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Innovative backpack fabric

Award   WINNER 2018
Category   Material innovations
Company   Fjällräven

Bergshell is Fjällräven’s new waterproof and sustainable fabric made from 100% recycled nylon. It combines air-textured yarn with filament yarn in a non-raised ripstop weave that has very high abrasion-resistance and exceptional tear strength. The weave is also fully balanced, meaning it offers the same strength in both warp and weft. Conventional ripstop fabrics have an uneven surface with the ripstop threads getting hit by abrasion first as they are slightly raised. With Bergshell’s flat ripstop construction, abrasion is spread evenly over the entire fabric surface, considerably increasing the amount of wear it can withstand. TPU-laminate makes it waterproof with a 20,000 mm water column

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Choice of materials
  • Sustainability
  • Added value

Jury Statement

Bergshell is made of 100% recycled nylon. An important sustainable innovation. We were impressed by its blend of abrasion resistance, weight, hand and recycled fibre content.