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Product Description

ECOPAK will replace hybrid DCF dyneema 2.9oz fabric across my range. Hybrid dyneema is a standard dcf fabric with a polyester woven face bonded on top. EKOPAK ultra is a full dyneema weave with a film back that ive had in testing for 12 months to ensure it meets my needs and can be relied on when on trail. It ages better than DCF too and doesn't suffer any long term shrinkage. ECOPAK EPLX is very similar to X-Pac but but has a square reinforcement grid rather than diamond shape. That actually beneficial as it cuts wastage in construction because i can orient the grid in either direction when cutting. It also has a film back which means it too can be seam sealed. Advancements in construction techniques and tape technology means ive actually reduced the weight of the ULTRA pouches (16.97g vs 18g) compared with the DCF 2.9oz version so there is no weight penalty even though its a heavier fabric with better durability. The EPLX version is 18.44g vs 18g but is far lighter than X-PAC VX07 would be and is bomber tough too.

Theres more info on the sustainability of the fabric under the product description but its worth noting that Tread Lite Gear makes all items by hand in an off grid solar powered workshop. We sold the company van this year and put the money into solar and a high end electric cargo bike which is used to transport our post bags to the post office. We pack in recycled cardboard boxes and dont add tags, plastic bags or any other superfluous stuff that you would put straight in the rubbish bin. Our designs are well considered taking into account the characteristics of the fabric. When i started the business 8 years ago we had to find and source things that were unavailable in the UK market and we had nobody to copy like todays other makers. We have set the path all the others followed in the ultralight accessory market.

We use royal mail 1st class as standard. All parcels get a delivery GPS trace and barcode scan to confirm delivery. Worldwide delivery is free over £20 and there is no VAT in the price. Taxes will be collected at the border in EU but USA has very generous import limits and you will not pay anything


  • Super tough black ECOPAK EPLX or ULTRA 200
  • Weight just 16.97g ULTRA and 18.44g EPLX
  • Fully tape sealed
  • Clip attachment system is very robust. Push down on bar to release
  • Load area up to 17cm tall x 10cm wide. 1cm thick
  • Please ensure you can remove your pack strap to thread the elastic on

ECOPAK EPLX™ from Challenge Sailcloth is the world's first 100% recycled laminated pack fabric - designed from the ground up to meet or exceed the technical properties of traditional laminated nylon while also being better for the environment

The ECOPAK ™ line starts with a 100% recycled REPREVE polyester face, then adds a proprietary 100% recycled film to make everything waterproof. An environmentally friendly, PFC-free C0 DWR also provides water resistance to the face fabric.

ECOPAK ™ EPL Ultra is a new series of waterproof fabrics for backpacks made out of woven UHMWPE (Dyneema) and recycled polyester blend laminated to 0.5mil RUV recycled film. This is one of the stongest backpack laminates for its weight currently on the market.

  • The woven fabric is 67% UHMWPE and 33% Repreve recycled polyester.
  • The proprietary Challenge RUV recycled film backing is 100% recycled and 97% UV Resistant.
  • Every yard of ECOPAK™ saves over one pound of CO2, compared to Nylon pack fabric.
  • ECOPAK™ contains no harmful TPU, PVC, DWR or other coatings.
  • CO2 emissions from manufacturing this recycled polyester are 50% lower than Nylon, 38% lower than virgin film, comparable to organic cotton.


Product Code

Tread Lite Gear ECOPAK ULTRA or EPLX XL Phone Strap Pocket Ultralight Dyneema

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