This paper presents an investigation of the contribution of fibers in energy absorption during impact and the effect of resin types on properties of the high strength polyethylene (Spectra-900 PE) composite. In high strength polyethylene fiber, main impact energy absorbing mechanism was tensile breakage and deformation of fiber. Two types of resin were examined : Unsaturated polyester (UP) and Epoxy. Tensile and 3-point bending test have been performed to investigate the changes of mechanical properties. In tensile and flexural testes, the Spectra Composite prepregged with UP showed higher properties than Spectra Composite prepregged with epoxy.