Before leaving for Canada, we “budged” the iMiev hoping for no issues upon our return. Unfortunately, our neighbor texted us that a heavy wind had shredded the Budge. We found it in tatters upon our return.
While it lasted for 7+ years, it was becoming threadbare in a lot of areas and we had “duct taped” a number of torn areas.
The best material is a synthetic fabric made up of multiple layers, such as solution-dyed polyester and acrylic microfibers. These synthetic fabrics can be just as soft as cotton, but they also provide natural resistance to ultraviolet light and mildew, as well as water repellency.