Pants stained with fake blood, a hoodie that’s guaranteed to survive on Mars, and base layers “designed to increase your life expectancy.”
Vollebak creates gear that performs in ways most companies don’t even consider.
Adventure racers, ultra runners, and twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball launched Vollebak in 2015 to create “the toughest,” “the most visible,” and frankly, the most unusual gear and apparel on the planet.
Its testers comprise a team of athletes adventurers, and scientists who between them have rowed solo across the Pacific and Atlantic, run across entire continents, surfed 100-foot waves, climbed and base-jumped the Eiger’s North Face, ski traversed Greenland, and traveled the Yukon on foot.
Twin brothers and adventure athletes Nick and Steve Tidball came up with the idea for the brand during a 130-kilometer ultramarathon across the Namib desert.
Sleep deprived, dehydrated, and hallucinating, it seemed like the perfect time to come up with something totally new.
The Condition Black range contains some of Vollebak’s most hardcore and technologically advanced gear. It uses the same ceramic nanotechnology found in supercar brakes.
The brand rates the line as the toughest T-shirt, base layer, and mid-layer on Earth.
They are highly abrasion resistant thanks to ceramic nanoparticles embedded in the fabric.
But each layer is also soft, lightweight and stretchy.