- Mar 2, 2017 at 6:19 am #3453850
Martin DBPL Member
So I was expecting to receive 2 meters of prequilted Primaloft 6oz, but instead my order came in with prequilted Thinsulate 250. I’ve decided to keep it nonetheless and do something else with it. So, what is it good for?
Obviously given the weight gauge I’m thinking about winter gear. So far i’m thinking about replacing the felt and fleece liners in my arctic gauntlet mitts with a double layer of the stuff.
Insulating my gaiters?
Using it on the shoulders and back pannel on a pullover?
Using it for the buttocks pannel on pants?
I hear it works well where space is limited and under compression, when wet, and that it doesn’t breathe very well.
Any other ideas?Mar 2, 2017 at 7:55 am #3453868
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
gloves or mittens. The thinness and water resistance would be very useful.
maybe a hatMar 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm #3457032
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Not sure what you have there. Have always used Thinsulate in the 100-200 gram range, and Seattle Fabrics now has a new product, Thinsulate Ultra, the heaviest of which is said to be 210 grams.
Then there is the Thinsulate Liteloft, which is light and fluffy, altogether different.
As both you and Jerry mention, the conventional Thinsulate is great for sewn through applications where bulk is to be avoided, like gloves. And also winter boots. I bought some for booties to wear over dry sox for sleeping, but which I wanted to fit into camp shoes for night time excursions. But found some ready made military surplus ones. Completely solved the cold feet problem, even when there were no dry sox, and used the booties alone. Have carried them ever since on all mountain trips.
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