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Open Accordion
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Open Accordion

We shot the Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer on survival expert and former special forces sergeant Jason Fox, who is 6ft 1 / 185 cm and wears extra large, and explorer and former elite reconnaissance sniper Aldo Kane, who is 5ft 9 / 175 cm and wears size medium.

See our size guide for more advice on sizing.

And don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no-hassle 30 day return and exchange period.

SMLXL
Chest91-9899-106107-114115-122
Waist76-8181-8686-9191-96
Arm length57-6060-6363-6666-69
Back length59-6262-6565-6868-71
SMLXL
Chest36-3939-4242-4545-48
Waist30-3232-3434-3636-38
Arm length23-2424-2525-26.526.5-27.5
Back length23.5-24.524.5-2626-2727-28
The Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer is soft, lightweight, stretchy - and highly abrasion resistant. See more at vollebak.com

Hardcore ceramic protection

Each Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer is embedded with over 100,000 ceramic particles bound together in a honeycomb formation. While every one of the particles is smooth, flat and soft to the touch, the only material on earth that’s tougher than ceramics is diamonds, making the baselayer highly abrasion resistant. The particles can’t be scratched off or washed out.

The Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer is breathable and super lightweight. See more at vollebak.com

Why abrasion resistance matters

Abrasion resistance is how you measure clothes’ ability to withstand friction and wear and tear. Whether you're lugging climbing rope over your shoulder, you come off your bike on a downhill track, or your bag's shifting up and down on your back on a long run, that’s all abrasion. Wearing highly abrasion resistant clothing gives you the best chance of coming home from an adventure with your clothes and your skin intact.

Elasticated active stitching on the Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer. See more at vollebak.com

High stretch fabric with seamless side panelling

The baselayer incorporates 20% elastane and offers incredible 4 way stretch - even the stitching is elastic. Two seamless side panels - running from the bottom hem, up the side of the body, then down the inside of the sleeve to the cuff - give you complete freedom of movement, with no seams to prevent the fabric stretching as you move your arms and upper body. They also make you more comfortable by removing the chance of seams chafing your armpit.

Ceramic particles bound together in a honeycomb formation on the Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer. See more at vollebak.com

Lock-down waterproof zip

The baselayer has a matt black lock-down zip, which means you can secure it in place at any point. Once locked in place, the zip pull won’t bounce and the zip won't come undone, however much you move around. It stays exactly where you left it. The zip has a rubberised, waterproof surround, and a soft zip guard at the neck.

The Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer features a rubberised lock-down zip at the neck. See more at vollebak.com

Breathable and lightweight

Our Condition Black Ceramic Baselayer is breathable and hydrophilic, which means it will soak up any sweat and get rid of it fast, so you stay comfortable and dry. While the outside is super-resilient, the underside has a soft, silky feel, making it easy to wear all day. The baselayer is lightweight, so you're not paying for the abrasion resistance by having to carry extra weight.

Condition Black Ceramic layering set

The Condition Black Ceramic layering system

This baselayer is part of a wearable system which also includes a ceramic impregnated t shirt and midlayer. You can wear them separately, two at a time, or all three together. Designed with Vollebak athletes Jason Fox and Aldo Kane, two former elite military operatives turned adventurers, it's a sports layering system where every layer is as tough as the next, while still being lightweight, soft and comfortable on your skin.

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  • Vinjatek logo

    This is the most amazing t-shirt I have ever worn. Specifically it’s probably the most advanced technical shirt available and certainly the toughest – without sacrificing comfort and breathability. As the name states, it’s got actual ceramic particles embedded throughout the shirt for abrasion protection – also, it cools the body like AC.

  • hiconsumption

    Vollebak is to the technical clothing world what Skunk Works is to the aeronautics industry. The small London-based team is constantly releasing cutting-edge products that seem as much science experiments as they do functional pieces of gear.

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