Everyone would like a jacket that does it all. A coat that is suitable for all seasons, all weathers, all activities and all occasions. With that in mind we are please to be introducing Gamma graphene techwear the world’s first jacket infused with this wonder material. But is this creation by Wear Graphene the most versatile jacket for outdoors activities?
Graphene is regarded as the planet’s strongest material, it is tougher than diamond and 200 times stronger then steel. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics for it’s discovery. Graphene is also the world’s thinnest material and boasts astonishing flexibility.
But what is Graphene? According to Wikipedia, Graphene is an ‘allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice’. Glad we cleared that up! In more layman terms Graphene is simply a one particle thick version of graphite. Graphite is commonly used in bike frames, snowboards, kayaks and other products requiring strength at a low weight.
Used for clothing Graphene adds extreme durability, weather resistance, temperature control and is antibacterial. As it is also lightweight, flexible and strong there are many ways this wonder material can be used for outdoor clothing. Thanks to graphene,
clothing is going to become more versatile than ever which is great for adventure travel.
Gamma, possibly the most versatile jacket for outdoors activities, is the latest project by innovative techwear brand Wear Graphene. It raised $50,000 (more than 1,000% of its target!) in funding in just three days on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
Gamma is an all-season jacket infused with the the nanoparticle graphene. It is fully waterproof, windproof, and snowproof, while still being breathable, flexible and lightweight. The jacket is thermo-regulating, damage proof, UV proof, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and even insect repellent!
But the innovations don’t stop there. With the Gamma, Wear Graphene aimed to create the most versatile jacket ever made. They have incorporated built-in heating, an impressive amount of pockets, an adjustable hood and a rain hem.
“We’re excited to introduce the world to the benefits of graphene-infused clothing with Gamma. Gamma has built-in heaters that can be powered by your power bank for cold weather wear. Gamma is 100% cut-proof. Even a knife cannot cut through the hard-as-diamond graphene fabric Jacket,” said Sarah Wood, spokesperson for Wear Graphene.
“Graphene has the power to transform any piece of clothing into all-season wear that lasts a lifetime. It brings practicality, sustainability, and comfort to Gamma in a stylish package. Gamma is the only jacket we use for warm and cold weather. We’re
confident this is the jacket of the future.”
Wherever you live or intend to visit, Gamma’s graphene-infused fabric will work for you. It provides temperature control that mimics human skin. The nano-lattice distributes heat around the jacket to keep you warm in cold weather. When it’s warm, it wicks moisture and expels excess heat to cool you down. Graphene’s impermeability will not allow cold air or moisture to enter.
For temperatures below freezing the Gamma has built-in heaters. Just connect a power bank to an inner pocket and you can adjust the temperature! The Graphene then distributes this heat around the torso. So despite the Gamma having a weight of around 500 grams (1.1 lbs), it can keep you warm even in extremely cold conditions for example during skiing holidays.
The jacket has hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties to help protect the wearer from germs and allergens. This also means that this most versatile jacket for outdoors will remain free from odours for life.
Adding to the versatility the Gamma has a stylish and functional design. This makes it ideal for use outdoors, in everyday life and can be used for formal or informal occasions.
The Gamma has a whopping ten pockets with waterproof zips, two of which are hidden. So the jacket provides practical storage for everything from travel, to outdoor activities like hiking or skiing, to a day out with the kids – you can fill your pockets with snacks!
And just to top it all off the Gamma is machine washable and easy to maintain. It is resistant to tears, marks, stains, and
scuffs. Thanks to graphene’s strength, Gamma will not crease or wrinkle. It will maintain a crisp like-new look for the life of the jacket which should far exceed most jackets making it also more sustainable.
We hope you found this article introducing Gamma graphene techwear interesting. We can’t wait to try it out for ourselves. To find out more visit www.weargraphene.com (link currently takes you to their Kickstarter campaign)