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Keep Warm, But Not Overheated With Outlier’s Airspace Pullovers

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Insulation for an athlete is a constant struggle of keeping heated air in, but removing moisture from that air. Outlier has a new idea called Airspace, being wide open to airflow while you are moving and generating heat, but when you stop, it acts as an insulation.

This new idea is a three dimensional mesh of fabric that can act well in both capacities. It is a polyester knit that is only 2mm thick and 70 grams per square meter, making is lofty, but very light.  Since it is a mesh, it allows air to pass through quite easily. Outlier is offering this new material in two different weights of pullover, check out the details after the jump…

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The pullovers are both built with the same technology, but come in two different weights you can choose based on your insulation need.

Making the warmer of the two sweaters, the Airspace +Merino Pullover is a versatile piece lined with a lightweight merino mesh to add a touch of the soft wool for feel, and to use its natural insulation and ventilation properties. The Merino pullover uses a 135 gram per square meter merino wool mesh to the Airspace material to create a garment that can stand alone as insulation. The two meshes combine to become nearly opaque, yet still open to airflow as you move. It sells for $225.

The Airspace Transparent Pullover is actually see-through, and very lightweight. Outlier says it can be used as a baselayer, or on the outside of other clothing, and is extremely breathable. Essentially, the Transparent is just the Airspace layer without the Merino of its counterpart.

Airspace-Model

Outlier warns that because it is a mesh, it does not hold up too well to sharp things or snags, so good care must be taken when wearing it.

www.outlier.cc

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Peter
Peter
9 years ago

Looks neat, but not at all cut for cycling.

Brian
Brian
9 years ago

@Peter, it appears to be cut for the headless horsemen. 🙂

mudrock
mudrock
9 years ago

Something the fatbike crowd could use perhaps. I don’t think any base layer is worth that kind of money tho – they all snag and pill in no time (tho this mesh thing may not pill).

b
b
9 years ago

Um, maybe I’m missing something here, but the features of this garment describe pretty much all technical base layers that are non-wind blocking (which is to say, almost all base layers period.) They keep you warm and wick moisture, yet they don’t block wind, so you will be colder when you are moving (unless you have a wind-blocking outer layer on). Any basic polypro thermal shirt will accomplish the same.

This type of “innovation” and its associated marketing is predatory upon people who have more money than experience, and are willing to throw their wallet at anything that claims to be the ‘best new solution’ to a problem they haven’t really wrapped their minds around yet.

Will Hilgenberg
9 years ago

I like how they say to be careful of snagging and sharp things and accompany their release with a picture of a guy thoughtfully looking at some sharp rocks.

Matt
Matt
9 years ago

You should also make sure you jump well clear of the shark, as their skin is pretty abrasive and may also snag.

Mindless
Mindless
9 years ago

Does not hold well to snags? What is it for, walking to your local coffee shop?

Mindless
Mindless
9 years ago

Holy shag. $225 for an ugly sweater that does not hold up for rough use? Lets stop pretending it is a sports garment.

Mindless
Mindless
9 years ago

Seriously though, I have recently discovered that some of the stuff sold at Walmart at a fraction of the price are the same technical fabrics and cut as some much pricier stuff. I can just rip them up and replace. Not much of a difference in performance.
I am sure there is an equivalent for about $20.

Mike D
9 years ago

A swing and a miss… seriously, this is laughable. Merino will get you warmth and breathability (and even durability) and not cost you $225. If you just need a breathable base layer, I’ll agree with @Mindless here and say that you can get decent performance for a fraction of the cost if you look at your local department store.

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