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In July of 2006, college student Nate Alder was on a trip to Brazil and went scuba diving with some friends. He learned in his training that divers used noble gas in their dry suits to help them stay warm while diving into frigid waters. Noble gases, such as argon, are safe, non-flammable and eco-friendly. As a snowboard instructor and avid outdoor enthusiast, Alder wondered, “Why couldn’t this concept work in other outdoor products like snow gear and camping equipment?” While still in school at Brigham Young University, Alder started recruiting a team that could help build this idea into a business. The team came together about a year later and by 2008, work had started on the initial prototypes for Klymit® NobleTek™ insulation.
The key technology behind the klymit NobleTek insulation is noble gas. The reason why noble gasses are such great insulators is becaus of their low thermal conductivity. On this graph you can see thickness on the bottom an heat loss on the left. The thicker the insulation, the less heat is lost.
If you have ever worn the paregoria stretch, you know that a bamboo carbon fabric is stretchy, super soft, ultra comfy and soft, but there are all kinds of awesome benefits to using a bamboo fabric Why is Bamboo Carbon so awesome?
Heat welded seams are made by taking two pieces of synthetic fabric and laying them with a small overlap, then having a die heated and compress the fabrics together. The combination of heat and pressure allows the fabrics to fuse. This fusion eliminates the reliance on the tensile strength of a thread that runs through the fabric, making it stronger than any swen seam. In our testing, our welds are the strongest part of our gear. This method eliminates the opportunity for water leaking, this makes reduces the need for seam tape and saves weight. It is saving material, weight and making gear tougher.
Since its introduction, Klymits innovative technology has been recognized by some of the most prestigious names in the Outdoor, Science, and Business communities as a leader in innovation.