A touch of this, a hit of that, it takes a lot of webbing and weave to make a Timbuk2 product. But each material counts. We evaluate the performance and durability of our materials by testing their tensile strength, seam slippage, water column, tear abrasion, ball burst, mullens, colorfastness, and other sexy things. Only materials that meet pass our rigorous testing earn the right to be integrated into Timbuk2 products.
We also evaluate the environmental impact of our materials. We do not – we will not! – use materials considered toxic by the global community. In addition to regularly assessing the materials we use, we constantly hunt for newer, better materials solutions. Finding the perfect fabric or binding is challenging but oh so necessary.
100% of Timbuk2’s primary materials – external materials and liners – are Bluesign. The Bluesign standard is an independent industry textile standard that can be applied to the entire textile production chain to deliver certainty of environmental impact. Timbuk2 continually strives to use Bluesign materials wherever possible.
- Timbuk2 Bluesign materials: 1680D, 420 matte, 630D, 600D TPU, 1200D non-p pvc, grey
texture, full-cycle ripstop, carbon ripstop, 30D nylon ripstop
- Non-Bluesign Timbuk2 materials: 200D polyester lining, webbing, foams, hardware