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Fabrics and Construction

FABRICS/CONSTRUCTION

Our Podsacs packs use technical fabrics in a variety of weave and thread diameters (denier) to suit the application. Many of these fabrics have been custom woven to suit the specifications that we require and are not simply bought 'off the shelf'.

 

CORDURA® (USED ON CRAGSAC, ALPINE AND GRANITE PACKS)

1. Cordura® branded high tenacity nylon yarns woven into tough and abrasion resistant fabrics.

2. Durable water resistant (DWR) coating on the outer face of the fabric.

3. High quality PU weather resistant coating on the inside of the fabric in Alpine and Granite packs (Hydrostatic head 20m+). This is coloured light grey to help aid viewing of contents.

 

 

 

TRIPLE STITCHING

All major seams on the Podsacs range are triple stitched for strength:

 

Seams are joined togetherSeams are top stitched flatSeams are bound to protect raw edges

 


BAR TACKING

Bar tacking is used to reinforce all areas which are subject to high loads. We use internal (hidden) bar tacking in many areas which protects this extra stitching from grit and abrasion.

 

COMPONENTS

All metal buckles, plastic componentry and zips are made to the highest standards. Metal buckles are made from Anodised Aluminium 6061-T6 Alloy, plastic components are all Duraflex branded and zips are all YKK branded.

 

MODULAR THERMOFORM BACK SYSTEM (USED ON ALPINE PACKS)

1. Aluminium Alloy Stave to provide support and transfer load. Can be curved by the user to suit their back shape

2. HDPE framesheet to distribute the load to the hipbelt, shoulder straps and top tensioners. The framesheet also prevents the load from distorting the shape of the pack, or protruding into the users back.

3. Fully adjustable harness featuring:
   - Thermoformed padded back
   - Top tension straps with adjustable take-off points
   - Adjustable shoulder strap length
   - Adjustable hipbelt length with side stabilisers

Aluminium stave, framesheet and hipbelt can be removed to save weight.