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Our Final Season:  Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

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Head Wear & Gear:

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Snowstorm Gear Series:

 

 

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Product & Technical Description

Price US $'s

 

Stocking Hats

 

Small/Medium - Black

Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Thermal Stocking Hat

20080307PHSMB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viento que bloque el sombrero termal
Vent bloquant le chapeau thermique
Wind, der thermischen Hut blockiert
Linda att blockera den termiska hatten
Spol a blokkering termal vinter hat
Wind die thermische hoed blokkeert
Vinder sljor hituppstreymi hattur
Kehia blokki termiikki hattu

We designed our Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Thermal Hats for those potential new customers that live in normal Winter conditions, where cold is considered +5 F to +35 F degrees above zero.  These customers want a hat for these everyday Winter temperatures, but also want one that works great when the thermometer falls in the -minus temperature range as well.

Our Prairie Snowstorm Hats are built with a 2 layer fabric system that not only blocks out 100% of the wind with the Outer Shell fabric, but also provides thermal warmth with both layers of technical fabric combined that produces an average insulating thermal R-value of R-2.5.

The Prairie Snowstorm Hats do not have the superior wicking capabilities of our Arctic Thermal Hats, but with that said, they will also not create as much "head" heat because they do not have the same amount of insulation layering in their construction.  

The Prairie Snowstorm Hats do provide moisture vapor breathability in both layers of the technical fabric that we use and the Outer Shell is also DWR water repellent to keep the rain or wet snow from penetrating from the outside in.

The design of this hat is similar to what a standard "stocking hat" looks like, whereby you can either pull it straight down over the ears with no sides rolled up, or you can pull it further down and then roll the sides up.  But please note, this is the "only" similarity!  Technically speaking, there is not much else out in the market place that compares to this hat as we have designed and built it.

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester that meets U.S. Military specifications in our construction processes and we are giving the the Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Thermal Stocking Hat the following conservative temperature rating range:  +32 F to -30 F.  (0C to -34C)

This hat is excellent for just about any outdoor activitiy that you can think of, in or around the suggested temperature rating range that we have suggested.  This is and excellent hat for those people that have to work full-time outside during the Winter time and even for those that may only work mornings and afternoons as Crossing Guards for their local school district.

Dimensions Laying Flat:  
- 10 1/4" - 260.35mm top of hat to bottom edge tall
- 11 1/2" - 292.1mm outer width at head opening edge
- 10 3/4" - 273 mm inner width diameter at head opening edge

SIZING:  Maximum circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 22.5" - 571.5mm or less when the side edges are folded up and 23.25" - 590.55mm when wearing the hat straight with no folding of the side edges up.   The sizing dimensions are based on a non-tight head squeezing fit and are our best approximations only!

Suggested Temperature Rating Range:  +32 F to -40 F (0C to -40C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  3.7 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $34.99)

$28.99 ea

- Sold Out -

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

Did You Know...

What the Conversion of Measured Head Circumference is in Centimeters & Inches as related to Hat or Cap Size?
 
This is what we came up with as a conversion chart

Cap Hat Size:  6 3/4
21 1/4" or 53.98 cms

Cap Hat Size:  6 7/8
21 5/8" or 54.93 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7
22" or 55.88 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/8"
22 3/8" or 56.83 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/4
22 3/4" or 57.785 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/8
23 1/8 or 58.74 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/2
23 1/2" or 59.69 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 5/8
23 7/8" or 60.64 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/4
24 1/4" or 61.595 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 7/8
24 5/8" or 62.55 cms

 

Beanie Style Hats

 

Small/Med/LRG - One Size - 2 Tone Black & White - Velour Outer Shell

Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Thermal Beanie Style Hat

20080408PBHBW

 

 

 

 

 

 

We designed our Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Thermal Hats for those customers that live in normal Winter conditions, where cold is considered +5 F to +35 F degrees above zero.  These customers want a hat for these everyday Winter temperatures, but also want one that works great when the thermometer falls into the -minus temperature range as well.

Our Prairie Snowstorm Hats are built with a 2 layer fabric system that not only blocks out 95% to100% of the wind with the Outer Shell fabric, but also provides thermal warmth with both layers of technical fabric combined, producing an average insulating thermal R-value of R-2.5.

The Prairie Snowstorm Hats do not have the superior wicking capabilities of our Arctic Thermal Hats, but with that said, they also do not create as much "head" heat because they do not have the same amount of insulation layering in their construction.  

We designed these hats for people who desire a simple pull-over "beanie" style hat that pulls on over the head and covers down to the bottom of the ears.  The style cut is nothing new, but the fabric configuration is, because it will keep your head warmer then most of the rest of the beanie style hats out in the market.

Technical Hat Specifications:
- 100% Thermal Windblocking, Breathable & DWR Water Repellent Treated.
-  Inner Layer is a mid-weight synthetic polyester technical thermal fleece.
- Moderate moisture wicking & temperant warmth throughout the recommended temperature ranges.

Dimensions Laying Flat:  
- 9" - 228.6mm top of hat to bottom edge tall
- 11" - 279.4mm outer width at head opening edge
- 10 1/2" - 266.7mm inner width diameter at head opening edge

NOTE:  Maximum head circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 23.0" - 584.2mm or less.(Average head circumference range for this hat is 21.5" - 546.1mm to 23.0" - 584.2mm)

Suggested Temperature Rating Range:  +32 F to -40 F (0C to -40C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  3.6 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $39.99)

$28.99 ea

Sold Out

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

Did You Know...

What the Conversion of Measured Head Circumference is in Centimeters & Inches as related to Hat or Cap Size?
 
This is what we came up with as a conversion chart

Cap Hat Size:  6 3/4
21 1/4" or 53.98 cms

Cap Hat Size:  6 7/8
21 5/8" or 54.93 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7
22" or 55.88 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/8"
22 3/8" or 56.83 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/4
22 3/4" or 57.785 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/8
23 1/8 or 58.74 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/2
23 1/2" or 59.69 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 5/8
23 7/8" or 60.64 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/4
24 1/4" or 61.595 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 7/8
24 5/8" or 62.55 cms

 

Arctic Thermal Gear Series:

 

 

Small/Medium - White

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Hat

20070406HSM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Musher handler wearing our hat at the 2006 Iditarod)

 

Sombrero termal a'rtico
Chapeau thermique arctique
Arktis'cher thermischer hut
Arktisk termisk hatt
Arktisk termal hatt
Noordpool thermische hoed
Arktisk thermal hat
Norourheimskauts hitauppstreymi hattur
Arktinen termiikki hattu

We build our Arctic Thermal Hats to endure any challenge that you can put them through.  Our hats have completed the 1150 miles of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race where temperatures dipped well below -60 degrees F, endured the Nov-April construction season work in Antarctica and we still had people with warm heads.

Our Arctic Thermal Hats include our exclusive adjustable shock cord & cord loc at the base, so that you can make sure that you never lose your hat again.  We also build our hats with enough hat length so that they pull down over your ears.

Our Hats are built to keep you head warmer & drier then just about anything out there on the Planet and are constructed with our exclusive 4 Layer technical fabric system that provides:

  • 100% Thermal Wind Blocking & DWR Water Repellent Breathable Outer Shell.
  • Thermal Layered Insulating, Highly Wicking & Breathable Inner Shell.
  • An Insulating variable R-Value insulation range of R-4.10 to R-6.10.
  • We also provide a unique tightening shock cord & cord loc for securing to your head and for eliminating convective heat loss.

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester that meets U.S. Military specifications and other USA made insulation materials in our construction processes.  The Arctic Thermal Hat's also contain 30% "Earth friendly green" technical fabric material that is made from re-cycled plastic bottles, which is then processed into the finest synthetic polyester fabric in the World.

SIZING:  Maximum circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 22.0" - 558.8mm or less.

