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SpaceLife Jacket may be the closest you'll get to walking on the Moon

SpaceLife Jacket may be the cl...
The SpaceLife Jacket is designed to pay tribute to the classic spacesuits of yesteryear
The SpaceLife Jacket is designed to pay tribute to the classic spacesuits of yesteryear
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The SpaceLife Jacket is designed to pay tribute to the classic spacesuits of yesteryear
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The SpaceLife Jacket is designed to pay tribute to the classic spacesuits of yesteryear
Walking down the street wearing a SpaceLife Jacket will certainly get you noticed
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Walking down the street wearing a SpaceLife Jacket will certainly get you noticed
The SpaceLife Jacket actually looks quite normal from the back, unlike the front
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The SpaceLife Jacket actually looks quite normal from the back, unlike the front
The SpaceLife Jacket should be durable, long-lasting, and extremely capable no matter what the temperature
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The SpaceLife Jacket should be durable, long-lasting, and extremely capable no matter what the temperature
Controls sewn into the SpaceLife Jacket allow you to control music playback through your smartphone
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Controls sewn into the SpaceLife Jacket allow you to control music playback through your smartphone
The SpaceLife Jacket boasts a built-in audio system with speakers hidden in the hood
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The SpaceLife Jacket boasts a built-in audio system with speakers hidden in the hood
The SpaceLife Jacket is constructed from a number of futuristic and unusual materials
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The SpaceLife Jacket is constructed from a number of futuristic and unusual materials
Parts of the interior of the SpaceLife Jacket are constructed from neoprene
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Parts of the interior of the SpaceLife Jacket are constructed from neoprene
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Almost everybody will, at some point, have harbored a desire to travel into outer space. But it's unlikely any of us will achieve this goal, unless and until Elon Musk or Richard Branson deliver on their promises to make space travel much simpler and more affordable. Still, if you can't actually make it out of Earth's atmosphere, you can at least buy the T-shirt. Or, more accurately, an approximation of the jacket worn by astronauts.

This is the SpaceLife Jacket, designed to resemble (though not replicate) the classic spacesuits worn by the brave astronauts who ventured to the Moon and beyond. While this isn't officially sanctioned by NASA, and doesn't come with the Neil Armstrong seal of approval, the SpaceLife Jacket would certainly make wannabe-astronauts look the part.

The exterior of the SpaceLife Jacket is made from a "210D trilobal nylon oxford fiber" designed to be both waterproof and light-reflecting, while parts of the interior are neoprene, providing durability and flexibility regardless of the conditions.

The major selling point of the SpaceLife Jacket is, however, something that is definitely not standard issue for astronauts. Speakers built into the hood enable you to listen to music – or mission control recordings – while on the go, with controls built into the suit controlling music playback on your smartphone via Bluetooth. There is also a built-in microphone enabling you to make calls – "Houston, we have a problem," for example.

The eye-catching design, the expensive materials, and the integrated audio system mean the SpaceLife Jacket doesn't come cheap. Due to be delivered in September 2015, each SpaceLife Jacket is priced at €1,499 (US$1,840). Still, couple it with the limited edition sneakers known as The Missions and you'll be two items of clothing closer to walking on the Moon. Kinda.

Source: SpaceLife via Slashgear

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3 comments
sk8dad
Neoprene...as in non-breathable wet suit? This jacket is gonna be warm...less on the toasty side and more on the muggy side.
Slowburn
If it was in my budget...
Keenan Lee
The red stripe is the mission commander. So everyone that gets one is a commander? That doesn't seem right. Have a few without one or at least have a choice.