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Behind the Scenes: What is X-Pac?

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Behind the Scenes: What is X-Pac?

Unlocking the Secrets of X-Pac: The Material that Redefines Durability

Updated: 10/2/2023

For some, bags are mere fabric constructs designed to contain their belongings. For others, these bags represent more than just storage; they symbolize the guardians of their livelihoods, shielding their possessions from the trials and tribulations of the world. In this realm of robust and resilient materials, X-Pac emerges as the hero we all need.



What is X-Pac?
X-Pac isn't your run-of-the-mill fabric; it's a laminated composite crafted from layers of high-performance film and fabric. Born to brave the great outdoors, this material is celebrated for its unwavering durability, impressive water resistance, and unmatched strength. It has found its calling as the preferred choice for crafting outdoor gear, bags, and backpacks.

But what makes X-Pac so exceptional? The story traces back over half a century to a group of passionate sailors and textile visionaries who recognized the need for superior sailcloth. Their journey led to the birth of Dimension-Polyant, now the global leader in producing this cutting-edge material.

When your reliance on a material extends to navigating the treacherous seas, it must perform impeccably in diverse environmental and physical conditions. X-Pac's claim to fame lies in its remarkable strength-to-weight ratio and its impeccable waterproofing. By meticulously layering and laminating multiple sheets under high pressure, they create a fabric that stands strong and flexible against even the fiercest of challenges.



The Diamond Pattern: A Strategic Marvel
The signature diamond pattern, known as X-Ply, isn't just for looks. It plays a pivotal role in reinforcing the fabric's layers, enhancing stability, tear strength, and structural integrity. Additionally, it mitigates stretching and evenly distributes heavy loads across the material. It's more than a pattern; it's a testament to X-Pac's commitment to both form and function.



Sustainability at Its Core
At UrbanCred, we hold our planet's future close to our hearts. That's why we're proud to collaborate with X-Pac brands, many of which, like Dimension-Polyant, are committed to carbon neutrality and exceeding stringent environmental and labor standards. They strive to create enduring products using responsible materials within eco-friendly facilities.

Did you know that a staggering 85% of post-consumer textile waste ends up in landfills, according to the Council for Textile Recycling? Bags like the Able Carry Daily Backpack or Modern Dayfarer Active Sling, crafted from X-Pac material, are designed to combat this waste crisis by lasting a lifetime.

Caring for Your X-Pac
To ensure the longevity and quality of your X-Pac products, it's crucial to follow a few simple care guidelines:

  • Cleaning: Use a damp cloth and mild soap to clean X-Pac. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the material. After cleaning, let the product air dry.
  • Water Resistance: While X-Pac is water-resistant, it's not entirely waterproof. To maintain its water-resistant properties, prevent excessive exposure to moisture or submersion in water.
  • UV Protection: X-Pac material is UV-resistant, but prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading. Store your X-Pac gear away from harsh sunlight.
  • Storage: Keep X-Pac products in a cool, dry place, and avoid extreme temperatures or humidity.


By following these care guidelines, you can ensure that your X-Pac products remain in top-notch condition. Whether you're using them for outdoor adventures or daily commuting, proper care will keep your gear looking sharp and performing admirably for years to come.

Our Vision
Life is an unpredictable journey filled with twists and turns. To traverse this path, we need gear we can trust. At UrbanCred, we offer a diverse range of bags in various sizes, materials, and designs, each meticulously curated. No matter which bag you choose, rest assured it's built to endure a lifetime of adventures. We believe in reliability, and that's what we deliver—gear you can count on, always.


Take a look at our collection here.

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