Originally Posted by 57Fairlane
Acually, Top Notch is more expensive for me then sunbrella, by a few dollars a yard. Ya, sunbrella does hold its color good, now that I think about it, But I still won't use it for the other reasons, "bagging" out being one of the biggest, make sure you use adjustable poles with sunbrella. A nice snug cover will be loosy after a year. Fake sunbrella? is there such a thing?
I agree that Sunbrella bags like you say, that's why I have switched to Top Notch which is the same price for me as Sunbrella anyway. The only problems with Top Notch are its limited color selection, and it needs to be cut with an Engle hot knife to stop the raw edges from fraying. Sunbrella has 100's of colors, patterns, and weaves. Sunbrella is solution dyed woven acrylic, and it's been around forever, so I'm sure there are pretenders out there that are lesser quality.