Superior heat retention without the weight

Radiance™ fabrics are transforming the way product designers view thermal management. Whether it be for underwear, base layers, pullover/ sweaters, shirts, vests, jackets, hats, sleeping bags, tents, or footwear — Radiance™ materials are able to greatly improve comfort and thermal performance while reducing product weight, which can greatly enhance performance, style, and overall consumer appeal.

How do Radiance™ Materials Work?

Radiation is the body’s largest source of heat loss; yet, most products with any claimed insulating value do very little to directly address radiant heat. Radiant heat loss is overcome by adding more bulk/mass insulation (goose down and/or synthetic batt, for example), which adds significant thickness and weight.

Radiance™ materials are designed to reflect thermal radiation back toward the body — allowing designers to create products that are lighter weight and more comfortable. Radiance™ makes it possible for every fabric component in a given design to play an active role in enhancing thermal performance.

How are Radiance™ Materials Made?

Radiance™ materials are produced using a patented process for depositing a blend of metal, metal alloy, ceramic, and organic layers directly onto synthetic fabrics. These materials combine to transform fiber surfaces into a long-lasting nanocomposite with significantly improved thermal performance. Because deposited layers are so thin (between 4 and 30 nanometers) there is no impact on hand, porosity, breathability, or any other bulk property of the underlying substrate.