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Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

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


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 and 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.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

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 S
(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.