X-Pac fabric options / Material explanations

Choose here your X-pac fabric options:
How to choose your fabric ?
 X-pac X21RC cloud grey fabric and default black cordura 330D in this PIC
To resume:
LS 07 Black Heather (125 gr/m2) for UL or SUL finish, DurableWaterRepellent (DWR) associate with Cordura 330 patch for bottom, side pockets and back of the pack in cordura 330D 
Only for KS4/KS3 packs
For a thru-hike, prefer below:

VX07 SOFT (Light version 145 gr/m2) Black, silver grey or new Red :70 Nylon Ripstop face fabric treated with a DWR finish. Waterproof PU and polyester layer,  840D Polyester X Ply,  50 D Polyester Taffeta backing fabric.
Best ratio weight performance for SUL/UL pack.

Nylon 200D Spectra diamond ripstop (145 gr/m2) same finish but 10% lighter than formerly named nylon Dyneema X, very tear resistantavailable for pack body, bottom, waist, shoulder strap, pocket option etc.. water repellent.
 Best ratio weight performance for UL pack.

X21RC Cloud grey(149gr/m2)  210 denier Nylon face Black Polyester X-PLY® at 22°.5 mil shiny polyester film backing.DWR finish.

 VX 07 (180 gr/m2) for colors choice, Blue, White Add + 20 gr to the pack
38% Nylon 62% Polyester 70 denier double rip-stop Nylon face Black Polyester X-PLY™ at 22°  0.25 mil PET film 50 denier polyester taffeta backing. DWR

 VX 21(170 soft Coyote Brown to 220 gr/m2 Black firm) a little bit heavier than other but very good strength, abrasive resistant and DWR. Color available. Add +30 to 60 gr  from 200D 

Black Cordura 330D, 500D or 1000D (PU coated)"heavy" but twice abrasive resistant than classic nylon, good for bottom, pockets or climbing packs etc.... about 185/240/350 gr/m2.Water repellent.
ET70  (90 gr/m2) is a polyester UV-Resistant top coat on 70 Denier Ripstop Nylon with Silicone DWR coating
light, flexible, UV-resistant and waterproof fabric. Available for KS3, KS Daypack and Imo pack.
NEW Duty 420D nylon mesh, 160 gr/m2, very durable and lightweight, UV resistant, low stretch. (Made in Japan)
PE 3D mesh, 2 mm thick, 178 gr/m2 ! (Made in Japan)

Disclaimer:  Although the X-pac fabric is waterproof, we can not consider the pack waterproof  because the seams are not sealed , some water could enter by seams. I suggest to just use pack liner or dry-bag for your essentials like the majority of hikers.

NEW Nylon 200D Spectra Diamond ripstop formerly named Nylon Dyneema X in 10 % lighter version.

 "LiteSkin" LS 07 (Black Heather) 
 LS07 115 gr/m2. It has a non-woven polyester face, impregnated with polyester resin for abrasion resistance, waterproof (more than 5000mm) and UV resistance.
The backing is 70d ripstop nylon to hold stitching. 

X-pac VX 07, Red,  blue, white, black and grey (Red, grey and black are soft finished and lighter, around 145 gr/m2)
X-Pac VX-07  162.7 g/sq m
  • 70 denier Nylon
  • Black polyester X-Ply™ fabric at 22° offset
  • 0.25 mil PET film(Except for soft version)
  • 50 denier polyester taffeta backing
  • Durable water repellant finish
VX 07 Black (soft) + Nylon spectra option
VX07 Red

Black VX21 + Nylon spectra option
VX07 white
VX07 white
VX07 silver grey

VX07 blue

 VX 21 Brown coyote (soft finish) weight 182  gr/sq m
210 denier Ripstop Nylon face Polyester and PU waterproof coating, Black Polyester X-PLY™ at 22°, 50 denier polyester taffeta backing

 Lighter but thinner than VX 21 Firm, good for KS packs, Alpisack, tao pack , Imo pack daypack, but not recommended for R-50 pack
VX 21 (soft finish) Coyote Brown color

 VX 21 (Firm):

200 denier Nylon  Construction
  • Black polyester X-Ply™ fabric at 22° offset
  • 0.25 mil PET film
  • 50 denier polyester taffeta backing
  • Durable water repellant finish
203.4 g/sq m

VX21 Firm
KS packs come with this recommended abrasive resistant finish:
For bottom and side pockets, 330D cordura black fabric (OR 500D for VX21 firm finish) is used by default. Possible change bellow:
For flexibility and confort the up side of shoulder strap and waist belt are made in cordura 330D black fabric.

Default cordura bottom and side pocket.
200D Nylon Spectra options for shoulder strap/waist belt/ bottom/back and side pockets instead of default cordura fabric (For less weight and/or his unique ripstop design ). fabric weight 147g/m²
All options total weight gain from default cordura 330D around up to -15 gr

200D Nylon Spectra fabric option for shoulder strap, side pockets and padded waist belt

200D N/Spectra side pockets + bottom+ waist padded belt
 X-Pac VX 21 fabric option for bottom and side pockets in place of default cordura  fabric (Waterproofness and/or design):

Bottom VX 21 black
VX21 soft brown bottom is a possible option,
enough abrasive resistant but a little less than black
 VX21 firm
VX21 BROWN  is out of stock with no restock date.

Back in BLACK cordura 330D option or BLACK VX21:
To replace X-pac fabric (mostly VX07 soft finish) or 200D Nylon/spectra to increase abrasive resistance. Add few gr...

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