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.
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 9.8 oz/ydÂ² 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.