Materials

 

All of our bags come with a lifetime warranty, so no matter which material you chose, we’ll stand by it.

 

Cordura Nylon 

Cordura nylon is the benchmark fabric for all-around durability, with a 50+ year history of performance applications in outdoor products, military gear, workwear, and luggage. This is a woven fabric made using high tenacity air jet textured nylon yarns. It has a durable water repellent coating on the face, and clear polyurethane (PU) coating on the back. Cordura offers excellent resistance to abrasion, tears, rot, mildew, and moisture. We utilize 500 denier and 1000 denier weights where applicable.

  • Water resistant coating on front / PU coating on back.
  • Holds its shape.
  • Matte finish that will still look great over the years.
  • Woven in Rhode Island / Pennsylvania / Tennessee, USA.

 

XPAC Sailcloth 

XPAC is a lightweight, high-performance fabric inspired by technical racing sailcloth. This is a composite fabric made of multiple layers of material laminated together under high pressure. The subtle diamond grid pattern comes from a layer of X-Ply polyester yarn, designed to increase dimensional stability, tear strength, and structure. XPAC is waterproof and durable for heavy daily use.

  • 15% lighter than Cordura.
  • Finish repels water, dirt, and stains.
  • Subtle diamond grid pattern, and satin finish makes for a clean, technical look.  
  • XPAC bags hold their shape and stand up on their own.
  • Durable for heavy daily use.
  • Made in Connecticut, USA in a climate neutral factory powered by 100% renewable energy.

 

Waxed Canvas 

Waxed canvas is a traditional army pack material, but its origins date back to the 15th century sailing industry. This is a rugged, densely woven cotton duck canvas that is saturated with paraffin wax, making it highly water-repellent. Waxed canvas develops a beautiful patina with regular use (much like denim), giving each bag a unique character over time.

  • Heavier than Cordura nylon, softer hand.
  • Naturally water-repellent.
  • Made in New Jersey, USA.
 

Ballistic Nylon

Ballistic nylon is a heavy duty fabric designed for extreme durability. This is a woven fabric made of similar high tenacity nylon yarns as 1000D Cordura, but in a more coarse 2x2 weave with a smooth, glossy finish. Ballistic nylon offers exceptional resistance to abrasion, punctures, and tears, and is used for the bottoms of all our bags.

  • Similar yarns as 1000D Cordura but with a more coarse 2x2 weave and a glossy finish.
  • Used for the bottoms of ALL our bags.
  • Heavier than 1000D Cordura.
  • Designed to fight abrasion. 
  • Woven in Rhode Island / Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Duraflex Hardware

  • The most durable Acetal and Nylon buckles.
  • Military Specification/Berry Compliant. 
  • Made in Florida, USA.  

YKK Zippers 

  • #5/#8/#10 oversized for durability.
  • Uretek coated weatherproof zippers used where appropriate.
  • Made in Georgia, USA.

 

AustriAlpin Cobra Hardware

All COBRA® quick releases are machined from the highest grade 7075 aluminum alloy and feature solid brass and stainless steel components. Each buckle is test certified for strength and individually test loaded to 11kN. 

  • Made in Fulpmes, Austria.

 

 

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