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The "Louis" Men's Cotton Lab Coat (Ships Feb. 2024)


Lab coats are holding scientists back, and together we’re going to fix that. By listening to 1000+ scientists, we designed this white 100% cotton men's lab coat to solve these frustrations so that you can finally feel professional, confident, and safe every time you suit up. See Men's Size Chart Here.

*Expected to ship February 2024. Update or cancel any time.

Donate a lab coat?

If you're able, please consider adding a donated lab coat to your order! This helps us reach the goal faster, help scientists sooner, and we'll give these away to science educators and classrooms in need.

This lab coat is made from 100% cotton and all-metal snaps, which is accepted in most standard laboratory environments including introductory chemistry and biology lab classes. Please check with your lab safety officer for compatibility.


100% Cotton provides better protection against flames than polyester or poly-cotton mixtures because polyester will melt to your skin and prevent emergency lab coat removal. 100% cotton is not “FR”, “flame-retardant” or “fire-proof”, and will burn slowly if exposed to intense flames. If your lab requires “FR” lab coats, get on our email list for our future release with flame retardant materials.


Most lab coat materials, including 100% cotton, absorb strong acids and may develop holes from exposure. Always wear a neoprene, rubber, or PVC apron and long acid-resistant gloves on top of your lab coat when handling strong acids.

Save on shipping costs by ordering together with your lab.

Shipping in the USA:

Typically $8-$11 for 1 lab coat, about $30 for 10, calculated at checkout.

International shipping:

Available worldwide for $20-$40. Additional taxes and duties may need to be paid to the local customs authorities on delivery.

Adding other items:

Non-preorder items in the same order will be held and shipped with the lab coats. Please make a separate orders if you want your other items right away!

Group orders

Bulk order pricing is not available on the already-discounted pre-order pricing. We accept POs when ordering at least 8 lab coats but prefer credit card payments to help finance the manufacturing.

Please visit geniuslabgear.com/grouporders and fill out the form to get started. We will contact you within 48 hours and work with you to get set up as a supplier.


Embroidery options will be offered by email before shipping and will add 2-4 weeks to the delivery date.

  • $10 per coat for two lines of text
  • $5 per coat for institutional logo + $25 one-time setup fee

How does the Pre-Order work?

This pre-order campaign needs to reach 600 total lab coats between the men's and women's styles to go to production, similar to a Kickstarter. That will cover about half of the ~$50,000 up-front manufacturing costs, and we’ll cover the rest. Your lab coat should ship about 5 months after we reach the goal. You can cancel or update your order at any time before we ship. See our pre-order policy page for more details.

Early supporters will save the most:

  • Superfan tier: First 100 lab coats are $42.50
  • Early mover tier: Lab coats 101-200 are $44.99
  • Last chance tier: Lab coats 201-300 are $47.49
  • The final price will be $49.95 and will never be discounted again.

146 sold of 300

48% funded

To cover about half of the up-front production cost, we need to reach 300 lab coats of each gender pre-ordered by October 13th! This should let us ship them to you in February 2024.

Calculating time remaining

Features that Make research effortless

adjustable belt on a men's white cotton lab coat

Hidden Adjustable Belt

Use the stitched-in soft cotton belt to pull the waist in up to 8 inches to fit your profile. The extra fabric folds neatly at your sides so you can look professional and feel confident in your work.

organizer pocket slots for men's lab coat

Dedicated utensil Slots

Stay organized and on task with everything right where you need it. The smaller stitched slots help keep your tools from sliding out when you bend or remove your lab coat.

scientist hand reaching into zippered side vents of lab coat

Zippered side vents

Those knobs can't touch you now! We added zippers to the side access vents so you can get to your inner pockets in a pinch without getting snagged by knobs and equipment when you walk.

man's shoulders in lab coat with back pleat and tapered waist

Back pleat for room to reach

This hidden back pleat opens up to two inches when you reach for those precursors in the back of the cabinet so your wrists stay protected and you stay comfy.

You like your skin. Let's keep it protected.

