Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel and lighter than water and has long been used to moor oilrigs, sail ships, resist bullets and repair humans.
It is also becoming popular with high-performance sports from mountain climbing to motorcycling.
Dyneema is also soft, flexible and thermally conductive which means it keeps the skin feeling cool in hot conditions.
The other popular protective fabric in motorcycle clothing has been DuPont Kevlar, but it is fairly prickly in the heat and requires a mesh comfort layer.
Fellow Australian company Draggin Jeans has been using Kevlar knitted with Dyneema and adding a mesh layer, which makes the product very strong, but we’ve found in testing several of their products that it is fairly thick and warm.