Carbon Tape Sailcloth
Made by UK-Halsey sailmakers, these sails are heat-pressed together with carbon fiber tape and polyethylene laminates. Carbon is the strongest and least stretchy fiber used in today’s sailmaking.
We use 800D or higher (1680D pictured) Cordura® fabric on the bottom of all our bags. This fabric is waterproof and heavy - perfect for ground contact.
Manufactured by a variety of sailmakers, these woven polyester sails are made to last. Material weight, stitching patterns, and numbers vary.
We use either 200D or neoprene-lined 3000D Kevlar® on the exterior of our custom ballistics bags. Although with only one layer it’s not bulletproof, Kevlar® is light and extremely abrasion resistant.
Spectra® is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with extraordinary abrasion resistance. It is used in making vehicle armor, cut-resistant gloves, bow strings, climbing equipment, fishing line, spear lines for spearguns, high-performance sails, suspension lines on sport parachutes and paragliders, rigging in yachting, kites, and kites lines for wind-powered sports.
Now seen mostly on classic wooden sailboats, this dyed Dacron® fabric has a color resembling the sails of a time before synthetics. Sailmakers used to tan their cotton sails with tannins (usually from tree bark) to prevent them from rot.
TRIM AND HARDWARE
From buckles to zippers, we support national manufacturers. The new fabrics and threads we source to finish our bags are all made in the USA.
We use glossy water-resistant zippers for our exterior pockets, made by the same company that supplies the International Space Station
This 3 layer, waterproof breathable fabric is ideal for performance outerwear. The Teflon membrane contains over 9 billion microscopic pores which are approximately 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, but 700 times bigger than a molecule of moisture vapor. While water is kept out, body heat and vapor escape easily.
This reclaimed high-tenacity 210 dernier drysuit fabric has a tightly packed weave for extraordinary abrasion and puncture resistance, yet is still lightweight.
Two solution coats of polyurethane are impregnated deep into the fibers of the nylon. A high molecular density layer of polyurethane is then laminated to these solution coats, for total waterproofing and for internal abrasion resistance.
Colors subject to availability.