The commercial production of Spider Silk is on the horizon due to a remarkable breakthrough in material science. The breakthrough allows for fabrics of unprecedented strength through a new manufacturing process: using spider DNA in silkworms.
There is a ton of hype and even new partnerships forming around the technology, but are stronger fabrics really necessary in jackets? My Arc'teryx shell is feather light and has withsood years of torment without a single rip or tear. For me Spider Silk is not necessary.