Tougher than Leather

TenCate Ara-Shield™ brings reinforcement to the table in a serious way. Ara-Shield is lighter yet stronger than other reinforcement materials, like leather.

This fabric is engineered for use in areas where high abrasion is anticipated so it’s made tough to resist it. The strength and thermal protection of Ara-Shield make it a superior reinforcement material for the harshest environments.

  • Makes gear lighter: Ara-Shield is 80 percent lighter than leather.
  • Impermeable to water and chemicals: Absorbs no water or harmful chemicals. Leather does.
  • Double-coat surface: Strong resistance to temperature and abrasion.
  • No cracking: Wetting and drying leave fabric unaffected.
  • Easy care: Impermeability makes fabric resistant to staining.



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