CORDURA® Fabric Testimonials
Tough Enough for the World’s Toughest Critics
Durable people the world over have one thing in common. They all need tough gear and apparel to get the job done. And most will agree, products made with CORDURA® fabrics provide exceptional strength, longevity, and all-around toughness to meet the demands of their durable lifestyles. Read on to see what everyone from boot makers to bungee jumpers have to say about our fabrics.
Equinox LTD., has been using CORDURA® brand products for 21 years. In 1999 we began using Ultra Light CORDURA® fabric for its remarkable durability and its amazing lack of weight. Ultra Light CORDURA® fabric is the most resilient, weight-conscience fabric designed for the outdoors.
- Andrew Wills, Senior Components Buyer, Equinox LTD.
In a marketplace of daily use and abuse, our products must exceed the expectations of our customers. Using CORDURA® fabric, with its excellent durability and abrasion resistance, helps us achieve that goal and makes CORDURA® fabric our first choice.
- John Carver, President and CEO, Eagle Industries Unlimited, Inc.
CORDURA® fabric has been my obvious fabric choice for over 30 years. From my first pack built under the Kletterworks brand in the late 70s, CORDURA® fabric has always provided the best balance of toughness, weather protection, colorfastness, and good looks. CORDURA® fabric is simply the best all around fabric I have ever worked with.
- Dana Gleason, Co-Founder of Dana Design, Co-Founder and Owner of Mystery Ranch
Capital Gains, Inc. SnapEndWrap™ (patented and patent pending) ankle and arm security packs are the new, secure and comfortable way to carry daily accessories. There's a SnapEndWrap™ style for every man, woman, boy or girl, night, day, work or play. Capital Gains, Inc uses INVISTA 's CORDURA® brand fabrics in the manufacture of its products. While other products are tested for durability in commercial labs under control conditions, Capital Gains, Inc. has accepted the ultimate challenge by testing its SnapEndWrap™ products by the U.S. military around the world. Capital Gains, Inc. is proud to announce that its SnapEndWrap™ products made of CORDURA® fabrics successfully completed military durability tests under the most extreme combat and weather conditions. SnapEndWrap™ - Military Worn, Combat Tested and now available to you.
- Charles T. Daniels, Chairman/CEO Capital Gains, Inc. and Inventor of SnapEndWrap™
At Granite Gear, we strive to use materials that offer the highest strength-to-weight ratio. The first thing we do is test new material samples for tear strength and abrasion resistance. CORDURA® fabric for maximum durability is woven with high tenacity yarns that always test out to be the best for both, often offering double the pounds to tear and twice the time to abrade through the fabric. Out on the trail, our packs and CORDURA® fabrics are put to the real test on hundreds of long distance backpackers every season. Last year, with the help of Justin “Trauma” Lichter and CORDURA® fabric, we proved we can build a light-weight pack that withstands over 10,000 miles and a full year of continuous use. Gear built with CORDURA® fabric may cost a bit more but on the long trail it’s a far better value!
- Jeff Knight, CEO and Designer, Granite Gear
Workwear is exposed to extreme abrasion every day, which poses high demands on the materials and fabrics. Our most important priority at MASCOT is to make high quality products that will withstand wear and tear and will satisfy the needs of our wearers. We use Cordura® fabric in many of our products because it has a proven effect on the life-time of the products. This fact rings true with our wearers as well, and they know that if they choose a MASCOT product with Cordura® fabric reinforcements, they are truly getting an exceptionally durable product!
- Michael Grosbok, Managing Director, Mascot International A/S
With the expectations of professional golfers, we could not possibly consider cutting corners on our fabrics. CORDURA® fabric has been a rock solid performer for us for over ten years.
- Jeffrey Herold, President, West Coast Trends, Inc. (Makers of Club Glove)
Osprey has a long history with the CORDURA® brand team and is a strong supporter of CORDURA® brand fabrics. In spite of the rumor that “big packs” are a dying breed in this industry, the Argon/Xenon, with the superior 315d CORDURA® fabric, has doubled in sales compared to the preceding Cresecent/Luna series it replaced. This just goes to show that given super-functional design, great looks and solid materials that are lightweight, outdoor enthusiasts are still demanding these larger pack styles. At Osprey, we pride ourselves on making great packs for all end-users, and we feel that CORDURA® fabric plays a key role in our success.
- Stephen Brooks, Product Development Manager, Osprey
I have complete confidence in CORDURA® fabrics. They take a beating during my hikes and have never failed me even after this past year with 10,000 miles of hiking in completely varying conditions, from negative 90 degree wind chills to snowstorms to driving rain storms to unbearably hot temperatures and UV. Through it all, I can attest that CORDURA® fabric stands for durability – its strength-to-weight ratio is unbelievable! Lightweight materials are of critical importance in my line of work, and that is why CORDURA® fabric is the best and the reason the company has my support!
- Justin “Trauma” Lichter, 20,000 miler
For the past 30 years, I travel with CORDURA® fabric to the world’s most remote regions. In my quest to create educational programs for Adventure Classroom, CORDURA® fabric has never failed me in over 30,000 miles of trekking the Polar Regions at wind-chills of minus 100 degrees F, summertime Gobi Desert temperatures of 126 degrees F and the constantly wet and humid Amazon Rain Forest. Durability and dependability are vital to my success. I trek and kayak with no mechanization or outside support. Therefore my equipment cannot fail. My future plans involve many more thousands of miles to document vanishing cultures worldwide. CORDURA® fabric will go with me all the way.
- Helen Thayer, Adventurer and Author