|Cordura AFT, developed by Rukka in collaboration
with DuPont, has absolutely convinced experienced touring riders on their
travels all over the globe in recent years. Just as with tried-and-tested
regular Cordura, high-performance polyamide fibres form the basis of a
lightweight design that has an extremely high resistance against wear and
tear as well as abrasion. However, the AFT short for ‘air flow technology’
points out the enhanced riding comfort that is experienced especially in
hot climates. In contrast to woven Cordura, Cordura AFT is knitted to form
a mesh structure, resulting in a fabric whose air permeability is 1.8 times
higher than that of regular Cordura.
Both materials offer comparable levels of wear resistance. In comparison, the abrasion resistance of Cordura AFT is twice as high as that of conventional Nylon, four times that of polyester fabric and seven times higher than that of cotton.
Cordura AFT is employed for all products of the Rukka AirPower Technology collection, comprising the APR3 and Amazon APR3 suits, the APR Strong and APR Indy jackets as well as the APR Force trousers. Apart from these products, Rukka uses Cordura AFT for the AirPower Outlast back protector.