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Originally Posted by E.V. Lowi
Canvas and Duck are two different weaves. Both can come in varying weights, but Duck is a two by two weave, and Canvas is a flat weave. Canvas will always seem stiffer or 'boardier' in comparison because the weave allows a greater thread count. The '2B' weave in Duck allows for greater air circulation and was used for nautical clothing because it would dry out faster that Canvas.
Canvas would make much better straps for a carrier as the weave makes it more durable. Duck is softer and more pliable, and is better suited to clothing for that reason. It would be better for the body of the carrier. HTH.