An effortlessly stable rolltop backpack. The Nexhigh is lightweight and pliable but rigid enough to keep the bag stable in motion for easy carry. The Fidlock magno-mechanical rolltop closure with soft locks keep things secure. Armordon, Biothane, Dyneema and Ultrasuede details, plus three external pockets and two quick access zips.
Nexhigh is an Outlier custom developed fabric designed to replace the Ultrahigh Dyneema Composite we previously used. Like the Ultrahigh it is a composite fabric built around a Mylar film. With the Nexhigh we use a thicker and stiffer film than in the Ultrahigh and we bond it to a polyester face fabric and white nylon interior fabric to protect it.
The result is an extremely stable yet flexible bag fabric. It bends and folds but does not stretch, making it a hybrid of a soft-shell and hard-shell luggage material. The lack of stretch allows for superior weight distribution and when packed full objects will stay more securely in place. But the ability to bend and fold means it can be compacted and stashed away easily when not full. The white interior means it's easier to see things inside of bags.
The key realization that allowed for creating this fabric was that the thing that made our old Ultrahigh Dyneema Composite great was NOT the incredible Dyneema strength, that was bonus stuff. What made it great was the stiff yet pliable nature of the mylar. By removing the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene from the composite mix we were able to build a much more stable and robust fabric that was far easier to work with. The face fabric in particular can be bonded much smoother, dramatically reducing the wrinkle characteristics that would emerge in the Ultrahigh over time. We also were able to dial in the mylar thickness more, creating a more robust and rugged feel, that distributes weight incredibly well.
Measurements in inches, measured flat
|Height||19½||24½||Volume||20 Liters||28 Liters|
Tyler is wearing the Nexhigh Rolltop in Black.
Made with Nexhigh
Total weight 600g
Made in Connecticut with American fabric
- Two side entry zippers for easy access to the main compartment
- Biothane rolltop opening system with soft-locking Fidlock magno-mechanical closures
- Armordon self-reinforcing polypropylene frame sheet
- Two four-way stretch external side pockets
- One zippered external center pocket with a Dyneema cord key loop
- Ultrasuede HP zipper pulls
- Cast Aluminum Duraflex ladderlocks
- Molly Hook Compatible Dynylon Loop Webbing
- 20 liter/1220 cubic inches capacity rolled 3 times
- 28 liter total capacity when open
- Hand wash/scrub when needed
Molly Hook compatible Dynylon Webbing (Nexhigh Molly Pockets and Molly Hooks not included)
Armordon self-reinforcing polypropylene frame sheet
Side entry zipper with ultrasuede pull tab
Side entry zipper and Fidlock Magnomechanical Closure with soft lock (opened)
Cast aluminum Duraflex ladderlock
Padded shoulder strap, compatible with sternum strap
Photos by Jon-Paul Rodriguez