A versatile, highly durable jacket inspired by off-grid living.
Experimental apparel brand Vollebak aims to redefine wardrobe staples, whether it’s by using dyes from natural sources like black algae or by designing extremely hard-wearing, sustainable products that are both water-repellent and fireproof. Following the same concept, the Off Grid Jacket is durable and versatile as well as heavy-duty. Like its name suggests, this jacket takes inspiration from the challenges of living off-grid. The design suits both those who live in the middle of nature and those who want to get away from the city for a weekend. Like all Vollebak products, the Off Grid Jacket is innovative and functional. It’s specially engineered to handle just about anything and keep the user warm, dry, and comfortable.
Extra-tough and sustainable materials.
The jacket features a cutting-edge, abrasion-resistant material made from a strong blend of para-aramid fibers and Cordura – a combination found in body armor and parachutes. Heavy-duty details also include fleece-lined cuffs with a military-grade tape and metal press studs which the user can adjust thanks to two tightness settings. While the two-way front zipper has a storm flap and metal snap fasteners, the collar boasts five lines of stitching. A hydrophilic membrane makes the jacket water-resistant but keeps the fabric breathable.
The insulation also stands out. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the super-compact insulation keeps the user warm while letting moisture evaporate. Furthermore, six air vents enhance comfort by preventing overheating. These vents feature super soft and elastic Italian mesh that is both fast-drying and breathable. In terms of function, the Off Grid Jacket shines with nine pockets. At the back, there are two detachable pockets while at the front, five more compartments offer space for smaller items. Inside the jacket, two oversized pockets can hold larger tools or important items. The Off Grid Jacket costs $795 and joins the matching pants, shell, and vest from the same collection. Photography© Vollebak.