Use for USA Hat Sizes:  6 1/2 - 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 - 6 7/8

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -80 F (-12C to -62C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  5.0 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $85.99)

$47.99

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

Did You Know...

What the Conversion of Measured Head Circumference is in Centimeters & Inches as related to Hat or Cap Size?
 
This is what we came up with as a conversion chart

Cap Hat Size:  6 3/4
21 1/4" or 53.98 cms

Cap Hat Size:  6 7/8
21 5/8" or 54.93 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7
22" or 55.88 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/8"
22 3/8" or 56.83 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/4
22 3/4" or 57.785 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/8
23 1/8 or 58.74 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 1/2
23 1/2" or 59.69 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 5/8
23 7/8" or 60.64 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 3/4
24 1/4" or 61.595 cms

Cap Hat Size:  7 7/8
24 5/8" or 62.55 cms

 

Small/Medium - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Hat

20070406HSMBK

 

 

 

 

We build our Arctic Thermal Hats to endure any challenge that you can put them through.  Our hats have completed the 1150 miles of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race where temperatures dipped well below -60 degrees F, endured the Nov-April construction season work in Antarctica and we still had people with warm heads.

Our Arctic Thermal Hats include our exclusive adjustable shock cord & cord loc at the base, so that you can make sure that you never lose your hat again.  We also build our hats with enough hat length so that they pull down over your ears.

Our Hats are built to keep you head warmer & drier then just about anything out there on the Planet and are constructed with our exclusive 4 Layer technical fabric system that provides:

  • 100% Thermal Wind Blocking & DWR Water Repellent Breathable Outer Shell.
  • Thermal Layered Insulating, Highly Wicking & Breathable Inner Shell.
  • An Insulating variable R-Value insulation range of R-4.10 to R-6.10.
  • We also provide a unique tightening shock cord & cord loc for securing to your head and for eliminating convective heat loss.

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester that meets U.S. Military specifications and other USA made insulation materials in our construction processes.  The Arctic Thermal Hat's also contain 30% "Earth friendly green" technical fabric material that is made from re-cycled plastic bottles, which is then processed into the finest synthetic polyester fabric in the World.

SIZING:  Maximum circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 22.0" - 558.8mm or less.

Use for USA Hat Sizes:  6 1/2 - 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 - 6 7/8

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -80 F (-12C to -62C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  5.0 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $85.99)

$47.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

Large/X-Large - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Hat

20070406HLXL

 

 

"Iditarod Tested Tough"

 

Same specifications as noted above, except outer shell color is Black.

SIZING:  Minimum circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 22.0" - 558.8mm to 23.5" - 596.9mm.

Use for USA Hat Sizes:  7 - 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 - 7 3/8

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -80 F (-12C to -62C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  5.6 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $85.99)

$47.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

One Size Fits Most - Black

 

XWick 3.9TRH Expediton Windblocking Thermal Wicking Massif Climbing Hat

10510XWMCH

Front View

 

Side/Rear View

 

Right/Left Side Center Bottom Adjusting Wheels

 

Front View - Helmet NOT Included in purchase price

 

Side/Rear View - Helmet NOT Included in purchase price

Type/color of reflective material subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've continued to push the dynamics & asset value's built into the Winter/Cold. Weather Gear that we offer and the 3 Layered Massif Climbing Hat has just been tweated again for 2014.  We enhanced the inner most layer that surrounds the head and hair with an advanced thermal mositure wicking technical fabric, that also ramps up the overall thermal r-value by another 15%. (from R-3.4 to R-3.9)

The Massif Hat also offers a "thermal windblocking" hard faced outer shell layer, that has abrasion resistance, is breathable and DWR water repellent.  The middle layer provides mid-weight synthetic polyester insulating warmth, additional thermal windblocking protection and it matches up to the inner most heading surrounding layer that provides excellent "thermal moisture wicking & trransfer" capacity,  that has been further advanced in 2014.

We finish this hat off with a built in pull tight shock cord & cord-loc for tightening and sealing the heat in, along with a 1 1/2" wide by 3" long strip of highly reflective material for greater visibility from behind.  The entire package provides a strategic thermal insulation value "now" of R-3.9 and it ties in well with the design philosophy of our other existing high exertion XWick Series Gear items.

Other notable assets of this hat is it's lightweight, weighting in at only 3.5 ounces, its approximate 3 layer total thickness is only around 3/8" and despite having a thermal windblocking outer shell layer, it provides moderate stretch allowing for a "one sized" design and application.

We designed this hat for (2) two purposes, the first to be worn as a "solo soldier" by itself on your head and secondly to be able to still be worn on your head when you're heading a helmet or climbing helmet.

Pictured in the left column is a snapshot of this hat in conjuction with a Petzl helmet and due to the easy adjustablitiy of the Ecrin Roc, a quick spin of the adjustment wheels for the headband and webbing straps, the Massif Hat/Helment combination is a breeze.  Now you have ONE Hat to take with you on your next adventure, ok, besides your favorite baseball style cap for wearing when walking to base camp, that will take you from Base Camp all the way to the summit in the varying temperature ranges.  

So why not dump the windblocking beanie, the woven knit chin strap hat and the balaclava out of your backpack and throw in one of our XWick neck gaiters instead and then you'll have freed up space and a better technical combination for ultimate results by using the Massif Climbing Hat & XWick Neck Gaiter combination in tandem?

So why not let the winds, the rain & snow slip slide off of your head, while keeping it warmer and drier on your next climb, with an XWick Series Massif Climbing Hat?  Isn't "superior" ASSET Value for you hard earned money worth it to you?

NOTE:  Maximum head circumference measured around your forehead to be comfortable of 23 3/8" - 593.7mm or less.(Average head circumference range for this hat is 22.0" - 558.8mm to 23.25" - 590.6mm)

Suggested Temperature Rating Range:  +32 F to -60 F (0C to -51C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  3.5 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $69.99)

$38.95 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neck - Face - Upper Chest Core Gear:

 

 

 

Straight Neck Gaiters

 

Prairie Snowstorm Gear Series:

 

 

One Size Fits Most - Black

Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Neck Gaiter

20080407PSGB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viento que bloquea la polaina termal del cuello
Vent bloquant la manchette thermique de cou
Wind, der thermische Ansatzgamasche blockiert
Linda att blockera thermalen hanglar gaiteren
Spol a blokkering termal hals gaiter
Wind die thermische halsgaiter blokeert
Blest blokning thermal hals gang
Vindur sljor hitauppstreymi hals legghlif
Kehia blokki termiikki halailla nilkkain

As part of our additional expansion to our Prairie Series of Gear, we have designed and configured a new straight neck gator that presents some of the elements and assets of our Arctic Series Windblocking Thermal Neck Gator's, but tones down the thermal warmth or heat that it generates because not every area of the Country demands it.

At the same, people are sick and tired of buying poorly configured single layer straight neck gators that always end up leaving them with a gagingly wet face from their breath, which inturn freezes up and sags down on their face over time.

What we have developed as a solution to the comments we heard last Winter, is what has evolved into our new Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Neck Gator.  Again to prevent the gaggingly wet moisture build up and freezing on the outside of the gator, we build ours with 2 layers of technical fabric instead of just one.  Our outer layer in made from a 100% thermal windblocking, breathable and DWR water repellent synthetic polyester fabric, while the inner layer provides a mid-range of thermal warmth.  The combination again produces a great gear item that will not allow moisture to build up on the outside layer of the gator and will always keep your face warm and dry.  This neck gator will never freeze up like the other gator's you currently own and it always allows you to breath in warm air when it is pulled up and over your nose.

We sized our Prairie Series gator slightly larger then the average sizing for the run of the mill neck gator that we have all owned in the past and have designed it to be a "One Size Fits Most" configuration.  The verticle up and down length is shorter then our Arctic Series of straight neck gators and we also don't incorporate the "stay in any face position" pull tight shock cording on the top edge as the Arctic Series also have.

