The toughest utility jacket ever made, is now fleece-lined and waterproof.
- Outside of the jacket made from 100% Dyneema Black
- Highly abrasion and rip resistant
- Lined with ultra soft Polartec fleece
140 years after the denim jacket was adopted by miners, cowboys and labourers, and more than 100 years after the first leather bomber jackets were created for WW1 pilots, we’ve built the toughest utility jacket ever created. Every fibre on the outside of the Indestructible Jacket is up to 15x stronger than steel. The material we’ve used is so tough it was originally used in body armour, anti-ballistic vehicle armour, and ropes used to tie down oil rigs in violent, icy seas.
The fleece-lined edition of the Indestructible Jacket is not just designed for pure strength. We’ve turned it into an all-season jacket by making the outside waterproof, and by lining the inside with soft Polartec fleece so you stay comfortable in any environment. The jacket is constructed with ultra-strong bonded thread, heavy-duty embossed metal buttons, and hidden passport pockets.
The fibre we’ve used is called Dyneema Black. It’s so tough it started its life in body armour, anti-ballistic vehicle armour, and extreme strength ropes used to tie down oil rigs in violent, icy seas.
The body of the jacket is lined with ultra soft fleece
While the outside of the Indestructible Jacket is designed for extreme strength, we’ve designed the inside for extreme comfort. The body is lined with an ultra soft Polartec fleece that keeps you warm and comfortable in any weather.
Why you find Dyneema in survival situations
To understand just how tough Dyneema is you have to look at how it’s being deployed in the world today. It’s used to make bullet resistant vests, armour and helmets. It’s used in panels on tanks to protect against stronger ballistic threats like anti-tank projectiles. And you’ll find it in bulletproof cockpit doors in most commercial planes in the US. Unlike other high-strength materials it’s so light it floats on water, and it’s resistant to the long-term effects of moisture, UV light and chemicals, which is why it’s now also being used in artificial limbs.
Dyneema has tethered satellites and pulled up shipwrecks
Instead of using traditional jacket materials like denim or leather, we’ve built our jacket from the same material that was used to make the ropes that pulled up the Concordia cruise ship when it sank. It’s also the material that was used to create a 30km long tether designed to pull a capsule back down from space – despite reaching space it weighed just 5.5kg and only needed to be 0.5mm thick. And it’s the same material being used to create 1 centimetre thick tsunami barriers to stop 20 metre waves.
Why you probably haven’t heard of Dyneema before
The reputations of materials are created over decades of exposure, heavy marketing spend, or moments in history like the Nylon riots in 1945 that created brand recognition overnight. Dyneema has had none of these things. But there’s a difference between how well something performs and how well known it is, and sometimes the best things are secret. Whether it’s famous or not, this is currently the strongest fibre on Earth that you can build a piece of clothing out of.
Earth never reaches Dyneema’s melting point
Dyneema’s melting point is a subject of discussion online as it’s lower than the polyester used in most clothing today, and also the aramid fibres used in military gear. But to put it in context we’d have to return to the Hadean period of Earth around 4.5 billion years ago to find air temperatures that would melt it. The melting point of Dyneema is around 130°C, which is 73 degrees above the hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth of 56.7°C in Death Valley, California.
Two secret passport pockets designed for hostile environments
On either side of the chest you’ll find two hidden pockets designed to hold things you might want to conceal in a hostile environment. With a hidden zip entrance, they’re each large enough to hold your passport, money, maps or documents without any danger of them falling out. Or they can also concertina out to fit a phone or GPS inside them. They’re built with reinforced stitching and can be double locked with a metal fastener.
Side pockets lined with soft fleece
There are two large open side pockets that let you tuck your hands in for warmth. They’re lined with moleskin, a densely woven, windproof brushed polyester known for its softness and comfort. The cuffs are lined with exactly the same material and fasten with two heavy-duty metal snaps.
The sleeves are lined with super compact insulation
Fleece-lining the arms of the jacket would make it bulky and impractical, so we’ve lined them with a layer of super compact insulation that we’ve used before in our ultralight running gear. Then next to your skin is a silk-like material made from cotton waste called cupro.
Heavy-duty detailing protects you from the elements
The jacket fastens down the middle with six metal buttons with embossed Vollebak detailing, and protected by an external storm flap. At the top and bottom of the jacket you’ll find two heavy-duty metal snaps to secure the collar and hem in place. And in harsh weather you can flip the collar up to protect your neck. The outside of the collar is made from the same high-strength, weatherproof Dyneema as the rest of the jacket, while the material next to your skin is soft moleskin.
What the jacket can survive
We wanted to create a jacket that could withstand the toughest places on Earth. Nature claws at you, hits you and freezes you. So in our testing we exposed the 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. And blunt-force trauma will have almost no impact on it other than marking it.
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 jacket designed to perform in the toughest environments on Earth. But 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.
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