For Spring 2019, Exped turns to Dyneema composite fabrics to lighten up their climbing packs…
Tag: Cuben Fiber
The next frontier for cuben fiber? Apparel. Long used in the sailing world, this lightweight yet strong non-woven fabric found its way into the outdoor realm via hardware such as tents, climbing slings, and more recently backpacks. Now apparel makers are turning to this miracle fabric to create waterproof yet breathable garments at ultralight weights.
Minnesota company Granite Gear released a new dry sack for this season that is not just ultralight but uberlight. For those of you gearing up to thru-hike the PCT or AT take note, the
Uberlight CTF3 dry sack
boasts half the weight of sil nylon with five times the tensile strength. This means you can keep your gear dry, clean and organized on the trail while adding virtually no weight.