Designed for cryogenically cold new worlds. And winter.
- Lined with insulation and ultra-soft fleece
- Weatherproof outer shell
- Comes with a detachable, fleece-lined face mask
Titan is Saturn’s largest moon. And one day it could be our next home. It comes with an atmosphere 4x thicker than Earth’s, and it’s only the second body in our Solar System known to have liquid on its surface – we live on the other one. So just like the Moon and Mars it has potential.
However, Titan is cryogenically cold. With average surface temperatures of -179°C, it’s twice as cold as anything recorded on Earth. It also has methane monsoons and cryovolcanoes spewing out jets of freezing hydrocarbon rain. So don’t book your flight just yet. As we continue to build clothing for planet Earth and beyond, embracing the challenges of Titan forces us to push the technological boundaries of extreme cold weather clothing.
It's why the Titan Hat is built from two ultra-soft and insulating layers, comes with a fleece-lined mask for extreme cold, and is protected by an outer shell designed to survive in warzones.
An outer material designed to survive warzones
The outside of the Titan Hat is made from an ultralight and high-strength material developed for the British Special Forces in Afghanistan. In remote terrain every ounce of extra weight counts against you. So the material we use is not only built to be incredibly strong and incredibly light, but work out in the field. Waterproof, triple-layered, and made from a high-tenacity nylon, it’s weather resistant, and built to cope with rapid temperature changes without getting damaged.
It keeps out rain while staying breathable
While the outside of the hat looks like a single layer of incredibly light material, it’s actually 3 super thin layers laminated together. The very outer layer is coated with a water repellent treatment to make snow and rain bead off the surface of the hat. Underneath this is a membrane which is waterproof to over 10,000mm while remaining highly breathable, so that your head stays comfortable even in regular cold temperatures. And the final layer is a thin mesh which keeps the material robust but lightweight. Its reinforced threads are interwoven into a crosshatch pattern giving the outside of the Titan Hat its three-dimensional texture, providing strength and durability, while also looking out of this world.
We use plastic bottles to recreate the warmth of down
To keep you comfortable in the extreme cold we’ve built the Titan Hat with two different insulating materials. The first sits underneath the hat’s outer shell, and it’s made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The ultrasoft microfibres are so light and puffy that they trap enough heat next round your head to recreate the warmth of real down, without needing to pull feathers out of ducks or geese. And while down will clump and stop insulating if it gets wet, the synthetic fibres will continue keeping you warm even in damp conditions.
Lined with ultra-soft thermal fleece
The inside of the Titan Hat is lined with a thick and ultra-soft Polartec fleece. Made from 74% recycled material and bluesign approved, it has a knit structure built for strength and durability as well as an extremely high warmth-to-weight ratio. Its fibres are engineered to trap heat in thermal air pockets around your head, while letting any sweat vapour escape so you stay comfortable.
It comes with a detachable face mask
The Titan Hat comes with a detachable face mask designed to cover your nose, mouth and chin in extreme cold. The mask is lined with the same Polartec fleece as the rest of the hat, and it fastens securely with metal snaps. You can also shape the brim of the hat just like you would a baseball cap. You can push it down to protect your eyes in a blizzard. Or if you’d like to flip it up out of the way then there’s a metal snap button to secure it.
Fleece-lined and adjustable storm flaps
In extreme cold you can use the fleece-lined storm flaps to cover your ears. They fasten down with metal snap buttons, and there are four different tightness settings to choose from. The same storm flaps can also be fastened over the top of your head if you don’t need to protect your ears from the cold. And at the back of the hat you’ll find an elasticated cord to pull the hat tight.
With average surface temperatures of -179°C, Titan is twice as cold as anything recorded on Earth. Living there one day will not only redefine not just what cold means, but how cold weather clothing is built.
We tested our Titan system the way you test components in missiles
Our Titan Hat is part of our Titan range. So we used Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) or Destruct Testing to get closer to the temperature on Titan. It uses a liquid nitrogen cooling system to create rapid temperature changes, putting enormous stress on anything inside the chamber. The method is normally used on hardware like electronic components for missiles which need to survive in freezing temperatures at high altitude, making us the first to ever use it for testing a piece of clothing.
Our Titan gear will keep you warm in temperatures of -50°C
Even with a static mannequin that couldn’t move and was only wearing the jacket, the body’s core temperature remained warm and stable at -50°C. So we turned the chamber down to -100°C to see what would happen next. In temperatures this cold you’re not just thinking about the human body surviving. You’re thinking about the jacket not freezing and shattering. The Titan Puffer came out intact. So we’re on the right track. And the mannequin’s temperature stayed stable for 5 minutes at -100°C, which is colder than any temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Size + Fit
The Titan Hat comes in 2 sizes, Medium and Large.
|Fits head||54 - 58||58 - 62|
|Fits head||21.2 - 22.8||22.8 - 24.4|