Aerogel, invented by NASA, is carbon or silica gel that is 99 percent air, making it incredibly light and… incredible. Oros uses a new variant, SolarCore aerogel, that doesn’t have to be sealed in a plastic membrane unbefitting of apparel; aerogel in its original form, intended to insulate Mars rovers and other aerospace equipment, rubs off onto skin or fabric. With SolarCore, you get space-age insulant in your hats, gloves and jackets capable of keeping core temperatures of 89 degrees Fahrenheit stable amid -321-degree conditions. Down just got knocked… down… a peg.
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