Posts Tagged ‘Klymit’

Klymit Promo Code

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Klymit asked us to let you know about promo code THANKS4FREEDOM for 20% off Klymit products until Jan 10, 2012. We’ve written numerous articles about Klymit and really like their innovative approach.

While we’ve talked a lot about their sleeping pads don’t forget that they are an insulation company and their first products were clothing using NobleTek insulation. The inert gas based solution is an innovation that is safely and easily transported in HotShot cartridges which contain 8 grams of Argon gas and allows the wearer to use a valve to control the amount of insulation in the garment.

Klymit Pad Sale

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Klymit’s new Recon series of sleeping pads we told you about last week are already available for sale from Extreme Outfitters. They are offering a free TAS PT Mat with the purchase of each Coyote Klymit Pad. The XL and Ultralight versions are also available.

OR – Klymit’s Inertia X Frame Recon

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

After seeing Klymit’s new sleeping pads last year, military personnel called out for a new version specifically for their needs and Klymit listened. They have introduced the new Recon model in Coyote Sand. While you’d probably consider these more for cold weather use, at OR a Klymit rep related to us that troops have been using the Inertia XL in the heat as well. It seems that the air gaps help with the circulation.

Here you can see the new Recon bracketed by the new Inertia X-Lite, a half pad for the ultra-minimalist (6.1 oz!) and the Inertia XL which first caught our eye last year. Additionally, these other currently available models will be offered in Coyote Sand as well, and designated as Recon to differentiate them from the standard models. We are told that Extreme Outfitters has an initial stocking order in for the new X Frame Recon and we hope to update you soon on its availability.

Klymit Inertia XL Sleeping Pad

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

It’s amazing how far this company has come in just a few years. It was scarcely two-and-a-half years ago that we had first met with Klymit in a side corner during OR. They pulled their first vest out of a pack and immediately sparked our interest. Last year we mentioned their Inertia X frame sleeping pad which combines a skeletonized design with Klymit’s signature NobleTek insulation which uses Argon gas.

While everyone loves the Inertia’s compact design and light weight, there were immediately two concerns. First, the color. No one in the military wanted to run around bad guy territory with a 6 foot long bright yellow signal panel. Second, the guys wanted something a little bigger. This is particularly an issue with side sleepers or those who must assume odd sleeping positions.

Based on this feedback along with some from the outdoor market, Klymit developed the Inertia XL. Here you can compare the size of the original model with the new Inertia XL which is a generous 76 inches long and over 24 inches wide. And, in spite of the significant increase in surface area, it still weighs in at less than 17 ounces. Additionally, you can see that Klymit offers it in Black which is better than Yellow but still, for tactical use, not quite as good as a Tan or light Green. Hopefully, we will see additional colors before it rolls out. If not, there’s always spray paint. Finally, Klymit has developed a dry air pump (not shown) that is a compact foot or hand operated bellows and makes it a bit easier to inflate the Inertia XL than oral inflation.

Klymit Inertia X Frame

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Looking for an ultralightweight sleeping pad? Then check out the Inertia X Frame sleeping pad from Klymit which weighs in at a scant 9.1 ounces. We’ve written about Klymit before, innovators in the use of Argon gas as insulation. The secret to the pad’s weight is that it is a frame design. Klymit used body mapping to arrive at the unique shape which puts padding and insulation where it’s needed. Additionally, it rolls up to the size of a soda can so it won’t take up much room in a pack. While typically, Klymit uses Argon gas to inflate their products, the X Frame relies on good old breath, but the innovative design only requires 2-4 breaths.


Friday, August 6th, 2010

Klymit take a different approach to insulation by allowing you to control the amount in your garment. Their NobleTek insulation is safely and easily transported in the HotShot cartridges which contain 8 grams of Argon gas. Klymit offers several insulation vests including the Khameleon seen here. The amount of insulation is controlled by the wearer.

Klymit has always been interested in the military market. Level 4 Group, a military and defense consultant, recently invested $2.2 million into Klymit’s military equipment strategy. Make sure you visit them at booth #38207 if you are attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

Klymit Insulation

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Klymit is an Ogden Utah based small business dedicated to revolutionary insulation technologies for the outdoor industry. Most recently, they have developed a Noble gas based insulation. Adapting air-based insulation systems, they developed a valve and storage system for noble-gases which are far more stable than the standard air that we breathe. This means no frozen condensation or leaks. The system is lighter, loftier, and more compactable than fabric insulation. What’s more, the wearer can control the amount of insulation utilizing the valve. The Noble gasses used in the Klymit system are eco-friendly as well as non-toxic, colorless, orderless, and 100% safe. The gas required for the system comes in small cartridges similar to those used for a CO2 airgun.

Klymit has several prototype garments including jackets, pants, ski boots, and gloves. Companies interested in licensing the technology should contact Klymit here.

How Klymit Insulation is Made

For more information check out their website.

All graphics courtesy of Klymit.