What goes into our products to make them the best out there?
ViaTerra uses only the highest quality material in its products even though they are much more expensive than the local substitutes. This is to give you the best that is available so that you can use our products for longer with the least of problems.
Fabric: We use a variety of fabric depending on end use & required performance metrics.
In most of our products, we use 1680 x 1680 Denier (1680D in short) polyester fabric with ULY/PU coating. Denier is a unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibres. It is defined as the mass in grams per 9000 metres. Most reputed international motorcycle luggage brands use 1680 x 1680 Denier fabric.
Some of our products also use 1200 x 1200 Denier polyester fabric with a PU/PVC coating/EVA lamination.
Our range of backpacks (including hydration bags) use a mix of 210 x 210 Denier nylon ripstop and 300 x 300 Denier polyester ripstop fabrics with PU coating as these are tough yet light, making them apt for the end use.
For our PRO lineup, we use genuine 1000 x 1000 Denier nylon Cordura™ with PU coating, sourced from Invista™ authorized manufacturers. Cordura™ is one of the toughest fabrics, with superb abrasion resistance compared to regular fabrics.
Lining: We also use 150 x 150 Denier PU coated polyester fabric as the inner lining in all our products for additional strength. Think of this as double bagging while at the super market – adding the second bag increases the total weight bearing capacity. So whenever you are shopping for touring luggage, do look for products with lining inside.
Raincovers: We use 5000MM rated PU coated 210 TAFFETA polyurethane fabric for our raincovers. This fabric combines water proof character with lightness.
Reflectives: We use genuine 3M™ Scotchlite™ retro-reflective tapes (reflects light back to source with minimum scattering) that helps improve visibility under low light conditions so that your safety is enhanced.
Zippers: Only genuine YKK™ sliders and zipper tape is used in all our products, coupled with sturdy ViaTerra branded metal pullers. You can check the underside of the slider for the embossed "YKK" logo.
Webbing: We use high-tenacity webbing in our bags for best performance.
Hardware/fittings/accessories: These include SR clamps, D-Rings, Adjusters etc. For our regular line of products, we source these only from ISO 9001-2008 certified vendors who manufacture these critical parts from virgin plastics rather than recycled plastics for optimized performance.
For our PRO lineup, we use genuine YKK™ hardware imported from Taiwan. These are super strong and are made of acetal – one of the toughest plastics known to man.
Thread: We use Nylon-6 thread in our products – this is much stronger than polyester thread.
NIB (Neodymium Iron Boron) rare earth magnets: For our line of magnetic tankbags, we use the best quality nickel-plated NIB magnets encased in a layer of fabric to anchor the bag securely. NIB magnets are the strongest type of permanent rare-earth magnets available and are made from an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron. They have significant performance advantages over ferrite or alnico magnets. You can watch a video showcasing the difference in performance here.