Kasakai Apparel Model 105
The “goon jacket”, commercially known as the Kasakai Apparel "Model 105", is a cyberweave jacket. It commonly incorporates glossy, reflective or self-luminescent surfaces to create an outrageously visible piece of apparel, perfect for those wishing to stand out. Its great customizability and outlandish flare makes it enormously popular among the young and rebellious. Entire gangs have made the 105 their official “uniform”, customized to fit in. Hence why it’s become known as the “goon jacket”.
A vindral wearing a customized Kasakai M-105
The vindral's choice of apparel includes a personally customized Kasakai M-105 with a glossy, black finish accentuated by orange WoLOLO detailing, stylishly disabled for the moment, enhancing the orange finish. The teal WoLOLO collar is brightly lit, giving the inside of her jacket a dramatic look.
To complement the teal inside lighting, she wears a Kasakai "Elegance" transparent cyberweave tank top with WoLOLO circuitry artwork, also in dramatic teal, matching up beautifully with her jacket's collar. The tank top's collar is jet black with teal WoLOLO, giving her the apperance of wearing a choker. Nice touch!
Her persoCom is shaped like a reversed wristwatch in teal and black, again matching her outfit. This, complemented by the large, boisterous belt makes for a striking finish to her upper body. This lady knows fashion!
Cyberweave is a textile, partially derived from thermoplane ceramics. Mixed with a strong nylon and some other elements, the thermoplane nano-tubes work as strong and conductive fibers. With interwoven circuitry, WoLOLO and other reactive materials, cyberweave is able to change color, luminance, stiffness and shape according to input signals from a control board. While only the WoLOLO elements can change color, the control signals and power required can be routed through the conductive fibers of the weave.
With cyberweave being the foundational fabric of the 105, the ability to customize your garment is staggering. Cyberweave makes for a strong, durable and expensive material that usually takes on a plastic-like surface, yet breathes decently. You still wouldn’t want to wear cyberweave directly on your skin, unless you’re in a dedicated costume for one night. You’ll be uncomfortably warm and sweaty under the tight cloth.
The combination of thermoplane-derived cloth and integration of WoLOLO means that cyberweave cloth can be made to glow in any wavelength of electromagnetic radiation you wish, including the fatal ones. However, all commercially available cyberweaves and WoLOLO-emitter surfaces are incapable of projecting anything beyond a span from low ultraviolet to the upper infrared spectrum to avoid harm to users.
"While the Model 105 is a remarkably sturdy and fashionable piece of clothing, it is not a body armor, in spite of popular videos you may have seen." "Kasakai Apparel is not responsible for bodily harm due to misue of the apparel. Please see the addendum for further information."
Most cyberweave clothing, including the 105, is matte black in its base form. But it can be dyed to most colors and patterns, and the inclusion of WoLOLO means that it can also change color on the fly. However, WoLOLO is only able to emit light, not alter its reflective properties, so you can’t change the base color of the garment, only the light it shines with. This combination makes for a highly customizable garment that can be stylish, practical and durable or outlandish, garish and eye-catching, depending on your needs.
The cyberweave cloth is controlled by a small control board sewn into the garment somewhere of your choosing. The control board is easy to manage and allows the wearer to change the pattern, color, frequency and intensity of the light produced by the WoLOLO. If one splurges a bit extra, one can purchase a PersoCom interface for the garment, allowing for easier and faster design in the persocom. Usually, the battery is installed along with the control board, allowing for an easy replacement.
In spite of the 105’s wide range of customizations, the most common design is the “goon jacket” design, which is a matte-black, gray or navy blue base color with WoLOLO covering the inside of the collar, the cuffs and a gang sign on the back, like a biker patch. While you are free to design and buy whatever you wish, using an established gang design when you’re not a member of said gang is an extraordinarily bad idea.
Cyberweave is remarkably strong, giving the 105 a good lifespan, protecting it from tearing, ripping or even scratching. The incorporated WoLOLO-patches are more sensitive and can be scratched or damaged by sharp objects or impacts. For this reason, the WoLOLO patches are usually located in protected areas, like on the chest or back, inside the collar or the cuffs of the jacket. But there’s nothing stopping you from designing a jacket which is covered in WoLOLO. However, it might not retain pristine condition for as long as a more modest jacket.
With its resistance to scratching and damage, the 105 actually makes for a decent body armor in a pinch. It protects remarkable well against cuts from bladed weapons. Piercing trauma is likely to go through the jacket, as are any blunt force, as the jacket is far too flexible to resist blunt trauma. Any small-arms fire is also guaranteed to go through the jacket as it is a piece of apparel, not a body armor. Its resistance to cuts is simply a side-effect of the thermoplane nanotubes used to weave the garment. But in a street scuffle, it's definitely better than not wearing anything.
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"The Model 105 will not protect you against:
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- Knife stabs
- High velocity vehicular impact
- Small-arms fire
- Large caliber weaponry
- Slashes from bladed weapons
- Falling from buildings
- Being burned alive
- Venomous bites
- Pipe strikes