New Series of paks called the AR (Abrasion Resistance) Series is now being offered for most of the products in this Web Site. The designation for this series is AR in front of the part number for the particular product. (ex: AR2400ALS-GRN). This new series is utilizing a state of the art zipper that is turned inside (it looks reversed) to avoid abrasion on the coil and threads that attach the coil.
Additionally there is a polyurethane coating laminated to the zipper tape that makes it water repellent and also "slippery" to reduce even more abrasion.
Another major feature in the AR Series is a "Skid Plate", made of nylon webbing that is sewn on either side of the main zipper which will protrude above the zipper and take most of the abrasion. The "Skid Plate" is removable, so it can be replaced when worn out. Eight rubberized feet are sewn on the bottom and back of the pak to help defer abrasion on the fabric.
We are confident that these changes will greatly increase the longevity of all paks, which will give you the best value for dollar invested.