What you get when you purchase one of our Prairie Snowstorm Windblocking Neck Gators, is another unique piece of Winter Gear that will satisfy the requirements and demands of just about any Winter condition that Mother Nature bares upon us during the Winter months and you "won't" find anything else like it!

Dimensions Laying Flat:  
- 7 3/4" - 196.85mm vertical up & down width
- 11 1/4"- 285.75mm outer width at head/neck opening edge
- 10 1/2"- 266.7mm inner width diameter at head/neck opening edge

SIZING:  One Size Fits Most

(Most confortable with maximum 23.0" - 584.2mm head circumferences or less)

Suggested Temperature Rating Range:  +32 F to -50 F (0C to -45C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  3.3 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $24.99)

$19.50 ea

In Stock

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Thermal Gear Series:

 

 

Small/Medium - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Straight Neck Gaiter

20070206SGSM

 

 

"Iditarod Tested Tough"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viento que bloquea la polaina termal del cuello
Vent bloquant la manchette thermique de cou
Wind, der thermische Ansatzgamasche blockiert
Linda att blockera thermalen hanglar gaiteren
Spol a blokkering termal hals gaiter
Wind die thermische halsgaiter blokeert
Blaest blokning thermal hals gang
Vindur sljor hituppstreymi hals legghlif
Kehia blokki termiikki halailla nilkkain

We perfer to spell our neck gaiters as "gators", because like our preferred spelling, our neck gators are built differently from the other 99% in the market.

Our Gator's are built with a 2 Layer System, the first is a 100% thermal windblocking & DWR water repellent breathable outer shell, that almost totally eliminates the build up of moisture that usually collects from your breath on the outside of the material when it's pulled up over your nose.  Gone are the damp "frosty face" days and you will always be breathing in warm air instead of cold lung burning air, when the gator is pulled up over your nose.  No more "frozen" neck gator ever and the ability to always breath warm air, priceless!

The second layer on the inside is built from a very warm heavy weight technical fleece, that will keep you warm and dry beyond anything that you've had in the past.  The techical fabric combination has helped to keep our Field Testers warm & dry in temperatures in excess of -50 F (-45.5C)below zero.

On the top edge of our Neck Gator's, we have incorporated a top side shock cord w/cord loc that allows you the ability to secure the gator in any position on your face and have it stay where you want it to stay.

The Small/Medium size is ideal for most women to wear.

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester materials that meets U.S. Military specifications in our construction processes.  Our straight Windblocking Arctic Thermal Neck Gator's also contain 50% "Earth friendly green" technical fabric material that is made from re-cycled plastic bottles, which is then processed into the finest synthetic polyester fabric in the World.

Approximate flat dimensions:  10 1/2" - 266.7mm Wide & 9.0" - 228.6mm Long/Tall

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -100 F (-12C to -73C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  4.5 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $39.99)

$27.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

Large/X-Large - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Straight Neck Gaiter

20070206SGLXL

 

 

"Iditarod Tested Tough"

 

 

 

Size Large/X-Large:  Same Specifications as noted above.

The Large/XL size is ideal for most men to wear or for smaller people who want extra room around the neck and face.

Approximate flat dimensions:  11 1/2" - 292.1mm Wide & 9.0" - 228.6mm Long/Tall

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -100 F (-12C to -73C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  4.7 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $39.99)

$27.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

XXL - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Straight Neck Gaiter

101010SGXXL

 

Size XX-Large:  Same Specifications as noted above.

The XXL size is ideal for the larger person to wear who needs room more so around the face instead of just the neck and this unit is built just for you!

Approximate flat dimensions:  13" - 330.2mm Wide & 8.5" - 215.9mm Long/Tall

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -100 F (-12C to -73C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  5.0 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $39.99)

$27.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

Expedition Series

 

One Size Fits Most - Hardfaced Outer Shell -Black

XWick 3.9TRH Expediton Windblocking Thermal Wicking Straight Neck Gaiter

20080408XWENG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The XWick Hat - XWick Straight Neck Gaiter on a misty damp, windy cold morning heading down to Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

 

I guess you could call it innovation by design, as we have continued to push the limits in what can be done with selected Cold Weather Gear & Accessories.  In this case, we have further revolutionized the straight neck gaiter with our Expediton Series XWick 3.9 TRH Windblocking Thermal Wicking Straight Neck Gaiter, which is yet again in a class by itself.

The Expedition Series XWick 3.9 TRH straight neck gaiter has been developed for the user that participates in extreme cold weather activities under high exertion circumstances.  Maybe you're a climber heading to the summit of Everest in the Himalaya's or perhaps doing one of the other of the Seven Summits like McKinley, either way temperatures at the top could easily be a frostie -50F plus when you get there.  Despite the cold you've muscled and sweated your way to the top.

Further, perhaps your expedition fancy is skiing or kiting across the North or South Pole or something less extreme like high altitude snow shoeing in virgin powder.  In any or all of these examples you are exerting your body and producing sweat moisture while trying to balance your body heat and minimize the build up of perspiration or breath mositure that with the wrong gear will freeze up at some point.

We already offer a range of straight and drop pad neck gaiters that do an excellent job in keeping you warm and prevent you from having a frozen "mush" face, but high exertion extreme cold weather adventures require that extra kick in the thermal moisture wicking department and we did just that with the Expedition Series XWick 3.9 TRH straight neck gaiter.

XWick 3.9 TRH is designed for the user that is under physical exertion better then 70% of the time in face biting cold temperatures, where you need to stay warm and protected from frostbite, but you also need better moisture transfer from the area around your mouth.  The following is the secert to the XWick 3.9 TRH:

  • This Neck Gaiter is built with 3 technical fabric layers.  Layer 1 the Outer Shell, is a soft to the hand feeling Hardfaced thermal windblocking, breathable and DWR water repellent fabric.  This fabric is resistant to picking from brush and has a pretty good abrasion resistance as well.
  • The 2nd or middle layer is a mid-weight synthetic polyester fabric that supplies warmth without being hot and also offers additional breathability.  The 3rd or inner layer is the XWick factor, as it supplies excellent thermal mositure wicking and transfer.

The 3.9 TR is the combined thermal insulation value of the entire gear unit, which is a Thermal R value of 3.9.  The final alpha component of H again stands for the Hardfacing abrasion resistant finish on the outer shell layer fabric that we use for this neck gaiter. Although the outer shell fabric is hardfaced, it does have a soft feel to the hand and it does help to reduce the amount of blowing snow that could stick to it.

The configuration of the three technical fabrics that we use for this item, the orientation and cut along with their individual stretch capacity allows us to offer this item as a One Size Fits Most.  We also incorporate a top edge internal shock cord and cord-loc for securing the unit to any location on your face, while also sealing the heat in around the neck and face.

Dimensions Laying Flat:  
- 9" - 228.6mm vertical up & down Tall
- 11"- 279.4mm outer width at head/neck opening edge
- 10 1/2"- 266.7mm inner width diameter at head/neck opening edge

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -80 F (-12C to -62C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  4.5 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $49.99)

$31.95 ea

  In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

Drop Pad Neck Gaiters

 

Arctic Thermal Gear Series:

 

 

Small/Medium

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Drop Pad Neck Gaiter

20080308PGSM

 

 

 

 

To better satisfy our smaller framed and petite base of customers, we decided to design and cut the patterns for a small-medium sized Windblocking Thermal Drop Pad Neck Gaiter and we've even sewn in a 7"long x 4 3/4" wide front pocket for the same price.

