Stronger Than Kevlar

Best Made Co.’s Newest Backpack Will Probably Outlast Your Earthly Body

August 17, 2017 Sports and Outdoors By

Tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST, Best Made Co. is releasing the Dyneema Patrol Pack, its first-ever backpack built with Dyneema, one of the strongest synthetic fibers known to humankind. According to DSM, the Dutch company that first manufactured the miracle fiber 27 years ago, Dyneema is up to 15 times stronger than steel and 40 percent stronger than aramid fibers such as Kevlar. In the past few decades, variations of Dyneema have been used mostly for non-consumer applications: stab-proof military armor, crane lifting slings, racing yacht sails, tow boat cables, medical implants and so on; in recent years, Dyneema has been embraced by a growing number of outdoor brands for its exceptional strength and lightness.

Best Made Co.’s entry into the world of Dyneema is stunning, for it appears to be the NYC-based company’s most forward-thinking, technologically-advanced product ever produced. Best Made Co. is known not for technical gear, but for its traditional Americana aesthetic and its devout dedication to top-notch heritage goods — the kinds of things you’d find in a rustic lakeside cabin in Wisconsin, or a ritzy penthouse in Manhattan. But the Dyneema Patrol Pack is different. It has black Dyneema. (Duh.) It has water-resistant zippers. It has metal hardware, a coated cotton-twill interior, a 40-liter clamshell main compartment, a reinforced laptop compartment, two large side pockets and a quick-access brain pocket. And it will likely outlast your earthly body. (The price reflects that.) When it goes live on Best Made Co.’s site tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST, be ready to quick-draw your clicking finger, as only 40 will be made.

Before the Dyneema Patrol Pack launches on Best Made Co.’s website on Aug. 18, Gear Patrol readers can get first dibs on the backpack by clicking the link below.
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