Founded in 2015 by design enthusiast and WeDO Simon Lamont, Iron Ocean was first conceptualised when he felt there was a gap in the market for clothing that could retain heat whilst remaining both durable and comfortable.
“I founded Iron Ocean in April 2015 when I was one of the thousands forced to find alternative employment during the oil and gas economic downturn. I had applied for over 400 jobs via recruiters and online employment platforms. With rent to pay, it was time to find a way or make one.
I went all in, I ploughed in savings, sold personal effects of immense personal value, then hit the pitching circuit hunting any competition with a cash prize.”
After enduring Arctic training whilst in the military and having worked within the oil and gas industry, Simon’s exposure to cold shock statistics were prevalent in his decision to create a potentially lifesaving solution. His team of international, scientific experts created REACTA GEL – Iron Ocean’s patent pending thermal gel technology that self-heats when exposed to the cold.
Iron Ocean have made previous headlines thanks to their ongoing commitment to tackle cold shock and a number of other ailments within a range of high risk sectors including oil and gas, elite military and commercial aviation.
Now, the same team of experts are turning their efforts towards launching CARFIBEX, the world’s most superior base layer.
On first impression, the CARFIBEX has a sleek and stylish design. The branded Lycra contours the silhouette due to its compression fit and strength. It’s outward facing labels display Iron Ocean’s strong branding, whilst reducing irritation for the wearer.
Comprising carbon fibre and micro-modal fibres, the CARFIBEX fabric harnesses advanced moisture management and enhanced anti-static properties in order to absorb sweat and reduce irritation. CARFIBEX incorporates rapid drying, anti-bacterial functionality in to its engineered construction to reduce unpleasant odours in times of maximum output.
The cashmere within CARFIBEX makes it unbelievably soft to touch and distinguishes the garment as an elite base layer. The softness of the fabric paired with its bespoke packaging gives the CARFIBEX a luxury quality that is without rival.
The exceptionally lightweight garment will be a popular companion amongst water sports enthusiasts, MMA fighters, triathletes, skiers, military personnel and more – thanks to its exceptional ability to retain heat, CARFIBEX works just as hard as you do.
You can find out more at their campaign page on Kickstarter by clicking HERE. We wish Simon and his team all the very best with their crowdfunding and look forward to joining them on the next steps of their journey.