Hypalon+ more info
Ultralight Ripstop+ more info
Aramid Bartacking+ more info
Hypervent™+ more info
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.
Did you know that ripstop material is used in hot air balloons and in parachutes? Two activities in which you REALLY don't want your gear ripping….so let's add hunting to that list. So it might not be "life or death" like skydiving but you might wish you were dead if your pack suddenly rips to shreds when it's filled with 100+ pounds of fresh elk and you still have 3 miles to go back to the truck! Our Ultralight Series of packs feature Nylon Ripstop Fabric for two reasons - 1: To keep them ultralight (you probably already figured that out) 2: To put your mind at ease that your pack will take whatever load you throw at it. We're all about peace of mind here....and shooting stuff. We really love shooting stuff.
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....
Any endurance athlete or mechanic for that matter will tell you that the biggest threat you face when it comes to
performing at peak levels is HEAT. It depletes your body of energy faster than any other factor. Badlands
Hypervent Technology was designed to allow high volumes of air to pass between you and your pack. This allows
you to stay cool and dry in even the most extreme environments and stay at those peak performance levels longer. Badlands Hypervent packs were also designed to wrap around your body's shape and work with your body's natural movement instead of against it. The result is long lasting comfort, increased stamina, reduced sweat and even reduced odor. Your friends will thank you....your prey will not.