Our Brand Partners
FROM SEA TO SUMMIT.
X-Pac® is a brand of Dimension-Polyant, the world leader in manufacturing advanced, high-quality sailcloth. The X-Pac® story is one of innovation and determination. It’s a story that began with a team of passionate sailors and textile enthusiasts — each with equal amounts of grit in their teeth and saltwater in their veins — who saw a need for a better sail and set out to revolutionize the industry. Today, over 50 years later, we are the world leader in manufacturing advanced, high-quality sail cloth.
On that foundation of innovation, we built our X-Pac® line of laminate pack fabrics. Much like a technical racing sail, a X-Pac® needs to perform in the face of varying environmental and physical forces. Our fabrics do that and then some. Remarkably durable with an impressive strength-to-weight ratio and 100% waterproof. X-Pac® fabrics are designed to perform, no matter what you encounter.
When you’re designing high-performance gear, start with high-performance fabric. Lightweight, durable, and 100% waterproof, X-Pac® laminates won’t fail under pressure.
Since day one, a deep-rooted love of the ocean and outdoors has been a driving force at Dimension-Polyant. We believe spending time on the water and in the outdoors is the cornerstone to a happy and healthy life. In order to help preserve our environment for future generations, we have achieved our initial carbon neutrality goals, exceeding all environmental and labor standards set forth by North American and European regulatory commissions, but we know there’s more to accomplish. We’ve identified three key areas of focus—long-lasting durable products, responsible materials, and eco-friendly facilities.
According to the Council for Textile Recycling, 85% of post-consumer waste textiles end up in our waste stream. Rugged, long-lasting products like those made from X-Pac® laminates are built for the long haul, not the landfill.
In 2022 we launched our line of 100% post-consumer recycled polyester fabrics, called RX, sourced from recycled plastic bottles along the east coast of the United States. In addition, we established the cleenTEC® seal, which is given to fabrics that utilize recycled, bio-based, or sustainably sourced raw materials while being certified 100% climate neutral. As we look to add more fabrics to the portfolio, look for the cleenTEC® seal to identify which fabric offerings qualify.
We are proud of the work we’ve done to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing in Germany and the US. By thermally oxidizing VOCs, our buildings recycle heat and emit clean air. Since early 2021, our plants are powered by 100% renewable-sourced electricity and we offset all carbon emissions in partnership with Climate Partner and Plastic Free Oceans. The cleenTEC® seal serves as an orientation aid to show our dedication to sustainability beyond our facility.
Rigorous doesn't even begin to describe our product testing. It starts with an idea, a passion for innovation, and a desire to create a better fabric — period. But before any product is brought to life, it gets put to the test in our state-of-the-art lab. Only when we’re sure our fabrics will live up to our stringent standards will they see the light of day. We wouldn’t have it any other way and neither should you.