Why Ballistics nylon?
1680 denier ballistics nylon surpasses leather, Cordura and nylon in strength. In abrasion tests conducted against nylon and leather, ballistic scored highest. Leather scuffed at 25 cycles, nylon failed at 295 cycles, while ballistic was only affected after 3000 cycles. In tests conducted to measure tear resistance, nylon started tearing at 5 lbs ( 2.3 kgs), Cordura tore at 74 lbs (33.6 kgs), but ballistic held strong at 250 lbs (113.6 kgs)!
If one considers that a lot of motorcycle riding jackets and pants are made from 600 D or 1000 D Cordura, you can figure out for yourself how tough these Dakar bags are.
Ballistic nylon is also approved by the U.S. Military for use in bulletproof vests.