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CORDURA – Combat Wool Fabric

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

New materials really are at the core of providing truly new garments. Let’s face it, you can only make a combat shirt but so many ways. But when you add in a new fabric, possibilities become realities.

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The same CORDURA brand that you know for making texturized nylon used in most of your field equipment has come out with a new fabric called Combat Wool. It consists of a blend of merino wool and nylon, intended to combine the comfort and durability of its base parts. CORDURA claims, through an independent study, that Combat Wool offers 10x better abrasion resistance, 2.1x better tensile resistance, and 1.4x better tear resistance when compared to 100% merino wool fabrics while maintaining the same look and feel. It is currently available in a variety of styles and constructions, including base/mid-layer knits, double face wovens, canvas, ripstop, twills, dobby, and stretch woven fabrics.

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www.cordura.com/en/fabric-technology/wool-fabric.html

First Ascent Mountain OPs Jacket

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The Mountain OPs Jacket from Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent line caught my eye during a recent Christmas shopping excursion to the local mall. It’s as if someone had taken a mechanic’s garage jacket and modernized it…really modernized it.

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With a 500D Cordura nylon shell, the Mountain OPs jacket integrates 700 fill goose down insulation and an updated look. It boasts 7 pockets including an angled, flapped chest pocket pocket on the left as well as an inset bicep pocket on the left arm and angled pen pocket on the right sleeve. In addition to slash hand warmer pockets, it also features a single pocket on the interior.

The little details really make this jacket. It includes knit collar and inset knit cuffs as well as a fleece chin cup for comfort in the cold.

It is generously cut and designed to layer. Order your correct size unless you want a slim fit, then go down one size. Offered in regular and tall lengths sizes Small – XXLarge. Smoke Grey with Red accents. Remember, Grey is the new Black.

www.eddiebauer.com

MultiCam Materials – 330D Cordura

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Every two weeks SSD showcases a different MultiCam print fabric from Duro Textiles LLC. This week, we are covering Omega. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to hide the wearer in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Duro prints on genuine Cordura fabric from Invista. A light-weight fabric, 330D Cordura is used by many manufacturers for use in targeted applications in concert with other materials to lower the overall weight of the item. Additionally, certain manufacturers build specialized load carrying items using primarily 330D for ultralight-weight items. This material is coated on the back side for water resistance and features a face side finished with a durable water repellent.

Specs:
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 6 oz/yd² approximately
Fiber Content – 100% nylon
Construction – 60/40 (warp/fill)
Breaking Strength – 200/155 (warp/fill) (lbs, minimum)
Download a test report here.

UW Chest rigs from Mayflower Research & Consulting combine low profile and low weight design elements to carry a fighting load. Well known for their no-BS design approach, Mayflower bases their gear on use by those carrying realistic combat loads. The Gen III model UW Chest Rig seen here is currently only sold as a bulk custom item. Contact Mayflower Research & Consulting to discuss your requirements and for details on minimums.

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit www.multicamfabric.com or email Galpen_Ben@DuroLink.com.

MultiCam Materials – 500D Cordura

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Every two weeks SSD showcases a different MultiCam print fabric from Duro Textiles LLC. This week, we are covering Beaver. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Duro prints on genuine Cordura fabric from Invista. A mid-weight fabric, 500D Cordura is rapidly becoming the industry standard for load carrying items that need to be light and durable. This material is coated on the back side for water resistance and features a face side finished with a durable water repellent.

Specs:
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 7.1 oz/yd² approximately
Fiber Content – 100% Nylon
Construction – 46/35 (warp/fill)
Breaking Strength – 453/348 (warp/fill) (lbs, minimum)

DOWNLOAD Test Report here.

Manufactured from 500D Cordura for its great balance of weight and durability, the new High Ground Plate Carrier incorporates several interesting features.

First off is the Mix-&-Match cummerbund with internal as well as external cummerbund PALS webbing. Additionally, the bungee system allows you to change out whole cummerbunds rather than reconfigure MOLLE pouches. The HGPC also incorporates a cable routing system to eliminate cable clutter. You can also ditch your plates one at a time without dropping the whole carrier kind of like in the first gen of BALCS carriers. Finally, it incorporates an internal pocket for flat items (or your hands) that is accessible from either armpit as well as internal breathable spacer cloth to assist with air flow.

Overall, the HGPC weighs only 2.5 lbs due in no small part to fabric selection. Please note, it is only available in MultiCam and Coyote.

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit www.multicamfabric.com or email Galpen_Ben@DuroLink.com.

MultiCam Materials – 1000D Cordura

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

This is the first in a series of bi-weekly articles presented by Duro Textiles LLC on the various fabrics they offer in the MultiCam camouflage pattern. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Here you can see the US Army’s Medium Rucksack designed for use in Afghanistan. Designed to carry up to 60 pounds, the Medium Rucksack utilizes a special U-shaped frame that cradles the rear armor plate of an IOTV. The pack is produced as part of the MOLLE contact by both BAE Systems and ATK Eagle.

1000D Cordura is the most ubiquitous MultiCam fabric in use. It is also the heaviest MultiCam fabric. Due to its high abrasion resistance it has been adopted for use by the US Army for use in their MOLLE systems including packs and pouches. It is coated on the back side for water resistance and the the face features a a durable water repellent finish.

Specs:
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 9.8 oz/yd² approximately
Fiber Content – 100% nylon
Construction – 35/30 (warp/fill)
Breaking Strength – 593/580 (warp/fill) (lbs, minimum)

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit www.multicamfabric.com or email Galpen_Ben@DuroLink.com.

OR – Cordura

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Just a reminder that Cordura literally touches the lives of every service member. From the boots on their feet to the duffel bag they use to store their gear, Cordura is there.

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www.Cordura.com

CORDURA® Brand Launches New Hang Tag

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Expect to see new Hangtags on Cordura® products. They have released new Hangtag as well as Sew-In-Label Designs.

Invista’s New Cordura Hang Tag

Many factors were considered when creating the new CORDURA® brand hangtag and sew-in-label, both of which were designed in collaboration with Howard, Merrell & Partners, the Raleigh-based agency of record for the CORDURA® brand. With manufacturers, retailers and consumers in mind, the CORDURA® brand team set out to tailor complimentary hangtag and sew-in-label silhouettes. These marketing materials instill the brand’s universal brand promise of durability, versatility and reliability. These updated brand identifiers will also give manufacturers the ability to prominently showcase products constructed with best-in-class durable fabrics.

With regional versions for North and South America, Asia and Europe, the new hangtags will be translated in nine different languages, each with the universal message of the CORDURA® brand’s core values.

The CORDURA® brand hangtag and sew-in-label will be featured on qualifying products across the brand’s four main segments – outdoor, workwear, on-the-go and military, and were launched as part of the brand’s new image campaign that debuted in August, 2008. This campaign celebrates the durability of adventurers who, because of their lifestyles, hobbies or jobs, benefit from fabrics that are just as durable as they are. The campaign revolves around the tagline, “As long as the world is full of durable people, we’ll keep making durable fabrics™.” For more information on the CORDURA® brand and its wide array of durable fabric offerings, visit www.CORDURA.com.

Tru-Spec Combat Shirt?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

We spied this Tru-Spec Combat Shirt at the Invista booth at AUSA. It is a prototype and no word on when of even if it will go into production. The body is the Cordura FR base layer fabric we saw at OR.

Tru-Spec Combat Shirt?