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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Make your gloves energy efficient


In December, I wrote a post about selecting Winter Gloves. Today, a customer request reminded me that I forgot to mention that Thermal Liners can increase the effectiveness of any winter glove.

A decade ago, we developed a winter glove using a DuPont Thermax (hollow core) insulating fiber for use by Alpine Skiers and members from an Iditarod dog-sled racing team. These fibers retain heat and help wick away moisture. Simply put, they prevent heat loss by trapping a layer of warm air next to the skin.

Besides being very soft, they are also very form fitting and seamless. They can be worn alone or used as a liner under winter sport gloves and work gloves. Plus they are washable.

By the way: The gloves were so useful the dog-sled team wore them alone. I bet Olga, our #2 Glove Guru, may still have those chilling pictures. Click here to go to the GO Thermax Thermal Glove Liners. (Shown above)

January 23 Up-Date: Picture added of the GO Thermal Liners in action at the Iditarod with Alaskan Husky showing his gloved paw.

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3 comments:

ArtDeco said...

I have the pictures. Where do I post them?

OM

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Olga I just added the one with the Musher wearing the liners and the dog with his own pair of gloves.

Josh said...

How do Mushers choose what gloves to wear?