U.S. Army Mobilizes Climashield® to Battle the Cold
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 Generation Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (GEN III ECWCS). During stringent, extensive testing by the military, Climashield® consistently provides greater warmth at any given weight.
Featuring the most technically advanced materials and innovative garment design, the GEN III system consists of seven layers for protection against a broad spectrum of environmental conditions - from intense cold weather scenarios in excess of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to warm, dry or wet weather at or over 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Made in the U.S.A., Climashield® APEX is featured in Layer VII, which includes a parka and trousers for use in extreme cold weather during static operations.
“We have been working with the tactical requirements of the military for over 30 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide best-in-class insulation that is manufactured in the U.S.A.,” said Matt Schrantz, chief operating officer at Climashield®. “When tested, our insulation sets itself apart from the competition by consistently delivering greater warmth at lighter weights, while also maintaining that same warmth and shape after multiple uses. It’s what we call Durable Warmth.”
Suited for outerwear applications, Climashield® APEX is the most thermally efficient synthetic insulation on the market today, offering the highest warmth to weight ratio in the industry, durability for maintaining warmth over time and AquaBan® technology for warmth in wet conditions. Currently, the U.S. military utilizes Climashield® in a variety of sleeping bags and outerwear applications.
Over the next three years, Climashield® will supply insulation for over 120,000 GEN III Layer VII parka and trousers per year.