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Materials - Thinsulate™ and PrimaLoft Gold Insulation

Thinsulate™

Thinsulate

There is a reason why original Thinsulate insulation is Cabela's No. 1-selling insulation: Warmth without weight or bulk. Thinsulate insulation is 1-1/2 to two times warmer than down and other polyester insulations when equal thicknesses are compared. Add in softness, extreme flexibility, and breathability for even greater comfort and you wind up with the premier insulating medium for outdoor sporting wear. Unlike other insulation materials that lose heat-retaining efficiency when wet, Thinsulate insulation absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water which means that heat is retained even under soggy conditions. Since its introduction, Thinsulate insulation has been effectively used in every sort of outdoor clothing.

The fibers of Thinsulate Insulation are exceedingly fine, making them ideal for trapping insulating air and reflecting back the body's radiant heat. Thinsulate fibers
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The fibers in 6-denier polyester are much thicker and not nearly as effective at trapping air or reflecting back body heat. 6 denier fibers
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PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation

Those spending time in the worst cold and wet weather conditions possible, or those looking for the pinnacle of comfort and performance should look no further than PrimaLoft Gold Insulation – the highest performing synthetic insulation available. The ultimate in warmth-to-weight available in a synthetic is coupled with incredible packability and softness that mimics goose down. With famed PrimaLoft water- repellency that delivers wet-weather protection and an easy care package, this is the no-compromise synthetic flagship for those that demand the best.


Technical Description


The benchmark in performance of all synthetic insulations, PrimaLoft Gold Insulation is the go-to choice for adventurers looking for protection in extreme conditions. Microfibers trap body heat to make this the most thermally-efficient synthetic insulation available, with water-repellency that insulates even in the wettest weather – maintaining 98% of warmth when wet. These unmatched thermal properties also feature breathability, packability and outstanding softness – consider this the pinnacle of insulation performance.