I am considering getting a Brain Bag, however, my experience with 1000d Cordura is that it collects dog and cat hair and other debris. Does the Brain Bag do that?
Also, why doesn't Tom Bihn use Cordura 500d? The finish is a lot finer and nicer looking.
I see many travel bags using Cordura 1000 and it is a puzzle to me.
Reason is that several bag that is made to be abused a lot more than travel bag.. like the Manufacturer Mystery Ranch which makes everyday heavy backpack meant for war in Afghanistan.. (which.. you would think a travel bag will not be exposed to?)
If it works for someone who everyday crawls in the dust in Iraq.. you would think that it would be good enough for a travel bag?
It is lighter, better looking, more durable and does not attract dust.
I have a MEI Voyageur and a Red Oxx bag plus a mystery ranch backpack I use in the forest. And it is just a puzzle to me.. why the one I use in the forest is of a "inferior" quality than the bags I occasionally use on airplanes and traveling with a car?
On MR website they say: "For our primary outer fabric we use 500 denier Cordura because of its blend of durability and waterproofness. 1000d is more durable, but also has a higher level of porosity -- reducing its water resistance compared to the 500d -- so we use 1000d primarily for gear that is subjected to extreme abrasion, like our wildland fire packs."
Can someone from Tom Binh Comment on this? I am dying here... Also please answer the question about the Brain.. I will probably choose a different color than black if it collects dust.