A high-performance hoodie built with the same hardcore ceramic technology as jet engines.
- Embedded with over 60,000 ceramic particles for strength
- Highly abrasion resistant
- Brushed fleece underside
While ceramics are used in some of the world’s most hardcore engineering like jet engines and missile nose cones, this is the first time they’ve been applied to a hoodie. Our ultra high-performance hoodie combines abrasion resistant matt black ceramics with a warm, brushed fleece underside.
Designed for situations where you only want one or two light layers close to your skin, but you still need your clothing to protect you, it’s tough enough to withstand whatever trials you put it through. Despite being embedded with over 60,000 ceramic particles the hoodie is highly elastic and completely smooth and soft to the touch. Combining everything you need for the perfect technical sports hoodie, it retains heat, it’s soft, lightweight, breathable and high wicking.
Hardcore ceramic protection
Each Ceramic Hoodie is made with an innovative ceramic coating technology developed in Switzerland. The entire surface of the hoodie is covered in 60,000 tessellating matt black ceramic particles that are embedded into the material. This coating is soft to the touch and can’t be scratched off or washed out. But while every ceramic element is smooth, flat and thinner than a human hair, the only material on earth that’s tougher than ceramics is diamonds, and this is what makes the hoodie so highly abrasion resistant.
Built with the same ceramic tech as the International Space Station
To get a sense of just how tough ceramic materials can be, you need to look to the International Space Station 400km above the Earth. It has multiple layers of protection shielding it from micrometeoroids and orbital debris that can strike at speeds of up to 40,000mph. The first is made from aramid fibre – the same as our 100 Year Hoodies. The next is woven from ceramic fibre – the second toughest material on or off the planet. And if it’s good enough for hypervelocity collisions in space, it’s good enough for any mission back on Earth.
Why abrasion resistance matters
Abrasion resistance is how you measure clothes’ ability to withstand friction and wear and tear. 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. Wearing highly abrasion resistant clothing gives you the best chance of coming home from an adventure with your clothes and your skin intact.
It’s crazily stretchy as well as tough
It’s normally difficult to make something very tough and stretchy at the same time, but the ceramic technology lets us combine toughness with the properties of an elastic band. The more elastane you have in a piece of clothing the more it can stretch. And the last thing you want when you’re pulling any extreme or repetitive move is resistance from your kit. The Ceramic Hoodie has 4 way stretch as it’s built with 15% elastane, so whichever way you stretch, pull or turn, it will simply go with you.
Designed for the unknown
Adventure sport is never predictable, so we've created a hoodie that protects you from every angle, rather than second-guessing where you might need it. The entire surface area of the hoodie is abrasion resistant. Every square centimetre has ceramics running through it. Which means it doesn’t matter where a rock, a tree, or the passage of time tries to strike, you should be covered.
Designed to keep you warm and dry
The Ceramic Hoodie is the warmest and thickest of the three ceramic layers and comes with a soft brushed fleece underside. The material is heat retaining so that you don’t start rapidly cooling the minute you stop moving. It’s also breathable and hydrophilic, which means it will soak up any sweat and get rid of it fast, so you stay comfortable and dry.
Size + Fit
The Ceramic Hoodie is 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|