Monday , October 2 2023

Company Creates Pair of Trousers That Can Last For 100 Years, Costs 232k, Resistant To Fire

If you suspect you could live for the next 100 years then you should go for this rugged pants designed to survive a century. Checkout the qualities and see why you should consider it.


Photo: Volleback

Adventure clothing brand Vollebak, says its new “100 Year Pants” will last at least a century. It costs $645 for a pair.
Vollebak cofounder Steve Tidball claims that the company is giving the 100-year guarantee, because the new pants are made of materials so tough you can walk through fire in them.
Checkout these qualities: the 100 Year Pants are made of an innovative three-layer material designed to withstand various threats. The outer layer repels water and is designed to resist abrasions, the middle layer is fireproof and also expands as an airbag at high temperatures, acting as a barrier between your legs and the flames, while the third layer is an aramid fiber, a nylon-related synthetic doesn’t burn or melt, offering extra protection.
“Most fire resistant clothing is made from heavy, uncomfortable, chemical laden materials, but this is the world’s first intelligent material than can be comfortably worn every day, then alter its behavior in the face of fire,” Vollebak cofounder Nick Tidball said about the material. “It was originally designed to help soldiers handle the most extreme situations, but without having to dress like firefighters.”

[Photo: Vollebak/Sun Lee]
You can see that this is a pair of pants of many layers. On how to prove the pants will last a century as claimed by its makers, Volleback put them through the Martindale abrasion resistance test, where a mechanical thumb is rubbed against the fabric until the fibres start to break. A regular polyester fabric can survive around 25,000 revolutions, but the innovative material these pants are made of passed 100,000 cycles of wear and even then, it needed to be checked with a magnifying glass to see if any of the fibres had broken. Volleback claims they hadn’t.

Photo: Volleback

The 100 Year pants are allegedly not only incredibly tough, but also surprisingly comfortable. They are designed to stretch with your body, making them suitable for all kinds of activities, from mountain climbing to yoga, and are stylish enough to be worn on casual outings.

If you buy this 100-year pants at $645, it means you’re spending just $6.45 per year. So you see, it’s actually cost effective.

(With reports from fastcompany)

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a writer with passion for cutting-edge news

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