Titan Fleece Jacket
The strongest fleece on any planet, it actually gets stronger as the weather gets colder.
- Outer body can survive a 45kmph fall and drag on concrete
- Lined with thick, ultra-soft fleece
- Magnetic front zipper
Titan is Saturn’s largest moon. And one day it could be our next home. It comes with an atmosphere 4x thicker than Earth’s, and it’s only the second body in our Solar System known to have liquid on its surface – we live on the other one. So just like the Moon and Mars it has potential. However, Titan is cryogenically cold. With average surface temperatures of -179°C, it’s twice as cold as anything recorded on Earth. It also has methane monsoons and cryovolcanoes spewing out jets of freezing hydrocarbon rain.
As we continue to build clothing for planet Earth and beyond, embracing the challenges of Titan forces us to push the technological boundaries of extreme cold weather clothing. And it’s why our Titan Fleece Jacket is the only fleece on Earth – or Titan – that gets stronger as the weather gets colder. It combines an ultra-warm fleece on the inside with the strongest fibre in the world on the outside. It even has a magnetic zip with an emergency pull cord for blizzards.
The only fleece on any planet that gets stronger as the weather gets colder
The Titan Fleece Jacket combines an ultra-warm fleece on the inside, with the strongest fibre in the world on the outside.
By building the Titan Fleece Jacket for the cryogenically cold temperatures of space, we’ve completely reinvented what a fleece can do here on Earth.
Turning the world’s strongest fibre into the world’s warmest fleece
We turned to Dyneema to build the outside of the Titan Fleece Jacket, because it’s not only the strongest fibre on Earth, but it gets stronger as it gets colder. The challenge of course is that Dyneema is not exactly known for its cuddliness. You normally find it on the side of tanks. And in body armour. Not building fleeces or teddy bears. So we had to find a way to keep its strength, but turn it soft.
15x stronger than steel Dyneema gets stronger as it gets colder
Dyneema not only combines extreme strength with low weight, but it actually gets stronger as it gets colder. It’s why it’s used today to make the mooring lines on giant ships and deep-water oil rigs in freezing seas. As the temperature drops down to -50°C the Dyneema ropes gain 5-10% strength. Projections show that the rope would gain even more strength if it dropped to -150°C. And it doesn’t just get stronger, it also loses no strength in relation to abrasion resistance or cutting.
The first 3D Dyneema
Building clothing for Titan has meant we’ve had to reinvent what a fleece can do right here on Earth. And it’s why the Titan Fleece Jacket looks like it’s arrived from outer space. The only way to accurately describe the outside of the jacket is that it’s 3 dimensional. Small white orbs of Dyneema cover the surface of the jacket, so anything that comes into contact with the jacket will hit them first. This 3D geometric texture also creates hundreds of air pockets that make the fabric softer and warmer.
Reinforced with a material designed to survive warzones
We didn’t just stop with Dyneema on the outside. We also reinforced the outer body of the Titan Fleece Jacket with a material originally developed for the British Special Forces in Afghanistan. Lightweight, waterproof, triple-layered, and made from a high-tenacity nylon, it’s weather resistant, and built to cope with rapid temperature changes without getting damaged. We’ve placed it around key areas like the hood, pockets, central zipper and cuffs, to add weather protection and strength where you need it.
Lined with ultra-soft thermal fleece
While the Titan Fleece Jacket is insanely tough on the outside, the inside is lined with a thick and ultra-soft Polartec fleece. Made from 74% recycled material and bluesign approved, it has a knit structure built for strength and durability as well as an extremely high warmth-to-weight ratio. Its fibres are engineered to trap heat in thermal air pockets around your body, while letting any sweat vapour escape so you stay comfortable.
Five pockets and three gadget loops
You’ll find two large fleece-lined pockets that fasten with water resistant zippers on the sides of the jacket. Layered under these pockets are two more giant pockets protected by angled storm flaps that fasten shut with metal snap fasteners. There’s another small zipped pocket inside the jacket for stashing valuable items. And 3 bungee loops on the chest let you clip on extra gear like ice screws or carabiners.
Size + Fit
The Titan Fleece Jacket is designed with 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|