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We compare bags, we road test things and throw pretty much whatever we can at them, we give tips for what type of carry best suits particular purposes, but we thought it would be useful to delve a little deeper into carry materials. So we’ve put together a short series of posts that focus on carry materials.
What does the label of your bag mean and how do you choose the right material for your activity? From the image above you’ll see that we have tried to cover the most common materials that are utilised in carry. The materials are divided into two groups: natural and synthetic. The materials have different properties which suit different uses. Items such as knitted and herringbone fabrics have not been included, as we want to focus on fabrics that are used primarily for their technical properties over their aesthetic properties. The materials above can be used in a variety of situations, including travel, work and leisure.
As the series progresses, we’ll highlight the various properties of common carry materials and provide insight on the structure of fabrics.