Vectran, a type of liquid crystal polymer (LCP), is similar to Dyneema with a few key differences. Vectran has stretch, elongation under load, comparable to Dyneema but does not creep(unrecoverable stretch) over time. Vectran also offers higher resistance to heat. The trade-off comes in that it is not as UV stable, and depends more on a coating or cover for sun protection. However for racing boats, the cover is still commonly stripped to reduce weight. The double braids in this category have a polyester cover which is durable, abrasion and UV resistant.