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Materials Glossary

TOM BIHN has been making packs and bags for over three decades, and to a certain extent we've become experts about the various materials and components used in their construction. What follows is our effort to condense our rather vast knowledge into a simple glossary. Whether you're reading about our products or those from other manufacturers, we hope you'll find this information useful.



Denier 525 in a 2x2 ballistic construction
Weight 11.6 ounces per square yard / 400 grams per square meter
Abrasion Resistance (Taber Test) 10,000 cycles and still going strong
Coating 1.8 ounces per square yard / 60 grams per square meter
DWR Environmentally-friendly C6 Durable Water Repellant
Country of Origin South Korea

Why We Chose This Material

It's our dream fabric come true: ultra-durable, has a great hand (feel) and pretty light-in-weight to boot.