Built from the strongest fibre ever created. 15x stronger than steel. And now waterproof.
- Outer body is highly abrasion and rip resistant
- Built to keep you warm down to -30°C
- Constructed with a waterproof membrane
We’ve taken the puffer jacket – traditionally one of the weakest and most delicate pieces of clothing you can buy – and rebuilt it from the strongest fibre ever made. Every fibre on the outside of the jacket is up to 15x stronger than steel, so even if you were wearing a steel-plated jacket that was the same weight, the Indestructible Puffer would be 15x stronger.
The material we’ve used is so tough it was originally used in body armour, anti-ballistic vehicle armour, mooring systems for giant container ships, and ropes used to tie down oil rigs in violent, icy seas. In early tests the mooring lines were so strong they broke the machines that were meant to be testing them, and the body armour stopped bullets from a Kalashnikov. So when we went to build the toughest puffer jacket ever created, there was only ever one material we could make it out of. Built to see you down to -30°C the jacket comes in one colour, black. And one mode, tough.
We’ve made Dyneema Black waterproof
To build the latest version of our Indestructible Puffer we’ve bonded a waterproof membrane to the underside of the Dyneema. It’s this membrane that makes the world’s toughest material weatherproof. And it’s the first time this has been done. Constructed with millions of tiny pores, the membrane allows sweat to escape while keeping rain out. So even if you’re in a snowstorm or a downpour and the Dyneema begins to absorb water, it can’t come through the membrane, so that’s where it stops. All the jacket’s seams are reinforced with heavy-duty bonding to make it fully waterproof.
What this jacket can survive
We wanted to create a jacket that could withstand the toughest challenges in the coldest places on Earth. Nature claws at you, hits you and freezes you. So in our testing we exposed the puffer jacket to the shearing, tearing, and blunt-force traumas that you’ll get in the real world from rocks, ice, trees, and falls. Dyneema is so strong this jacket is almost impossible to rip. Blunt-force trauma will have almost no impact on it other than marking it. And our knife slash test shows what damage the sharpest rocks would be likely to inflict.
Built to work in regular cold too
The jacket is insulated and triple-lined. It’s black as that retains most heat. The baffles are large to reduce the potential for cold spots. And the hood covers most of your face. Try this on indoors and you’ll see pretty quickly that it will do the job you need it to do. Of course, the heat you generate through movement and what you layer the jacket with will always have a profound impact on how hot or cold you feel – explorers pushing hard in the Arctic have been known to strip down to their t shirts. But this is a jacket you can take anywhere.
What the jacket can’t survive
The short answer is it won’t survive bullets or the inside of a volcano. Yet. This is a puffer jacket designed to perform in the toughest environments and coldest conditions on Earth. But like any puffer it is not built for extreme heat, so don’t fire a flamethrower at it. And we designed it for adventure not for warzones. So while this is the strongest Dyneema ever used in a jacket, it won’t stop bullets. You need more layers of Dyneema for that.
How the insulation performs against down
While down traps heat well, it doesn’t breathe well. So it’s not the ideal option if you’re working hard. If you’re hiking, climbing or skiing our insulation will do a better job of regulating your body temperature, as it will breathe better and won’t hold onto sweat. And while down will win on a ‘warmth to weight’ ratio if you’re trying to make the world’s lightest jacket, we’re not. This is an Indestructible Puffer, not a weight saving exercise. The synthetic insulation will keep you just as warm at -30°C, and only weigh a few hundred grams more.
Five pockets built for warmth and stealth
The jacket comes with two large fleece-lined side pockets that are big enough to fit your hands even if you’re wearing gloves, or keep them warm if you’re not. There’s a front pocket large enough for wallets, cards, passports and keys, that’s designed to be accessed quickly even in a blizzard. And on the inside of the jacket you’ll find two more pockets, one on either side of your chest.
SIze + Fit
The Indestructible Puffer is designed with a loose fit, with plenty of room for other layers underneath. If you prefer a closer fit, we recommend you go for the size down.
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|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|