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Thanks for the review. I really like the look of this pack however I am concerned about the durability of the g 1000 material and it's ability to resist tearing if snagged on a branch etc. I have never encountered any Fjallraven products in Australia, so have no idea what this material feels like although I know from this forum that the gear appears to be high quality.My other option is a Duluth wanderer pack, which is very durable, but being old school in every respect probably not half as comfortable. Dilemma, dilemma...
G1000 tears pretty easily. I have managed to tear my G1000 trousers and jackets with only limited hard use.
Thanks for the info Nonsuch, I have ordered a Frost River canvas pack that should outlast me....
I have been using the Vintage 20 since 2007 - on an almost daily basis - and have had no tearing, wearing out or any other problems concerning the fabric of the bag - pretty robust IMHO :)
I would agree with Non Such about the G1000 material with regards to clothing. With limited use in the woods I have found that material tears relatively easily if caught on something.
They are nice and light but if the tears hadn't been on the areas where there is double material they would've been useless after a second camp out.
There have been queries raised about the more recent examples of G1000 fabric on other threads on the site ...all I can say is that the stuff I have had (2007 or earlier) has never seen a tear - except when I slashed a pair of trousers while flint knapping!
I have found the fabric hardwearing and outlastng the sewing of the main seat seam in a pair of trousers in g1000 by several sewings... perhaps I sit down too much :)