Copper Baselayer

A soft, high performance baselayer, built with over 4km of copper.

$225.00 $112.00

Model is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 40 inch / 102cm chest, and wears size Large.

  • Built with over 4km of copper
  • Breathable and highly elastic
  • Two hidden zipped pockets

After we launched our Full Metal Jacket, it was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020. Built from over 11km of copper, WIRED called it “the virus-killing coat of the future.” Now we’re taking the same wonder material – copper – and using it to build clothing that works even closer to your body.

Thrown out of supernovas billions of years ago, copper is one of the most advanced materials in our solar system. It became central to the rise of civilisation, creating tools and sterilising water, before enabling modern day communication, transport, and electrical power.

And now, as we look for materials that offer us resistance to disease on Earth and up in space, and a base on which to build intelligent clothing, copper is set to be at the centre of innovation again. Every Copper Baselayer is soft, stretchy and breathable, and has over 4km of copper running through it.

Technical Details

Material made in Italy: 67% nylon, 19% elastane,
8% copper, 6% polyester
4 way stretch throughout
3 welded vents on the back
2 hidden zipped side pockets
High collar with pull tab
Machine wash 40°C
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How we put 4km of copper into a baselayer

The process for building our Copper Baselayer is radically different to how we make our Full Metal Jacket. While every jacket is built with 11km of copper that has to be lacquered, scoured, heat-set and dyed, each baselayer is built with over 4km of copper that is coated with a protective polyester before being warp knitted with nylon and elastane. You can see the copper strands running through every square centimetre of the material in a tessellating hexagonal pattern.

Copper will be a building block for intelligent clothing

Making clothes out of naturally conductive materials is the first stepping stone towards intelligent clothing. Over the next 10 to 10,000 years clothing has the potential to help us become stronger and faster and even live longer. But everything from exoskeletons to integrated monitoring and intelligence will require power distribution. Which is why the ability of copper and graphene to conduct heat and power while killing bacteria and viruses make them the first likely building blocks for the future of clothing. With graphene remaining incredibly expensive to produce at scale, we’re trialling copper at the same time.

SIze + Fit

The Copper Baselayer is slim fitting and designed to be worn close to the body. If you’re on the borderline between two chest sizes or would like a more relaxed fit as shown in the photos, we recommend you go 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