Materials

Materials
TUFA Climbing products are crafted from premium materials, chosen for their technical and aesthetic attributes.  The fabrics and hardware applied in our designs represent the cutting edge and are sourced worldwide.
Textiles
Dimension Polyant X-Pac fabrics are at the core of TUFA products.  Made in the USA and originally designed for high-performance racing sails,  X-Pac ripstop fabrics cross over perfectly into the climbing world offering an incredible balance of lightweight, durable and waterproof qualities.
 
VX-21:  VX-21 is our favorite high performance pack material. A four-layer lamination of X-Pac Ripstop Polyester, Hydro State waterproof construction technology, and 200 denier nylon fabric face provides an ideal balance of weight and durability.
VX-42: The ballistic version of X-Pac, with a tight 400 denier fabric face and a heavier taffeta backing.  Ideal fabric for those looking to haul or otherwise abuse their pack regularly. 
D40: D40 uses a proprietary sailcloth weave of HMPE fiber (like spectra and dyneema) blended with polyester to create a super tear and abrasion resistant, waterproof fabric for those wanting top level performance and longevity.
Zippers
YKK Uretek zipper is the most reliable zipper available.  Made in the USA, Uretek zippers are extremely durable and water resistant with an external PU coating. 
Hardware
Duraflex hardware is what makes our designs click.  Renowned for their exceptional quality and tested in the field, Duraflex hardware will perform when you need it most. 
Webbing
We use a wide variety of Made in USA webbing including Biothane rubberized webbing and Bluewater tubular webbing.  All chalk bags come with a soft-on-skin herringbone belt.