Jan 31, 2013 at 9:39 am #1298684
Finished these up last weekend. Both are (mostly) a full dyneema/cuben laminate. Lots more details and pictures here.Jan 31, 2013 at 9:50 am #1949288
Gary DunckelBPL Member
You're good, Brendan, really good. Those are sweet looking packs. Now I'm wishing I'd picked up some DX-40 when you offered it.Jan 31, 2013 at 9:59 am #1949289
Christopher ZimmerBPL Member
Great looking packs Brendan, very well done! Is the dyneema/cuben material you used on the front and sides from Cubic?Jan 31, 2013 at 10:12 am #1949293
Thanks Gary. I do have 3 yds of DX40 left ;)
Chris, it's not from Cubic. I'm not sure the supplier wants it advertised, but it was from a pack company who uses it. It wasn't hard to find/acqure (just to decide if it was worth it…). In the end I was confident enough to know what I wanted and what works after a few years of using my own packs…and I was pretty damn curious to try it out.Jan 31, 2013 at 11:33 am #1949325
Colin KrusorBPL Member
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
Those packs look great. Congratulations.
I'm interested in this material. I don't want you to feel any pressure to share the name of the source, but can you tell us a little about the material? Does this laminate have a pure woven dyneema face fabric on it, or a dyneema/polyester (as in the DX40) face fabric, or dyneema reenforcement inside the laminate? Is is laminated to polyester (mylar) film? What is the weight of the material?
Edit: Sorry, I just followed the link you posted (which I overlooked before), and some of my questions are answered there. I gather that the material was MADE by Cubic but you acquired it from somewhere else.
Nice work. The craftsmanship and the clean simplicity of these designs are impressive.Jan 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm #1949343
dan mchaleBPL Member
Didn't get the fabric from me! :>)Jan 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm #1949348
Nice looking pack. Be sure to do a long term report on the material. I'm interested if it is worth it. I really like the way dyneema wears, but it is just so expensive. I don't know if the cost is worth it. Please let us know how it compares.Jan 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm #1949377
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Looks great.Jan 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm #1949411
Colin, thanks and let me know if any of your questions weren't answered.
Michael D, I'll definitely do an update. The full dyneema is probably overkill and not worth the price for most unless you're pack is frequently in contact with rock or you're carrying sharp things (skis, etc) on your pack.
Michael W, weights and dimensions are listed in the (difficult to see) link above. The big one is 26.5 oz and the smaller one is 16.4 oz.Feb 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm #1949758
just Justin WhitsonMember
Nice packs! I'm a bit jealous.
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