CORDURA announced the launch of two new fabric innovations designed to enhance outdoor gear and apparel at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. CORDURA TPX and CORDURA 4EVER Flannel fabric were unveiled at the brand’s booth last week.
“We continue to react to consumer feedback and expand our fabric offerings to add versatility to our portfolio and leading brands’ end-use products,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA brand and marketing director. “The addition of CORDURA TPX fabric provides gear with enhanced durability and a waterproof finish, while the new CORDURA 4EVER Flannel fabric offers a lightweight and comfortable alternative to traditional flannels.”
CORDURA TPX fabric is ideal for products in the outdoor and military/tactical industries that need added durability in a lightweight construction. It is also well suited for travel gear like luggage and duffle bags, says the company. The fabric is designed to provide enhanced tear strength and abrasion resistance, as well as a waterproof finish.
The fabric is available from CORDURA brand authorized mill Chang Ho in 99g/m2 to 260 g/m2 weights. It Is available in black/orange, navy and gray. However, customers are able to further customize the design using swatches from the production department.
According to Mark Chen, business manager at Chang Ho, “driven by a demand for lighter and lighter weight products, laminates are becoming increasingly popular option for today’s clothing and equipment. Another benefit is the ability to combine materials with different characteristics to maximize the advantages of each. So when we were asked often: ‘what material is better and stronger than our current CORDURA bag and pack fabric offerings?’ CORDURA TPX technology was our answer.”
CORDURA 4EVER Flannel fabric is designed with the multi-functional lifestyle in mind. Combining abrasion resistance, soft comfort, and warmth, it is made to be both stylish and durable in cooler temperatures. The fabric is ideal for use in shirts, shirt jackets and coat lining for applications like camping, hunting, and climbing.
The flannel fabric is available from CORDURA brand authorized mill Chia Her in both light (150-160 g/sm) and medium (180-230 g/sm) weights and a variety of colors – including yellow and denim blue checkered, blue and purple 3 color gingham, and blue and gray shadow checkered.
“To meet the increasing demand for cross-functional products, CORDURA 4EVER Flannel fabric was designed to not only be comfortable, but versatile and reliable enough to wear on any adventure,” said Chase Wong from Chia Her. “With its multiple weight and color options, this fabric combines fashion and function to create garments that are timeless, go-to pieces.”