NorthPak™ by North Sails® 200D Recycled Poly Pack Fabric (Sold Per Yard)

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NORTHPAK:​ ​The World's First Recycled, Waterproof & Durable Polyester Pack Fabric! 

*The NPLX200 uses 200 denier 100% recycled polyester fiber and film with a 0.5mil RPET film backing.

Since the program is still new, most piece sizes are no larger than 10 yards, but in time, they will be extended to full 50 yard rolls.

Why NorthPak?

Polyester Performance: North Sails designed NorthPak to perform in the harshest conditions, just like its sailcloth.  From more than 60 years experience making sails, North learned that when exposed to the elements, polyester is technically better than nylon.  NorthPak recycled polyester:

* lasts longer

*absorbs 80% less moisture, and 

*has much better UV resistance and color retention than nylon.  

Leading Technology: North Sails is the world's leading sailmaker and the world's largest producer of laminated sailcloth, with patents for 3Di and other technical processes.  With headquarters in Newport, RI and over 50 sail lofts and service centers around the globe, North's central manufacturing in Sri Lanka employs over 1000 people.  In 2010, North designed and installed the most advanced fabric laminating machine in the business for sailcloth and other technical fabrics.


Environmentally Friendly: North Sails takes the preservation of our planet seriously, and donates 1% of  North Collection sales to the Ocean Family Foundation.  So when North set out to create the highest performance pack fabric, using recycled components was a priority.  Even the adhesive is polyester, so NorthPak fabric is 100% recyclable after use.  

*NorthPak’s CrossPly yarn, and some of the face fabric woven at our factory, is from plastic collected on the beaches of Sri Lanka. 

*Unlike all other pack fabrics, NorthPak does not contain harmful PU, TPU, PVC, DWR or other coatings, inside or out.

*NorthPak uses about 1/2 the solvent-based adhesive needed to laminate nylon, and VOC's are eliminated before entering the atmosphere.

*NorthPak’s signature 45 degree Blue recycled CrossPly yarn improves pattern orientation, and reduces cutting waste about 10%.


NorthPak has a very small Carbon footprint:

*CO2 emitted to make recycled polyester fiber is little more than Organic Cotton, and 73% less than Nylon.

*manufacturing recycled polyester fiber emits 50% less CO2 than virgin polyester.

*manufacturing recycled polyester film emits 38% less CO2 than virgin polyester film.

*every yard of NorthPak saves about 1 lb of CO2, compared to virgin Nylon/polyester fabric.

NorthPak was created by North Sails to be the world's first durable & waterproof pack fabric made from 100% recycled polyester fiber and film.  After extensive material research and the development of new manufacturing processes, the NorthPak line of NPX (sandwich construction with recycled woven backing) and NPLX (sandwich construction with recycled film backing) is now available for outdoor designers, brands, and factories worldwide.

We recommend making prototypes to be sure the fabric works with your design as planned.

*adhesive is not made from recycled polyester


NorthPak™ by North Sails® 200D Recycled Poly Pack Fabric 

Content100% Recycled Polyester fiber and film
Nominal Width (Inches)56-58 inches
Nominal Fabric Weight (Oz/ Sq Yd)4.5
Sales UnitLinear Yard
AvailabilityStandard Item
Roll Size50
Thickness (Inches)
CoatingRPET Film
DWR FinishYes
Care InstructionX-PAC-Care
Suggested NeedleJeans 100/16
Thread SuggestionBonded Nylon or all Polyester, T45 to T70
Country of OriginSir Lanka

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