Would The Stillsuits Of Dune Work In Real Life? The Expert Answers! [VIDEO]

MOVIE NEWS – Desert expert Les Stroud reveals that the Dune stillsuits make sense in real life. He notes that the clothing is “the opposite of what we would think.”



Desert expert Les Stroud explains how the Dune stillsuits make sense in real life. Based on Frank Herbert’s acclaimed science fiction novel, the film follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). A young man haunted by visions of the future who becomes embroiled in the war for the planet Arrakis. In addition to Chalamet, the Dune cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellen Skarsgård, Zendaya and Javier Bardem.

Gear used to cross the deserts of Arrakis, the stillsuit allows characters to withstand the extreme heat and other harsh conditions of the planet.

In a recent video for Insider, Stroud examined the stillsuits. He revealed why their design makes sense. Speaking of clothing, the survival expert stated that in the desert, “the opposite of what you might think” is reality. He explained the benefits of dressing in layers. Also, how what someone wears can affect moisture retention.

“As far as the clothing you’re going to wear when you’re in the desert, the opposite of what you might think is what is the reality. In fact, more clothing is better, and the reason for that is convection. In a dry desert wind, all of the moisture is sucked out of your body, and it’s actually your clothing that can keep that in. Same thing for the head, sunburn, who can be scorched pretty quickly in the desert, so covering your head your body is actually a real good idea in the desert.”


How do the Dune stillsuit work?


In the film, Liet Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) explained the purpose of the stillsuit. She noted how water is recovered from sweat. Also added that as long as the individual continues to move, he does not lose it. With Stroud’s comments in mind, it’s worth wondering how much moisture the Fremen and other characters wearing the clothes can retain on a daily basis. Kynes also mentioned that the average person wouldn’t last more than a few hours in the desert of Arrakis without it. Also, the stillsuit ensures that no one overheats.

While the suit doesn’t appear to have built-in head protection, which Stroud revealed is another important part of desert dressing, several characters used their own devices for camouflage.

Last year, Dune costume designers Jacqueline West and Bob Morgan described what a stillsuit looks like and what its function is. They talked about the different materials it was made of. They also explained how some of the pieces were attached to the water.

It’s interesting to hear a survival expert’s opinion about this special outfit. Dune is exactly the kind of high-quality science fiction that can be expected to remain grounded in reality in certain areas. We can’t wait for the premiere of the second part…

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