As its name implies, the Black Squid Jacket mimics one of the most fascinating natural innovations in nature — the adaptive camouflage of the squid. These little seafaring creatures have evolved in the last 500 million years to change their color and appearance. They do it fast, and they can blend in any surface.

Vollebak replicated elements of this survival mechanism and created a jacket that dynamically shifts in different environments. The design involved using lasers, resin, and more than 2 billion microscopic glass spheres. The result is a snowboarding or ski jacket that seems coated in metal or oil at dull light. Then is a magic soup of color and sheen when exposed to very bright light.

The fabric reflects every color in the visible spectrum, and it is highly avant-garde. If Stanley Kubrick made clothes, it would look like this. Elegant, stylish, and integrates one of nature’s most intriguing properties into normal wear.

The jacket is fully waterproof, windproof, and constructed for extreme mobility. You can get it now for $995, which might seem too pricey for a jacket, sure, but this is unlike any other. Like a squid in haste, this lets you change color in an instant. What’s fashion if it’s not adaptive, surrendering? This one pushes the envelope farther than anyone has. And if the color-changing gimmick isn’t really for you, there’s still the expert craftsmanship to love. Plus its overall quality, which you can always expect from Vollebak. Hit the link below to find out more.


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