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Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Lycra Mesh vs. Spandura vs. Durastretch on 05/25/2011 21:04:46 MDT Print View

Which type of material do you prefer for a front pocket?

Edited by Mountainfitter on 12/16/2011 16:35:22 MST.

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Spandura on 05/25/2011 23:48:24 MDT Print View

Lawson,

Spandura is pretty tough. OR uses it/or used it in their Flex-Tex Gaiters. It isn't super stretchy though. Granite Gear also uses it or somthing nearly identical on their side pockets and the stretch panels on their packs.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Heavy Stuff? on 05/26/2011 10:12:57 MDT Print View

The stuff I've seen on the web runs about 9 ounces per square yard. Kinda heavy. Is this the stuff you are considering?

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Lycra Mesh vs. Spandura on 05/26/2011 10:55:39 MDT Print View

Osprey use Spandura on most of their pack stuff it pockets.
Terry

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Granite Gear on 05/26/2011 13:24:43 MDT Print View

It seems as if most pack pockets are infact Durastretch and not Spandura since they seem to stretch 4 way which seems to be a trait of Durastretch. It could be the material I have seen though. I figured it would be heavy as well but OWFINC sells a version that only weighs 5.6oz which is much lighter then most Lycra Mesh plus it has to be more durable..

Edited by Mountainfitter on 12/16/2011 16:37:10 MST.

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: Granite Gear on 05/26/2011 16:34:18 MDT Print View

The lycra mesh that Quest sells is 5oz/yd and it's awesome. It's a fine mesh so is less likely to snag and it's super tough. I've used it for front and side pockets and it's been through lots of bushwacking without a single snag or hole.