Think of the best hunters you’ve ever known. They’re tough. Resilient. Silent in the field. Rain, wind, snow? It doesn’t phase ‘em in the slightest. We put the mad scientists in our basement to work to replicate these traits in fabric form for Badlands’ hunting packs and clothing.
Tough and durable never seems to coincide with soft and comfortable. Until we created Badlands’ new DuraSpun Merino fabric, that is. Using Cordura® and all of its strengths, we made the ultimate combination of natural and synthetics…a single strand of super strong Cordura® thread, wrapped in Merino wool fibers. The result is a fabric with all the comfort, moisture-wicking and odor-fighting properties of Merino, with toughness and durability that goes beyond anything you’ve experienced before. Put on a piece of Pecora apparel or our Variant Hoodie featuring this incredible new fabric, and you’ll know, Badlands has done it again.
After 31 attempts that were good — just not good enough for Badlands — we finally came up with KXO-32 fabric. This is one of the strongest, quietest, and most waterproof materials you could ever hope to take into the field. You'll find it in many of Badlands' most popular packs, such as the Superday or Diablo Dos, and you can count on KXO-32 for years of rough use and successful hunts.
KXO-32™ has been the standard for tough, quiet, and waterproof. But it never hurts to raise the bar, does it? Our new KXO-50 fabric is just as durable and tough, just as quiet, and just as waterproof as KXO-32, with one key difference: it’s even lighter. We put this incredible material to work where you need it most, in the Vario Pack System, and the updated 2200 and Carbon Ox packs.