Frequently Asked Questions
PrimaLoft® is a brand of patented synthetic microfiber thermal insulation material that was developed for the United States Army in the 1980s. PrimaLoft is a registered trademark of PrimaLoft, Inc., the brand's parent company.
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Wool has been relied upon for years for cold, wet weather due to its ability to insulate when wet. Down has been relied upon for cold dry areas but becomes a liability when wet. Apparently the design goal of PrimaLoft® was to produce a fabric providing down-like insulation effectiveness even when wet.
The original patent filed for PrimaLoft® insulation, known as "Synthetic Down" and filed in May 1986, describes a particular mix of synthetic microfibers and macrofibers that compares favorably to down. It was proven to provide an equally efficient thermal barrier, be of equivalent density, possess similar compressional properties, have im-proved wetting and drying characteristics, and have superior loft retention when wet. The latter point illustrates PrimaLoft®'s primary advantage over down. Unlike down, PrimaLoft® is able to retain 96% of its insulating capabili-ty when wet by maintaining its loft, and therefore is used in clothing and equipment intended to be used in cold, wet conditions, such as jackets, parkas, gloves,sleeping bags and footwear.
The intrinsic warmth of a jacket is highly correlated to both the type of PrimaLoft® branded insulation used in the construction of the jacket, and the thickness of that insulation. A greater thickness of insulation will ensure greater airspace in which the insulation is able to trap body heat. Activity levels and warmth value of garments insulated with PrimaLoft® products is largely dependent on the wearer and the garment’s intended end use.
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The onion system and the special design of the jacket gives you the possibilty to use either only the Sympatex® or the PrimaLoft® jacket or both together which leads to massive possiblites for usage. We can recommend the jacket system for temperatures of -20°C and more. If you are only interested in buying and wearing the PrimaLoft® jacket we recommend a temperature of -10°C.Last updated:
The only way to get one is through our Kickstarter page here! People who back the project on Kickstarter get to have their very own Bergaffe jackets earlier and save up to 60% of the future retail price. Here is how it works:
1. You have to pledge for a reward you want. You will not be charged until the campaign ends.
2. To pledge for a rewards click the "Back this project" button on the right side of the project page.
3. Select the rewards you want in return for your pledge. Select the country you want it shipped to and finish the pledge. That’s it!
4. Once the campaign has ended will send you a survey for your size, color and style options for the Bergaffe jackets.
5. You will then wait till September for the jackets to be shipped to you.Last updated:
We'll be reaching out to all our backers after the campaign ends to collect your size, color and style options in a survey.Last updated:
We'll be reaching out to all our backers after the campaign ends to collect shipping address in a survey.Last updated:
Yes we do. Please consult our tall sizing chart when choosing your size.Last updated:
Of course we will! Just shoot us a message with the following details and we will get back to you on our discounted pricing and details on how to pledge.
1. How many orders in each color?
2. Will they all be shipped to the same address?Last updated:
It’s simple, order one of our jackets and in the survey (sent out at the end of the campaign) mark it as a gift and we will gift wrap it for you for free. You can even download a voucher on our website for christmas on our website under www.bergaffe.comLast updated:
For now we can only promise the colors we have mentioned in the campaign - red and grey. If the demand is high we can provide the blue jacket after reaching our stretch goal.Last updated:
Bergaffe jackets will be manufactured in one of the leading high-quality manufacturers in the world located in China, specializes in producing coats for Outdoor Sports.
The Quality control (QC) will be done by a worldwide leading third party company in its field, which comes especially from abroad to perform quality tests in addition to the tests carried out by the factory.
Samples from the assembly line will be sent to a laboratory in several stages of the production process for testing to ensure that all technical properties have been maintained such as water resistance and breathability. Quality is our guiding principle, and we're not going to compromise on it.Last updated:
The weight of the final products can vary a bit due to final adpations. Please use the following numbers as indication.
Explorer - Primaloft Jacket including all functions = 450-500g
Ultimate - Sympatex Pant incl. snow cuff = 570-620g
Ultimate - Sympatex Jacket incl. snow cuff = 500-550gLast updated:
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