Mountainsmith Adopts Spectra Fiber Technology

Mountainsmith newly launched 2019 Mayhem Series will be manufactured with Honeywell Spectra fiber – the same fiber used in protective vests for law enforcement personnel – to provide outdoor adventurers with durable lightweight ripstop packs.

The revised Mayhem Series incorporating Spectra fiber is Mountainsmith’s most technical packs to date, said the company, offering a combination of versatility, sustainability, comfort and weight. According to Mountainsmith, with the weight- to-durability ratio of Spectra fiber, the series became even lighter without compromising the strength of the materials.

“The Mayhem Series has always stood out as our ideal mix of size, features, comfort and durability,” said Luke Boldman, design lead at Mountainsmith. “By incorporating Spectra into our fabric, we designed a lightweight pack with superior durability that customers can trust to perform efficiently in the world’s toughest environments.”

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The Mayhem Series incorporates Spectra into the main body fabric of the pack, and is designed for both men and women. Mountainsmith has designed specific regions of the pack fit and sizing to better accommodate differences between male and female torso structures. Pre-curved shoulder straps, waist belts, canted hip belt angles and contact points have been fine-tuned for a better contour, a truer fit and more efficient pack carry over unisex styles.

“Mountainsmith chose Spectra for its unique performance benefits to help innovate their most technical packs to date,” said Gregory Norton, business director-industrials, packaging and composites at Honeywell. “With Spectra fiber, Mountainsmith crafted the ideal pack for customers to enjoy the outdoors and save energy without sacrificing comfort.”

Mountainsmith’s lifetime satisfaction guarantee ensures all products will either be repaired or replaced throughout a customer’s entire life.