The extreme requirements of tactical and military applications leave no room for gear failure. The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) is in charge of the stringent evaluation of all items used by the American military. Before equipment can be signed off and issued to soldiers, developmental and operational... [more]
Professional and amateur photographers alike display their work to a global audience on Instagram. From Nat Geo adventurers with millions of followers, to young talent with just a few thousand fans, we present you ten of our very favorite outdoor photographers.
(Don’t forget to also follow our ... [more]
No other sector embraces sustainability as much as the outdoor industry. Five years ago, the industry’s efforts to champion sustainability were recognized by the White House, and we are not slowing down.
Three of the biggest tradeshows of 2017 were all heavily focused on environmental and social... [more]
South African winter is the perfect summer. Although the seasons in RSA are not too distinct, it can be said that the height of summer falls in January and the depths of winter in July. The hottest days of the year can be unbearably hot with temperatures well over 100°F,... [more]
Taking a plunge into cold waters is one of the most adventurous ways of immersing yourself in nature. While most people seek out tropical destinations such as the coasts of Mexico or Thailand, some visit more hostile environments where staying dry and warm is a matter of survival. Braving the... [more]
As outdoor gear becomes more and more advanced, it is also increasingly difficult to understand all the technical terms describing its properties. As a conscious customer wanting to choose the most appropriate equipment, you can spend hours and hours browsing the web, trying to untangle the technicalities before being ready... [more]
While the Northern Hemisphere is basking in the summer sun, winter is just setting in across the prime skiing destinations of New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile, luring snow sports enthusiasts with the promise of fresh powder. In Europe, many glaciers offer year-round skiing while summer takes hold of life... [more]
Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday for many reasons. The occasion is marked with lots of great traditions most of us wouldn't want to miss, so heading out on an adventure isn’t always an obvious choice. Luckily, in plenty of America’s best travel destinations, you can combine outstanding... [more]
Just last week, nearly 1000 exhibitors from 40 countries gathered for the annual OutDoor trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, attracting over twenty-one thousand visitors. The industry’s biggest event provides a platform for brands to showcase their latest products and innovations, while networking with industry influencers.
For outdoorsy folk, living in a city can sometimes feel a little confining. Sure, your job, family and friends are all there but you miss the fresh air and the wild, open spaces. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to be active outdoors without leaving the city. After... [more]
In the early 90s, Polish adventurers had a problem. Despite the country’s strong mountaineering tradition, climbers battled a distinct lack of high-quality outdoor equipment. Adventure traveler Darek Staniszewski decided to tackle this problem by making his own. In 1996, he launched his own brand of outdoor clothing and camping gear,... [more]
Thru-hiking can be a transformative experience. Long days in the wilderness and a heavy load on your back tend to work their magic. Admittedly, most of the time, you want to quit walking, question your sanity, or curse your shoes. You hit the lowest lows and the highest highs, but... [more]
Before technical fabrics became commonplace, most of us had a plastic-like waterproof jacket. It might have done a great job of keeping out the rain, but it also trapped body moisture inside. As a result, we’d get cold and shiver anyway.
Modern outdoor clothing is designed to work... [more]
Our Marketing Manager extraordinaire, Christi, has just ticked off another dream destination from her bucket list. Last month she made the most of unusually cheap flights to Iceland and booked a trip to Reykjavik. Here’s the post about her adventure, complete with some tips for those traveling to Iceland for... [more]
In just over a month, Climashield (Hall 3.1, Booth J83) is heading to techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, in Frankfurt from May 9-12. The previous European edition of the event was held in 2015, attracting 1,389 exhibitors from 52 countries and around... [more]
As beautiful and inspiring as rock climbing may be, for decades it wasn’t an easily accessible activity, because becoming a climber hinged largely on being born near an outdoor climbing area. Luckily, in recent years everything’s changed and there are now more than 400 climbing gyms in the... [more]
Our social media feeds may be filled with photos from extreme expeditions or remote, tropical islands, but the reality is that not many of us get to escape the city on a regular basis. For adventurous spirits, even the best of jobs can sometimes feel a little restrictive.
From rectangular to mummy-shaped, with or without hood, synthetic, down or both, waterproof or not - there are a great many variables to take into consideration when buying a sleeping bag. High quality models tend to be a little pricey, but it’s an investment worth making if you frequently find... [more]
Wedged between the Tetons and the Rockies, Jackson Hole is a wild and beautiful valley offering outdoor adventure all year round. Rock climbing, whitewater rafting and spying on grizzly bears rate high among summer attractions, but Jackson Hole really comes into its own when covered in a thick layer of... [more]
Twice a year, thousands of brands from all over the world descend on Salt Lake City, Utah, to take part in the country’s biggest gear and apparel trade show - The Outdoor Retailer.
