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Denier Cordura-which side out?
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Jimmy jam
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Denier Cordura-which side out? on 12/31/2011 12:36:45 MST Print View

I'm working on a MYOG pack and I'm not sure which side of the fabric should be on the outside of the pack. Is the shiny side the outside and the dull side the inside?

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Denier Cordura-which side out? on 12/31/2011 13:59:19 MST Print View


The shiny side is the coating. You want to protect the coating by keeping it inside.

Shiny side in, dull side out.

FWIW Cordura, IME, isn't waterproof. My pack, with a 500D Cordura bottom, sat all night in a puddle of water from another hiker's leaking hydration reservoir. My pack was soaked through and my pack liner saved all my gear from the flood.

Party On,


Jimmy jam
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re:"Denier Cordura-which side out?" on 12/31/2011 14:03:04 MST Print View

Thanks for the info.