You wear a mask, you social distance, and you even avoid touching things if you can help it. Suffice to say, you’re doing everything you can to keep the pandemic from spreading. If you’re looking for even more ways to protect yourself from the cold virus that’s taken the world hostage these past few months, you might want to check out the Vollebak Full Metal Jacket.
You know how copper’s conductive nature makes it naturally antimicrobial, since it releases electrically-charged ions that, pretty much, nukes the living hell out of any microbe that comes its way. That means, it can get rid of any virus and bacteria that would otherwise cling on to your clothing, making it an excellent reinforcement for your newfound germophobe tendencies.
The Vollebak Full Metal Jacket is a waterproof garment that’s cut in a unique fabric blend made up of copper, polyamide, and polyurethane. No, they didn’t use copper as an afterthought. Instead, it’s the dominating material in the blend, as 65 percent of the jacket uses the metal, with polyamide and polyurethane taking up 23 percent and 12 percent, respectively. According to the outfit, in fact, they used 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) of copper for every jacket, which is quite a lot. Surprisingly enough, the jacket is supposedly soft and malleable, just like whatever rain jacket you have currently hanging in the closet.
Can you get electrocuted while wearing this thing? We have no idea. We do appreciate that it’s waterproof, though, since that should go a long way towards assuaging some fears. Not all that way, of course, since the darn thing is still copper and will conduct electricity like the wires on your charger. According to the outfit, the waterproofing comes courtesy of Schoeller’s C-Change membrane, whose structure constricts in low temperatures (like when water comes on) and dilates when it’s warm, so it’s breathable, too, all while being bonded at all seams.
The Vollebak Full Metal Jacket has a brushed backing on the inside, so you don’t actually come in contact with the copper (you won’t get electrocuted — hopefully), ensuring the garment actually feels soft on your skin. It also has fleece lining on the high front collar and the side pockets, so the whole thing actually feels like an expensive jacket, instead of an experimental garment with electricity-conducting metal all over it. No word on the lining for the hood, but we imagine it’s something similar to the brushed backing on the rest of the jacket.
Aside from the two side pockets, it also has two bellows pockets large enough to fit an iPad each, so you can carry large batteries on there, in case you want to run electricity through the copper for whatever joy it brings your way. The pockets are protected by angled storm flaps and metal snap closures, so any sensitive stuff you put inside will stay as dry as you do. Other features include three zippered chest pockets, elasticated drawcords (hem and hood), and metal snap closures on the cuffs.
The Vollebak Full Metal Jacket is available now, priced at $1,095.