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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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