Using the same insulation technology NASA uses in their space suits, Lukla brings you the Endeavour Jacket – the thinnest, warmest, and most breathable jacket of its kind. This “21st century” outerwear is fitted with aerogel (no, that’s not the name of a newly discovered creature), which is considered the best insulator on the planet that provides maximum breathability and flexibility.
The Lukla Endeavour Jacket is the ingenious product of a team of adventure enthusiasts. Michael Markesbery and Max Squire were hiking up a mountain during the winter season, donning a ton of expensive and heavy layers, when suddenly, a lightbulb went off. They quickly realized that there should be a better jacket: one that’s slimmer and more flexible. But to make the idea even richer, they got creative, did some serious research and decided to go with the best possible insulation imaginable.
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WHO IS THE LUKLA TEAM:
Members of the Lukla team have quite a list of accomplishments in science: they have “developed therapeutic treatments for cancer, discovered detection methods for atrial fibrillation, and studied matrix metalloproteinases,” among other things. But it was the desire for adventure, combined with a passion for science, that ultimately paved the way for the Endeavour Jacket.
- Under arm zipper vents
- Adjustable elastic hem
- Adjustable, snow proof powder skirt
- Adjustable Velcro cuffs
- Waterproof zippers
- Heat sealed seams
- Center front wind guard placket
- Center front zipper pull cover
While regular winter jackets are bulky and heavy, the Lukla Endeavour is thin, slim and light, without a sacrifice to insulation. They are also weather proof tested, ensuring that users can stay warm in most extreme weather conditions. Functionally, the Lukla also allows for easy mobility, and excels in both design and aesthetics.
The Lukla team went live with their Kickstarter Campaign today, hoping to raise $100,000 in a month to bring the concept to market. Now, with the help of adventure and science enthusiasts around the world, it’s possible to ensure that no one ever has to summit a mountain looking like a stuffed whale ever again.