The 2017 winter edition is expected to host a whopping 22,000... [more]
It’s safe to say that New Year’s resolutions are somewhat of a tradition. This year, instead of racking our brains on how to improve our lives, we thought we’d try having more positive impact on the lives of others.
Here are our four favorite ways to give back... [more]
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Yet not giving in to harsh conditions isn’t solely dependent on a good jacket, and even the best garment won’t reach its full potential on its own. That’s where technical layering comes into focus. Whether you’re gearing up for a... [more]
1a: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
1b: the encountering of risks
2: an exciting or remarkable experience
- Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
noun mic·ro ad·ven·ture
“A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging,... [more]
The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, which can only mean one thing – camping season is here! Who doesn’t love the colors of the changing leaves? The brisk, fresh air? The smell and warmth of a campfire on a cold night?
If you’re... [more]
Most of us don’t get as much time away as we’d like, often blowing our entire vacation day balance between June and August when days are long and the kids are out of school. But if you’re an avid camper/backpacker - one who’s not keen on blazing temps and overstuffed... [more]
Dissatisfied with the gear options available in their home of Vancouver, climbers Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard started fabricating and selling climbing harnesses and chalk bags out of their homes back in 1989, for what would soon become known as Arc’teryx.
Taking their name and logo from the first... [more]
From the Aragonese word meaning ‘the summits,’ outdoor gear and apparel maker As Tucas (pronounced as ‘tukas) was born out of founder Marco A. Sánchez’s passion for the outdoors as a backpacker and mountaineer in his native Europe.
To ensure each and every As Tucas product meets the... [more]
Anyone who’s ever been hiking knows that when you get warm, you perspire —even in cooler temperatures. And if you’re not wearing the right clothing, you could be putting yourself at risk for hypothermia if moisture isn’t allowed to escape.
At Climashield, we’ve been manufacturing expedition-tested, military-grade insulation for... [more]
When it comes to the outdoors, everyone has their own opinion as to what it means to “camp.” Whether you’re a minimalist who prefers open air snoozing beneath the stars or one who packs just about everything but the kitchen sink for a weekend of car camping, we all need... [more]
Born out of the New York-based design firm Crye Associates, Crye Precision manufactures innovative, high-performance apparel for the Armed Forces and demand-performance market using materials made only in the USA.
Constructed for use in a number of conditions and temperature ranges, CP’s Loft Jacket... [more]
Memorial Day is here.
For many of us, this is a much-needed three-day weekend that offers a welcome excuse to grill and shoot fireworks prior to summer’s official start date next month. For kids, it means the end of school is nigh, often coinciding with the opening of... [more]
Since 1961, UK’s own Mountain Equipment (ME) has been designing clothing, sleeping bags and bivys set to withstand the harshest of outdoor conditions.
In fact, in its 50 plus years of existence, ME gear has participated in every British first ascent of an 8000m peak, been part of... [more]
Washington native and outdoor enthusiast Eddie Bauer opened the very first Eddie Bauer Sports Shop in Seattle in 1920. Nearly a century later, Eddie Bauer has grown into a trusted global brand, renowned for its commitment to producing top-quality outerwear, sleeping bags and other popular outdoor garments. Backed by the... [more]
What better month to celebrate Earth Day than in April (the 22nd to be exact), a month that welcomes warmer temperatures, extended daylight and Spring Break vacations.
But in truth, we should be thinking about our footprint on Mother Nature every day. And with more and more outdoor retailers incorporating environmentally... [more]
Polish fashion designer Anna Blinker-Lesińska founded Mnishkha in 2011 and began crafting outerwear that combined the functionality of a hood with the warmth and comfort of a shawl. Unlike typical overcoats or hooded ponchos, Mnishkhas are uniquely designed to be worn a number of different ways. The material can be... [more]
In today’s booming outdoor gear marketplace, customer needs are constantly changing and companies must do everything they can to continue to excel in performance and comfort. Whether that means investing in the research and development of an innovative tent design or putting a team together to work on a marketing... [more]
We love to partner with travel and adventure bloggers to do what we do best – keep them warm and comfortable in cold weather conditions. When blogger Cory Lee told us he was heading to Helsinki during winter, we provided him with a Arc’teryx Fission SL jacket.
We caught... [more]
Whether we care to admit it or not, the arrival of a new year often leads many of us to take stock in past accomplishments and set goals for the year ahead in the form of dreaded “resolutions.” Get more exercise, eat healthier, focus on career – these are just... [more]
If you’re anything like us, chances are you’ve been dying to hit the slopes now that those holiday commitments have shifted to the rearview.