The thermal and fabric specifictions are identical to the Large/X-Large Drop Pad Neck Gaiter listed below, so you can read there if you desire more specific information.  In terms of the physical dimensions, they are as follows:

Approximate flat dimensions:  10 1/4" - 260.4mm Wide measured inside of the opening & 15 1/2" - 393.7mm in Total Length

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -100 F (-12C to -73C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  6.4 ounces

This is a unique design that we believe that you will not find anywhere else in the World, unless someone has copied it!

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $74.99)

$46.99 ea

Sold Out

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

Large/X-Large - Black

Windblocking Arctic Thermal Drop Pad Neck Gaiter

20070306PGLXL

 

"Iditarod Tested Tough"

Worn in excess of -90F below in the 2007 Iditarod.

 

 

 

 

Deje caer almohdilla polain termica de cuello
Tomber le coussin gaiterde cou thermique
Lassen sie fallen polster thermalhalsgamsche
Tappa vadderar thermalen hanglar gaiteren
Fall polster termalt hals gaiter
Thermische de halsgaiter van het dalingsstoot kussen
Henlaegge afrivningsblok thermal hals gang
Alentaa astella termiikki halailla nilkkain
Falla puoi hitauppstreymi hols legghlif

We're not quite sure, but we think that an Iditarod Musher would surrender his wallet before he would give up the Windblocking Thermal Drop Pad Neck Gator that is around his neck?  Why, because they not only block the wind out, but  they are also designed to keep the upper chest core warm as well and with a drop pad in both the front and in the back, they are reversible and can be spun around.  These Neck Gators also prevent moisture from building up anywhere on the outside of the gator and also allow you to always breath in warm air when it is pulled up over the face.  Gone are the damp "frosty face" days and you will always be breathing in warm air instead of cold lung burning air, when the gator is pulled up over your nose.  No more "frozen" neck gator ever and the ability to always breath warm air, priceless!

Our Drop Pad Gator's not only block out 100% of the piercing wind with its outer shell layer, but they are also DWR water resistant & breathable for keeping you warmer and drier then anything else in their class.  Our exclusive design uses a 2-3 Layer system of technical fabric and materials, with the inner layer that surrounds the face and body being made from a heavy weight technical fleece and in the center of the drop pads we have added some additional insulation for superior warmth.  The R-value of insulation alone that you get in the upper crest area from the drop pads is R-4.65.

The top edge shock cord w/cord loc also allows you to seal out the convective cold air flow, while also being able to maintain the position of the top edge anywhere on your face that you desire it to be positioned.

The Medium/Large/XL size is ideal for men and for women who want a little more freedom room around their neck and face area.

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester that meets U.S. Military specifications and other USA made insulation materials in our construction processes.

This is a unique design that we believe that you will not find anywhere else in the World, unless someone has copied it!

Approximate flat dimensions:  11 1/2" - 292.1mm Wide & 16.5" - 419.1mm Total Length

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -100 F (-12C to -73C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  6.7 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $74.99)

$46.99 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

Expedition Series

 

One Size Fits Most - Hardfaced Outer Shell -Black

XWick 3.9TRH Expediton 1.4  Windblocking Thermal Wicking Drop Pad Neck Gaiter

20080408XWEPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Shown in Europe at Candanchu Ski Resort in the Pirineos - ESPANA) - SPAIN

 

(Rear View)

We've stretched the design and innovation limits with our latest entry of neck gaiter designs.  In this case, we have further revolutionized the drop pad neck gaiter with our Expediton Series XWick 3.9 TRH Expedition 1.4 Windblocking Thermal Wicking Drop Pad Neck Gaiter, which is yet again in a class by itself.

The Expedition Series XWick 3.9 TRH drop pad neck gaiter has been developed for the user that participates in extreme cold weather activities under high exertion circumstances.  Maybe you're a climber heading to the summit of Everest in the Himalaya's or perhaps doing one of the other of the Seven Summits like McKinley, either way temperatures at the top could easily be a frostie -50F plus when you get there.  Despite the cold you've muscled and sweated your way to the top.

Further, perhaps your expedition fancy is skiing across the North Pole or trekking across Antarctica, or perhaps something less extreme like high altitude snow shoeing in virgin mountain powder.  In any or all of these examples you are exerting your body and producing sweat moisture while trying to balance your body heat and minimize the build up of perspiration or breath mositure that with the wrong gear will freeze up at some point.

We already offer a range of straight and drop pad neck gaiters that do an excellent job in keeping you warm and prevent you from having a frozen "mush" face, but high exertion extreme cold weather adventures require that extra kick in the thermal moisture wicking department and we did just that with the Expedition Series XWick 3.9 TRH Expedition 1.4 drop pad neck gaiter.

XWick 3.9 TRH Expedition 1.4 is designed for the user that is under physical exertion better then 70% of the time in face biting cold temperatures, where you need to stay warm and protected from frostbite, but you also need better moisture transfer from the area around your mouth.  The following is the secert to the XWick 3.9 TRH Expedition 1.4:

  • This Neck Gaiter is built with 3 technical fabric layers.  Layer 1 the Outer Shell, is a soft to the hand feeling Hardfaced thermal windblocking, breathable and DWR water repellent fabric.  This fabric is resistant to picking from brush and has a pretty good abrasion resistance as well.

  • The 2nd or middle layer is a mid-weight synthetic polyester fabric that supplies warmth without being hot and also offers additional breathability.  The 3rd or inner layer is the XWick factor, as it supplies excellent thermal mositure wicking and transfer.

The 3.9 TR is the combined thermal insulation value of the entire gear unit, which is a Thermal R value of 3.9.  The final alpha component of H again stands for the Hardfacing abrasion resistant finish on the outer shell layer fabric that we use for this neck gaiter. Although the outer shell fabric is hardfaced, it does have a soft feel to the hand and it does help to reduce the amount of blowing snow that could stick to it.  The Expedition is the rating that we have given to this item based on how it regulates the heat, transfers moisture and protects the user from the extreme elements while under physical exertion.  Finally, the 1.4 is the Drop Pad configuration on this gear unit, which is (1) one full drop pad in the front and an approximate 40% length drop pad in the rear.

The configuration of the three technical fabrics that we use for this item, the orientation and cut along with their individual stretch capacity allows us to offer this item as a One Size Fits Most.  We also incorporate a top edge internal shock cord and cord-loc for securing the unit to any location on your face, while also sealing the heat in around the neck and face.

Dimensions Laying Flat:  
- 15 1/2" - 393.7mm Total Front Length - Top edge to bottom of the drop pad
-10 1/2" - 266.7mm Total Rear Length - Top edge to bottom of the 40% length rear drop pad
- 11 1/4"- 285.75mm outer width at head/neck opening edge
- 10 3/4"- 273.05mm inner width diameter at head/neck opening edge

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -80 F (-12C to -62C)

Approximate Shipping Weight:  5.9 ounces

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $79.99)

$49.95 ea

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

Hand & Finger Wear - Gear:  

 

 

 

Mitts - Mittens

 

Prairie Snowstorm Gear Series:

 

 

Medium - Black

Prairie Snowstorm G2 Hardfaced Mitts w/Abrasion Resistant Outer Shells

90409PSMG2M

 

G2 Top & Bottom Exclusive Layering System

 

Guantes te'rmicos
Les moufles thermiques
Thermalfaust handschuhe
Termiska mittens
Termal mittens
Thermische mittens 

 

New G2 Hand Sizing Matrix Made Easy

Step 1:  Measure from the base of the thumb crotch area to the tip of the middle finger, using a ruler, to establish the total longest length of your finger tips.

 

Step 2:  Measure across the hand from the base crotch area of the thumb to the outside of the hand using a ruler, to determine your hand width.

 

Optional Step 3:  Measure from the base of the thumb crotch area to the tip of the of the thumb as pictured below, to establish your current thumb length, again using a ruler.

