The Belstaff Bloodhound Jacket celebrates the history of the Land Speed Record and the Bloodhound team.
If you were an early 90’s kid your first introduction into the world of the Land Speed Record was probably the free toys found in packets of Corn Flakes. Technology and engineering has certainly come a long since way since just shy of 66MPH was set in 1898 by Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat. Move forward to 2017 and engineering has advanced so much, now its mainly the computers that do the talking, Formula 1 being a prime example. The next attempt for the World Land Speed Record will see the Bloodhound Team looking to reach speeds of 1000MPH with a rocket and jet engine packing 135,000 horses’ (BHP). The average horsepower for a modern car is around 100BHP so it kind of puts things into perspective. As you may have have already seen on the news, the Bloodhound team have just started their first time trials at the Cornwall Airport in Newquay. The Land Speed Record to reach 1000MPH will then be attempted, next year in 2018.
In celebration of the Bloodhound team, modern engineering and the Land Speed Record, Belstaff have released a very exclusive jacket. The Belstaff Bloodhound Jacket utilised the latest garment tech and innovation with fully taped and bonded seams for superior protection against the elements. A British heritage brand not usually associated with the whole techwear scene, put their stamp on this exclusive piece utilising bi-stretch technology with features like a hidden Bloodhound inspired orange hood, utility hooks and smartphone pockets.