|Mt. Whitney Vest-w/ moisture wicking Bamboo/Charcoal Mesh|
Like our recent visit to the cool gadgets laden International Consumer Electronics Tradeshow---stuff aimed at the outdoorsy crowd also serves up inventive ways to make time-in this case- under the open skies -fabulously tricked out with technology.
Apparel usually gets its cutting edge performance features via the textiles used-and design features…generally speaking.
|Women's Squaw Peak Vest-adjustable silicone gripper waist…keeps cold out-Primaloft Gold collar insulation, Polartec WindPro insert panels,|
|Moisture wicking Bamboo/Charcoal|
NuDown jackets and vests were tested at the Institute for Environmental Research (k-‐ state.edu/ier/), the renowned thermal research facility at Kansas State University and were awarded the best Clo (Clothing Insulation Value) warmth-‐to-‐weight ratio in comparison to similar fit and function down jackets and vests.
NOTE: not cheap-def. towards the high-end of outerwear pieces we have reviewed--brands like Canada Goose…with the 6 pieces offered priced to deliver retail at $400-$600.
AND accordingly-the NuDown items that we saw-had stylish design elements---delivering in several colors-and of course-the high performance features we expect from primo outdoor jackets/vests…LIKE…
...double slider waterproof YKK zips, critically taped seams, breathable, moisture wicking liners-(some bamboo charcoal-anti-odor=neat), Polartec (Neoshell, Powershield, WindPro) stretchy nylon outer layers (body mapped for ease of movement-insulation where needed)…plus its own DNA-garments that retain loft in any weather conditions (Primaloft Gold weather tough synthetic insulation where the air isn't) and custom welding process that creates dynamic air chamber…that interestingly-can be extremely insulated via a lightweight Argon Gas Insulation upgrade kit $39 (3 canisters Argon gas-colorless, odorless, nonflammable+non-toxic so we presume TSA ok !?!?!?---plus recyclable inflator valve).
FYI: fitting a high tech-Silicon Valley guy heads up the company=Jeff Pickett
|Mount Tallac Jacket-similar properties as guys|
Delivering for Fall 2015…Men+Women sizes XS-XL