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IWA – Carinthia Introduces Insulating Garment Featuring WL Gore’s Pyrad Treatment

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Austrian brand Carinthia is well known for their excellent cold weather clothing, sleep systems and shelters. This year at IWA they exhibited a new insulating garment based on their -30 Deg C capable, ECIG, which features a shell made from WL Gore & Associates’ Pyrad FR process. The process is applied to fabric such as Gore-Tex windstopper before it is sewn into a garment. It gives a distinctive look, seen below, to any fabric which has received the process. But what is remarkable, is the performance. Pyrad is a self-extinguishing fabric technology that adds heat and flame protection properties to non-FR textiles. What’s more, the inherent qualities of the base fabric are retained. Fabrics still insulate, still wick and are still durable.

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Carinthia isn’t the only company incorporating Pyrad into their line. I’m seeing it more and more in the States and IWA opened my eyes to new uses in Europe.

www.carinthia.eu

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2 Responses to “IWA – Carinthia Introduces Insulating Garment Featuring WL Gore’s Pyrad Treatment”

  1. Lasse says:

    Pyrad is probably the most qualified treatment you can do to any fabric for a military purpose. It’s performance is mindblowing.

  2. Steve says:

    My unit evaluated a pyrad coated jacket from Wild Things. A bunch of guys complained that the texture caught on brush too easily so they didn’t adopt, but I’ve never had a problem.