Getting heavy with it

Bringing a whole new meaning to the expression 'full metal jacket', sailing brand Henri Lloyd really has produced a jacket made of steel

The Metal Jacket is 11 percent steel, 39 percent polyster and 50 percent poyamide, so it won't really see you dropping to the bottom of the ocean if you fall out the boat. But the metallic silver top is not just flash-looking -- it has a non-conductive outer shell that neutralises static, and an 'inherent memory', which moulds it to the contours of its wearer for optimum comfort. The jacket's anti-bacterial fibre also helps prevent perspiration build-up. Such technological specs should justify the asking price of £300...