Step 4:  See the Sizing Matrix Guide to determine which sized G2 Mitt will best fit your hand:

Mitt Size

Step 1: Max Finger Length Step 2: Max Hand Width Step 3: Max Thumb Length
X-Small: 5.75"- 146mm 3.5"- 88.9mm 2.8"- 71.1mm
Small: 6.0"- 152.4mm 4.0"- 101.6mm 3.2"- 81.3mm
Medium: 6.5"- 165.1mm 4.75"-120.7mm 3.4"- 86.4mm
Large: 7.0"- 177.8mm 5.25"-133.4mm 3.6"- 91.44mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second generation ("G2")of our Prairie Snowstorm Mitts builds on the great successes that we had with the original version release and with some well defined re-engineering now sets a new standard in the global market place for cold weather mittens.

The "New" G2 Prairie Snowstorm Mitts are built with technically advanced abrasion resistant thermal windblocking, DWR water repellent, breathable outer shells - a modified 5 layer top & bottom total layering system that also provides a further enhancement for conductive heat loss, about another 8% to 10% additional benefit - an approximate 10% enhancement to the bend flexibility and an increase of approximately 14% to the total length of the mitt allowing it to ride higher up your jacket sleeve.  You also can seal the cold air out at the wrist area with the "pull tight" shock cording and securing cord loc.  Of course you also gain some extra length in the fingertips and length of the thumb, which further accomodates more uses with different finger & thumb lengths.

The overall thermal R-value for insulation rating on the G2 mitts is an approximate R-7.0, with further enhancement's made through a technical material change to one of the internal layers, for even better conductive heat loss protection still provides an exceptional overall warmth package for the end user and we've yet to find a competitive mitt at any price point that comes even close to our standards.

One thing that remains the same with our new G2 Mitts, is the global benchmark standard that we've  set and have maintained with our inner most layer that surrounds the hand, that still provides superior excellence in thermal moisture wicking & transfer.  You "will not" find a competitive brand that even comes close to what these or any other Technical Advantage Gear Mitt has to offer in this area as well.  

Therefore, those of you who have terminally cold fingers that sweat initially when inside of someone else mitts and then the moisture build up excellerating the cooling process, or perhaps you are a diabetic or have reynauds disease, these are going to be your best hope for an extended period of warmth when you're being active outdoors in the Winter time.  These mitts are the total package and "are built" with the assets required for extending your period of enjoyment out in the cold air and will save you many dollars, euro's, pounds, etc., for the price that they are offered at, versus thinking that if you spend more money that you are going to get a better mitten from someone else!

You also will not find another brand of mittens that are built with the two outer most layers that both provide "thermal windblocking protection" and "DWR water repellancy".  Brands built with nylon outer shells block some of the effects of the wind, but they provide "zero" themal warmth value to the overall mitt.  Most nylon shells "are" DWR treated to repell the moisture, however through extended use in wet conditions the benefit of the DWR treatment breaks down and moisture enters the mitts from the outside, but NOT WITH OURS as the next layer inside as we mentioned is also DWR water repellant treated and of course thermal windblocking.

As mentioned at the top of this section, we also coverted the outer shell layer material to one that offers excellent abrasion resistance with its hardfaced finish, which still has a soft to the touch feel to it.  We never had a wear problem with the original shell material that we used, rather we decided to enhance the total asset value that the G2 mitten has to offer by incorporating this new technical fabric.  We also continue to be proud to say that all of the technical fabrics and insulating materials that we build these mittens with are 100% made in the USA and of course we 100% make these mittens here in Wisconsin - USA.

Anyway, the Second Generation of our Prairie Snowstorm Mitts will again offer YOU, yes YOU the best asset value for the price that you pay for them.  So try them...we know that you'll love them!

We use only the highest quality USA manufactured synthetic polyester that meets U.S. Military specifications and other USA made insulation materials in our construction processes.

These Mitts are generously sized, so you do not have to order the next size up to get enough room for your hands and fingers.

Size Medium: Specifications

  • Approximate Outer Length:  13.0" -  330.2 mm
  • Approximate Outer Hand Area Width:  6.25" - 158.75mm
  • Approximate Hand Opening Area Inside Width:  7.25" - 184.15mm

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +30 F to -30 F (-1C to -34C)

Approximate weight per pair:  13.0 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $229.99)

$115.95 per pair

Please Measure & Size your hand before clicking the button. Our Mittens are physically larger by Tagged Size then all of the Import Mittens you find elsewhere.

In Stock

 

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

 

Did You Know...

Did you know what the layering system inside of our "new" G2 mitts looks like?

Like our original Prairie Snowstorm Mitts, the second generation G2 Hardfaced Mitts offer 5 layers of technical insulating materials on the Top side and 5 layers on the Bottom side, providing the best overall protection for minimizing the effects of conductive & convective heat loss as compared to other brands of mittens and they pack an second to no one thermal insulation value of R-6.55 on both the top and on the bottom side of the mitts, wow!

 

Ever wonder what the inside of  your current mitts might look like?

Well now you do and you can see for yourself....like foam rubber for making them look puffy, plastic to seal the sweat moisture in so your hands get wet & colder faster, minimal actual insulation material throughout & a bottom side of the mittt under the palm that is only about 20% as thick as the top.

Ever wonder why most brands of mittens don't keep your hands & fingers warm, other then when you're inside the store trying them on?

 

Did you know that the human hand contains approximately 200 sweat gland ducts per square centimeter on the top side of the hand & approximately 370 sweat gland ducts per square centimeter on the bottom side of the palm of the hand?

So if the botom side of the hand has twice as many sweat gland ducts as the top of the hand for dissipating heat and sweat moisture, then why are most other brands of mitts built two, three or four time thicker on the top side of their mitts then on the bottom side?

Technical Advantage Gear "correctly" & "adequately" equalizes the amount of technical insulating  material for both the top & bottom sides of each mitt that we build!

Arctic Thermal Gear Series:

 

 

Medium - Hardfaced Outer Shell - Black

 

Extreme Element Arctic Thermal Mitts - BRUTE TRV11.3 - Ultimate Extreme Mittens

12512EEMHM

 

High Intensity Reflective Elastic

Massive estimated R-11.3 thermal value on both the top & bottom side of the mitten

 

 

 

Cross Section of Technical Layering System

7 Layers Top Side - 7 Layers Bottom Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the special standard version of our Extreme Element Arctic Thermal -Brute TRV11.3 - Ultimate Extreme Mittens, available only in size Medium, replacing the sold out "Limited Edition" version" released in 2015.

As far as we know, this is perhaps the warmest mitten that has ever existed anywhere on Planet Earth, with the Brute TRV11.3's providing a "new World Benchmark"  total top & bottom side thermal insulation value estimated to be at least R-11.3, if not more.  This is a 26% increase to the previous version, which is still available in size X-Large.

The caviot with the Limited Edtion Brute 11.3TRV Mitts, boasting 7 layers top & 7 layers on the bottom side of specially selected technical fabrics & insulating materials, is that they are a very "Robust" and "Meaty" mitten.  Being the only mitten in this class anywhere in the World, they "pound down" and negate the impact of conductive & convective heat loss, while providing the ultimate in warmth, windblocking protection and thermal moisture wicking capacity.

If you have a weak hand grip and poor overall hand strength, THESE ARE NOT THE MITTENS FOR YOU!  If when measuring & hand sizing for a pair of the Limited Edition Brute's, you have marginal hand strength and your index finger is 1 inch or more short of the maximum hand length, THESE MITTENS ARE NOT FOR YOU!

The standard Edition Brute Mittens are the real deal in setting yet again, a new & higher global performance standard for mittens.  In order to handle their engineered asset values and 14 total layers, you need to have the hand strength to master their firm & meaty feel.

