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    Halcyon Long Term Durability

    How does this fabric hold up? I'm thinking of getting a daylight in halcyon for a light weight hiking day bag. Can anyone comment how this fabric holds up over the years? Thanks!

    #2
    Halcyon is my favorite exterior fabric. It shows less wear than 525 ballistic, it is lighter, and it is very durable. I have no complaints.

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      #3
      I agree that Halcyon is probably the most durable of the fabrics. My old, old stuff in Halcyon still looks perfect (albeit in some cases a tiny bit faded from years of sunlight), while the 525 and 210 ballistic show light scuffs and scratches, under the same use. I think that Cordura and 1050d ballistic are somewhere in the middle. I'm really talking about aesthetics though -- all of these fabrics should stay intact unless subjected to very rough treatment like scraping along cement or being poked with a sharp metal.

      The only other consideration is that larger bags in Halcyon will show the shape of what's inside and so they can look a little 'lumpy' depending on how you pack things. The backpacks I have in that size are mostly 525 ballistic for that reason, and I buy them in black so they don't really show scuffs.

      I think both fabrics are nice though. I'm not overly fond of 210, except for lining interiors, where it's fine.
      Last edited by bchaplin; 06-04-2022, 07:30 AM.
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        #4
        Thank you both. I'm sold

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