While downhill aficionados in both the Rockies and the Northeast enjoyed plenty of white goodness all through last year, severe lack of snow in California and surrounding... [more]
If you’ve paid any attention to the news in the past 3-4 months, chances are you’ve heard climate scientists talk about the recent warming of the Pacific Ocean as a sign that a monster El Niño is on its way. In fact, based on the data collected matched with prevailing... [more]
Climashield® has partnered with Portuguese travel bloggers at Wanderers But Not Lost on several of their cold weather trips, including trips to Greenland and Iceland. Carla is a geographer and does glacier research in Argentina and Rui is a physicist and works as a teacher in Portugal. Together,... [more]
We’re wrapping up our time in Quantico at the Modern Day Marine Military Expo, the world’s largest military exposition. MCB Quantico is home to both the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps System Command, and is responsible for developing and purchasing the important systems, services and equipment the Marine... [more]
Winter is coming.
Most people recognize this famous phrase from Game of Thrones, but it’s more than just a dramatic, metaphorical tagline – it’s also fact of life.
The heat waves across the country can be deceiving, but it’s only a matter of time before the nights grow longer and temperatures drop,... [more]
For most Americans, Labor Day weekend offers the last opportunity for summer relaxation before work, school and family commitments drag us kicking and screaming into the fall and winter months. There will be barbecue aplenty and millions will take to the great outdoors to enjoy one of the nation’s 58... [more]
We’re back from yet another successful Summer Outdoor Retailer — the premier industry tradeshow for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Each year thousands of manufacturers and retailers trek to the shores of the Great Salt Lake to engage sales reps and fellow members of the industry on the latest and... [more]
Portfolio of products now includes flame retardant and laminated options
FRANKFURT, May 4, 2015 – Expanding its insulation product line, Climashield® today, at Techtextil (Hall 3.1, Stand J83), unveiled two new products — Climashield® FR and Lamashield. These products offer solutions for applications that require resistance to flames and enhanced breathability... [more]
American-made lightweight thermal insulation helped shave an entire pound off the industry standard without hindering warmth
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 – Today, at Modern Day Marine, Climashield® (Booth 3406) announced a collaboration with Beyond Clothing, a company dedicated to creating technologically innovative apparel that is 100 percent... [more]
Unique durability properties make the product perfect for long-lasting protection in extreme climates and rugged terrain
NUREMBERG, March 7, 2014 – For the first time, Climashield® exhibited its portfolio of insulation products for over 38,000 attendees at IWA Outdoor Classics — the international community’s leading exhibition for outdoor products and high-quality... [more]
Climashield® and Operation Gratitude Kick Off Annual Veterans Day Social Media Campaign To Thank Our Nation's Military Heroes
With a quick click or upload, fans and followers can help contribute to the $10,000 fundraising goal that aims to send over 650 care packages to our troops deployed in harm’s way over the holidays
CLINTON, Tenn. Nov. 11, 2013 – For the third year, Climashield®, the insulation that... [more]
Less bulk and more warmth make signature continuous filament insulation the preferred cold weather protection for the U.S. Marine Corps
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 – Today, at the kickoff of Modern Day Marine, Climashield® (Booth 3024) showcased its lineup of insulation products and cold weather gear for the U.S.... [more]
Premium continuous filament insulation proves to be the best choice for shielding soldiers from extreme cold weather
CLINTON, Tenn., April 22, 2013 – After multiple recent military contract wins, including the Special Forces Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) last year, Climashield® today announced that their insulation will be featured in the Third... [more]
Insulation manufacturer makes durable warmth available for diving expeditions
CLINTON, Tenn., March 12, 2013 – Expanding its depth, Climashield® today announced an entrance into the diving market through a collaboration with Polish manufactuer No Gravity. For the first time, Climashield® will appear as part of the design for thermal suits and... [more]
Renowned insulation supplier to provide Direct Alpine customers with long-lasting warmth and wear
MUNICH, Feb. 4, 2013 – Today, at ISPO MUNICH, Climashield® (Hall C2, Stand 362) announced that Direct Alpine (Hall B6, Stand 214) is the latest European customer to leverage Climashield® insulation in its product line comprised of outdoor... [more]
Insulation proves durable enough to stand up to the extreme requirements of a brand known for providing the ultimate protection
MUNICH, Feb. 4, 2013 – Today, at ISPO MUNICH, Climashield® (Hall C2, Stand 362) announced that Helikon-Tex® has selected its brand of insulation for the Level VII Coyote jacket.
