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Article: Why We Use X-Pac In Our Bags

Why We Use X-Pac In Our Bags

Why We Use X-Pac In Our Bags

Updated October 2021

With several limited edition and small batch products on our store, we thought we would take this opportunity to write a quick note or two about this innovative material we’ve integrated into our bags and accessories.

Find out more about the X-Pac™ Collection

What Is X-Pac™ Material?

X-Pac™ is a lightweight fabric made with several layers laminated into a single sheet. These layers are made of: - Nylon face fabric, - Polyester “X-Ply” mesh (hence the name) - Waterproof film and light taffeta backing with a water-resistant coating. The origin of X-Pac actually started by a company dedicated to making sailcloth for racing sailing boats.

The company, Dimension-Polyant, used their expertise and developed a unique bag material that was light, rainproof, UV resistant and abrasion-resistant. Basically what all bag makers look for in a fabric. Another benefit of this fabric is that it doesn’t absorb water.

The Ultimate X-Pac™ Sling Bag

The type of X-Pac™ used in limited edition sling bags is VX21 and X50.

Both types of X-Pac™ are ultra-durable and are the most technically-advanced pack fabric we offer.

See the table below for in-depth technical specs.

Our Best-Selling X-Pac Sling Bag

Are you looking for a way to store your valuables when you are traveling but you don’t want to carry a backpack? An X-Pac™ sling bag offers you the convenience you need, with the ability to add modular accessories to give you more functionality.

Best of all, when you purchase your X-Pac™ sling from ALPAKA, you can be reassured that its high-quality design will last you for years. As well as this, our designs are on-trend, so you can be sure that wherever life takes you, you can go in style.

Lightweight And Flexible X-Pac™ Sling

An X-Pac™ sling bag allows you to carry your possessions comfortably and safely. With soft, nylon straps that can be adjusted so that you get the right fit, you will be able to explore the places you want to without a cumbersome and uncomfortable bag to lug around.

As well as this, our bags are designed to be anti-theft with features such as lockable zippers. Unfortunately, thievery does happen, but with an anti-theft bag, you will have the best defense for your valuables, and they can be locked quickly even when you are in a crowded place.

They can be customized with the modular accessories that are available separately. These modules allow you to keep your mobile phone close at hand, so you do not miss that important call and keeping it in one of our sling bags is much safer than your back pocket. Or, why not add an AirPods pouch to allow you to listen to music or watch videos while on the go? Our sling bags can also carry your Nintendo Switch allowing you to take your entertainment with you wherever you go and be reassured that it is going to be safe.

An X-Pac™ sling can be worn on your back or your front and interchanged depending on where you are and how you want to wear it. Purchasable separately is the magnetic stabilizer strap so that you can keep your bag in place and prevent it from moving around.

Order Your X-Pac™ Bag

If you love to travel, make sure you do so while keeping your possessions safe with our X-Pac™ bags and accessories. You can order yours today. We offer free shipping and a lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defects, so you can rest assured that you are purchasing a quality bag that will stand the test of time. To hear what other customers have thought about our products, head over to our reviews page, and see why they love to use our sling bags.

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We want you to love your new X-Pac sling bag, and we are sure that you will. If, for any reason, you do not, just return it to us in an unused condition within 60 days for a refund.

Washing and cleaning are easy - Localized stains can be removed by using normal detergent and lukewarm water. Do not machine wash. Rinse occasionally for dirt, with fresh water. Mildew can be removed by brushing the stained area with a dry stiff brush, removing as much as possible. Let the stained area be soaked in a solution of fresh water and mild soap for about 2 hours and rinse with plenty of fresh water. Take advantage of this technology and buy your x-pac sling bag today

All X-Pac material is milled in Connecticut, USA by Dimension Polyant.

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