The design and structural framework for the Brute TRV11.3 Ultimate Extreme Mittens are as follows:

  1. There are 7 top and 7 bottom layers of technical insulating materials used in the manufacturing process, which is a NEW, all time Global benchmark.
  2. The thermal insulating value on these mitts top & bottom is R-11.3, which is the highest warmth factor built into any mitten on the Planet.
  3. The outer shell fabric consists of a Hardfaced windblocking thermal fabric, which  further reduces snow from sticking to the mitts and also provide some additional abrasion resistance.  The next layer in provides 100% THERMAL WINDBLOCKING PROTECTION, again a global benchmark & "our" standard!
  4. The wrist area has a built in pull tight inner shock cord and external cord-loc for sealing in the heat.
  5. The Brute's are 26% warmer in thermal insulating value then the original version of our Extreme Element Arctic Thermal Mitts.

The configuration of this mitten also provides "total" 100% Certified Thermal Windblocking protection, are DWR water repellent with a breathable outer shell, provide exceptional upper and lower equalized thermal insulating warmth, excellent thermal moisture wicking capacity throughout the inner hand compartment, while also providing excellent & durable gripping material on the outer palm area.

The Brute TRV11.3 Mitts are perhaps the warmest in the World - EVER in terms of thermal insulation values offered and also set the global benchmark for highest total "asset values" offered in a mitten.  This "IS" the mitten that you want on your next Adventure or Expedition, where ever you are going around the Globe!

If you should happen to accidentally cut the mittens outer shell layer, this and "all" Technical Advantage Gear Mittens are the "only" mittens in the World that will still maintain their integrity from the outside elements, be it wind, rain or snow, while keeping the fingers warm and still blocking out 100% of the blowing wind.  No other brand in the World that we know of can say this either, because of our engineered technical layering system that is exclusive to all of our mitts.

Size Medium Spec's:

  • Approximate Overall Outer Length:  13" - 330.2mm
  • Approximate Outer Hand Area Width:  6.35" - 161.29mmApproximate
  • Width of the Hand Opening Area:  8 1/2" - 215.9mm

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -60 F
 

Approximate Weight Per Pair:  14.9 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $499.99)

$269.95 per pair

Size Medium - In Stock

 

Please Measure & Size your hand before clicking the button.

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

Sizing Information Extreme Mitt Series

 

Convection or Convective Heat Loss:
 
 
...the loss of heat by Convection is caused or occurs in response to the movement of a fluid or gas...The basic natures element that contributes to convective heat loss is the wind.  An example could be the draft of cold air that goes down your neck collar when you go outside, because your jacket is not zipped up.  Another example could be the cold air of the wind that penetrates the nylon outer shell of your current "status quo" designed mittens that are not made from a wind blocking formulation.  The cold air penetrates directly into the insulation layer of these mittens, which then causes your fingers to become colder much faster.  Or a third example is the wind or cold air that enters into the hand compartment of your mitts through the hand opening area, because they do not have a wrist webbing strap or pull tight shock cord w/cord loc that is available for sealing the heat in and the cold air or wind out.

Large - Hardfaced Outer Shell - Black

"Limited Edition"

Extreme Element Arctic Thermal Mitts -  BRUTE TRV11.3 - Ultimate Extreme Mittens

90609EEMHL

 

 

High Intensity Reflective Elastic

Massive estimated R-11.3 thermal value on both the top & bottom side of the mitten

 

 

 

 

Cross Section of Technical Layering System

7 Layers Top Side - 7 Layers Bottom Side

 

 

 

 

 

Double Shock Cording & Cord locs per mitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a special "Limited Edition" version of our global standard Extreme Element Arctic Thermal Mitts.  We have upgraded them into what we call our "Brute TRV11.3 - Ultimate Extreme Mittens", available only in size Medium and size Large.

As far as we know, this is perhaps the warmest mitten that has ever existed anywhere on Planet Earth, with the Brute TRV11.3's providing a "new World Benchmark"  total top & bottom side thermal insulation value estimated to be at least R-11.3, if not more.  This is a 26% increase to the previous version, which is still available in size X-Large.

The caviot with the Limited Edtion Brute 11.3TRV Mitts, boasting 7 layers top & 7 layers on the bottom side of specially selected technical fabrics & insulating materials, is that they are a very "Robust" and "Meaty" mitten.  Being the only mitten in this class anywhere in the World, they "pound down" and negate the impact of conductive & convective heat loss, while providing the ultimate in warmth, windblocking protection and thermal moisture wicking capacity.

If you have a weak hand grip and poor overall hand strength, THESE ARE NOT THE MITTENS FOR YOU!  If when measuring & hand sizing for a pair of the Limited Edition Brute's, you have marginal hand strength and your index finger is 1 inch or more short of the maximum hand length, THESE MITTENS ARE NOT FOR YOU!

The Limited Edition Brute Mittens are the real deal in setting yet again, a new & higher global performance standard for mittens.  In order to handle their engineered asset values and 14 total layers, you need to have the hand strength to master their firm & meaty feel.

The design and structural framework for the Brute TRV11.3 Ultimate Extreme Mittens are as follows:

  1. There are 7 top and 7 bottom layers of technical insulating materials used in the manufacturing process, which is a NEW, all time Global benchmark.
  2. The thermal insulating value on these mitts top & bottom is R-11.3, which is the highest warmth factor built into any mitten on the Planet.
  3. The outer shell fabric consists of a Hardfaced windblocking thermal fabric, which  further reduces snow from sticking to the mitts and also provide some additional abrasion resistance.  The next layer in provides 100% THERMAL WINDBLOCKING PROTECTION, again a global benchmark & "our" standard!
  4. The wrist area has a built in pull tight inner shock cord and external cord-loc for sealing in the heat.
  5. We also provide a secondary shock cord & cord loc at the hand opening area or end of the mitt, for pulling tight to further block out snow and mositure from entering the mitten end/gauntlet area.
  6. The Brute's are 26% warmer in thermal insulating value then the version that it's replacing in both the size Medium and Large sizes.

The configuration of this mitten also provides "total" 100% Certified Thermal Windblocking protection, are DWR water repellent with a breathable outer shell, provide exceptional upper and lower equalized thermal insulating warmth, excellent thermal moisture wicking capacity throughout the inner hand compartment, while also providing excellent & durable gripping material on the outer palm area.

The Brute TRV11.3 Mitts are perhaps the warmest in the World - EVER in terms of thermal insulation values offered and also set the global benchmark for highest total "asset values" offered in a mitten.  This "IS" the mitten that you want on your next Adventure or Expedition, where ever you are going around the Globe!

If you should happen to accidentally cut the mittens outer shell layer, this and "all" Technical Advantage Gear Mittens are the "only" mittens in the World that will still maintain their integrity from the outside elements, be it wind, rain or snow, while keeping the fingers warm and still blocking out 100% of the blowing wind.  No other brand in the World that we know of can say this either.

Size Large Spec's:

  • Approximate Overall Outer Length:  14 1/2" - 368.3mm

  • Approximate Outer Hand Area Width:  7.0" - 177.8mm

  • Approximate Width of the Hand Opening Area:  9 1/2" - 241.3mm

 

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -60 F

Approximate Weight Per Pair:  16.8 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $499.99)

$269.95 per pair

 

Please Measure & Size your hand before clicking the button.

Size Large - In Stock

"Limited Edition"

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

Sizing Information Extreme Mitt Series

 

 

Have you ever seen what's on the inside of OTHER "jumbo" sized mitts in the market that are sold for extreme cold weather conditions

 

 

Now you have!
 (Looks like some type of foam rubber?)

