M New Gear from Integral Designs – Sil Wing Tarp, Insulated Silcoat Stuff Sacs, Basic Bivy Bag, Wrist Warmers, and ParaLiner First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)
by Alan Dixon
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The Sil Wing is a fully catenary cut tarp (both ridge line and edges). Edges are taped. 8 feet by 7 feet. Eight reinforced tie out loops.
Insulated Silcoat Stuff Sacs use silnylon shells and Primaloft insulation to keep water from freezing in the winter.
Wrist Warmers. Pertex Microlight shells, loose elastic, and Primaloft insulate the wrists.
ID gets a lot of requests for a functional bivy sac that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, especially from youth groups. Integral responds with a no frills bivy sac that still includes a PTFE shell, durable coated nylon floor, and a bug netting screen across the face.
The ParaLiner is 1.1 oz/yd2 parachute ripstop nylon sleeping bag liner that acts like a semi-vapor barrier to improve the warmth of your sleeping bag. Integral claims that it is not as clammy as a true vapor barrier and adds approx 5 degrees F to a bag’s temperature rating.
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