Tech Lab // Graphene Jacket
Jonas Deichmann is on the road. At a time when most of us spend our days at home, Jonas is on the go. From Munich to Munich. Around the world. Leaving a carbon footprint as small as possible in the process. Running, swimming, cycling - that's how Jonas will cover the planned 40,000 km. Twice he will use sailboats, but apart from that, his round-the-world trip will be carbon-neutral.
The extreme athlete from Germany is a fan of testing himself, of always facing new challenges. In the past, he has cycled around the world, spent two years seeing and experiencing 60 countries.
Ahead of Jonas and his adventure are not only many kilometers, but also a wide variety of weather conditions. Nights under the open sky, hot temperatures, an ice-cold winter. And all of this with maximum physical effort.
We are happy to contribute our part to Jonas' adventure. We also love new challenges, like to set the pace. The challenge for us was to provide Jonas with the equipment he needs to fully focus on his journey. Without compromise.
His next stop: Russia. A merciless winter awaits him there.
Our mission: to develop a jacket that can withstand the Russian winter.
To develop the ideal jacket for these conditions, we used the innovative material graphene. We have already used Graphene Plus in Jan Frodeno's Ironman Suit. While in Hawaii the goal was to cool Jan down, the task now was to keep Jonas warm.
The jacket, which we made exclusively for Jonas Deichmann and his project, consists of four layers of material that protect him from the cold and wet. The newly developed jacket is waterproof, windproof jacket and has a DWR impregnation on outside, which makes the water repel. The Primaloft Gold Insulation, which consists of 55% recycled microfiber structure, captures its own body heat and forms a heat-efficient synthetic fiber insulation that guarantees thermal performance even in the wet. What makes the jacket so special besides that? An ircorporated graphene membran, which is made from 100% sustainable and naturally derived graphene and has exceptional thermoragulation.
Graphene is fine particles obtained from graphite. It is not only progressive, but also sustainable. Our Italian Graphene Plus supplier has been conducting intensive research on this fascinating material for 15 years and places particular emphasis on an ecologically sustainable production process. Graphene allows us to take apparel for athletes to a new level. Graphene has the ability to transmit. Heat, cold - the Graphene Plus membrane used here creates an interaction between clothing and the body. It can transport the heat generated under the armpits, for example, to colder parts of the body to regulate the bodys temperature. In addition, with its water column of 10000mm, its ensures that the jacket is waterproof.
Jonas has already been able to test the prototype in a cold chamber at minus 25 degrees. Now we are excited to see how the jacket performs under real conditions and are closely following Jonas' challenge. You can follow it here.
We are not just athletes, we are explorers and researchers. We are curious. We are determined and hungry for new things. We are always looking for challenges, facing problems with innovative solutions. We follow our drive to develop the most advanced products. We test our creations under extreme conditions during and after their development to make sure they won't let you down, even during long and intense training sessions. Absolute challenges, like Jonas', help us do this, they are motivation and pioneering.
Detailed information about the innovative material graphene can be found in this article.
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