Retina® is the group name for our Polyamide backpack fabrics that fulfil our strict requirements for sustainability and quality.
Polyamide (Nylon) is a synthetic fiber creating extraordinarily strong and versatile fabrics with high abrasion resistance, very good resilience to wear and tear, and a high breaking extension. Retina® fabrics are based on polyamides but geared toward use in backpacks, which places different requirements on the fabrics. As opposed to fabrics made for apparel, the focus here is heavy wear and strength. Breathability is of less importance, so we often use a PU coating or a TPU laminate on the inside as wall.
The polyamides we use are derived from recycled, bio-feedstock and virgin sources. Please see ‘Polyamide’ for more info about the different choices regarding the origin of our Retina® fabrics.