Ultralight Shell with Dyneema

A 275 gram, highly weatherproof shell, reinforced with the world’s strongest fibre.

CHF 975.00

Model is 5ft 11 / 180cm with a 38 inch / 97cm chest, and wears size Medium.

  • Ultra lightweight at 275 grams
  • Three-layer material reinforced with Dyneema® weave
  • Highly waterproof and breathable

Over the last few years we’ve made extraordinarily tough things – like our Indestructible Hoodie that’s just 1 millimetre thick but can withstand a 75kmph fall and drag on concrete. And we’ve made extraordinarily light things – like our 100 gram Graphene T Shirt. But the next highly challenging step is combining the two, to create lightweight yet super high strength materials. It’s the start of a journey where the ultimate endpoint is bulletproof materials just a couple of microns thick.

So our Ultralight Shell with Dyneema® uses the world’s strongest fibre™ to rethink what a rain jacket can do. While it’s only 275 grams, it has the strength to weight ratio of Ant-Man, as every square 2 millimetres of the jacket is woven with a fibre that’s 15x stronger than steel. As a daily driver you can take to work or up the side of a mountain, it’s highly waterproof, highly breathable, fully seam sealed, matt black, and comes with a ventilation system we’ve built from scratch.

Technical Details

Three-layer material made in Japan: 89% polyamide, 11% Dyneema®
Jacket weighs 275 grams
Material woven with 50 denier Dyneema®
Highly waterproof
Highly breathable
Wind resistant
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Abrasion and rip resistant
Two-way water resistant stay-down front zipper
2 upper arm vents with water resistant zippers
2 side pockets with water resistant zippers
Snap fastener adjusters at cuffs
Peaked hood with rear cord adjuster
Elasticated cord adjuster at the hem
Material weighs 67g/m2
Hand wash
Constructed in Romania
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An ultralight shell reinforced with the world’s strongest fibre™

Our Ultralight Shell with Dyneema® uses the world’s strongest fibre™ to rethink what a rain jacket can do. Just like any other high performance shell, the jacket is constructed from a technical three-layered material that’s highly waterproof and breathable. And weighing just 275 grams the jacket is ultra lightweight and packable. But we’ve also woven it with thousands of reinforcing strands of Dyneema®, which weight for weight is up to 15x stronger than steel.

This is the first rain jacket engineered with the strength to weight ratio of Ant-Man.

Built from a three-layered Japanese material woven with Dyneema®

Each jacket is constructed from an ultra lightweight, three-layered material built in Japan. The outer layer starts with a base of recycled nylon which we then weave with thousands of ultrastrong Dyneema® strands. We use a 50-denier Dyneema®, which is one of the thinnest types you can find and is known for its exceptional lightweight strength. And with each horizontal strand placed just two millimetres apart it creates a protective grid that reinforces every part of the jacket.

While it’s only 275 grams, the jacket is reinforced with thousands of Dyneema® strands 15x stronger than steel.

This material is different to Dyneema® Composite Fabric

In the past Dyneema® has been used to create ultralight outdoor clothing in a form called Dyneema® Composite Fabric – but this composite material has a papery feel and lacks breathability. By weaving Dyneema® fibres directly into a three-layered material we’re able to add strength without sacrificing other performance properties like breathability.

The jacket is highly waterproof and breathable

The jacket’s middle layer is what makes it highly waterproof and breathable at the same time. A porous membrane prevents water getting in from the outside, while allowing sweat vapour to escape from the inside. The outer layer is also treated with a durable water repellent coating to help water bead up on the surface and roll away. The final layer on the inside is smooth recycled nylon which feels comfortable next to your skin. All three ultrathin layers are laminated together to create a single, high performance material.

Two upper arm vents help to cool you rapidly

Our idea was to create a jacket you wouldn’t need to take off for the entire day if you didn’t want to. So not only is the jacket ultra lightweight, high strength, highly waterproof and breathable, but we’ve also designed it with a different take on a ventilation system. Rather than awkward underarm vents, we’ve placed two vents at the front of the upper arms. The zips open smoothly and in a split second, even if you’re wearing a backpack. And the vents allow air to flow in directly without obstruction.

The upper arm vents open smoothly and in a split second, even if you’re wearing a backpack.

Lightweight weatherproof detailing

Every detail of the jacket is designed to protect you from the weather without adding weight. All the seams are fully sealed with lightweight taping, and we’ve engineered out seams at the shoulders to eliminate the chance of water finding its way in. The cuffs tighten around your wrists with a minimalist snap fastener system.

Built from a three-layered Japanese material, the jacket is highly waterproof and breathable.

The hood protects you from the elements

The peaked hood comes with an elastic adjuster at the back so you can tighten it round your head fast when rain is coming down hard. And there’s an elasticated cord adjuster at the waist that lets you cinch the jacket closed, creating a seal between you and the weather outside.

Size + Fit

The jacket is designed with a regular fit.

Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40