You simply will not believe it is not leather! Coverking's Leatherette™ is extremely leather like, often fooling people for the real thing. Leatherette offers several advantages over genuine leather - price, durability, and ease of care. Leatherette is actually very durable and stands up to harsher conditions than our Saddleblanket, Neosupreme and even Genuine Neoprene materials. It is very soft to the touch and has a great look once installed. Clean up can usually be accomplished with a sponge and good leather/vinyl cleaner, negating the need of a washing machine.