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Climashield Apex vs. Primaloft One?
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Hamish McHamish
(El_Canyon) - M

Locale: USA
Climashield Apex vs. Primaloft One? on 01/09/2012 15:00:22 MST Print View

There have been some discussions here saying that Climashield Apex and Primaloft One are both quite good and very close in performance. However recently a major industry player advised me however that Apex is "far better for a quilt".

Can anyone explain why this might be so?

The reason I'm trying to compare the two is that the Hill People Gear serape is a pretty impressive item, but it uses Primaloft Fusion (domestic equivalent of Primaloft One) instead of Apex.

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/ctl/ProductDetails/mid/1916/ProductID/34/Default.aspx

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/tabid/679/forumid/22/threadid/710/scope/posts/Default.aspx

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Climashield Apex vs. Primaloft One? on 01/09/2012 15:16:19 MST Print View

Climashield requires less stabilization and seems to be better suited to larger panels (like quilts). PL1 has a better drape but requires more quilting. That's my subjective opinion.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Climashield Apex vs. Primaloft One? on 01/09/2012 16:13:51 MST Print View

Primaloft One has a clo/oz/yd2 = 0.92 according to primaloft.com

Apex = 0.82 according to thru-hiker.com

Primaloft One will weigh a little less for the same warmth. You also have the weight of the fabric on both sides which is the same for both.

like Chris said - Apex less quilting, just around the edges according to what people have said on this site, One - 3 inch spacing in both directions for under 100 gm/m2 (4.25 oz/yd2), 6 inch spacing for heavier, according to primaloft

wander lust
(sol)
apex might last longer on 01/10/2012 03:19:07 MST Print View

I have heard quite often that primaloft degrades fast.

mld has more to say about apex here

http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=133