Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Manage body heat loss with thermal layer ski pant
Manage body heat loss with thermal layer ski pant
25
Dec '12
Sterling Outdoor Products LLC is pleased to introduce its high tech entry into the world of performance ski wear. R-TEC BARRIER is an innovative approach to managing the loss of body heat often experienced from sitting on a cold surface such as a ski chairlift.

A few years ago, after becoming a member of the ski patrol, the product's inventor, an eye doctor by day, developed a keen interest in the "Chilled to the Bone" feeling associated with sitting on cold surfaces.  Being the "Rookie" member of the ski patrol, he frequently drew the last shift of the day and subsequently spent many evenings sitting on a cold chairlift seat as wind-chill index dipped to below zero.

The orthodox approach of adding layers of clothing or underwear did not appeal to him since he found the layering effect to be too cumbersome and restrictive for skiing.

Persistent in his intent, the doctor held that he could find a way to create a thermal barrier to heat loss without adding bulk in his thighs and legs.  After sewing a pocket into the seat of a regular pair of "long johns" he experimented with an assortment of materials that would work as an insert for the pocket.  He searched for the correct combination of insulation without adding bulk.  Pieces of carpeting did not escape the early trials.

He eventually chose neoprene because of its insulating and flexibility properties. He also decided to use a unique high-tech fabric to stitch onto the outer surface of the underwear's seat pocket.  This provided an added benefit of being waterproof and breathable for those cold and damp surfaces.

Each pair of R-TEC BARRIER is shipped with two distinctive forms of insert. One solid and 6 mm thick, is intended for use in extreme temperatures or prolonged sitting (e.g. on a cold metal bleacher, boat seat, or tree stand). The other, perforated and 5 mm thick is designed for use during more strenuous, intermittent activity such as skiing or snowboarding. The neoprene inserts are removable, washable and "crushable" for easy storage in a backpack or pocket.

The final result is a silky blend of next-to-skin layer of 90% breathable polyester, (one of today's most popular thermal insulators) and spandex. R-TEC BARRIER provides the long sought after barrier against cold surfaces and a comfortable contoured fit that makes the product invisible, even when worn under a snug pair of jeans. 

Sterling Outdoor Products LLC

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Boohoo's revenue increases 51% to reach £294.6 mn

Fashion e-commerce marketplace Boohoo has recorded a 51 per cent...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Amazon catching up with Flipkart in India: RedSeer

Online marketplace Amazon India has caught up with its biggest rival...

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Seven new organisations join ZDHC Programme

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme from...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search