Dimension-Polyant is the world’s largest sailcloth producer, and more importantly to us, the manufacturer of X-Pac, the lightweight, durable, and 100% waterproof laminate that Mose bikepacking bags are made of. Today, Dimension-Polyant launched its new RX line of sustainable fabrics, which are certified cradle-to-gate climate neutral and carry the company’s cleenTEC seal.
The new X-Pac RX 3-layer laminates are made with a 100% post-consumer polyester face fabric and X-PLY reinforcement that makes their fabrics so recognizable. The recycled polyester fiber comes from from discarded PET bottles sourced in the USA. As with all X-Pac materials, the RX laminates are made in Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, Connecticut facility, which is 100% climate neutral.
- RX15: Lightweight 150 denier face fabric for rapid ascent packs, pouches or as a great liner for a technical pack.
- RX30: A 300 denier face fabric that features the most balanced construction for performance outdoor or urban applications.
- RX36: Highly technical face fabric blending the performance of the 300 denier fiber and durability of 600 denier fabric. Great for day packs, frame bags and travel bags.
Dimension-Polyant’s Putnam, Connecticut and Kempen, Germany production facilities have been 100% climate-neutral since early 2021. Carbon emissions have been recorded within the DIN ISO 50001 framework and significantly reduced through the use of green electricity, green gas, and other measures. All the remaining emissions are being reduced by their climate offset program in corporation with ClimatePartner and its Plastic Free Oceans climate protection project.
“We are really excited about our new RX line as feedback from brand partners has been very positive,” said North, Head of Technical Fabrics. “The RX fabric line is the first of many eco-friendly pack materials on our journey to further developing sustainable and durable material solutions to help brands build the best packs possible.”
We’ll be keeping an eye on bag makers to see whether or not the new RX fabric line will end up in the bikepacking world. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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