- Colors & Materials
Colors & Materials
For bags, pouches, and the like, Cordura® nylon is what we most commonly use as the exterior fabric. It looks similar to duck canvas but is much more durable and abrasion resistant. It has a urethane coating on the back, and a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish on the face, so it's very water-resistant.
A lighter fabric alternative is X-Pac™. X-Pac is a high-performance fabric that's extremely waterproof and strong for its weight. It's comprised of four layers:
•woven nylon face with Durable Water Repellant finish
•X-Ply yarn for bias stability and tear strength
•PET film for waterproof & low stretch
•woven polyester backing for seam strength and durability
It can be used as a standalone/exterior fabric, or as a liner. It's lighter than 330D Cordura, and has a tear strength greater than 500D Cordura.
Almost everything we offer requires some kind of webbing. For things like shoulder straps, adjustment straps, buckle leads, and PALS, we generally use MIL-SPEC 17337 nylon webbing, which is thin, and flexible, but very strong and durable. The breaking strength for 1″ 17337 is ~1,200 lbs. and ~2,200 lbs. for the 2″ version. In 1″ and 2″ widths we have black, coyote brown, foliage green, Kryptek Highlander, Multicam®, OD, ranger green, tan, and wolfe grey. The MultiCam® webbing is jacquard woven and exceeds MIL-SPEC A-A-55301. The pattern is woven into the webbing, which means the colors won’t fade over time as seen with printed webbing.
Most of our plastic hardware (side-release buckles, tri-bar slides, d-rings, tension adjusters, etc.) is available in the most common MIL-SPEC colors, such as black, coyote brown, foliage green, ranger green, and tan.
Cordura® is a registered trademark of INVISTA North America.
MultiCam® is a registered trademark of Crye Precision LLC.
X-Pac™ is a trademark of Dimension Polyant Sailcloth, Inc.