Vollebak 100 Year Pants

When the tag line for a pair of trousers is “the only pants more advanced than these are on space suits” you know that you’re dealing with something special and that’s exactly the claim to fame of these brilliant looking Vollebak 100 Year Pants. Though undoubtedly pricing, clocking in at some £495, these magnificently robust trousers from Vollebak are crafted from a material so tough it was originally built to let the military to walk through fire. And, despite this, these will be some of the most comfortable trousers that you’ve ever worn.

The Vollebak 100 Year Pants (£495) are wonderfully soft, stretchy, windproof, water repellent and breathable, and they’ve been carefully engineered to be fit for any adventure. Boasting stainless steel detailing, ankle protection that even crampons won’t get through, giant zipped leg vents that can be opened to your knee, 5 pockets – 4 of them zipped – and a seat tested to last for over a century, Vollebak have designed out all the usual failure points, and built the pants you might just spend the rest of your life in.

Made To Last

Much like a luxury watch, these Vollebak 100 Year Pants have been Swiss engineered to deliver the sort of performance you’d expect for a trip into outer space. These excellent trousers are made with a new, military-grade fireproof fabric which has been engineered in Switzerland and which was built to help soldiers handle the most extreme scenarios, but without having to dress like firefighters. The end result is a ridiculously robust and amazingly comfortable pair of trousers that you can wear in any scenario and emerge unscathed on the other side.

The Vollebak 100 Year Pants boast a material which is made from three layers sandwiched together to deliver the finest in robust performances. Each layer has its own distinct role with the outer layer being a stretchy, windproof soft shell, the middle layer offering a fireproof coating. And, last but not least, the bottom layer next to your skin providing a soft, knitted fireproof fibre that feels like cotton and ensures the ongoing comfort of these impeccably crafting trousers.

These will definitely be the most uncompromising pair of pants you’d ever worn. They are both incredibly durable and abrasion resistant, but also exceptionally water repellent, stretchy and windproof. Yet, despite all these adventure ready characteristics, they are still super soft and will feel quite unlike any fire-resistant fabric that’s ever been made before. And that’s because it’s the two layers beneath that turn it from a tough pair of pants to ones that can go literally go through fire.

Fantastically Fireproof

It’s not every day you come across a pair of trousers that are available to buy that provide a fireproof protection but that’s exactly what is on offer with these brilliantly crafted Vollebak 100 Year Pants. If you experience any contact with fire it will trigger the fireproof middle layer of the pants. This layer instantly expands to 1000x its size that results in a protective barrier between you and the flames. It might sound like an airbag, but it looks more like tiny plants growing at high speed as the protective layer increases in volume and expands to about 6mm in height to keep any flames at bay.

Whilst £495 might be more than many will want to pay for a pair of trousers, when they’re as technologically accomplished as these ones from Vollebak, it seems like a bit of a bargain to be honest. Despite being unbelievably tough, these pants will also stretch in every direction and there’s no move you can pull where they’d even begin to restrict you. Apart from the reinforced ankles, the entire pants are made from the same high tech fabric with four way stretch.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.