Thinsulate Insulation Which Thinsulate is Right for me.
The original warmth without bulk insulation. Some 25 years ago, Thinsulate insulation was introduced as the original "warmth without bulk" insulation. And it virtually revolutionized the insulation industry overnight.
Today, because of 3M’s dedication to continuous innovation, Thinsulate insulation is still the warmest thin apparel insulation available. In fact, when equal thicknesses are compared, it provides about 1-1/2 times the warmth of down and about twice the warmth of other high-loft insulation materials. And because Thinsulate insulation absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water, it retains its insulating ability even in damp conditions.
The technology of warmth What makes Thinsulate insulation so effective? It’s all in the fibers. Insulations work in two ways: first, by trapping air. The more air trapped, the more efficient the insulation. Second, by reflecting back the body’s radiant heat.
The unique microfibers of Thinsulate insulation are about ten times smaller than the fibers of other synthetic insulations, which means they’re much more efficient at trapping air. . . and more effective at keeping you warm and comfortable. It also means more fibers can be packed into the same space, where they can reflect back more of the body’s radiant heat.
The fibers of Thinsulate™ Insulation are fine, making them ideal for trapping insulating air and reflecting back the body's radiant heat. The fibers in 6-denier polyester are much thicker and not nearly as efficient at trapping air or reflecting back body heat.
Performance that holds up Neither repeated machine washings nor dry-cleanings affect the performance of Thinsulate™ Insulation. Tests have shown, in fact, that Thinsulate insulation's average "clo" (a measure of the ability of an insulation to keep you warm) remains relatively unchanged even after repeated cleanings.
The original thin warmth Thinsulate insulation is used in general outerwear, ski-and boardwear, handwear, and anywhere else a thin, highly efficient insulation is needed. It is breathable, moisture-resistant, and both machine washable and dry-cleanable, depending on the individual manufacturer’s recommendations for care of the shell.
Thinsulate insulation for accessories 40 gram* Thinsulate™ Insulation is recommended for cool conditions or for high activity levels where wearer generates/builds a lot of body heat through activity.
dress, fashion, commuter children’s casual sports high activity winter sports Headwear Other accessories Use higher gram weights of insulation for other purposes.
70 gram* Thinsulate™ Insulation is recommended for cold conditions or for moderate activity levels where wearer generates/builds a normal amount of body heat through activity.
Handwear dress, fashion, commuter casual sports active winter sports Headwear Other accessories 100 gram* Thinsulate™ Insulation is recommended for very cold conditions or for light activity levels where wearer generates/builds little body heat through activity.
Handwear casual sports commuter work winter sports hunting Headwear Other accessories 150 gram* Thinsulate™ Insulation is recommended for extremely cold conditions or for very light activity levels where wearer generates/builds minimal body heat through activity.
Handwear winter sports hunting Specialized applications requiring additional warmth * Grams per square meter of insulation
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