There’s nothing sexier than clothes that will outlive you. Vollebak’s Mars Jacket fits perfectly into that category, with everything about it being form following function. It’s made out of five layers of aluminised Mylar, with a surface layer of Teflon, Kevlar and Nomex. The outer shell has ballistic nylon used in flak jackets, making it incredibly durable and tear-resistant.
The interior is lined with Cordura making it snug and soft, as well as windproof.
The circluar cap on the chest isn’t a knock off Mercedes-Benz logo. It’s a 3D printed cap allowing quick access to a vomit bag. You probably won’t be experiencing space adaptation syndrome any time soon, so consider it an emergency piece for a particularly rowdy night out.
Five other non-puke related pockets litter the jacket. For earthbound users, there are also two large zipped side vents alongside elasticated panels of ballistic nylon along the back of the shoulders. This allows maximum flexibility while hiking or lugging equipment.
The Mars Jacket and accompanying pants come in two colours, Light and Dark edition.
Pricing starts at $995 from Vollebak.com, although it looks like all their stock is currently sold out. Better join the waiting list.
The two brothers behind Vollebak have grabbed attention in the past for their insane ideas, not just relating to clothing either. In 2015, they teamed up with Airbnb to float a 70 tonne cottage down the River Thames. Beyond that, their design inspirations seem to be rooted in the excitement of science and engineering paired with atheletics.
“Vollebak is addressing challenges we’ll face a century from now. Our entire climate will change, and we can’t ignore that. The last time we faced something this epic was 50,000 years ago, when humans migrated out of Africa,” the Tidballs told Redbull.
“If we know the weather is going to change and diseases will spread, let’s design for those things. The world isn’t waiting for another waterproof jacket or white t-shirt.”
Personally I’m waiting for this damn space jacket.