We're an outdoor brand that has designed products using a material which is incredibly strong yet environmentally friendly in its production, use and disposal. Our products are both non-toxic and non-plasticizer, compared to other harmful single use materials currently being used across outdoor products such as pvc, plastic, nylon and tarpaulin.
WHAT IS TPU MATERIAL?
TPU stands for Thermoplastic Polyurethane and is a kind of Thermoplastic Elastomer.
Bridging the gap between rubber and plastics, this class of material boasts a litany of desirable characteristics renowned for many applications including: Elasticity, Liquid Resistance, Abrasion Resistance, High Strength and Heat Resistance.
High temperature resistance and dimensional stability
Very good low temperature toughness
Superior dynamic properties: flexible and elastic
Excellent abrasion, scratch and wear resistance
High tear strength
Excellent weather & UV resistance
Excellent welding characteristics and adhesion
WHAT IS DENIER?
Denier (D) is a metric used to describe what is essentially thickness or density. Adventure backpacks used for outdoor activities such as watersports, hiking, fishing and camping can commonly be found in the industry standard range of 450–600D. We make our backpack with a denier measurement of 840D, putting our packs in the "incredibly tough" category. The added bonus is that even at a high denier, TPU material is lighter than most materials normally used including PVC, Nylon and Cotton.
IS TPU WATER RESISTANT?
TPU maintains its flexibility while being waterproof and lightweight. When closed correctly, our backpack is 100% splash resistant and waterproof when submerged for a short period, keeping your gear safe and dry. With its lightweight structure, when closed, air is trapped inside and your bag will float on the surface.
HOT DAYS IN THE SUN?
Our TPU packs will need to be exposed to 220°C/428F temperatures before the structure becomes compromised. Unless the sun explodes you will not have a problem - you'll probably have bigger concerns at that stage anyway... Please do not attempt to put a naked flame against our products.
IS TPU GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
They call it “the plastic to smile about”. Any substance and material can be potentially or inherently toxic or safe depending on several factors. However, in general TPU is considered an eco-friendly material for the material's reusable qualities. We source recyclable materials for production and raw materials to be used in the production process and that can be recycled again. Throughout the manufacturing process there is no toxic solvent residue, with no harmful emissions. The manufacturing process uses a high frequency seal method on edges and does not use chemical/toxic adhesives.
In comparison to harmful single use materials used by other brands, our products use tpu which expands eco-solutions, reduces processing times and improves the actual performance of our products.
Despite being one of the strongest materials on the market, TPU has biodegradable qualities, a message we like to champion when describing our products. TPU is durable but can biodegrade over 3-5 years in an environment with concentrated microorganisms such as water or soil. With no dangerous chemical additives, the material we use will not change the ph level when it dissolves or when it goes through a recycled process.
"OUR PRODUCTS TAKE TIME TO DESIGN, TIME TO MAKE AND TAKE A LONG TIME TO TEST. FOR THIS REASON, WE HAVE A QUALITY PROMISE OF 365 DAYS. IF IT BREAKS, AND IT IS WITHIN OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WE WILL REPLACE IT."