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Fabric options / Material explanations

How to choose your fabric ?
More than manufacturers specifications,
all fabrics are tested by myself, tear and abrasion resistance, I selected the best ratio weight/Durability for fabric I propose bellow
(gsm weights are real and measured by me):

For SUL packs:

LS 07 Black Heather (125 gsm) for SUL finish, DurableWaterRepellent (DWR) 
Only for Daypack, Imo pack, KS4/KS3 packs.

NEW version of ECOPAK EPL Ultra X 200, 139 gsm, for explanations and options, click: Here

Best ratio weight/performance UL packs:

New Ecopak UltraGrid 200(147 gsm) :
Black or Avocado Green  "Green" in PayPal menu:
210d recycled nylon yarn from pre-consumer industrial waste. A double 200D Ultra™ grid provides exceptional tear-strength and visual impact. UltraGrid™ has a C0 DWR coating, free from toxic PFCs, and is finished with a waterproof 1500mm PU backing.


VX07 SOFT (Light version 145 gsmBlack or 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.

Nylon 200D Spectra diamond ripstop Black with white ripstop (145 gsm) 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.  END OF STOCK, only  available for Shoulder strap and Waist belt up end of stock (special price)


(In stock) Nylon 200D Spectra diamond ripstop full White (149 gsm)

For ecology and colors, UL packs:

NEW 100% Polyester recycled ECOPAK fabric!
EPX200  OCEAN BLUE - COYOTE BROWN  -  SILVER BULLET RED BRICK (198 gsm 200D polyester components 45° Blue CrossPly, 70d ripstop backing  DWR
+40 gr/Pack

 For toughness, UL packs:

VX 21  BLACK firm 219 gsm, a little bit heavier than other but very good strength, abrasive resistant and DWR60% Nylon 40% Polyester 210D Nylon face 0.25 mil polyester film Black Polyester X-PLY® at 22°50 denier polyester taffeta backing + 50 g/Pack

For abrasive exposed part:

Default 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 gsm.Water repellent.
VX21 Firm also in option.

Miscellaneous:

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.
 Duty 420D nylon mesh, 158 gr/m2, very, 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, Ecopak fabric are waterproof, we can not consider the pack waterproof  because the seams are not sealed , some water could enter by seams. I suggest just using a pack liner or dry-bag for your essentials like the majority of hikers.

In stock: Nylon 200D Spectra diamond ripstop full White 


BLACK Nylon 200D Spectra Diamond ripstop is
  END OF STOCK, only available for Shoulder strap and Waist belt option now, 


REPLACED by UltraGrid 200 below:

UltraGrid 200 Black (+white grid)
option for front pocket, side pockets and bottom,
VX07 Body






LS07 Black Heather with 200D Spectra Diamond ripstop
VX07 Red (soft)



NEW EPX 200 OCEAN BLUE

 EPX 200 RED BRICK


EPX 200 Silver Bullet

Coyote Brown Ecopak 200 EPX fabric
 + 200D shoulder strap option


New UltraGrid 200 avocado green


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KS packs come with this recommended abrasive resistant finish:
For bottom and side pockets, 330D cordura black fabric is used by default. Possible change bellow:
  
Default cordura bottom and side pocket.
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200D Nylon Spectra White or UltraGrid 200 options:
 200D full white (not for shoulder and waist) or Black(+ white grid), Green (+Black grid) for shoulder strap, waist belt, bottom, back and side pockets instead of default cordura fabric (For less weight and/or for his unique ripstop design ), fabric weight 147gsm and 159 gsm
Total all options weight gain from default cordura 330D around up to -15 gr



UltraGrid 200 BLACK options for shoulder and padded waist belt,
side pockets.  Body VX07 black


Full WHITE 200D Nylon/Spectra ripstop

FULL WHITE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SHOULDER STRAP AND PADDED WAIST

For:
Fabric color :
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 X-Pac VX 21 
option for bottom and side pockets in place of default cordura  fabric (For Waterproofness and/or for design):

VX21 Grey for bottom and side pockets
(X21RC Silver grey Body)



VX21 black bottom

For
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Back in BLACK cordura 330D option or VX 21 Black, Blue, Red or Grey fabric:
To replace X-pac fabric (mostly VX07 soft finish) or 200D Nylon/spectra to increase abrasive resistance. Add few gr...
BLACK cordura 330D on back


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