>Those are nice climbing packs for sure.
Thanks. And thanks for the linkage above.
The material is crazy. But, it's $120 a yard...it's insane, but the packs are really incredibly durable, and lighter than if I made them with a 210 cordura with a dyneema ripstop. And the material is 200psi waterproof.
I can't promise anything, but you might well see the 210d cordura with the dyneema ripstop available by spring again. I don't think it will be widely available, but I'll let you know if it happens.
The availability (or lack thereof) of the 210d cordura with dyneema ripstop had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the military. Who ever is saying that either doesn't know what they're talking about, or is blaming the military because they felt like it was convenient to blame the military for anything they didn't like.
I work pretty closely with DSM, and they have plenty production lines in North Carolina dedicated to the civilian market. There is plenty of Dyneema available right now.