We are now making packs from multiple materials. Please use this guide to aid in deciding which materials work best for your needs.

Pack Body

Liteskin LS07

Weight 3.4 oz/sy
Price $$
Composition 70d Nylon Ripstop, Non-Woven Polyester Face

When considering price, weight, strength, and performance, LS07 is a great Goldilocks fabric. While not the strongest or the lightest on this list, it does blend the strength of nylon with the water-repelling properties of polyester (no sag and limited absorption) at a relatively low cost and light weight. Great for humid and wet environments.

210d HDPE Gridstop

Weight 4.8 oz/sy
Price $$$
Composition 210d Nylon Ripstop with a HDPE Grid, PU Coated Interior

If durability is your main concern, go with 210d HDPE Gridstop. A classic fabric in the ultralight community, 210d HDPE Gridstop has stood the test of time and has the potential to last many thousands of trail miles. The PU coated interior makes the fabric waterproof, but the nylon fibers will absorb moisture. This means exposure to wet conditions will add weight to your pack and cause the fabric to sag.

2.92 oz DCF Hybrid

Weight 2.92 oz/sy
Price $$$$
Composition 1.43 oz/sy Non-Woven Dyneema Laminate, 50D Polyester Face

For many, the price tag of 2.92 oz DCF Hybrid is worth it. It is the lightest pack fabric we use, and is incredibly strong. The fabric absorbs no water, and is great for wet conditions. Repairs using DCF tape are easy.

Water Bottle Pouches

Dyneema Stretch Mesh

Weight 9.3 oz/sy
Price $$$$
Composition Nylon 6.6, Dyneema, Lycra

If you plan on brushing up against granite, branches, or anything rough, Dyneema Stretch Mesh will help you maintain the integrity of your pack. This is the stronger of the two water bottle pouch meshes we build with.

Polyester Spandex

Weight 12.5 oz/sy
Price $$
Composition Polyester, Spandex

Polyester Spandex is a very durable fabric with great stretch and feel. It absorbs less moisture than nylon based meshes and is more affordable.


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