A good example of recycling old product names... my old Kantega (bought in '88, still going strong) is a rather different "Tri-Shield".
"Dyneema alone would be a bit rubbish anyway: its toughness is poor"
I think you might be misunderstanding the toughness (scientific definition) and what you need for a good tough (normal sense) rucksack fabric which is cut/abrasion resistance vs weight.
In fact if it wasn't for the price (which is the killer) loads packs would be made out of it other then the handfull that are made out of 100% woven Dyneema fabrics.
Peter Clinch wrote (see)
A good example of recycling old product names... my old Kantega (bought in '88, still going strong) is a rather different "Tri-Shield".Pete.
Aye - when I read it I thought if they just made sacs like they did in the 80's they be plenty tough enough. My Fitzroy is a bit older & the main fabric is called Packcloth & that & the stuff on the harness & hipbelt is in great condition outside of some fading & abuse damage.
fatty tim wrote (see)
You wouldn't to put it down in the snow But when performance matters more then looks it would great.
Btw it is possible to put coloured coatings on it. But again adds to the killer cost issue.
How often does fabric encounter that type of force in the real world?
A climbing pack, often enough and/or with a big enough consequence of failure to make it worth having IMHO. Like tent flys in that respect.
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