This week in klymit news…

While part of the team has been in Germany this week for the ISPO, the rest of us have been busy catching up after two weeks on the road. We’ve had a chance to check out some of the media coverage we’ve gotten recently. In case you missed it, FOX 13, here in Salt Lake City, got a first-hand look at the new women-specific Klymit Kinetic Caldera. Click here to watch the video.

Next up, we checked out what our pal Jared Hargrave at Utah Outside had to say about our new Fall/Winter 2011-12 lineup. Read it below.

By Jared Hargrave

Klymit, Utah’s own Ogden-based wonder company, has expanded their product line after listening to suggestions on how to improve their noble gas insulating gear. New this year are improved vests, never-before-seen jackets, and another ultra light camping pad.
Klymit started it all with their Kinetic Vests that can be filled with insulating argon gas when the chill sets in, then deflated when weather gets warm for on-demand temperature control. Now for 2011 there is a women’s specific model called the Caldera. It features a female-friendly design along with all the things that make the Kinetic Vest so warm and comfortable such as a dynamic channel design to trap heat, 4-way stretch fabric, water resistant rubberized zippers, and a chest dial pressure release valve.
Outdoor Retailer was abuzz last summer about Klymit’s Interia X Frame, the lightest, full length camping pad in existence. But some campers (especially those of the large-size variety) felt that it was too minimalist. Enter the Klymit Inertia XL. It uses the same body mapping technology as the X Frame, but with more girth for anyone who needs a wider pad or tends to roll around while sleeping. It also can be filled with argon gas with Klymit’s NobleTek system for super insulation on cold nights. Despite its larger size, the Inertia XL is also very light at only 16.8 ounces, and packs down to the size of a water bottle.Finally, Klymit is now going beyond their inflatable vests and are releasing the Ulaar Kinetic Shell. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of vests overall, prefering my outerwear with sleeves. Now Klymit will provide full coverage with this hard shell that transforms into an insulating puffy with a simple shot of argon gas. Me likey.
For more, pay Klymit a visit at www.klymit.com
You can also read my review of the Klymit Kinetic Vest here.

Thanks for visiting Jared. Can’t wait to read how your winter testing of the Inertia X-Frame goes!

And finally, we got a little attention from the button-down crowd at Bloomberg’s Businessweek. The magazine included the Klymit Kinetic Double Diamond in their winter tech gear round-up. See it here.

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