Original 100 Year Hoodie
A fireproof, windproof, water repellent hoodie built for a world that’s hard to predict.
- Repels rain, wind, snow and fire
- Highly abrasion resistant
- Soft, engineered fleece inside
Bigger, badder and crazier than ever, we spent two years in R&D building our 100 Year Hoodie from scratch to combat every element on Earth. Constructed from a three layered fabric originally developed for the elite military, it now repels rain, wind and snow as well as fire, making it the toughest hoodie ever created.
Milled in the US before being manufactured at one of the most technologically advanced factories in the world, each 100 Year Hoodie takes over 40 weeks to make but is designed to last for the rest of your life.
With a soft, warm, engineered fleece next to your skin, a water repellent membrane, fireproof outer shell, and four front pockets with giant two-way zippers, it doubles as the toughest jacket you’ve ever owned.
The hoodie is made from three layers sandwiched together
If you looked at a cross section of this hoodie, you'd think you’re just looking at a single layer of fabric. But just as you’d find with any high-performance jacket, it’s actually three separate layers sandwiched together and performing three distinct roles. The outer layer is a stretchy, fireproof and windproof softshell. The middle layer is a water repellent membrane. And the bottom layer next to your skin is a soft, engineered fleece that keeps you warm, dry and comfortable.
Designed for an unpredictable world
It used to be just adventurers or the elite military who would be exposed to perpetual threat. But as risk becomes more commonplace, the clothes on your back need to do more. They still need to be soft, comfortable and warm, but they should be designed with extreme performance capabilities. So all our 100 Year gear is made from materials with properties that normal clothing simply doesn’t have. They’re built to be resistant to fire, wind, water, and time.
The outside layer works like a fireproof jacket
Even on its own the outer layer of the hoodie would be one of the toughest pieces of clothing you’d ever worn. Highly durable and abrasion resistant, it’s also water repellent, stretchy and fireproof. Yet despite this it doesn’t feel like any fire-resistant fabric that’s ever been made before. And that’s because it’s the two layers beneath it help turn it into a hoodie comfortable enough to spend the rest of your life in.
How it fights sudden fire
The material the 100 Year Hoodie is built from is designed to protect you in the most dangerous situations, from flash fires to arc flash. A flash fire is a sudden, intense fire that combines high temperatures and short duration with a rapidly moving flame front. An arc flash is a type of extreme electrical explosion that’s capable of generating temperatures of 19,400°C, which is four times hotter than the surface of the sun and can burn skin and set clothes on fire even at a distance.
Built with Polartec technologies
As well as being synonymous with outdoor gear, for the last decade Polartec have been developing flame resistant fabrics for the US military after their uniforms began melting in the intense heat of IED detonations. They work with military partners to develop combat-ready layering systems that protect soldiers from sudden heat sources in hostile territories. Our aim was to let anyone benefit from this technology. So we worked with Polartec to rebuild our 100 Year Hoodie from scratch.
The middle layer keeps out rain and wind
Hoodies don’t normally come with membranes. You usually only find them in high performance outdoor jackets. But this is a 100 Year Hoodie, so it has one. And just like any good ski jacket or running jacket, the membrane is there to keep the rain and wind out, while letting excess heat and sweat escape easily.
This hoodie will outperform most jackets
All our 100 Year gear is made with materials that have the kind of properties normal materials simply don’t have, and the 100 Year Hoodie is no different. Built for the harshest environments on Earth – places where the weather can stop you dead if it decides to – it’s the most weatherproof hoodie we’ve ever made. Hoodies are not normally known for toughness, water repellency, or breathability. But the 100 Year Hoodie combines such high levels of all three, that it will beat most jackets.
An engineered fleece sits next to your skin
The inside of the hoodie is made from an engineered fleece. And it’s this inner layer that provides the warmth and comfort you want from any great hoodie. The fleece is built with a grid structure which creates thousands of tiny air channels. These are designed to increase breathability and trap warmth, while subtly decreasing the mass and weight of the hoodie. The fleece is also hydrophilic, so it rapidly absorbs sweat and transfers it to the outside of the hoodie.
The next 100 years won’t look like the last 100
As floods and fires sweep across entire countries, we’re radically underprepared as a species for the speed at which change is taking place. But while we’re entering a new normality, we’re not about to suddenly evolve the ability to resist fire or live back in the oceans. So our survival systems need to adapt – from emergency planning and infrastructure, to our architecture and clothing. Of all of these clothing is going to be the fastest.
Equipped with four large zipped pockets
The hoodie has four large, super-practical front pockets for carrying extra gear. Large, two-way zippers connect the top and bottom pockets on each side so you can open and close the four pockets in any combination you want. If you want to keep the two higher pockets for keys, phone and kit, and the lower pockets free for your hands, you can. The zippers are all rubberised and waterproof.
With a two-way full-length zip you can wear it as your jacket
The idea for the 100 Year Hoodie was always to make it look and feel like any other hoodie in your wardrobe. So it’s designed to have a loose relaxed feel. And the inside of the hoodie is a warm, cushioned fleece. But at the same time it’s infinitely tougher. So the two-way full-length zip is rubberised and waterproof. The durable draw cords are more like rope in their texture and thickness, and are finished with heat-moulded rubberised ends. And the material started life in a warzone.
A hardcore hood built for the elements
The 100 Year Hoodie is built to take on the elements, so when the weather turns against you, just pull the hood tight around your face and the hoodie will hold its position. Where a normal cotton hoodie will simply lose tension, the strength of the rope-like cords and hoodie material are designed to help you stay protected.
SIze + Fit
The 100 Year Hoodie is designed with a loose fit, with room to wear layers underneath.
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