100% Soft Cotton Twill

A proprietary blend of durable, tightly woven, medium-weight twill for protection, finished with softening and stain-release non-chemical processes perfect for lab coats. It won't melt onto your skin like polyester.

elastic knit cuffs reaching with glove and pipette

Long knit cuffs

Soft rib-knit cotton cuffs gently hug your wrists to keep your skin protected as you reach for those chemicals in the back. Tapered forearm sleeves also help keep your lab coat out of your science.

Quick-release snaps

All-metal snaps that won't melt shut when you've got to get out quick. Whether it's a fire, chemical explosion, or lunch time - no more messing around with unthreading buttons in a hurry.

howie style high collar mens lab coat for chemistry

Convertible collar

Lay it flat for the classic look and pop that collar when it's time to get down to business. Protect your neck and chest from unexpected splashes and explosions, "Howie" style.

Marc, Chemistry Educator

"I love my Louis lab coat. As a high school chemistry teacher I have more than enough pockets to keep track of the pens, stamps, etc is phenomenal. I love the cuffed sleeves and the belt that helps keep me from getting caught on lab tables as I move around the tables. I know the final version will only get better."

Raul, Scientist and Scicomm personality

Love your design! It's so comfy and the touch of the cotton is amazing!!! It's a perfect fit.

Hidden details that matter

lab coat with zippered side vent and pipette holster loop close-up

Built for durability

Extra stitching at key stress points prevents tears and steel pocket zippers from top supplier YKK will help this last and reduce waste.

the louis tagless lab coat neck design by genius lab gear

Easy to hang and Identify

Our tagless design reduces itchy-neck and makes YOUR lab coat easy to identify on the rack. A generous hanger loop prevents it from slipping off.

lab coat shoulder loops for hanging markers and pens

Shoulder-mounted markers

An extra low-profile double-loop lets you keep markers securely on your shoulder for easy access when you don't want them on your chest.

nested hidden phone pocket in scientist lab coat front

Keep your phone isolated

Don't let your phone interact with your contaminated tools. We added a nested front pocket perfectly sized for a phone, OR as a second location for our pocket protectors.

What happens after my order?

When we hit our goal of 300 lab coats of either the men's or women's styles, that style will begin production. From that date, it will be about 5 months until your lab coat is delivered.

If we can't pre-sell 300 lab coats of either gender, we won't have the funds to start manufacturing. In that event, every order will be canceled and fully refunded.

You can cancel or modify your order at any time before your lab coat is shipped. However, a large number of cancellations after production is started will put us into a lot of financial debt. Please only pre-order if you fully intend on buying this lab coat. That being said, unexpected changes happen. Read our detailed pre-order policy page here.

Other FAQs

That's fine! Put in your current address or the permanent address of a family member. We'll send a reminder to update it before we ship. However, we're not responsible for shipping charges if your address is not updated in time.

We have detailed size charts to help you choose! Find them in the links above by the product photos.

We publish detailed size charts to make sure you find the right fit the first time. You just need to check it against your own measurements. However, the lab coats can be returned or exchanged if you cover the shipping and restocking cost (usually around $12 total in the USA).

We can take group orders to save on shipping costs and we can accept Purchase Orders for a minimum of 8 lab coats. We will also offer embroidery options before shipping. See our group orders page for more details.

You're amazing! For this project to succeed, we need to grow support without advertising costs. The two best things you can do are:

1) Link to this page from your website or tell your favorite blogger or university newspaper to get in touch about running a story. These help the page show up in Google when others are searching for lab coats.

2) Share this page on your social media pages, with a link if possible, or else with tagging us @geniuslabgear!

Bundle your order to save on shipping

See the Women's version - "The Curie"

The women's version has all the same features shown above, but with a little more flare at the hips. Order together with your lab mates to save on shipping costs.

Women's Lab Coat Details
blue, green, and pink leather pocket protectors for scientists wearing lab coats

Bundle for 15% off A Pocket Protector

It's time to bring Pocket Protectors back. We upgraded the thin plastic to stitched faux leather with an inner divider and sized it for the breast pocket of this lab coat. Don't let ink stains ruin your new lab coat!

Shop Pocket Protectors