KXO-32™ Fabric+ more info
Hypalon+ more info
Aramid Bartacking+ more info
Zip-No™+ more info
Badlands KXO-32 fabric is the strongest, quietest, most waterproof material in the hunting world. How do we know? Because we tried 31 different combos before we finally got it right! Soft, supple, quiet….everything you've always wanted in a hunting pack...and a mate but, that's a debate for another time.
Let's face it....You put a lot of stress on your hunting gear. As you should! Certain areas of your pack are bound to
take more abuse than others. Through a scientific process we call "beating the living hell out of it" we found these "high stress areas" and added reinforcements. Hypalon is one of the highest strength, yet flexible materials known to man and we had to have it. We bought up the world's supply and use it on all high stress areas on all Badlands packs. Why go the extra mile you may ask? Because at Badlands the giving never stops.
Aramid fibers are fibers in which the chain molecules are highly oriented along the fiber axis so the strength of
the chemical bond can be exploited. What does that mean? Well….we're not sure exactly but we do know that one strand of this thread can lift 110 lbs so we don't really care! Yes, all of the yellow bar-tacks you see on our packs are aramid thread and no, yellow isn't our favorite color. These fibers are so strong and dense that they can't even be dyed another color. At least it's not pink....
Zippers are everywhere and most of the time they are the best closure system you can have. "Most" of the time didn't quite satisfy us however. There were times in the field when we needed something faster, quieter and one-hand friendly. Over 8 years of research and development led to the creation of Badlands Zip-No™ Technology. Using rare-earth magnets (the strongest on the planet), we developed a process in which we could bend them into rope like strands. The result is a zipperless system that can be opened and closed silently with one hand and quicker than any zipper could ever be. When stealth and timing is everything, Zip-No can be the difference between coming out heavy or with just a heavy heart.