I have doubts that Insultex /IX is in fact very popular.
Originally Posted by Syb
Practitioners of the dark arts may or may not accomplish much in making things of it, but anything which touts these questionably relevent statistics
1 square yard of Insultex is 0.021 inches thick (½ millimeter), and weighs .42 ounces
8.8 ounces of Insultex can float approximately 300 pounds of body weight
Barrier against cold, down to minus 13 degrees F.
Melting point is 194 degrees F.
Insultex carries an incredible capacity to provide buoyancy making it suitable for countless applications in a range of industrial and fashion sectors. Insultex’s unrivaled buoyancy meets the highest standards of safety and reliability, making it an ideal and radical solution to all water related problems.
in its short-list of virtues, is magic to me. (If your weight approaches 300lb, it may be reassuring to know that a mere 50 square yards of the stuff will keep you afloat above Arctic waters.)
And the price of admission to the IX show is not low.
People have been trying to stay warm and dry for a long time. There are many materials, and many ways to wrap and layer them about their bodies and shelters to do so.