Q. What is CORDURA®?
A. CORDURA® is a certified fabric from INVISTA. It is used in a wide range of products from luggage and backpacks to boots, to military wear and performance apparel. CORDURA® is resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs.
Q. How durable is CORDURA®?
A. Ounce for ounce, CORDURA® is more durable than other fabrics.
CORDURA® is :
+ 10x more durable than cotton duck
+ 3X more durable than standard polyester
+ 2x more durable than standard nylon
It's resistant to abrasions, tears, and scuffs--all the qualities you expect from a high performance fabric. So regardless of your activities, you'll benefit from the toughness of CORDURA®.
Q. Is CORDURA® a fiber?
A. No. CORDURA® is a certified fabric from INVISTA.
Q. How do I care for products/garments made with CORDURA®?
A. Products made with CORDURA® are made to last, and are generally easy to care for. First, always look for and follow the garment care label instructions.
General care instructions are as follows:
* Apparel: Wash on low temperature setting using mild detergent. Either air dry or dry on low setting. Do not bleach.
* Upholstery/Backpacks/Luggage: Soil may be removed with spray cleaner or detergent and water. Do not bleach.
* Oil or grease should first be treated with a dry cleaning solvent followed by a spray cleaner or detergent and water.
Q. Can a fabric that is used in luggage and backpacks be comfortable in a garment?
A. CORDURA comes in a variety of different weight/types, each appropriate for different end uses. Whereas luggage is typically made from heavier/thicker CORDURA fabrics, garments are now available in lighterweight CORDURA fabrics. Although lightweight, the garment remains extremely strong, durable, yet comfortable for any activity.
Q. Are CORDURA® fabrics tested?
A. All fabrics branded as CORDURA® have been certified to ensure they meet the durability and quality standards of CORDURA®.
Q. Where can I purchase products/garments with CORDURA®?
A. You'll find CORDURA® available in today's top brands. Be sure to look for the CORDURA® hangtag or label for your assurance of stylish, durable quality.