There are now well over 500 Stealth bags out and about. To date, I have had 2 bags that have had things go wrong. One, a very early model seat bag which was replaced with an updated model which strengthened the area failure. The other was a stitch failure (potentially caused by overtightening). While a 0% failure rate would be fantastic, a 0.4% rate is pretty good I think.
While the fabric I have been using has been great, I have always wanted something a bit lighter, while still offering the same level of durability. It's finally here. 500D and 1000D Cordura® Nylon. This is much lighter and stronger than the old fabric while offering more durability. The fabric has both a DWR coating on the face of the fabric and a PU coating on the backside, making it very weather resistant. The old fabric was coated with a thick PVC coating which made the bags stiff, it also had no DWR coating.
I will have Black, Dark Grey, Red and Blue as standard colours, along with Multicam Black and Tropic. I will most likely have a few seasonal colours too, available in limited quantities of course. The 500D Cordura® will be used for the majority of the bags while the 1000D Cordura® will be used to reinforce where necessary.