Primaloft the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations, fabrics and yarns, is partnering with L.L.Bean to debut PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core technology. Patent-pending PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core fuses aerogel technology, the gold standard in lightweight thermal protection, with PrimaLoft Gold Insulation, the benchmark in performance synthetic insulation, for a previously unattainable level of lightweight warmth. L.L.Bean’s Ultralight Aero Sleeping Bag and Packaway line of coats, jackets and vests will be the first products to feature the Cross Core series, arriving at retail spring 2018. The new Cross Core series will be available industry-wide fall 2019.
PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core combines PrimaLoft Gold Insulation synthetic fibers, known for having the industry’s best warmth-to-weight ratio, with aerogel fibers to achieve both enhanced warmth and decreased weight. Originally developed by NASA for use in aeronautical applications, silica aerogel is a highly porous, low-density structure that forms a temperature barrier locking out cold and heat. PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core is the first product to combine aerogel with other fiber technologies for use in a batted insulation. In addition, it is the first product in the PrimaLoft Cross Core Series, a platform that fuses multiple PrimaLoft technologies to create next-level comfort and performance.
L.L.Bean’s Ultralight Aero Sleeping Bag is a market leader for warmth-to-weight ratio and heat-loss prevention. The featherweight PrimaLoft Packaway line is now 15% warmer and just as packable with no increase in weight or bulk, featuring nine styles of coats, jackets and vests, including the men’s and women’s PrimaLoft Packaway Jackets, men’s and women’s Waterproof PrimaLoft Packaway Jackets, men’s and women’s PrimaLoft Packaway Hooded Jackets, men’s and women’s PrimaLoft Packaway Vests, and women’s Bean’s PrimaLoft Packaway Coat.
“The PrimaLoft Cross Core series is a significant advancement in our technological capabilities,” said Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft, Inc. “This first iteration in the series results in apparel that is warmer than existing insulations by 11 to 52 percent, while remaining just as lightweight. L.L.Bean has been a long-term partner since the late 1980’s. In fact, in 1990, L.L.Bean brought the first commercially available PrimaLoft insulated garment to retail. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with an iconic brand and trusted partner.”
Since 1990, PrimaLoft and L.L.Bean have partnered to debut multiple PrimaLoft technologies, including PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Active, PrimaLoft Yarn and PrimaLoft Insulation for footwear.
“PrimaLoft is the leader in insulation innovation providing solutions for our consumers, which is why we continue to collaborate,” said Tom Armstrong, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at L.L.Bean. “L.L.Bean prides itself in developing best in class products utilizing next generation technologies keeping outdoor enthusiasts comfortable regardless of Mother Nature. We are committed to aligning ourselves with industry leaders – PrimaLoft is an easy choice.”