Introduced in 1988, the secret of Hyperlast™ is in its tighter nylon weave and the fact that all the fibers are completely coated in silicone - on both sides (competitive fabrics have only a single coating).
With nearly 14 years of use in the field, Hyperlast™ has clearly demonstrated its superior strength and zero porosity over its warranted lifetime (and even much longer). Approximately 30% heavier than conventional rip-stop nylon, Hyperlast™ is up to 800% stronger (just ask us for a sample to see if you can tear it).
But Hyperlast™ is more than just strong. It also stays imporous. When a balloon’s fabric gets porous, the balloon can no longer carry the load it once carried, and fuel consumption increases. The result? You end up flying shorter flights with fewer people. Hyperlast™ extends not just the life of the balloon, but the usefulness of your balloon.
All Camerons come standard equipped with Hyperlast™ parachutes. Exactly who needs Hyperlast™? Most pilots usually add it to the top third of their smaller balloons, or the top half in envelopes larger than 120-140,000 cubic feet. Some large balloon (210,000 cubic feet and larger) ride operators are now opting for all-Hyperlast™ envelopes, for the ultimate in constant payloads — and revenue per flight — and envelope longevity.
* Hyperlast™ is a trademark of Cameron Balloons.