Thermal Insulating Capabilities of Outdoor Clothing Materials

Science  05 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4533, pp. 690-691
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4533.690


A single heat transfer measurement technique was used to determine the thermal insulating capabilities of four materials used in outdoor clothing—goose down, wool, polyester, and polyolefin. It was found that all provide very similar degrees of insulation.