Synthetic Insulation and Fleece
Primaloft® Gold is the ideal microfibre insulation. Ultrafine fibres are specially treated in a patented process and then combined into an insulating core that is incredibly soft, lightweight and water resistant. In our experience it absorbs water much more slowly than other waddings, a marked advantage in wet-cold conditions.
The nearest of the synthetics to the feel of down, yet tougher than you would expect. Primaloft Gold offers the best warmth/weight performance in the Primaloft range and is used in the Kappa, Zeta, Alpha, & Sigma jackets.
Thinsulate is a synthetic wadding specifically made for outdoor clothing. Its great lateral stability needs less stitch-thru than other waddings, giving excellent warmth/weight performance. It is a blend of microfibres (for warmth) and thicker fibres (for resilience), thermally bonded together to avoid the use of heavy and inefficient chemical glues. Warm, compressible and resilient it has all the chief virtues of a wadding to a high degree.
This warp-knit fleece is primarily for real activity use rather than the street scene, although its comfort and lightness give little indication of its robust performance. It will resist abrasion and cut the wind far better than normal weft-knit fleeces, shrug off a shower and dry very quickly after a soaking. If work or play takes you out into the elements, take Taiga fleece - you'll notice the difference.