® has a Phifertex fabric that’s tailored to your specific application, whether it be sling chair replacement, shade sails, roller shades, pergola canopies, outdoor patio furniture upholstery or windshield covers. You can purchase this beautiful Phifertex fabric by the yard in many eye-catching colors, textures and patterns from Sailrite.
Phifertex is a mesh fabric made from 100% vinyl-coated polyester, giving it excellent dimensional stability and flexibility. The unmatched strength and durability of the Phifertex and Phifertex Plus lines makes these fabrics a top choice for demanding exterior and marine applications, and we often recommend it for jobs where constant exposure to the sun and rain is a primary consideration. All Phifertex material is coated with Microban® microbial protection to help prevent the growth of stain- and odor-causing mold and mildew. The practical, technically advanced construction of these fabrics makes it virtually maintenance-free.
Which Phifertex fabric is best for you? The answer depends on your specific needs and applications. The classic Phifertex fabric offers a wider mesh with a 70% shade factor and is great for window screens, enclosures and Roller Shades. Phifertex Plus features a tighter weave with a 90% to 95% shade factor and is strong enough to hold human weight, so it can be used for exterior window screens on yachts and RVs or as replacement fabric for sling chairs. Remember, if you aren’t sure which fabric is best for you, you can always reach out to Sailrite for one-on-one advice.