Why we use X-Pac Materials in our Bags and Packs
We build our gear with a purpose, and the materials used are often the most important aspect. We have constructed some of our rough-and-tumble products with a material called X-Pac™, it's not only visibly durable, but built for the adventure ahead. Trust these products to hold up for the long haul.
The combination of X-Pac Ripstop Polyester, waterproof construction technology, and 210 denier nylon fabric face provides an ideal balance of weight and durability. Making for a great all around mountain companion, whether you are hiking, biking, climbing or skiing.
The X-Ply (diamond pattern) provides additional strength across the bias, traditionally the weakest part of the pack.
Dimension-Polyant, the manufacture of X-Pac material, sets the standard for all the high quality "trust with your life" fabrics used in sailcloth for yacht sails, dinghy sails, surf sails, surf kites, hang gliders, paragliders, hot air balloons, Topo Designs packs and much more.
Washing and cleaning is easy - Localized stains can be removed by using a normal detergent and lukewarm water. Do not attempt to launder. Rinse occasionally for dirt, with fresh water. Mildew can be removed by brushing the stained area with a dry stiff brush, removing as much as possible. Let the stained area be soaked in a solution of freshwater and 1% chlorine for about 2 hours and rinse with plenty of fresh water.
All X-Pac material is milled in Connecticut, USA.