24 Oct The Vollebak Blue Morpho Jacket Is Made With Glass Spheres
Straight out of London comes the Vollebak Blue Morpho Jacket, an ultra hi-tech hardshell jacket made from over 2 billion glass spheres. That’s right, glass, as well as 100% polyester and resin, cut and formed by lasers. Inspired by the blue wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly, the Vollebak Blue Morpho is meant to act like a mirror for whatever light shines onto it; in daylight, it’s a “shimmering metallic blue.” Lit up at night, it changes to a “trippy, bionic looking blue.” Why, you ask? Well, Why not?
The extreme visibility of the Blue Morpho Jacket makes it highly suitable for skiing and snowboarding, especially in the dark, keeping you visible and that much safer as you hurtle down the slopes. Vollebak wanted this be a very functional jacket, and it shows in every aspect of the design; it’s cut to allow for maximum range of motion, with ample room for a puffer jacket or mid-layer underneath. It’s fully seam-sealed and waterproof, down to 10,000 mm. An ocean-racing style marine hood and super-high collar operate independently, keeping the elements off you exactly as you prefer, and with room for a helmet. The YKK front zipper is waterproof, with rubberized zip pullers, as are the pit zip vents.
All-in-all, this is one the coolest, most hi-tech and engineered jackets we’ve ever seen. And it better be, as it retails for a hefty $645. At least you get free shipping.
Vollebak Blue Morpho Jacket
- 3-layer, 100% polyester, resin and glass
- Waterproof to 10,000mm
- Fully seam-sealed and waterproofed
- Waterproof YKK front zipper with rubberised zip pullers
- Large waterproofed pit zips for ventilation
- High front collar with chin-guard and air vents
- Shoulder and sleeve construction shaped for maximum range of motion
- Elasticated adjustments on hood to fit helmets
- Ocean-racing style marine hood with separate collar and hood construction