As we get ready to attend the Summer Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City, Utah we were introduced to a company developing insulation technology that may truly add a new dimension to outdoor clothing. Klymit is an Ogden, UT company that has developed NobleTek insulation where any number of applications from jackets to sleeping bags can benefit from the use of Argon gas, fabrics, and lightweight construction.
This breakthrough system uses flexible, gastight yet breathable chambers filled with gas instead of down or fabric. Klymit NobleTek is the only technology on the market that empowers outdoor enthusiasts to adjust their level of warmth with the turn of a dial. This cutting-edge technology is set to revolutionize the outdoor industry, providing insulation that is not only adjustable, but warmer, thinner and lighter-weight than other insulators.
Argon gas, which is said to be better at trapping warmth, is weightless, and retains its loft when inflated. It also stays warm when wet, is windproof and eco-friendly. The gases used by Klymit are non-toxic, non-flammable and completely safe for both the user and the environment.
Gear constructed with Klymit NobleTek Insulation is likely to be less bulky than other insulators. It is paper- thin, only 15mm (less than half an inch) when fully inflated, and collapses to less than 1mm when deflated. This makes clothing easy to move around in when inflated, and easy to pack into small spaces when the gas is removed.
You can get a good idea of how products using this technology are constructed by looking at the Klymit vest using NobleTek insulation. We’re really looking forward to seeing Klymit outdoor gear and conducting product reviews in the future. You’ll get more information by checking out their site: www.klymit.com