Graphene-infused Gamma Jacket looks set to be popular with outdoors fans
A new outdoor jacket, infused with the wonder material graphene, is a step closer to production following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, which raised $50,000 in just three days. The Gamma Jacket is the latest project by techwear brand Wear Graphene and is likely to be popular thanks to a range of great properties, such as extreme durability, weather resistance, temperature control and bacteria resistance.
The Gamma is an all-season jacket infused with the nanoparticle graphene, the strongest and thinnest material on Earth.
Graphene’s potential for a wide range of applications has earned it the name “supreme graphene”, as well as a Nobel Prize.
Gamma is the latest in Wear Graphene’s line of graphene-infused fashion. The all-climate jacket, the Gamma, is 100% graphene-infused and includes additional features such as built-in heating, lots of storage, a hood and a rain hem.
Gamma kickstarter crowdfunding goal
It looks like the Gamma Jacket will be popular, given how well supported the crowdfunder has been. Within hour days of Gamma launching on Kickstarter, the campaign reached its funding goal and, within three days, it had earned more than $50,000, which is more than 1000% of its goal.
Gamma is tipped to be one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of 2021.
Sarah Wood, spokesperson for Wear Graphene, said: “We’re excited to introduce the world to the benefits of graphene-infused clothing with the Gamma Jacket.
“Graphene has the power to transform any piece of clothing into all-season wear that lasts a lifetime. It brings practicality, sustainability and comfort to Gamma in a stylish package. Gamma is the only jacket we use for warm and cold weather. We’re confident this is the jacket of the future.”
Benefits of graphene in clothing
Gamma’s graphene-infused fabric has benefits for users living in any part of the world. Graphene offers temperature control that mimics human skin. The nano-lattice distributes heat around the jacket to keep you warm in cold weather. When it’s warm, it wicks moisture and expels excess heat to cool you down.
For extremely cold weather (temperatures below freezing), the Gamma Jacket has built-in heaters. By connecting a power bank to an inner pocket, the wearer can adjust the temperature of the jacket. Graphene then distributes the heat from the heaters around the torso.
Despite Gamma’s weight of about 500 g (1.1 lbs), it’s able to keep you warm even in extremely cold weather.
Graphene’s impermeability means the Gamma Jacket is waterproof, damage-proof and windproof. Almost nothing can break through graphene.
Gamma is strong enough to repel knife punctures and to withstand serious wear and tear – and it will not permit cold air or moisture to enter.
For sunny and hot days, Gamma is UV-proof. Gamma will protect the wearer from the sun’s harmful UV rays while preventing overheating. Graphene is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.
Gamma’s design is aimed at ensuring it is useful and stylish. It features 10 pockets, two of which are hidden, for practical storage. Its rain hem and visored hood make Gamma a functional rain jacket for casual users or a shell for hikers and adventurers.
Gamma is machine washable and easy to maintain. It is resistant to tears, marks, stains and scuffs.
Sarah said: “Gamma is the first all-season, all-climate jacket. Thanks to graphene, clothing is going to become more versatile than ever. We’re excited to introduce the world to graphene-infused clothing and to Gamma, the most versatile jacket ever made.”
To find out more about Wear Graphene and the Gamma, which is now available for pre-order see: www.weargraphene.com.