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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
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    unfortunately, Omni-Heat is a trademark of Columbia. i have yet to see the fabric being sold anywhere unless it's attached to their clothing.
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    I wondered about some of those shiney shimmery fabrics used on dresses etc------------maybe it would serve as a heat reflector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    I wondered about some of those shiney shimmery fabrics used on dresses etc------------maybe it would serve as a heat reflector?
    Hey Stevebo,

    I think JohnSawyer had the winning answer. I had previously bought a similar product to the one that JohnSawyer recommends for nearly 4 times the money at Seattle Fabrics.

    I used the fabric for a second layer on a bridge hammock. The wind blocking was noticable, but the reflective heat quality was not really noticable the way that I used it. Maybe the reason was because there was no real space for the reflection to take place when laying on it. That shouldn't be an issue for your hat. Perhaps if the design allows a little more space than a beanie styled close fitting hat, you would get effective reflection of heat. Best wishes with your design.
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    Yes, this is the first thing that came to my mind. Ask for gold or silver lamé. It is used mostly for winter party fabrics, but there was a pot cozy called a OMB (One Minute Boil) that employed this material.

    There is also a window treatment liner that looks like a flat, fleece-like batting with silver on one side. It is mentioned elsewhere in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosaleen View Post
    There is also a window treatment liner that looks like a flat, fleece-like batting with silver on one side. It is mentioned elsewhere in this thread.
    I think it's called Warm Window... http://www.warmcompany.com/wwpage.html It's pretty heavy, though.

    I've used Insul-brite, and Insultex. For a hat, I'd go fleece, some insulator, and a ripstop windproof shell... I'm not sure a vapor barrier is a good idea on your head...
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    I like warm window. I use it for a pad for my dog when she sleeps under my hammock (between 2 layers of ripstop) and I use it between layers of my Claytor with my UQ's when I go subzero. While bulky, it sure works.
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    Back in the 70's I bought some gloves that had very fine strips of Mylar woven into the fabric to reflect heat while wicking moisture away from your hands. Perhaps somewhere this fabric is still made?

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    yeah, i posted a thread under fabrics about a possible 'home-made omni-heat' i found som fabric at the local joe ann's that looked like it'd do the job.

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