WeatherMAX fabric was originally developed for the US Military - Weathermax 80 features Solution Dyed SaturaMax fabric for exceptional strength and Durability, breatability, Mildew resistance, Water resistance, UV color retention, and fabric durability yet is light weight. The standard width is 60" wide (5 feet) and is sold by the linear yard. This IS the alternative to Acrylic fabrics, it is lighter weight but yet is stronger, breathable, and more water resistant. The perfect fabric for large scale projects - boat covers - where weight becomes an issue. Weathermax is naturally water repellent and doesn't rely on coatings for its water repellancy unlike other products on the market. Weathermax is UV Stable and will provides years of use. It comes with a 5 year warranty against loss of fabric strength or color loss.