Have any of you had any experience with heavier weights of cuben fiber? I am curious about high bias stuff over 4oz / sq yd. Anything from 4 to even 6oz/ sq yd. I do have cubic tech's page on the fabrics they make.
After seemingly countless variations of pack patterns, little changes here and there, I am finally happy with my pattern and am ready to make the ideal pack for myself. My most recent version is made out of 500d cordura (because its cheap).
I want a super durable fabric that is also waterproof which is why I am considering cuben, but only in heavier weights.
I did get some DX 40 (which is waterproof) from Dimension Polyant that I am planning on making a pack out of and I will see how I like that, but I am still drawn by cuben's allure. I have not worked with cuben yet, let alone touched it with my own hands.
I have made several packs out of X-Pac and I do like the fabric just poor selection of colors, even from DP.
If anyone is interested here are the specs from DP on the DX40 fabric (fabric is white with black X-pac pattern) I like white fabric on packs.
I was quoted by DP two different weights on the fabric; 7.8oz/ sq yd, and 6.9oz/ sq yd. I have not taken the time yet to weigh the fabric to verify which is correct.
dyneema/polyester ripstop face fabric
black polyester X-ply yarn
.25mil PET film
50d polyester backing
The face fabric consists of
warp 400d dyneema
fill 125d polyester
ripstop 800d dyneema on warp and fill
It is pretty cool looking fabric and I am excited to work with it and see how the pack turns out, but I am also looking for something ultra durable and just a bit lighter (I expect the DX40 to be extremely durable)