A couple of years back Nige and Bill were invited to visit the INVISTA Textiles plant in Gloucestershire and given unparalleled “behind the scenes” access to the processes involved in making the market-leading CORDURA fabrics and created an article all about their experience!
When it comes to the tactical gear world CORDURA are a real “go to” brand for just about everything that we use; footwear, base layer, clothing, plate carriers and pouches, rucsacs, and hydration systems all make use of the CORDURA family of fabrics and technologies and reading the list of brand partners on the military section of their website is like looking at a “Who’s Who” of the tactical industry!
Today, you’ll find CORDURA fabrics in all the top brands that are known for making tough, long-lasting products. In fact, CORDURA fabrics are trusted by many military and tactical users around the globe; if you go to your own gear pile then you will undoubtedly find numerous items bearing the CORDURA logo.
And our friends at UF PRO have dropped a superb overview of CORDURA onto their blog, telling us; “CORDURA is nylon-based fabric ideal for military and law enforcement clothing and gear. Sixteen separate products make up the CORDURA range, which extends from a featherweight material to one heavy enough for use in body armour. Among CORDURA’s most deterministic features is its high “durability per weight” index. CORDURA is typically added to garments at positions most likely to be subjected to intense wear-and-tear, such as knees, instep, belt loops, and pockets. CORDURA has three main competitors: schoeller-keprotec, carbon fibre textiles, and ceramic dots. Thanks to ongoing innovation, CORDURA is likely to continue as a leading favorite of producers of military and LE apparel and gear.”
With a detailed look at CORDURA, from its humble beginnings, to exactly where and how this can be used in tactical gear for optimal benefit this is an article that everyone should take a look at, and you can do so by following THIS LINK!