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Thread: co-pilot in 420d parapack fabric?

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    co-pilot in 420d parapack fabric?

    hi darcy!

    i am in love with the 420d parapack fabric!

    what do you think about offering the co-pilot in 420d parapack?


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    As I understand it, parapack fabric is supposed to offer superior rejection of pet hair and dirt over 1050d ballistic nylon, correct?

    One thing photos and video on the internet cannot capture adequately is the texture and shine of the fabric of nylon and nylon-like products. I don't know how you overcome that. HD video camera, perhaps? Or maybe using closeups and good lighting with a late-model SLR?

    I would like to see a visually accurate, high-fidelity comparison (both still photos and video) of the various kinds of fabric. Anybody own an HD-video SLR to capture this? Maybe Tom Bihn's brother can take a crack at it?

    In theory, if parapack lives up to its reputation and is as silky-beautiful as the 1050d on my Super Ego, then it sounds like a very attractive fabric. I wonder if Tom Bihn will ever offer a camo version of the Brain Bag using parapack...
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    I think asking for samples of the materials would help you, MtnMan.

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    Mtnman, for me the parapack and ballistic are about the same at shedding pet hair. They both do a pretty good job. I find the cordura to be the largest hair magnet.
    SE in olive, plum S19, SE, pouches and Field Journal. uv S19, Shop Bag, Yarn Sack and organizer Pouches. Synapse25 in steel/uv. Medium Cafe Bag, Western Flyer, SE, Swift & Kit in black. Absolute Strap, steel Kit and small dyneema Pouch, wrist straps, kiwi Swift, Citizen Canine & Kit. Abergine Tri Star, Kit and SE. Wasibi & uv Organizer Cube Pouches, July 4th pouch, December 2011 & 2012 Mystery Gift, 2013 parapack mystery gift and last but not least I'm proud FOT.

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