Nope. Either a universal or microtex (sharp) works fine. Just don't use the ball-point type, those are for knits. For light ripstop, like you'd use for a sleeping bag or wind jacket, a small-ish needle would be better, like and 80/12 or 70/10. If you're using Tex 40 thread and/or a heavier material, you may find a 90/14 will work better.
The Schmetz brand is considered the best by many, myself included.