Dave B wrote:The Cilo is made from Dyneema, which is just short of indestructible (from a backpack standpoint) and has the price to match.
GO-LITE material 100% Gridstop Nylon + Dyneema® (210 denier)
Cilogear's Woven/Non-Woven Dyneema® WorkSacks
apparently go-lite does not have much Dyneema in the Dyneema claim.
For a bit of a technical breakdown, the "non-woven Dyneema" used in the Cilogear products isn't a 'pure' Dyneema construction either; it appears to be Cuben Fiber CTF3 (by a different name for some reason, maybe licensing?), which is Dyneema fibers sandwiched and laminated between layers of polyester. The upside is that it has amazing tear strength and abrasion resistance, but relatively poor puncture resistance compared to a heavy denier ripstop nylon like Cordura. Plus, still being niche, it's relatively expensive.
The GoLite pack listed uses a 210d ripstop nylon base fabric with the Dyneema component woven in as a grid (hence the 'gridstop') so that it functions like reinforcing your pack fabric with chicken-wire. If you manage to get a rip or puncture within the nylon base fabric, it will only spread to the Dyneema grid line. CiloGear actually uses the same exact 210d Dyneema gridstop fabric in some of their other offerings, like the 30L Worksack here
The 'tell' when looking at fabrics is that Dyneema can not be any color but white. The molecular density of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (the fancy name for Dyneema) prevents it from absorbing dye.