I was reading about Lorica a while back lately and remember being pretty impressed and then it slipped my mind. But I've been giving it some research again recently and I can't help being extremely impressed/interested by the fabric.
Does anyone see any drawbacks at all here? Now, why the heck aren't there any good motorcycle products(bits of gloves and boots notwithstanding) made out of this stuff? I'm talking...a lorica jacket, or a full lorica race suit. Seems too good to be true almost."A small town in Pennsylvania. Actually, Lorica is a synthetic material used on all of our race boots, which is similar to leather. It has better abrasion protection than leather, thus the reason we use it on the majority of race boots. It also stretches a bit less over the long run. The cost is a bit lower than leather as well, allowing us to use it on our economy priced boots, and still make a quality product. "
"Lorica is a composite microfiber material created from a strands that are so fine, each one is less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion--yet it still breathes, with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesn't stain and can't be scratched."