 

 

X-Large - Hardfaced Outer Shell - Black

Extreme Element Arctic Thermal Mitts "NO" Thumb Loc Straps

71513EEMHXL

 

 

 

 

 

Wing Loc seals out all of the snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design and structural framework for the X-Large Extreme Element Arctic Mitts is as follows:

  1. There are 6 top and 6 bottom layers of technical insulating materials used in the manufacturing process, which is one of the many global benchmark that we set.
  2. The thermal insulating value on these mitts top & bottom is R-9.0, which is the highest warmth factor built into any X-Large mitten on the Planet.
  3. The outer shell fabric consists of a Hardfaced windblocking thermal fabric, which  further reduces snow from sticking to the mitts and also provide some additional abrasion resistance.  The next layer inside provides 100% THERMAL WINDBLOCKING PROTECTION, again a global benchmark that we set.
  4. The wrist area has a built in pull tight inner shock cord and external cord-loc for sealing in the heat.
  5. We also provide our "Wing Loc" strips at the hand opening area or end of the mitt, to further block out snow and mositure from entering the mitten guantlet area.

The configuration of this mitten also provides total 100% Thermal Windblocking protection, DWR water repellent and breathable outer shell, exceptional upper and lower equalized thermal insulating warmth, great thermal moisture wicking around the hand, while also providing slightly better gripping flexibility.  This is the mitten that you want on your next Expedition, somewhere around the Global!  

If you should happen to cut the mittens outer shell layer, this is the only mitten in the World that will still maintain its integrity from the outside elements, be it wind, rain or snow, while keeping the fingers warm and still blocking out 100% of the blowing wind.

Size X-Large:  Same other information & specifications as noted above.

  • Approximate Overall Outer Length:  15" - 381mm

  • Approximate Outer Hand Area Width:  8 1/2" - 215.9mm

  • Approximate Width of the Hand Opening Area:  10 1/2" - 266.7mm

 

 

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  +10 F to -60 F

Approximate Weight Per Pair:  20.2 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $359.99)

$209.99 per pair

In Stock - Only (1) Pair left in stock

Non Limited Edition

Please Measure & Size your hand before clicking the button.

Project 100 Certified - 100% Thermal Windblocking Protection

100% Made in the USA

Sizing Information Extreme Mitt Series

 

 

 

 

Other Body Wear & Gear:

 

 

"NEW" - Medium Gear Bag - 14"W x 24"T

Storm Chaser Series Mid-range Gear Bag

14X24GBFG

Empty Gear Bag - As it is shipped

 

Packed Full View - Example

 

 

and look at all of the great gear items - as an example - that can easily be stuffed inside.....These contents "are not" included in the Gear Bag purchase price!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What better place to store and keep all or some of your cold weather gears items together, then with one of our New Mid-range gear bags.  They're great for storing you gear items during the warm weather months, but they're also made for keeping those strategic gear items together, whether inside the house, as an emergency gear ditty in your vehicle, or for those special items that you want to keep together for those Winter weekend adventures.

These Storm Chaser Mid-range gear bags will easily fit a couple pairs of mittens, neck gaiters, hats, extra socks, a few power bars, bottled water, perhaps a first aid kit and well, use you imagination.  The bags are designed special with limited outward stretch for packing consistency; they close firmly at the top with the HD 1/8" shock cord & cord lock.  All of the seams are sewn with Heavy Duty 69Lb Bonded Nylon Thread for ultimate seam strength & durability.

The bags are made from technical synthetic polyester fabric, are DWR water repellent and when dirty, throw them in the washing machine, just skip the fabric softner when in the dryer at low heat.  In a pinch out in the elements and you dunk your boots through the ice and your feet are soaked, empty this gear bag out, strip the wet boots & socks off your feet and slide them inside this gear bag, as it does provide about an R-1.3 thermal R-value and does have some windblocking capacity as well.  Cinch the shock cord tight around the legs/feet and at least you have a better option then the weet boots & socks - in a pinch.

The Mid-range Gear Bags have a Forest Green color with a Doddy textured outer finish & a shearling inner.

Approximate Weight Each:  7.6oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $19.95 ea)

$12.95 per each - (Empty Bag Only - Contains no gear items inside)

In Stock

Size:  Approx:  14"W x 24"T
(355.6mm W x 609.6mmT)

Buy (1) @$12.95 each

OR Save 10% on buying our 2 Pack multiples....

Save 10% on the purchase of a ** 2 Pack @$23.31 or approximately $11.65 ea.

**{Note:  Order QTY (1) equals 2 Gear Bags - Order QTY(2) equals 4 Gear Bags ordered/shipped}

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

"NEW" - Women's Size - SMALL
"
Limited Edition"

Storm Chaser White Fleece Top -
White Body - White Sleeves

80116W/CFTS

(Great for those cool Fall days when a Winter jacket is too much)

 

 

 

 

 

Womens Only

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

SM

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

20 1/2"

21 1/2"

21 1/2"

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim D

16 1/2"

17 1/2"

17 1/2"

Upper Bust Width:  Dim B to Dim B

17 1/2"

19 1/2"

21.0"

Tapered Mid Width:  Dim C to Dim C

15 1/2"

17 1/2"

19.0"

Bottom Edge Width:  Dim D to Dim D

18.0"

19 1/2"

21 1/2"

Head Opening Diameter Across

9.0"

10.0"

10 1/2"

 

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

SM

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

521mm

546mm

546mm

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim D

419mm

444mm

444mm

Upper Bust Width:  Dim B to Dim B

444mm

495mm

533mm

Tapered Mid Width:  Dim C to Dim C

394mm

444mm

483mm

Bottom Edge Width:  Dim D to Dim D

457mm

495mm

546mm

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

229mm

254mm

267mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The season of pain and shock is right around the corner, with the forthcoming Fall release of the new seasonal cold weather clothing to be filling the racks at your local sporting goods/outdoor retail box store.

When it comes to Women's Fleece Tops, you'll find the bigger logo brand merchandise, made somewhere outside of the USA, are tagged & priced to get as much as USD$90.00 or more of your hard earned cash and sadly, most of their imported fleece tops are only made of imported Lightweight 100 weight fleece...ouch!

As usual, Technical Advantage Gear is happy to introduce our new Storm Chaser Series Fleece Tops, in order to satisfy the appetite of those desiring a performance based fleece top that will actually keep you warm.  Our new limited edition tops are manufactured with a warming 200 Weight - Midweight Technical Fleece and as always, the material and the manufacturing is 100% Made in the USA!  The color scheme is White in the front & back main torso area, collar and sleeves.

We eased the collar area for pulling over the head and finished it off with a half collar.  We also added a slight amount of top shoulder length, which pushes the top shoulder seam out & down, to where it meets the top - upward center edge of the sleeve.  This structured change allows for easier arm & shoulder movements and should prevent ride-up in the armpit area junction seam.

The main body of the top has a slight rounding out of the material just under the armpit area on either side, allowing for added breast/chest comfort room.  The midrange of the top tapers in for contour and the bottom edge finishes with a flare out for the hips.

The length of the sleeves and the total torso length of the top is longer then most other brands sold, and we did this to cover more unique body styles.  To compare for sizing vs. what you may already have and own, you can lay it out flat on the table and measure it up vs. the sizing dimensions that we have provided in the left hand column.  The sizes of these Storm Chaser Top's are relatively close to those sold in the box stores, but we are providing specific dimensions so that you can be more accurate before you order one.

So whether your just chasing your dreams on a college/university campus, like the back drop that we used for the new Storm Chaser pictures, hiking the backwoods beating out the nearing snowstorm, standing on the commuter platform waiting for the train or anything & everything else that you may have to do in cold weather conditions, this top is specifically for you ladies.  We even had our logo embroidered in special for this production run.

NOTE:  Use the sizing chart provided in the left column to determine your size.  You can always compare dimensions of what you already own & want to replace, by laying it flat on a table, measuring at the selected spots and comparing to our sizing chart.

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  Layered with a jacket on top - as cold as you dare!

