Here are descriptions and color choices for the different fabrics that I use for my products.

Duffel and Shoulder Bags

Outer fabric:
1000Denier Cordura™ Nylon. This uber-classic, super abrasion resistant fabric has stood the test of time. There are many imitators of this great fabric. Alpine Threadworks is proud to use the original: genuine, made in the USA, DuPont® Cordura™. Colour approximations:

Royal Blue
Rusty Orange
Chocolate Brown
Smoke Grey
Ferrari Red

Liner fabric:
18oz. Truck tarp/dry bag fabric. Outstanding waterprooffness and tensile strength. Colour approximations:

Sunflower Yellow


420 Denier high-tenacity, PU coated, rip-stop nylon. I was able to buy this incredible backpack fabric from a high-end outdoor company also based in Canada. (They did not want me to say where I got it from.) Excellent strength to weight ratio. Great snow shedding ability and waterproofing. Colors are: light red, blood red and inkspot blue.

[Photo of backpack fabric]

The above fabric is what I use for the main portion of backpacks. The below fabrics are complementary fabrics that are/can be used in certain areas on backpacks.

1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon. Classic workhorse tough, super-beefy, nylon fabric. A great lower cost alternative to the DX40 to use on high wear areas. Color: Black.

Ski Guides Rescue Tarp Fabrics

Outer portions of tarp: 30Denier rip-stop, silicone-impregnated nylon. Classic "Sil-Tarp" fabric. Lightweight & Waterproof. Color: yellow.

[Photo of Sil-Nylon fabric]
[Photo of TX07 fabric]

The middle section of the tarp is TX07 Dimension Polyant X-Pac composite. 30Denier high-tenacity, rip-stop nylon outer, polyester X-grid, PU waterproof coating.