On the heels of its 2014 launch of Performance Down Blends, Latham, N.Y.-based materials science specialists PrimaLoft Inc. is introducing the technology to lightweight garments specifically designed for spring and summer activities. PrimaLoft’s brand partners—including North Face and Adidas, among others—will continue to utilize hybrid constructions, combining performance fabrics and PrimaLoft insulation.
PrimaLoft Performance Down Blends are made by blending premium down with moisture-blocking, permanent water-repellent ultrafine fibers. The proprietary process combines warmth, protection, outstanding dry times and comfort. PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend has comparable warmth in construction to 750 fill goose down. PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Down Blend provides comparable warmth in construction to 650 fill down. Both Gold and Silver level products retain more than 94 percent of warmth when wet and dry four times faster than untreated down.