Fabrics shown below are fabrics used in the construction of McHale Packs.





420 D Untexturized high tenacity nylon: Black, Gray

420/840 Super Rip-stop, high tenacity nylon: Blue Jean (light blue)

500 D Cordura nylon: Forest Green, Mallard Green, OD green, camo green, forest green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Old Navy (silver blue), Purple, Red, Turquoise Teal, Dark Teal, Cobalt, Burgundy, Charcoal Gray, Coyote Brown - color selection subject to inventory on hand. Client may supply fabric and color and we can special order. Customers may supply fabric.

1000 D Cordura Nylon: Forest Green, olive drab, burgundy, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, , Dark Teal, Red, Purple, Charcoal Gray, Black, lime, coyote....... special orders also.

CubenTech Fabric with polyester face laminate - known as 'Hybrid Cuben' This is available for packs and accessories. We have a number of weights in the 3.4 oz to 4.2 oz range. This is what is known as 'non-woven' dyneema to some.

Full Spectra with Cuben Fiber laminate; This is our best fabric for building extremely tough yet reasonably light packs. Keep the pack simple and it ends up pretty light. This is a 3.5 oz full spectra weave with a very light high-bias CubenTech Cuben Fiber laminated to it for waterproofness, structural stability, and extra strength...... 5 oz / yard final weight with Cuben.

Dyneema Grid w 140 high tenacity nylon 3.8 oz/yd - 1/4" grid: Gray color. This is a very nice fabric for the lightest packs.

GREEN NOTICE We now have Green Dyneema X-Grid fabric for another choice in pack fabrics. This is the same fabric as the Gray Dyneema X-Grid below. Click image below.

Dyneema X Grid / 4.4 oz/square yd dark gray.

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Dyneema Grid / 500D Cordura 1/4" grid - black - 7.4 oz/yd -

630 high tenacity fabric: Black only. Used for extra tough bottoms. 1000D weight yet smooth like 420. - 9 oz/yd


Full Spectra: 3.5 oz Full Spectra with laminated urethane film Total weight 6 oz./yd ( shoulder pads only) We typically use this for heavy duty shoulder pads because of it's smoothness, durability, and flexibility. Full Spectra shoulder pads are far more rodent-proof than standard nylons.

Full Spectra 6 oz./yd 1000D with super tough coating. For extra tough pack bottoms for tough alpine conditions and/or super heavy duty packs.

CubenTech Fabric with polyester face laminate - known as 'Hybrid Cuben' This is available for packs and accessories. We have a number of weights in the 3.4 oz to 4.2 oz range.

Below: an example of Dyed Full Spectra. All of our Full Spectra Fabrics can be custom dyed.

Our grid fabric for light packs is made with Dyneema ripstop threads. . The white ripstop grid pattern in the fabrics is the Dyneema. The fabric in between the little white squares is High Tenacity nylon of various weights. These special type HDPE fibers are known as Dyneema throughout the world, except in North America, where the process is licensed to Allied Signal/Honeywell and is known as Spectra. Dyneema is also now made in the USA by DSM.

BEWARE: Some companies like to talk about the Dyneema in Dyneema grid fabric as being 10 times stronger than steel. It is important to point out that the rest of the fabric that the Dyneema grid is woven into is not 10 times stronger than steel!

Dyneema grid is not as tough as Full Dyneema or Full Spectra fabric. Nevertheless, the Dyneema Grid fabrics hold up very well and are a popular failsafe pack fabric. These types of fabrics are commonly referred to as dyneema or spectra on the internet when they are actually dyneema or spectra 'grid'.