Klymit, creator of the argon gas based NobleTek insulation technology, is in the last few days of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of their new Ulaar Jacket. A full winter jacket using the same technology as the company's original Kinetic Vest, the Ulaar can act like a wind breaker or a full ski parka depending on the weather conditions you face.
Instead of bringing a bunch of extra layers with you when you head out this winter, Klymit's adjustable insulation lets you easily regulate your temperature at the push of a button. The jacket clo values, a measure of thermal insulation in apparel, vary from 1.5 (1.0 considered to be the amount of clothing necessary for an inactive human to feel comfortable at room temperature) to 4.5 (roughly equivalent to +20 degree sleeping bag).
When the NobleTek chambers are inflated with air, the Ulaar conforms snugly to your body, capturing your body heat and recirculating it throughout your core. The windproof and waterproof jacket will keep you warm even in wet conditions, as it never loses its loft.
The Ulaar comes with a Dry Air Pump for an endless number of inflations. To even further increase your warmth, you can use Klymit’s argon gas based NobleTek insulation. Argon is a noble gas with low thermal conductivity, meaning it insulates up to three times better than dead air.
For a $250 pledge (expected retail is $500), you can receive one of the first production run Ulaar Jackets and become part of the beta testing group.
Klymit is generously giving The GearCaster readers a chance to be one of the very first people to own an Ulaar Jacket. To enter the giveaway, I am going to send you on a fun little scavenger hunt instead of the usual boring "leave a comment below". So, here you go:
1. Head on over to the Klymit Kickstarter campaign and look for a word that appears around 12 times on the main project description page.
2. Use that word to find a post on The GearCaster where I have hidden a small image of the Klymit logo.
3. Click on that logo and you will be taken to the giveaway entry form.
I will accept entries until the end of the day (PST) Friday, November 9th, then choose one winner at random.