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AbnMedOps
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".

Mel
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.

Mel

OurManFromSmamit
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

Adam