Welcome To The Space Age - Aerogel Insulation
So, why Aerogel insulation, and just what the heck is aerogel insulation anyway?Firstly, where did this magical insulation come from? It was actually first developed of NASA for a myriad of uses within their space program. Due to the extreme heat and cold that space travel inherently presents NASA needed to create a solution, as nothing on the market was as efficient, and space is at a premium in both space suits and a space craft. Thus, NASA developed Aerogel insulation. It is the lightest insulator on the planet and is 99% air! Hard to believe. The greatest thing about aerogel insulation is that it has an extremely high R value (insulating value) compared to its size and bulk. If you take a look at a closed cell foam sleeping pad, something like the Thermarest Z-Lite, it has an R value of 2.0. This is about 20mm thick.
Let's go ahead and compare this to our aerogel insulation and I think you'll see why we chose this as the main ingredient to protect all your outdoor essentials. We utilize a special type of NASA Grade aerogel insulation that packs a massive R value of 2.4 at only 5mm thick! This allows us to create ultralight and ultra insulating outdoor accessories like our West Slope Case,which is so light and packs so much insulation that it actually is a floating phone case.