Industry experts from Trivantage have hand-selected shade fly products to offer an adjustable shade solution with customizable fabric and pole set options. The new Marine Shade Fly offerings make it easy by compiling the products fabricators need, together and with recommended combinations.

Pick and choose a pole set and fabric combination to best suit your needs:

Shade Pole Sets – Avoid harsh UV rays with effortless boat shade. Three categories of durable, lightweight pole sets are made to last through demanding marine conditions and are easy to install, attach to shade fabric connectors, remove, and stow. Features include easy-use cam cleats, a mesh storage bag, and multi-direction shade for protection at any time of the day.

Recommended Shade Fabric Selections – To accompany these shade poles, Trivantage hand-selected several popular shade fabrics to pair with a shade pole set. Fabric options include worry-free, Trivantage-exclusive performance fabrics including SolaMesh® and Hydrofend®, UV-stabilized fabrics designed to breathe, or compactable fabrics.

For more information, please contact your local sales representative, visit, or call 1-800-786-1876.

Without a doubt, this year’s Virtual IFAI Expo was an experience like no other. In a first, the show shifted to a virtual gathering due to the pandemic. From show organizers to exhibitors to visitors, everyone worked tirelessly to make the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show a success.

We hope you enjoyed the experience and were able to visit the Trivantage® booth. As a follow-up to the show, we have produced a New & Noteworthy brochure, with new and innovative solutions Trivantage offers to help you bring any project to life, from start to finish. It’s a great resource to learn about the latest tools and products for the marine and shade industries, including:


Sunbrella® Horizon® Marine Upholstery Fabric

  • New Sunbrella Horizon is the first engineered synthetic leather by Sunbrella
  • 3-year warranty against microbial pink staining and 5-year product warranty
  • Proprietary topcoat that provides exceptional resistance to stains and enhanced cleanability
  • Exceptional 4-way stretch and recovery
  • Flame laminated Foam Back, Roll-N-Pleat, Hidem, and Welt available in all colors

Hydrofend® Boat Cover Fabric

  • 3 new colors and matching binding in all 11 colors
  • Up to 6x greater water resistance than uncoated fabrics
  • High-performance back coating that protects from abrasion
  • Lightweight and easy to store without cracking or tearing

GALE Pacific Commercial FR Shade Fabrics

  • New flame-retardant fabrics in 3 of GALE Pacific’s most popular shade sail lines
    • Commercial NinetyFive 340 FR (best for mid-sized tension structures)
    • Commercial DualShade 350 FR (unique dual-color look)
    • Commercial Heavy 430 FR (best for large-scale tension structures)

Sunbrella Shade + Mayfield Collection® Shade Fabric

  • We’ve added 21 new fabrics to the Sunbrella Shade Collection
  • Includes the popular Mayfield Collection (Trivantage exclusive)
  • Legendary Sunbrella performance for shade and marine use
  • Range of widths, colors, and textures


If you would like to receive a copy of New & Noteworthy, available in print or digitally, please contact your local sales representative, e-mail us at, or call 1-800-786-1876.

As we have seen in recent months, our industries are operating in an extremely volatile environment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend our economy and reorient consumer demand. At Trivantage, we continue to have conversations with industry leaders on the demand for commercial and retail and healthcare PPE, as well as the anticipated direction of our industries in the months ahead.

As vice president of sales for Trivantage, Bret Kelley is uniquely suited to lend his voice to this matter, including the effort to produce PPE across multiple industries. In a recent interview, he discussed the industry collaboration that continues to strengthen PPE efforts, both traditional inputs and those for commercial and retail, as well as how Trivantage is working closely with its customers in commercial and healthcare industries to help them navigate the challenges wrought by the pandemic.

Bret’s interview can be viewed on our Need for PPE dedicated pages at We hope you find it insightful.

Please let us know how we can assist you by contacting your local sales representative or by calling 1-800-786-1876.

Monte Roller is the first to admit he is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to his marine projects.

“It’s got to be just right,” said the owner and operator of Custom Canvas, a family-owned canvas shop specializing in high-end marine covers and enclosures in Bismarck, North Dakota. “I agonize over every detail of my projects, and that is especially the case when it comes to stitching.”

Roller, who founded Custom Canvas in 2000, produces bimini tops, boat covers, and pontoon covers. He recently specified Hydrofend® (a solution-dyed polyester designed to balance high water resistance with breathability) for a pontoon boat cover, and he predicts it will be the first of many applications.

“I hate strings — it’s as simple as that,” Roller said. “Hydrofend sews great and does not fray, which means no strings. It’s a solid look for pontoon covers.”

Available from Trivantage, Hydrofend fabrics are coated on the back of the product, which makes for superior water resistance and surface protection. The result is a fabric that lets little water in and water vapor out, while the coating ensures the fabric does not fray.

“Hydrofend’s biggest advantage is its sewability,” Roller said. “The fabric is lighter and stronger than what I’ve previously used for similar projects, and its stretchability and elasticity result in zero wrinkles.”

Tell us your story! Contact your local sales representative with your thoughts on working with Trivantage and we may highlight your insights in a future Market Corner.

Hydrofend®, a marine fabric known for providing the ultimate line of defense against the weather, is now available in Radiant Red, Amazon Green, and Olympic Blue — bringing the number of colors to 11 offered for this solution-dyed polyester.

Hydrofend is water repellent, breathable and resists fraying. It also is lightweight and comes in matching binding. Use Hydrofend for boat covers, bimini tops, boat enclosures, storage covers, and furniture covers. To ensure superior performance, this protective fabric was designed with a tear strength starting at almost 40 pounds warp and fill.

Available exclusively through Trivantage, Hydrofend is available in cut yardage and protected under a 5-year non-prorated warranty, while Radiant Red and Deep Maroon each come with 3-year warranties. We stand by Hydrofend’s long service life and lasting color retention under any climate or season – all from a trusted resource.

Your sales representative stands ready to provide more information, or you can visit, or call us at 1-800-786-1876.

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