The Klymit Kinetic vest has been carefully designed with the utmost attention to detail. It is constructed using a high-tech welding process, and our special chamber design, mated to a 4-way stretch fabric. This combination gives you the advantages of NobleTek™ insulation, and the comfort of a 4-way stretch and optimized body contouring warmth. If you are looking for comfort and a technical fit, this is the best vest for you. This vest demands the respect of the back country snow enthusiast.
- Includes the Dry Air Pump for endless number of inflations
- For best performance use Klymit Argon Canisters (sold separately)
- Weight: 15 oz
- Ultra Lightweight
- Ultra Warm
- Fabric: 50D 4-way stretch polyester & bamboo charcoal ultra wicking liner
- Includes: Dry Air Pump
- Technology: NobleTek
- Awards: Popular Science's Best of What's New
Every vest comes with the Dry Air Pump for endless inflating and deflating for ultimate adjustability for any temperature and condition. Purchase the Argon Starter Kit for increased warmth and performance.
Klymit Vests are designed to be inflated for extra insulation. The dry air pump included with this vest will provide excellent warmth, and we also recommend that you purchase Argon canisters to provide unbeatable insulating power.About Argon:
Argon is 1% of the atmosphere which is extracted as a byproduct of liquid nitrogen manufacturing, and the canisters are made from 100% recycle steel. So if you're looking for the most effective, and most eco-friendly insulator on earth, this is it.
Klymit is a solutions company that challenges traditional approaches to the conception and fabrication of outdoor goods and apparel. Part engineers, part gear junkies, part mad scientists, and all outdoorsmen, Klymit was conceived under the idea that the experience of outdoor enthusiasts can be enhanced with new technologies and a different approach that yield quantifiably superior products.
With the innovation of NobleTek insulation outdoorsmen and women have the opportunity to maintain comfort in any condition that nature could throw at them, unimpeded by the limitations of traditional layering. With adjustable insulation you save money and weight on layers, and keep doing what you love to do in the outdoors by allowing you to change your warmth on the fly.
Klymit again reset the benchmarks for the industry with regard to camping pads. Utilizing body mapping technology and loft pockets, Klymit has changed your comfort and performance expectations. Their camping pads are hands down the lightest and most compact in the industry, and capture the warmth of your sleeping bag underneath you for the first time in a camping pad. The durability and ease of use of these camping pads is unmatched.
Klymit is focused on one thing: to enhance your experience in the outdoors using the most advanced technologies available. Get out there and experience the difference.
The key technology behind the Klymit NobleTek insulation is noble gas. The reason why noble gases are such great insulators is because of their low thermal conductivity. On this graph you can see thickness on the bottom X-Axis and heat loss on the left Y-Axis. The thicker the insulation the less heat that is lost. So the lower number on the graph the better.
The top line on the graph is an average value for the industry leading natural and synthetic fibers. The bottom 3 lines are values for the noble gases, Argon, Krypton, and Xenon. If you notice the yellow line, it shows how 4.5mm of Argon has the same thermal conductivity as about 14mm of fiber insulation. Notably, all other insulations are static and cannot change when temperatures vary, but noble gases are dynamic and allow you to have warmth on demand.
The 9 Core Benefits of NobleTek:
Variable Insulation: Warmth on Demand. Adjustable on the fly
Warm When Wet: Maintains thermal properties when wet and even submerged.
Dynamic Channel Design: Ventilation is enhanced while deflated, yet when inflated NobleTek™ chambers conform to your body snugly, capturing your body heat.
Windproof: Pressurized chambers of gas never collapse when inflated and are unmoved by wind.
Thinner: Argon insulates up to 3 times better than the dead air which other insulation traps. Warmer and thinner.
Lighter: Argon is virtually weightless. Based on the volume of gas in the vest you can change your insulation from that of a windbreaker to a full-on ski parka with no change in weight.
Safe: Breathe easy, we only use noble gases which are non-toxic and nonflammable.
Eco-Friendly: The only insulation you will never see in a landfill.
Loft Retaining: NobleTek will never lose its loft like traditional insulation will. Just pump and go.