Obviously we’re talking scientifically here, but this stuff is fookin’ bonkers! Manufactured by Gtechniq, who are perhaps most famous for their ceramic coatings and high-end paint protection, this I1 Smart Fabric is basically a hydrophobic sealant.

What that I hear you cry? Well, basically you can use to waterproof the soft material used on stuff like seats, convertible tops and, if for some reason you’re into that sort of thing, even tents.

The nano-wotsits in this magical formula coat each fabric fibre individually leaving the texture unaffected and allowing the material to breathe.

This means stale air can still escape but the fabric will repel water and oil-based liquids. Again, scientifically speaking, that’s some seriously clever stuff.

Price £12

For more info see GTechniq