Tubular fabrics are new generation alternatives of plain woven jacketing fabrics. They eliminate the wastage associated with the bias cutting and joining process as in the case of plain-woven jacketing fabrics. They are seamless and are of uniform thickness to ensure an even coating of the polychloroprene material. The fabrics have to be knife coated to prevent the warp ends from separating. They can be manufactured in various constructions as required by the customer.