View Full Version : 500 denier for weight reduction?

04-19-2006, 04:26 PM
Patrick, Mel,

In light of recent discussions on weight shaving, what are your thoughts on a lighter weight version of some of your military packs? Same patterns, but possibly use 500 denier Cordura instead of 1000d. I believe it is claimed to be "60% of the strength at 40% weight".

04-19-2006, 08:15 PM
The nominal weight savings you would get from just the fabric, is not worth giving up the strength of 1000d. That's my own personal thought on the matter.


04-20-2006, 07:22 AM
500 deneir weights at 270-280 grams sq metre
1000 denier weights at 380-390 grams sq metre
a large pack maybe using a metre by a metre and a half
420 grams to 585 grams or 165 - 5.8 oz