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MultiCam Materials – 1000D Cordura

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/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.

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5 Responses to “MultiCam Materials – 1000D Cordura

  1. Lasse says:

    I actually got a sample-book from Duro today. Personally I think 1000 denier is “dated” in most uses, except for the bottom of larger packs and bags. However, if you want your kit to last longer than your body, then it’s probably the fabric for you.

    • wyhunter11 says:

      1000d doesn’t have that much more abrasion resistance than 500d Cordura, is WAY heavier, is much less water resistant(due to larger fibers) and can cause wear points due to it’s inflexibility. That’s probably why companies like Mystery Ranch and others don’t use it much anymore.

  2. Joe Schmoe says:

    That backpack doesn’t look very ergonomic to me, looks like the weight is way off a persons center of gravity.

    Then again, to be fair, I haven’t tried it out.

  3. Brosideon says:

    I was recently issued the US Army Medium ruck, and after playing around with it some I’ve decided that it’s probably the best thing (outside of the plate carrier) I was issued for the deployment. It’s comfortable to have on, including armor, a lot more comfortable than the older style ruck. To the large rucksack’s credit it has been updated with minor improvements to shoulder straps and the like.

    It carries a serious amount of crap to boot. A good half of my bulky Deployment Issued gear fits inside of it. Maybe more if I was really trying. This proved to me that the army is taking some small steps into the right direction, now if only they would improve their 3 day assault bag and spend a little more on decent mountain boots.

    I digress. The bag is actually good at being a medium ruck, to include the sweet radio pouch inside for the PRC-117G. It’s also saving me money to have the velcro on the front for a nametape. I don’t have to glue or get one sewn on.