Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:38

Primaloft takes aeronautical Aerogel technology into the great outdoors in Autumn/Winter lines

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Press Release: PrimaLoft once again proves its role as global leader in advanced material technology, with the introduction of the PrimaLoft® Cross Core™ Series this Autumn/Winter season, pushing the boundaries of performance. Up to 80% post-recycle content has been used, as PrimaLoft continues to its mission to be Relentlessly Responsible™

This new product platform combines existing PrimaLoft materials with revolutionary new technologies to provide superior thermal lightweight performance. The initial products are fused with Aerogel, which has long been used by NASA scientists in aeronautical applications.  

Aerogel - aeronautical material for outdoor-apparel

Originally developed by NASA for use in aeronautical applications, silica Aerogel is a highly porous, low-density structure that forms a temperature barrier which locks out cold and heat. Aerogel is composed of more than 95% air and is the lightest solid material known to man and one of the most effective insulation materials. PrimaLoft has found a unique way to integrate Aerogel material into specific fibres, allowing the development of apparel insulation that’s built to withstand the extreme challenges of outdoor garments.

Aerogel 1

PrimaLoft®Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ Technology

Conventional wisdom has always meant that thicker is better, but PrimaLoft continues to push the limits of lightweight warmth – this time with PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ Technology. This latest insulation fuses PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation, the benchmark in performance synthetics, with Aerogel technology, the gold standard in lightweight thermal protection, to reach previously unattainable levels of warmth, in various winter conditions.  It can provide up to 52% more warmth* with the same weight, compared to PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation. This allows wearers to achieve both enhanced warmth yet decreased weight. The new insulation also contains 35% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.

 Primaloft Gold

* 52% based on comparison of Clo values in PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ 40g weight and PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation 40g weight. Percent differs depending on the weight of insulation

New products for Autumn/Winter 2019 season include:

Mountain Hardwear High Exposure  Gore-Tex Glove

MHW Exposure Glove 1


PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Hi-Loft Ultra with Cross Core™ Technology

When an insulation loses loft, it loses warmth. Thanks to a unique accordion-like construction, PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Hi-Loft Ultra with Cross Core™ Technology provides unending loft and quick compression recovery for long-lasting, lightweight warmth. Adding Aerogel technology to the vertically-lapped PrimaLoft fibres provides unmatched warmth without the weight. This unique insulation features 25% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.

New products for Autumn/Winter 2019 season include:

Dynafit FT Insulation Jacket

Dynafit FT 1


PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation ThermoPlume® with Cross Core™ Technology


Primaloft Silver

PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation ThermoPlume®  with Cross Core™ Technology represents the next level of warmth in loose-fill synthetic insulation. By fusing each individual fibre of the small, silky plumes with Aerogel technology, this insulation delivers the aesthetic and performance of natural down with up to 12% more warmth compared to the originally launched PrimaLoft® Black Insulation ThermoPlume®. This loose-fill insulation is also highly compressible and durable, with a water-repellent finish to ensure wet weather protection.

New products for Autumn/Winter 2019 season include:

Montane Lite Icarus and Phoenix Lite Jackets

Icarus and Phoenix