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    Insul Bright?

    Is this the same type stuff as IX? I saw this at Joann's and it was on sale so I picked up 2 yards. It weights 13 oz. So 6.5 oz a yard.
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    No not the same. Inul-Bright has a metalized poly film and is heavier than insultex. Roll Tide!!!
    Last edited by southmark; 11-11-2011 at 18:13.

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    Insul brights warmth rating?? Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    No not the same. Inul-Bright has a metalized poly film and is heavier than insultex. Roll Tide!!!
    Yeah I noticed a metallic look to it. War Eagle!!!!!!!
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    i have read that it is a combination of fleece fibers and reflective metalic something or other. i have also heard that one layer can add ten or so degrees. like insultex its breathable and resistive to water but is degraded when compressed. It looks like some neat stuff, cheap and easy to use even if perhaps its a little heavy. I plan to do some testing with it this winter in hopes that i can use it to bolster my 3 season UQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeMadeHiker View Post
    i have read that it is a combination of fleece fibers and reflective metalic something or other. i have also heard that one layer can add ten or so degrees. like insultex its breathable and resistive to water but is degraded when compressed. It looks like some neat stuff, cheap and easy to use even if perhaps its a little heavy. I plan to do some testing with it this winter in hopes that i can use it to bolster my 3 season UQ.
    I was planning on putting it in a PL UQ and trying it out.
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    It's the same stuff pot mits are made of.
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    PL + Insbrite- UQ. Sounds like a winner. Down to 40* or so maybe. more like 50 for me. but I sleep realy cold.

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