X-Pac™ fabric originates from the sailcloth industry, the same industry that developed Dyneema® (formerly Cuben) and Spinnaker, among others. The need for huge yardages of ultralight, ultrastrong, waterproof fabrics means sailing drives innovation.
The outdoor industry benefits from these innovations. Spinnaker, Cuben, and now X-Pac™ are widely used in backpacks, SAR, bike packs, and ultralight gear.
X-Pac™ is lightweight, forever waterproof, UV resistant, and has good tear, puncture, and abrasion resistance. It’s a perfect backpack fabric.
X-Pac™ is a laminate consisting of:
- Nylon face fabric
- X-Ply polyester yarn insert for bias stability and tear strength
- PET (Mylar) film for waterproofing and stretch control.