pack fabric comparison page

Brendan S

Mar 19, 2016
Nice. For canyon country backpacks I've found X50 to be good (the pack I've been using last couple years I made from VX50 which is same thing but dacron vs Kevlar X-Ply threads....the X50 is even better because they are flatter/less of an abrasion point). Fully woven dyneema is orders of magnitude better than anything else but $$$ and not very available. The dyneema laminates Ive found to not really have enough abrasion resistance for desert trips.

As someone who is very weight conscious I feel pretty strongly that pack fabric is one of the absolute worst ways to save weight. A pack typically uses a square yard or so of fabric so you're saving only a few ounces for something you're going to put holes in vs something super bomber.


Hiker Trash
Jan 4, 2015
The Robic stuff that ULA uses is great - definitely made with abrasion in mind. Yeah it increases the packweight by a couple ounces, but gosh-darn that stuff is resilient.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Cait Hell's Kitchen Basin - Old Pack Trail post Box Fire Trip Reports 3
Ugly Gear Review New Backpacking Pack. Options Gear Reviews 18
westy Stuff to let go - pack, tent, jacket Gear Market: Buy, Sell, Trade 0
Kullaberg63 Pack Creek to Castle Valley - below the rim. Backpacking 0
Wanderlust073 Pack raft Gear 8
DuneElliot Gear Review Gear Review: Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack Gear Reviews 3
T Dark canyon - lower blm portion with pack goats?? Canyoneering 2
Artemus 2017/2018 Snow Pack - or not General Discussion 54
Perry Gregory Zulu 30 - Too Big for a Day Pack? Gear 6
SKLund How Big a Pack for Long Trips Gear 32
steve What's in my pack: my ultralight setup for a quick overnighter. Gear 8
12trysomething VIDEO: What's In My Pack - Winter Backpacking Gear 0
uintafly Look what I came home with? (new pack) Gear 13
rtavious pack size Gear 110
standfast85 Can anyone identify this pack? Gear 0
Eric Christensen Good deal on a decent pack Gear 6
baltocharlie Osprey Stratos 24 Pack, REI deal of the day Gear 7
Flaminghog2099 Ribz pack load out Gear 0
Eric Christensen I need pack advice Gear 6
Colin Parker Looking for a new pack Gear 40
baltocharlie ultralight pack raft Gear 0
NAYR Pack Selection? Gear 13
pstm13 DIY High Capacity Battery Pack for Phones and GPS @$40 Gear 4
Deadeye008 Gear Review Kelty Drifter Hydration Pack Gear Reviews 2
Bill My DIY camera pack harness Photography 11
Nick SLR Chest Pack Reccomendations Photography 16
Nick I need a new day pack Gear 18

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.