What are Jumpsuits?
A jumpsuit is a one-piece garment that generally features long sleeves and full leg covering. The name derives from the original use of the jumpsuit, as a functional garment for parachuters. In modern times the jumpsuit is frequently used as a uniform but has also inspired trends of modern dress. Skydivers’ jumpsuits were manufactured to be utilitarian. The fabric protected parachuters from the extreme cold of the air, while inserts and pockets in the jumpsuit provided covering for parachute handles. Modern jumpsuits are used by aviators and astronauts. In addition to being flame-retardant and insulated, one piece-suits have an advantaged over multi-piece clothing in that they will not float or become entangled during zero gravity or high-speed, aerial maneuvers. Race car drivers also frequently employ similar jumpsuits.