Hydrophobic Nubuck leather

The extraordinary leather used in the Guardian suit is the result of years of in-depth research, testing and experimentation. Known as 'Hydrophobic Nubuck', the leather has a thickness from 1.5 - 1.7mm, and the same tear and abrasion resistance as the leather used in Tiger Angel's Extreme race suit series.

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Non Absorbent

The result of the complex treatment and tanning process used is that the fibres of the leathers are extremely water repellent. For the rider, this means that even in the heaviest rain, the leathers will not become waterlogged. If you left your Guardian suit in the bath over night it would absorb less than 10% of its weight in water!!

Water Repellent

The Nubuck leather also has an 'active' DWR (durable water repellency) coating on its surface which allows water to bead on the outside of the suit, and also provides for a shorter drying time. This coating stops what is known as 'wet out', where due to surface saturation the wearer feels clammy and damp. The coating and condition of the nubuck leather can be restored during the life of the suit due to its simple and unique washing capabilities.

Breathable

The nubuck leather used in the Guardian suit is a great deal more breathable than normal leather. This is essential when you consider that Gore-Tex® fabrics are the most durably waterproof and breathable available in the world, and to cover such fabric with a less breathable material would render it useless. You will experience a dramatic increase in comfort compared to conventional leathers.