Having developed numerous... [more]
U.S. insulation manufacturer expands into the European market with leading edge technology for warmth that lasts
MUNICH, Feb. 4, 2013 – Today, at ISPO MUNICH, Climashield® (Hall C2, Stand 362) announced that Tilak (Hall B5, Stand 330) is featuring its insulation in a variety of outerwear pieces in their winter product... [more]
With warmth built to last, insulation proves its superiority in tests of resilience and thermal efficiency and wins new customers in Europe
MUNICH, Feb. 3, 2013 – After delivering premium insulation technology to popular U.S. brands over the past 30 years, Climashield® today announced at ISPO Munich (Hall C2, Stand 362)... [more]
Climashield® and Operation Gratitude Invite Fans and Followers to Support the Troops During this Season of Thanksgiving
Using Facebook and Twitter, Americans can help raise $10,000 for sending care packages to men and women serving our country
CLINTON, Tenn. Nov. 12, 2012 – Climashield®, the insulation of choice for the U.S. Military, and Operation Gratitude, the non-profit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages to troops deployed in harm’s... [more]
Climashield announced that their signature COMBAT continuous filament insulation was selected for the new and improved SOCOM-issue Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) Level 7 designed by Massif.
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Textile supplier brings 30 years of experience working with the United States military to manufacturers abroad
PRAGUE, Oct. 17, 2012 – Today, Climashield® introduced its line of premium custom insulation products to attendees at the Future Soldier Exhibition and Conference (Stand 386). With an unsurpassed warmth-to-weight ratio and proven perfomance in... [more]
Insulation maintains warmth and decreases bulk for lightweight travel in the field
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 – Today, at Modern Day Marine, Climashield® (Booth 3142) announced that their signature COMBAT continuous filament insulation was selected for the new and improved Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) Level 7 designed by Massif. With an... [more]
Remaining the insulation of choice, Climashield® was again awarded the honor of filling the inside of the Modular Sleep System Components
CLINTON, Tenn. Sept. 6, 2012 – On the inside of over one million military sleeping bags to date, Climashield® today announced that they have once again been selected as the... [more]
Focused on more than just good looks, the jacket features breakthrough insulation technology from locally-based Climashield®
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. August 17, 2012 – Climashield® and Salence together announced that tonight, at Knoxville Fashion Week, the Truss Jacket will be featured during the Coachman Clothiers runway show. Sporting a sleek design inside and... [more]
With a simple click or comment, Facebook fans can help raise $10,000 for service men and women around the world
CLINTON, Tenn. Nov. 11, 2011 – Climashield®, the preferred insulation provider for the U.S. Military, and Operation Gratitude, the non-profit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages to troops deployed in harm’s... [more]
120,000 new Modular Sleep Systems featuring Climashield® insulation to be delivered to service men and women around the world
CLINTON, Tenn. June 7, 2011 – The preferred insulation supplier for the U.S. Military, Climashield® today announced that they have been once again selected to provide insulation for the Modular Sleep System... [more]
New sleep system is lighter and smaller for easy transport through rough terrain
CLINTON, Tenn. September 16, 2010 – After three years of research and testing, Climashield® today announced that they have been selected as the insulation of choice for the new Marine Corps 3 Season Sleeping Bag -... [more]
Introducing CONTUR, offering slim, soft continuous filament insulation with inherent four-way stretch
SALT LAKE CITY, August 3, 2010 – Enhancing the performance capabilities of insulated outerwear design, Climashield® today unveiled CONTUR – a breakthough brand of insulation combining the durability of continuous filament with a soft, slim framework for ultimate flexibility. ... [more]
Breakthrough technology creates new avenues for continuous filament insulation
SALT LAKE CITY, January 21, 2010 – Today, at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Show, Climashield® (Booth # 39037) announced a continuous filament insulation solution specifically designed for outerwear. The new iteration of Climashield® APEX features all the traditional... [more]
Durable, resilient insulation has been trusted by the U.S. military for more than 25 years
LAS VEGAS, January 19, 2010 – Made and manufactured in the U.S.A., Climashield®’s portfolio of insulation is, starting today, on display for attendees (Booth #2350) at the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show... [more]
New insulation is industry leader in weight and thermal efficiency combination
SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2009 - Today, at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show, Climashield® (Booth # 38036) unveiled the latest insulation innovation in its product portfolio – Climashield® APEX. The perfect fit for outerwear and sleeping bags, this... [more]
CLINTON, Tenn. --- (January 15, 2009) --- Climashield® will be announcing to Outdoor Retailer (OR) exhibitors and attendees that they are “in the bag” this year through its “We’re In the Bag” promotion.
“We’ve had some changes in the past year at Climashield®, but we’re ready to let... [more]
CLINTON, Tenn. — U.S. Army soldiers will get the chance to call home this holiday season thanks to a donation of 60 minute phone cards from a Clinton company that provides insulation for military sleeping gear and clothing.
The company, Climashield®, donated more than 18,600 minutes for soldiers to use to... [more]
Continuous Filament Insulation Manufacturer Forges Forward
Clinton, Tenn. (August 28, 2008) –Climashield®, the acclaimed high-tech continuous filament insulation used in outdoor recreation apparel and gear, home and hospitality, and in military applications, was purchased last week by private company HarVest Consumer Insulation, Inc. Formally owned by Western Nonwovens, Inc. (WNI), the... [more]