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Crafting Excellence from Sailing to Street - A Story of ALPAKA and Dimension-Polyant

For over half a century, Dimension-Polyant has prioritized excellence in fabric production. From their cutting-edge facilities in Kempen, Germany, to their state-of-the-art operations in Putnam, Connecticut, USA, every meter of fabric bears the hallmark of unparalleled craftsmanship and technological innovation.

As the global leader in sailcloth, Dimension-Polyant infuses each piece with a rich heritage of expertise, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and groundbreaking development. Their dedication to precision and quality is evident in every thread, every weave, and every laminate.

At ALPAKA, we take pride in our partnership with Dimension-Polyant, knowing that their fabrics form the backbone of our offerings. With their global network of production facilities, a team of experts meticulously oversees the production process, from the initial weaving to the final coating, ensuring that each fabric meets the rigorous standards set forth by Dimension-Polyant. Their unwavering dedication to quality control guarantees that only the finest fabrics find their way into our meticulously crafted products and our customer’s hands.


Behind every remarkable innovation lies a story of evolution and adaptation. As we delve into the origins of X-Pac®, we uncover a journey that intertwines tradition with trailblazing innovation, spearheaded by none other than Dimension-Polyant.

At the core of Dimension-Polyant's ethos lies a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in fabric technology. With a rich heritage in crafting laminate sails for super yachts and racing boats, the company pondered a question: How can we apply the same level of innovation and expertise to other realms where high-performance technical materials are sought after?

The answer lay in the winds of change, quite literally. Dimension-Polyant's expertise in windsurf materials paved the way for a revelation – the need for high-performance, lightweight materials in the world of backpacks and bags. Thus, the journey of X-Pac® began, a fusion of technical prowess and everyday functionality.

X-Pac® quickly emerged as a beacon of innovation in the fabric world, seamlessly blending advanced technical materials with the durability and versatility demanded by outdoor enthusiasts and urban adventurers alike. With a product line that transcends mere functionality to embody style and sustainability, X-Pac® became more than just a brand – it became a symbol of excellence.

The partnership between Dimension-Polyant and ALPAKA is not merely a collaboration; it's a convergence of shared values and aspirations. Both entities are driven by a passion for excellence, sustainability, and the relentless pursuit of crafting products built to last.


Selecting the perfect fabric for your project can often feel like navigating a labyrinth of technical jargon and intricate details. But fear not, for with Dimension-Polyant as your guide, the path to finding the ideal fabric becomes clear and straightforward.

To embark on your fabric selection journey, it's essential to understand the numerical codes associated with each fabric. These numbers denote the denier of the fabric, providing valuable insights into its characteristics and performance. For instance, VX21 signifies a 210 denier nylon, while VX42 represents a 420 denier nylon laminate, and so forth.

Delving deeper into the fabric nomenclature, the distinction between VX and X fabrics becomes apparent. VX fabrics denote a four-layer laminate, encompassing a face fabric, X-ply fibers, a mid-layer of film for waterproofness and rigidity, and a backing taffeta. Conversely, fabrics prefixed with X signify a three-layer laminate, with the film serving as the back part of the fabric.

What sets Dimension-Polyant apart is its unparalleled ability to combine different materials, harnessing the best characteristics of each to achieve optimal results. Whether you're seeking sustainability, performance, or a blend of both, Dimension-Polyant has you covered.

So, as you embark on your fabric selection journey, remember that behind every fabric lies a story of innovation and expertise. With Dimension-Polyant as your partner, you can rest assured that your choice will not only meet but exceed your expectations.

From Dimension-Polyant's humble beginnings as a sailcloth company to its foray into the world of technical fabrics, the journey has been one of relentless innovation and evolution. As the world market leader in sailcloth, Dimension-Polyant brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every fabric it produces, ensuring that only the highest quality materials find their way into ALPAKA's meticulously crafted products.

So, whether you're setting sail on the open sea or navigating the bustling streets of the city, remember that behind every ALPAKA product lies a story of excellence, craftsmanship, and innovation – a story made possible by the enduring partnership between ALPAKA and Dimension-Polyant.

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#color_Coyote Brown X-Pac VX21
Go Sling Nano Sale priceFrom $59.00
#color_Black X-Pac VX42
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#color_Black X-Pac X42
Bravo Sling Mini V2 Sale priceFrom $68.00
#color_Olive Green X-Pac X42
Elements Tech Case Mini Sale priceFrom $45.00

X-PAC® VX21 Vivid Series

#color_Bright Purple X-Pac VX21
Zip Pouch Pro - Vivid Sale price$35.00
#color_Bahama Blue X-Pac VX21

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