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    Default INflatable cold weather jacket

    Anybody ever check out these inflatable jackets...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PUMP-IT-UP-....c100227.m3827

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    Pardon my French but how in the ham sandwich can a jacket insulated with air keep you warm in cold weather?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chknfngrs View Post
    Pardon my French but how in the ham sandwich can a jacket insulated with air keep you warm in cold weather?
    I'm curious to see if they actually work.... might just make and expensive camp pillow.

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    I've often wondered if this would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chknfngrs View Post
    Pardon my French but how in the ham sandwich can a jacket insulated with air keep you warm in cold weather?
    It says it has insulation, the amount of air just determines the loft of said insulation. I'm kinda curious as it is like an inflatable sleeping pad...if you don't inflate it properly and all the way it has less insulating capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chknfngrs View Post
    Pardon my French but how in the ham sandwich can a jacket insulated with air keep you warm in cold weather?
    Inflatable ground pads do just that - it's all about dead air space. Some use down or synthetic insulation to minimize internal convective movement, some just use internal baffles (NeoAir).

    The problem with worn clothing, of course, is the dichotomy of airtight fabric to maintain loft, yet breathable so you don't end up soaked. Wonder if that jacket is breathable between the 'ribs' of air.

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    AS WARM AS YOU WANT TO BE

    5 pumps give you an initial blast of insulation that will suffice for normal activity on slightly chilly days.

    10 pumps will get you started in harsher conditions.
    15-20+ pumps will protect you in the cruelest of colds, like when you’re on the lift waiting to take that extra end-of-the-day run.

    NOTE: Pump calculations are baseline references using a medium-sized garment. Personal preference and garment size will result in a variation of the number of pumps required.
    No actual temp ratings. I am skeptical.

    What's a chilly day?
    What are harsher conditions?
    What is cruel cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chknfngrs View Post
    Pardon my French but how in the ham sandwich can a jacket insulated with air keep you warm in cold weather?
    Its effectiveness would be very modest, due to internal air convection. That's why an inflatable pad with no internal down (or other air-movement-restrictions) has a very modest R value (like R=2.0 for a 2" thick inflatable air pad) vs. R7 or so with an inflatable pad of same thickness with internal down.

    Interesting idea, but I hope folks take such things with a big grain of salt.

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    Well since I have no experience with this product I can't recommend it however if you're interested in trying out this type of product/technology the cheapest point of entry I could find was a 460.00 vest (green/size small) on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordstew View Post
    Well since I have no experience with this product I can't recommend it however if you're interested in trying out this type of product/technology the cheapest point of entry I could find was a 460.00 vest (green/size small) on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Sorry meant $60.00 vest

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    For a warm jacket, I want light weight, warm, breathable, and flexible. A down jacket can be amazing in regards to those desires. I fear an inflatable jacket will be heavier (needs heavier material to be air-tight), no warmer (down or synthetic fill puffs up on it's own unless you are putting pressure on it like a sleeping pad), less breathable since it has to be air tight and less flexible because of heavier fabrics and air pressure. They might make a nice super-light life jacket?

    As for adjustable warmth, that's what zippers are for.
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    I'm wondering if it comes with a repair kit?
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    Go ahead and fill with helium...definitely lighten up your load...


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    A gimmicky solution to a nonexistent problem.
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    That’s what the Michelin hikes in.

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