$30.00 /half yd
$30.00 /half yd
I initially just bought this because it's silver. Like others have said, it's really hard to cut, and as with other xpac fabrics you have to be careful that your sewing mistakes fall OUTSIDE the seam allowance, because the holes won't close up. My very unscientific preliminary tests suggest that it is at least as abrasion resistant as 1000d Cordura. And did I mention it's silver?
Thanks for leaving us a review Chris! UVX40 is a favorite fabric of ours. We'd love to see what you made with it, be sure to tag us on social media!
I have managed to buy fantastic material again, I am very satisfied! The delivery was also fast! I'll send you photos soon to see what I managed to make.
X-Pac® UVX40 is such a unique fabric! We're so glad that you are loving it as much as we do. Be sure to tag us on social media when you are finished with your creations!
Super strong material that’s got some stiffness to it. Easy to sew, but very tricky to cut. For cutting a Box cutter seems to work best as it kills rotary cutters and scissors (I’m sure laser cutting is the best solution)
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Will! UVX40 is such an awesome fabric to create with. We'd love to see a photo of your project, here is a link if you'd like to share any! https://forms.gle/svyHyGFQPoMtL79K9
Made a fanny pack with the fabric for biking.
Pros: nice stiff fabric, holds a fold easy, easy to work with and cut similar to other xpac fabrics. Waterproof.
Cons: cursory (subjective) tests with scraps show it to be less abrasion resistant than venom, cordura, and dyneema melange. The black poly fibers seem to want to fuzz up easily around the uhmwpe with moderate abrasion. Problem may be the fact that the warp is primary uhmwpe and the weft is primarily polyester, with the occasional uhmwpe thrown in. Maybe would be better to have alternating 50/50 poly/uhmwpe in both the warp and weft. I suppose dyneema melange is similar to that, and is a wonderful fabric. Hard to find a use case for the fabric-maybe a cool waterproof laptop bag, or waterproof dopp kit? The fanny pack is cool but the face fabric does wet out a from sweat ( stays waterproof though).
If I was building a hiking pack I'd probably go with venom or one of the challenge woven uhmwpe packs instead and use a waterproof liner.
Thanks for taking the time to leave us an honest review on your thoughts about the UVX40! As with all specialty fabrics, this fabric performs very well in some areas, and not as well in other areas. It's all about the maker's journey and learning where each fabric would work the best! We are excited about 2022 and looking to bring on many more awesome Pack fabrics!