ripstop material

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by tank_6275, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. why is ripstop so difficult to get totally crease free when ironing ?? and any tips from anyone?
     
  2. Because it isn't really designed to be ironed.
     
  3. get a decent iron- at least 2000w, does the trick for me
     
  4. It's made of cotton.

    Ironing drastically reduces the working life of cotton garments.

    Either

    a. Don't wear them on Parade,

    or

    b. Wear un-ironed cotton and take the extra duties.

    On the basis of trial and error (I loved Trousers OG, in the 70s - various adjutants disagreed) I think option (a) is best - if you want a peaceful - if slightly sweaty - life.

    Option (b) is good only if you do not want to be CO, or if you really like a fight.

    On operations, however, if wrinkly ripstop is a source of regimental angst - for heaven's sake . . . after all - if someone's trying to kill you, and all your mates, only the most anally retentive C.O. is going to check you for creases.