Built with the same ultra-tough ceramic technology as missile nose cones.
- Embedded with over 100,000 ceramic particles for strength
- Highly abrasion resistant
- Extreme four way stretch
While ceramics have been used in jet engines and missile nose cones before, this is the first time they’ve been applied to a wearable system of clothing. Designed for situations where you only want one or two light layers next to your skin, but you still need your clothing to protect you, it’s tough enough to withstand whatever trials you put it through. Whether that’s off-road running or biking, a multi-stage endurance race, hacking through undergrowth, or pulling a sled in the Arctic.
Even though it’s embedded with over 100,000 ceramic particles and part of the toughest layering system on the planet, it’s highly elastic and completely smooth and soft to the touch.
Hardcore ceramic protection
Each Ceramic Baselayer is embedded with over 100,000 ceramic particles bound together in a honeycomb formation. While every one of the particles is smooth, flat and soft to the touch, the only material on earth that’s tougher than ceramics is diamonds, making the baselayer highly abrasion resistant. The particles can’t be scratched off or washed out.
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.
High stretch fabric with seamless side panelling
The baselayer incorporates 20% elastane and offers incredible 4 way stretch - even the stitching is elastic. Two seamless side panels - running from the bottom hem, up the side of the body, then down the inside of the sleeve to the cuff - give you complete freedom of movement, with no seams to prevent the fabric stretching as you move your arms and upper body. They also make you more comfortable by removing the chance of seams chafing your armpit.
Lock-down waterproof zip
The baselayer has a matt black lock-down zip, which means you can secure it in place at any point. Once locked in place, the zip pull won’t bounce and the zip won't come undone, however much you move around. It stays exactly where you left it. The zip has a rubberised, waterproof surround, and a soft zip guard at the neck.
Designed for the unknown
Adventure sport is never predictable. So we've created a clothing system that protects you from every angle, rather than second-guessing where you might need it. The entire surface area of the baselayer is abrasion resistant. Every dot in every hexagon you can see on the baselayer is a ceramic particle. So it doesn’t matter where a rock, a tree, or the passage of time tries to strike, you should be covered.
Breathable and lightweight
Our Ceramic Baselayer is breathable and hydrophilic, which means it will soak up any sweat and get rid of it fast, so you stay comfortable and dry. While the outside is super-resilient, the underside has a soft, silky feel, making it easy to wear all day. The baselayer is lightweight, so you're not paying for the abrasion resistance by having to carry extra weight.
Size + Fit
The Ceramic Baselayer is slim fitting. If you’re on the borderline between two chest sizes or if you prefer a more relaxed fit, we recommend going for the size up.
|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|