Vollebak’s Black Squid Jacket is inspired by the ability of a squid to rapidly change color, and to achieve this effect, the surface was coated in resin with 2 billion laser-embedded black glass microspheres, or 40,000 per square centimeter of material. In less optimal light conditions, the light reflects off the exterior, giving the jacket an “oily” appearance, while bright sunlight gives it an iridescent sheen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Put simply, the jacket reflects every color in the visible spectrum, and the patterns shift as you move, giving it an entirely new appearance depending on the angle viewed. However, it’s not just eye candy, as the jacket boasts full waterproofing, wind-proofing, a Merino wool lined collar, zippered armpit vents, an internal zipped phone pocket with headphone loops, and Velcro-equipped adjustable-size cuffs. One caveat: it costs $995.