Ballistics – In short, a term derived from the study of the motion and impact of projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, bombs etc.
We’re not saying the fabric we use will stop a bullet in any way, nor would we expect you would need it to.
What this means is it’s a time tested strong and durable fabric. So much so, that Ballistic Nylon was actually developed by the company DuPont as the material for Flak Jacket worn by World War II airmen. The very first flak jacket weighed at 22 pounds with several layers of Ballistic Nylon and steel panels.
Today the term is often used to refer to any nylon fabric that is made with a "ballistic weave", typically a 2×2 or 2×3 basket weave. Keeping its name, ballistic nylon is now recognised as a tough and resilient material with versatile qualities.
When choosing fabrics for our bags, Gina our creative director wanted to ensure that not only are we using materials that feel and look the part. They live up to their price and are sustainable. Our Navy Ballistic Nylon has a beautifully textured appearance with a soft sheen down to its basket weave. With a strong durable finish and sits handsomely alongside our black matte leather.
Overall our Navy bags are not only hardwearing, water resistant and tough, they look the part too!