Fabric & Insulation for Jacket & Pants ?
Posted: 20 December 2010 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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My next MYOG project will be a synthetic insulated jacket and pants for winter use in temperatures around freezing. I like the Green Pepper Men’s Fairbanks Pullover pattern (PDF file). I’m just not sure which synthetic insulation to use.

If I had to prioritize requirements for such a jacket and pants, they would be:
1.) warmth: similar to down
2.) durability: high loft retention, long lasting
3.) weight: lightweight category

Similar jackets that I like are the:
- Thru-hiker.com Kennebec Pullover Kit: uses Climashield XP, Climashield Combat, or Primaloft Sport
- BPL Cocoon Insulated Hoody: uses “a burly, synthetic insulation”

I have experience using Climashield Combat in a quilt but I’m concerned about its long-term durability when used for clothing. For the shell/lining, I was thinking some flavor of a breathable, water resistant fabric.

Thanks for the advice :-)


Research I’ve done so far:
insulation @ seattlefabrics
insulation @ questoutfitters
insulation @ outdoor wilderness fabrics