Flag Material Comparison Guide

Nylon Vs. Polyester American Flag




americanflag-standardnylon.jpgWhen to Choose Nylon

Nylon flags are the most common flag material. It is the ideal material for most flag displays.

The 200 denier material we use to make our nylon flags is tightly woven so it will fly in the slightest breeze. It is most appropriate for moderate weather conditions. Nylon flags should only be used if flying from a pole mounted to a home or building.

Nylon flags are lightweight, dry quickly, and have a rich, lustrous appearance. Click here to purchase a Nylon American flag:

Nylon American Flag | Made 100% in the USA


When to Choose Polyester

americanflag-standardpolyester.jpgPolyester flags are best for high-wind areas and unpredictable weather conditions. The two-ply material we use to make our polyester flags has an open weave.

The open weave allows wind to flow through the material resulting in a flag that will wear exceptionally well and look great.

Polyester flags are ideal for use in areas where windy conditions would cause a flag to deteriorate very quickly. They should not however be flown on house-mounted flagpoles, as the weight of the material may cause the pole to break.

Click here to purchase a Polyester American flag:

Polyester American Flag | Made 100% in the USA


Where and how you use your flag determines what type of material is best. No matter what you choose, we recommend using the same material for all flags, especially in a multi-flag display.


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