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  1. #1
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    Mar 2004
    Northern Virginia

    co-pilot in 420d parapack fabric?

    hi darcy!

    i am in love with the 420d parapack fabric!

    what do you think about offering the co-pilot in 420d parapack?


  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    Somewhere in the Hills
    As I understand it, parapack fabric is supposed to offer superior rejection of pet hair and dirt over 1050d ballistic nylon, correct?

    One thing photos and video on the internet cannot capture adequately is the texture and shine of the fabric of nylon and nylon-like products. I don't know how you overcome that. HD video camera, perhaps? Or maybe using closeups and good lighting with a late-model SLR?

    I would like to see a visually accurate, high-fidelity comparison (both still photos and video) of the various kinds of fabric. Anybody own an HD-video SLR to capture this? Maybe Tom Bihn's brother can take a crack at it?

    In theory, if parapack lives up to its reputation and is as silky-beautiful as the 1050d on my Super Ego, then it sounds like a very attractive fabric. I wonder if Tom Bihn will ever offer a camo version of the Brain Bag using parapack...
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2010
    Tukwila, WA
    I think asking for samples of the materials would help you, MtnMan.

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    Dec 2009
    Downeast Maine
    Mtnman, for me the parapack and ballistic are about the same at shedding pet hair. They both do a pretty good job. I find the cordura to be the largest hair magnet.
    List exceeds allowed characters. So I'll just say I'm plum and kiwi loving FOT!

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