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OUR MATERIALS

At ALPAKA, our mission is to create everyday functional products that last and are eco-friendly. We're committed to using recycled and upcycled materials and partnering with suppliers who share our passion for sustainability. With ALPAKA, you don't have to choose between premium quality and responsible production - you get both.

Axoflux

Our self-produced 100% recycled polyester fabric that’s weatherproof and mighty durable.

Axoflux

Durable 600D polyester with a slight sheen, waterproof finish.

Available In: Black

Axoflux Ripstop Nylon

Lightweight, good abrasion resistant with waterproof finish.

Available In: Black

X-PAC®

Lightweight, durable, 100% waterproof, and 100% climate-neutral fabrics inspired by advanced sailcloth technology. 

Sustainably manufactured by Dimension-Polyant, the world’s largest sailcloth producer, their manufacturing plants in the USA and Germany are powered by 100% renewable-sourced electricity, and the brand offsets all carbon emissions in partnership with Climate Partner and Plastic Free Oceans.

Here’s a quick run-through on how to decode the models:

  • VX: Made of a four-layer construction with a lightweight taffeta backing for an enhanced stitch-hold.
  • X: This laminate is an innovative three-layer construction with a lighter-weight polyester film backing.
  • R: It contains 100% post-consumer recycled polyester fabric.
  • The numerical represents the denier (D), the thickness of the thread used in the construction of the fabric.

VX21

A satin-finish 210D laminate with recycled backing taffeta that’s low-stretch and durable.

Available In: Black

VX25

This high-vis 250D UV-resistant dyed polyester face fabric enhances the visibility and safety of packs.

Available In: Hot Orange

VX42

With a 420D face, this 4-layer laminate has exceptional strength, durability, and a satin finish.

Available In: Black

X50

A matte, rugged 500D Cordura® face fabric that’s highly abrasion-resistant and tear-resistant.

Available In: Black

X42

A flexible 420D face fabric with a shiny polyester film backing.

Available In: Black

RX30

This 300D face fabric has the most balanced construction for performance
and a matte finish.

Available In: Cayenne

RVX20

A 200D 4-layer laminate fabric with high color fastness properties.

Available In: Hot Pink

RX36

The most rugged fabric in the RX series. Contains 100% post-consumer recycled polyester fabric with a matte finish.

Available In: Black

ECOPAK™

Long-lasting, absorbs 80% less moisture, and has better UV resistance and color retention than traditional laminated nylon.

EPX400

A 400D 100% recycled polyester with high abrasion resistance.

Available In: Army Olive

EPLX450

100% recycled polyester fibre with a 3 mm (1/8") ripstop grid providing a more technical look and enhanced durability.

Available In: Revel Red

EPLX600

100% recycled polyester fiber with waterproof 0.5 mil RUV matte film backing. Wrinkles less, and is 97% UV resistant.

Available In: Black Knight

Hardwearing Fabrics

Highly durable, with UV resistance and waterproof.

Ballistic Nylon

One of the toughest materials ever, it has one of the most durable weave patterns in the world

Available In: Jet Black

Cordura®

A matte-finishing fabric
with excellent tear strength and abrasion resistance.

Available In: Black

Ultra-High Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

A cutproof and fireproof fabric that’s lightweight but also has excellent tensile strength and tear strength.

Available In: Ash Grey

FauxWool

A 750D (80% Nylon / 20% Polyester) fabric with weatherproof backing.

Available In: Graphite Grey

Recycled Nylon

Wear and tear-resistant, lightweight, and waterproof.

Textured Honeycomb Ripstop

Found in most of our products and is high vis for locating your essentials easily.

Available In: Blood Orange

Textured X-Grid Ripstop

It has an X-weave outline for better durability.

Available In: Grey

Weigh The Difference

What are the differences between our most used fabrics?

Material Weight (gsm) Weight (oz/yd²) Finish
Axoflux - - Matte
Axoflux Ripstop - - Satin
X-Pac® VX21 210 6.20 Satin
X-Pac® VX25 269 7.93 Satin
X-Pac® VX42 297 8.80 Satin
X-Pac® X42 270 7.70 Satin
X-Pac® X50 315 9.30 Matte
X-Pac® RX30 262 7.70 Matte
X-Pac® RX36 357 10.50 Matte
X-Pac® RVX20 - - Matte
ECOPAK™ EPX400 304 8.95 Satin
EPLX600 332 9.79 Matte
Ballistic Nylon 840D 230 6.78 Satin
CORDURA® 500D 370 10.91 Matte
Ultra-High Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) 420 12.39 Matte
FauxWool - - Matte

Fabric Care

We can’t forget to take care of our gear after all the beating that it has taken. Learn how to care for your bags here.