Approximate Weight Each:  9.6 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $119.90)

$59.95 each

- In Stock - (1) Left

Size:  Womens SMALL

Logoed - Limited Edition

 

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

"NEW" - Women's Size - MEDIUM
"
Limited Edition"

Storm Chaser White Fleece Top -
White Body - White Sleeves

80116W/CFTM

(Great to wear for heading out to class, shopping or the weekend football game)

 

 

Womens Only

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

SM

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

20 1/2"

21 1/2"

21 1/2"

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim D

16 1/2"

17 1/2"

17 1/2"

Upper Bust Width:  Dim B to Dim B

17 1/2"

19 1/2"

21.0"

Tapered Mid Width:  Dim C to Dim C

15 1/2"

17 1/2"

19.0"

Bottom Edge Width:  Dim D to Dim D

18.0"

19 1/2"

21 1/2"

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

9.0"

10.0"

10 1/2"

 

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

SM

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

521mm

546mm

546mm

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim D

419mm

444mm

444mm

Upper Bust Width:  Dim B to Dim B

444mm

495mm

533mm

Tapered Mid Width:  Dim C to Dim C

394mm

444mm

483mm

Bottom Edge Width:  Dim D to Dim D

457mm

495mm

546mm

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

229mm

254mm

267mm

 

Same information and technical spec's as above, only this is where you click the button to order the Women's Size Medium.

NOTE:  Use the sizing chart provided in the left column to determine your size.  You can always compare dimensions of what you already own & want to replace, by laying it flat on a table, measuring at the selected spots and comparing to our sizing chart.

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  Layered with a jacket on top - as cold as you dare!

Approximate Weight Each:  10.5 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $119.90)

$59.95 each

In Stock - (2) Left

 

 

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"New" Mens - Size MEDIUM
"Limited Edition"

Mens EMD Storm Chaser 200 Wght
BLACK Fleece Pullover

1016EMDSCBM

Front View

 

 

 

Rear View

 

Mens Only

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

23 1/2"

24.0"

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim B

19 1/2"

19 1/2"

Armpit to Armpit Width:  Dim D to Dim D

21.0"

23 1/2"

Mid Drift Width:  Dim C to Dim C

21.0"

23.0"

Top Collar Edge to Bottom:  Dim E to Dim E

30.0"

31.0"

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

9.0"

10.0"

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

596.9mm

609.6mm

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim B

495.3mm

495.3mm

Armpit to Armpit Width:  Dim B to Dim B

533.4mm

596.9mm

Mid Drift Width:  Dim C to Dim C

533.4mm

584.2mm

Top Collar Edge to Bottom:  Dim E to Dim E

762.0mm

787.4mm

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

254.0mm

267.0mm

 

 

 

Backside View of a Leader...

Say it....Eat My Dust.....yeah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We didn't want our male customers to think that we forgot about them, so we decided to design & produce a "warm" fleece pull-over just for you, available backside logoed, in Limited Edition Quantities, but only in the sizes of Medium and Large.  Once these 2 sizes are gone, that's it.

These new fleece tops were flagged under our Storm Chaser Series, however we added the "EMD" to the title, due to where these tops are embroidered with our logo, which is on the backside, centered just below the rear collar.  The EMD designates "Eat My Dust", because when you're leading the pack while wearing one of these extra warm pullovers and your followers are limping along behind you, freezing because their USD$69.00 logoed thermal sweatshirt isn't keeping up to the warmth of what your wearing, well end of story.  Why someone would pay around USD$70.00 for a logoed hooded sweatshirt, from a couple of other brands, is beyond our thought process?(it's only a sweatshirt)  Wear the EMD under or over your existing regular hooded sweatshirt and you have a better combination for staying exponentially warmer, while you're working those long hours outside in the cold weather months. The EMD is an excellent asset to add to your cold weather layering system and for less money.

The new EMD Fleece Pullovers are generously sized for comfort, as they provide extra length to cover over the plumbers crack, have longer sleeve length's then store imports and also have a little extra room in the mid-section girth.  When you reach up toward the stars with one of the EMD's on, your sleeves will never pull down from the wrist area, due to the couple extra inches in sleeve length & when you bend over, the potential flash from the butt crack will never see the light of day.   The technical material used, as always, is USA manufactured and is rated 200 weight or mid-weight in thermal warmth, so it will do what it is suppose to do in terms of keeping your warmer-longer, inside or out in the elements.

These pullovers are machine washable, cold water - mild detergent, but just skip the fabric softner are it causes earlier "pilling" on the fabric surface and dry at low heat in the dryer.

So as always, you have choices.  You can spend up to a C-Note on an imported "other brand" logoed fleece pullover, usually made of 100 weight - lightweight fleece, or up to $70 smackers for a logoed "other brands" hooded sweatshirt, or you can invest less and get a Wisconsin - USA manufactured Mid-weight EMD fleece pullover that's actually going to keep you warmer-longer by itself in moderating temps or in your layering system when out slaving in the cold.  You decide, but just don't take too long - as these tops are going to disappear in a flash!  They're Limited Edition in quantity & our white stitched logoed is just below the collar on the back, so "everyone" can know what brand the leader of the pack is wearing in front of them?

NOTE 1:  Use the sizing chart provided in the left column to determine your size.  You can always compare dimensions of what you already own & want to replace, by laying it flat on a table, measuring at the selected spots and comparing to our sizing chart.

NOTE 2:  The EMD Men's Fleece pullovers are also excellent for BIG & Tall Sizes, as the sleeve lengths run about two inches longer then the import's and you'll get at least two inches in extra length for full back coverage & partial butt coverage as well.

NOTE 3:  If you're a guy with short arms & a short back....well these new pullovers might not be for you, due to the extra sleeve & torso length that we built into them.  Use the measuring chart in the LEFT COLUMN to measure up what you currently use today, to the dimensions of the new EMD's.  Do it BEFORE you order so that you don't call us after you ordered and find out that it is way too big for your body style and dimensions & that you need to return it....OK?

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  Layered with a jacket on top - as cold as you dare!

Approximate Weight Each:  13.3 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $119.90)

$59.95 each

- SOLD OUT -

Size:  MEDIUM - Mens
Black

Logoed - Limited Edition

 

 

100% Made in the USA

 

 

"New" Mens - Size LARGE
"Limited Edition"

Mens EMD Storm Chaser 200 Wght
BLACK Fleece Pullover

1016EMDSCBL

 

Mens Only

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

23 1/2"

24.0"

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim B

19 1/2"

19 1/2"

Armpit to Armpit Width:  Dim D to Dim D

21.0"

23 1/2"

Mid Drift Width:  Dim C to Dim C

21.0"

23.0"

Top Collar Edge to Bottom:  Dim E to Dim E

30.0"

31.0"

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

9.0"

10.0"

Approx Laying Flat Dimensions

MED

LRG

Sleeve Length:  Dim A to Dim A

596.9mm

609.6mm

Armpit to Bottom Edge:  Dim B to Dim B

495.3mm

495.3mm

Armpit to Armpit Width:  Dim B to Dim B

533.4mm

596.9mm

Mid Drift Width:  Dim C to Dim C

533.4mm

584.2mm

Top Collar Edge to Bottom:  Dim E to Dim E

762.0mm

787.4mm

Head Opening Flat Diameter Across

254.0mm

267.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

Same information and technical spec's as above, only this is where you click the button to order the Men's Size Large.

NOTE:  Use the sizing chart provided in the left column to determine your size.  You can always compare dimensions of what you already own & want to replace, by laying it flat on a table, measuring at the selected spots and comparing to our sizing chart.

Recommended average temperature ranges for wearing:  Layered with a jacket on top - as cold as you dare!

Approximate Weight Each:  13.6 oz

(Full Suggested Retail Price:  $119.90)

$59.95 each

In Stock

Size:  LARGE - Mens
Black

Logoed - Limited Edition

 

 

100% Made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices subject to change without notice


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