In late 2012, we introduced a new weight of our Dyneema/nylon ripstop fabric: 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon. It’s tough enough to serve well as an exterior fabric in our travel bags and backpacks yet it’s still ultralight in weight.

Our 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon was first introduced in colors Steel grey and Nordic blue. Now we’ve added a third color: Black

Smart Alec in Black Dyneema/nylon
Smart Alec in Black Dyneema/Black Dyneema/Wasabi. Photo by Mason Drumm.

The great tear strength of our 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop and its surprising abrasion resistance comes from the grid of white Dyneema® yarns woven approximately every .25″ / 6 mm parallel to both the X and Y axes (the weft and warp), forming the distinctive “ripstop” pattern (the Dyneema® yarns don’t accept dye and hence remain their natural white color).

Black Dyneema and Steel Dyneema Aeronauts
Left: the Aeronaut in Black Dyneema and Right: the Aeronaut in Steel Dyneema.

Ready to ship in Black 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop:
Aeronaut, Black Dyneema/Wasabi
Smart Alec, Black Dyneema/Black Dyneema/Wasabi
Side Effect, Black Dyneema/Wasabi
Synapse 19, Black Dyneema/Wasabi

Available for pre-order in Black 400d Dyneema®/420d nylon ripstop:
Co-Pilot, Black Dyneema/Wasabi
Tri-Star, Black Dyneema/Wasabi