The Benefits of Ultraleather for Airstream Travel Trailers

Forget everything you think you know about leather alternatives. Like the old adage that that they're "stiff, sticky, stinky and hot." In fact, forget all the cons of yesterday's vinyl-based products. Ultraleather
™ represents a new era in leather-alternative luxury, delivering the supple softness, pliant drape, realistic graining and all temperature comfort vinyl-based products can't match.

In test to determine heat retention using vinyl, leather and Ultraleather™ for seating applications it was determined that Ultraleather™ was 20% cooler than vinyl and 13% cooler than leather.

Airstream products now offer furniture with Ultra Leather. Ultra Leather synthetic leather fabric material has the luxurious look and feel of the finest European calfskin, with durability and resistance to soils and stains on vinyl fabrics. This soft fabric is a great alternative to genuine leather as it is also tougher than real calfskin and has superior resistance to punctures, snags and rips. Designed for permanence.

  • Ultra Leather stands apart from genuine leather when it comes to care and durability.
  • Ultra Leather allows you to have the same high quality, beautiful furniture in your RV as you do at home without the worry of spills and stains during travel.
  • Ultra Leather virtually duplicates the surface of genuine leather while maintaining a subtle grain pattern over time.
  • Ultra Leather surfaces are made with a polyurethane molecular structure that acts as a foam barrier providing additional cushioning to your upholstered seating. Although the fabric offers extra cushion and softness, it exceeds the industry standards in wear and tear. In fact, test results show that.
  • Ultra Leather exceeds heavy duty industry abrasion standards by more than 13 times
  • Ultra Leather cools 50 percent faster than genuine leather and 20 percent faster than vinyl. In addition, in extremely cold temperatures, the fabric won’t stiffen or crack either like genuine leather or vinyl.
  • For Airstream and its customers, Ultra leather™ delivers long lasting, low maintenance elegance for seating applications. Its rugged performance makes it the perfect characteristics waterproof, stain-resistant fabric for wall as well as upholstery coverings and cushions.

Being environmentally friendly is another great benefit of Ultra Leather. The fabric doesn’t contain any plasticizers, heavy metals or stabilizers making it 100 percent VOC free. Close to 99 percent of the chemicals used to create. Ultra Leather is also recycled by the manufacturer, Ultrafabrics, making it even more environmentally sound.

Ultraleather Airstream
Ultra fabrics Sustainability Statement

For over 20 years, Ultra fabrics has been committed to offering products that not only contribute positively to your current lifestyle, but to your future lifestyle as well. The harmony between human and environmental interaction is the nature of our brand, which is why our PVC-free, low-VOC polyurethane products help ensure a sustainable presence indoors and outdoors – today and tomorrow.

Ultra fabrics utilized efficient manufacturing processes that are based on conservation of raw materials, toxic-free solutions, and minimal dependency on natural resources.

Ultrafabarics products are Greenguard® certified, and with influence from the numerous global markets we serve, our standards have been regimented to meet emissions and environmental criteria mandated by the U.S. EPA, USGBC, EU, and Canadian sustainable standards.

Check out our Eco-Scorecard below for a quick reference to your sustainable specification, and our website for LEED™ credits that contribute towards USGBC projects at

Ultraleather Airstream

Greenguard® Certified

  • No PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • No PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers)
  • No HFRs (Halogenated Flame Retardants)
  • No POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants)
  • Meets the most stringent VOC standards
  • Phthalate Free
  • No toxic by-products
  • Achieves LEED™ Credits
  • Over 99% of solvents recaptured and recycled
  • ISO 9001 Certified Mill
  • Mill uses Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a primary source of energy. This prevents air pollution that is caused by carbon monoxide/dioxide – known greenhouse gases that contribute to the potential for ‘Global Warming.’


The fabric can easily be cleaned with soap and water. For most soils and stains, the fabric manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a solution of water and Tide® brand laundry detergent or equivalent. More stubborn stains may be treated with a water-based multipurpose cleaner/degreaser such as Simple Green® or equivalent. Solvent cleaners such as nail polish remover or other aromatic solvents are not recommended.

  • Cleans effortlessly with soap and water.
  • Air Dry or dry quickly with warm setting of a hair dryer.
  • Lifts most stains with alcohol-based solutions like Fantastik®-Formula 409®
  • Disinfects with 5:1 bleach solution.

Service Tips

  • Spot clean with mild soap and water.
  • Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair dryer on warm setting – not hot.
  • For stubborn stains, use cleaner/degreaser.

Ultra Leather Cleaning Chart

Type of Stain
Coffee, Tea
Red Wine
Cola, Soft Drinks
Steak/Soy Sauce
Salad Oil
Cosmetic Makeup
Face Cream
Suntan Oil/Lotion
Shoe Polish
Machine Oil

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