Course Details

  • Title: Dyneema Composite Fabrics
  • Presenter: Ryan Jordan – Publisher, Backpacking Light
  • Length: 1 hour 7 minutes

Webinar Overview

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the composition of, design with, and proper application for Dyneema Composite Fabrics, formerly known as Cuben Fiber.

If you’re in the market for shelters, backpacks, or apparel, and you’re considering purchasing a piece of gear made with Dyneema Composite Fabrics, a little bit of education might go a long way and save you a lot of money, time, and confusion as you try to dial in your kit.

Or maybe you’re a cottage gear manufacturer, a soon-to-be-cottage gear manufacturer (go for it!), or a make-your-own-gear / do-it-yourself enthusiast and want to figure out how to properly make gear with Dyneema Composite Fabrics. The learning curve is steeper than with other fabrics, but it’s certainly not insurmountable with accurate information.

Course Curriculum

Module 1

Webinar Video (Dyneema Composite Fabrics)

In this webinar we’ll address the following:

  • What are the material components of Dyneema Composite Fabrics?
  • How are these components put together to make a usable fabric?
  • What parts of these components can be manipulated?
  • Why would we want to manipulate these components for different product applications?
  • What are the most appropriate techniques for bonding seams?
  • What DCF fabrics are the most appropriate for shelters, stuff sacks, inflatables, shelters, and backpacks? Why?