Comfort of cotton with enhanced functionality

 Originally designed as a rugged, lightweight comfort solution for military combat uniforms, hardwearing   CORDURA® NYCO fabric is engineered with an intimate blend of INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 staple fiber and   cotton and offers enhanced abrasion and tear resistance performance.



  • Rugged – 3X more abrasion resistant than 100% cotton
  • Comfort – high cotton content
  • Strong - excellent tear strength
  • Authentic – look of classic woven cotton
  • Minimum INVISTA T420 nylon 6,6 fiber content required 
 Fabric type: Woven – plain, canvas, oxford, panama, twill and ripstop constructions. Can be finished,         coated or laminated 


Fabric Type Typical Application Typical Construction Weight range Minimum Nylon Content
CORDURA® NYCO TACTICAL Military, Tactical, Law Enforcement Uniforms Rip-stop 175 – 235 gsm 50%
CORDURA® NYCO WORKWEAR Protective work apparel including specialist Flame Retardant garments Panama, Canvas or Twill 175 – 300 gsm
And >300 gsm
CORDURA® NYCO LIFESTYLE Everyday living Canvas or Twill 135 gsm and above 25%

The CORDURA® NYCO fabric portfolio includes specialist solutions for military, tactical and work apparel as well as options for outdoor active sports and lifestyle clothing. Fabrics can also be used in bags, backpacks, footwear and accessory items.

Typical Abrasion Resistance Performance (see bar chart)- CORDURA® NYCO WORKWEAR fabric vs Polyester/Cotton Blends* 

What makes CORDURA® NYCO fabric so tough? It’s specifically engineered with INVISTA T420 high tenacity nylon 6,6 staple fiber that can be blended with cotton and other staple fibers for long-lasting durable performance.

*Results based on Martindale abrasion EN ISO 12947-2 with standard woolen abradant 12KPa weight. Test stopped at 250,000 rub cycles. Fabrics tested in an independent laboratory July 2012



  • Lightweight 175 – 235 gm2
  • Rip-stop constructions
  • Extreme tactical options made with high tenacity T420HT nylon 6,6 fiber
  • Excellent abrasion and tear resistance
  • Quick dry performance
  • Meets US military standards of NIR signature reduction without additional treatments
CORDURA® NYCO Lifestyle 


  • Lightweight strength
  • Stretch options
  • Good resistance to abrasion
  • Authentic cotton look and hand feel 

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