100 Year T Shirt
Built with Japanese Cordura it’s 14x tougher than a regular cotton t shirt.
- Built with military grade Japanese Cordura
- Highly abrasion resistant but incredibly soft
- Fast drying and moisture wicking
Engineered with a blend of military grade Japanese Cordura and cotton, the 100 Year T Shirt is just as soft as a regular cotton t shirt, but it’s 14x stronger. The challenge for the 100 Year T Shirt was simple – build a t shirt that’s tough enough to outlive you, but comfortable enough for you to want to spend the rest of your life in. The reality of most t shirts is that after a few years they start to break down, then they’re thrown out. The 100 Year T Shirt is different. While it looks like a regular cotton t shirt and feels like a regular cotton t shirt, it’s made from a material so tough it was originally developed for military combat uniforms.
14x tougher than a regular cotton t shirt
Some revolutions look more revolutionary than others. The only way you’d know how strong the 100 Year T Shirt is, is by putting it to the test. We use the Martindale abrasion resistance test on all our 100 Year gear to simulate decades of wear and tear. A mechanical thumb rubs the surface of the fabric repeatedly until the fibres start to break. A normal cotton t shirt which might last around 5 to 15 years typically survives less than 7,000 revolutions. The 100 Year T Shirt’s fabric easily reached 100,000 cycles, where the test stops. Which makes it over 14x stronger than regular cotton.
The t shirt balances extreme durability with comfort
It’s all very well making a t shirt that’s tough enough to outlive you, but it also has to be comfortable enough for you to want to spend the rest of your life in it. So the 100 Year T Shirt is built from a highly abrasion resistant knit that blends soft cotton with military grade fibres.
Designed to help keep your skin on
Abrasion resistance doesn’t just help to increase the lifespan of clothing. It’s also designed to keep your skin attached to your body. Whether you're lugging climbing rope over your shoulder, you come off your bike on a downhill track, or your bag's shifting up and down on your back on a long run, that’s all abrasion. So wearing highly abrasion resistant clothing gives you the best chance of coming home from an adventure with your clothes and your skin intact.
Fast drying and wicking
The material the t shirt is made from is moisture wicking – which means it absorbs any sweat and quickly pulls it to the outside of the material, letting it evaporate to keep you drier and more comfortable. It also means it dries out quickly after washing or if you get caught out in rain.
Detailing designed to last
The entire t shirt is made from the same high strength material, including the rib collar. And it’s held together with dense twin needle stitching. We’ve also set the shoulder seams further forward than you’d normally find them to protect them if you’re carrying a heavy backpack.
Size + Fit
The 100 Year T Shirt 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|