Accession Number:

ADA128944

Title:

Comparison of Down-and Feathers and Synthetic Insulants for Use in Sleeping Bags,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A study was carried out to evaluate and compare physically and physiologically three types of synthetic insulating materials and the inservice Canadian Forces down-and-feathers sleeping bag with the ultimate aim of replacing the latter. The insulating materials evaluated were Thinsulate, Polarguard and Hollofil. Polarguard was found to be the optimum substitute for the down-and-feathers.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE