Outdoor brand Vollebak has embedded a hoody with ceramics that have traditionally been used in missiles and jet engines. Sportstextiles.com reports that the U.K. brand says the 60,000 ceramic particles are thinner than human hair, which means the material remains high wicking, lightweight and breathable,“ but it’s also second only to diamonds for abrasion resistance, the company says.
“Making the world’s most resilient and intelligent clothing means we often end up re-engineering materials that started life being used for radically different things, says Vollebak co-founder Steve Tidball. “We’ve created t shirts using carbon fiber and algae. We’ve made jackets using graphene, glass and bioluminescent material, and built hoodies and pants from fibers that can’t be set on fire. As ceramics have been used in some of the most hardcore engineering on Earth, we decided to use it to start building the most hardcore clothing.”