Dyneema or Cuben (Spectra) is one of the most popular names of super strong yet light Technical fabrics. Chemically noted as UHMWPE or HMPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethelene or High Modulus Poly Ethelene) you will see many names for it. Pound for pound 15x stronger than steel, yet floats on water. Dyneema is a brand name. Using Technical fabrics enables making high strength gear that is much lighter and thinner than ever before possible, exceptional abrasion resistance, and highly waterproof are other features. These fabrics can be laminates, woven, or a hybrid. Tarps, Ponchos, Gear Bags, and other items are being developed to fit into Wilderness Innovation’s unique product line. High Tech in the outdoors to “Simplify Survival” and make camping activities even more enjoyable.
There are woven Dyneema fibers blended with another kind of fiber then woven in a traditional manner. Our new Xtreme HD is this type, 45% Dyneema, 55% Polyester, which produces a fabric with amazing properties. Exceptional strength while being very soft and draping. High abrasion resistance, almost tear proof, and highly cut resistant. Coated with a proprietary waterproofing.
Ultra fabrics by Challenger Sailcloth combine woven UHMWPE fibers with a laminated RPET back for waterproofing and stability. These Ultra Weave fabrics contain 60% UMHWPE fiber by weight for superior performance. Abrasion tests show twice the life cycle compared with our amazing HD Cordura poncho line.