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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?

OR Update – Cordura Introduces Baselayer Fabric

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Cordura - Defend Your Base

At OR, Cordura expended a lot of energy promoting their new undergarment fabric developed jointly by Invista and Cyberknit. And for good reason, this Nylon/Cotton blend is comfortable. According to Cordura, the advantages of this new fabric are plenty. It won’t melt or drip like polyester, absorbs moisture quickly and effectively, and transports sweat away from the body. It is supposed to dry 2.5 times quicker than 100% cotton and as you know Cordura is highly abrasion resistant.

The shirts are manufactured by the Canadian firm Tac Wear and are available exclusively from Ranger Joe’s.

They are available in M, L, XL, 2X and comes in Black, Olive Drab, and Tan. Matching boxers are also available.

Learn more at Defend Your Base.