内特·奥尔德（Nate Alder）是一名潜水员，于2006年获得高级证书，当时他得知他的一些同事将氩气泵入他们的干式潜水服，用来在低气温时提供隔热保护。 这一发现使他想知道：是否可以在滑雪服装上做同样的事情。
Like other great ideas, it started in the field. Nate Alder was a scuba diver working on his advanced certification in 2006 when he learned that some of his colleagues pumped argon gas into their dry suits for extra insulation during low climates. The discovery led him to wonder whether the same could be done for skiers and snowboarders who spent the entirety of their sport in the cold.
三年后得到试验结果，即 Klymit NobleTek，这是一个超轻且高效的系统，通过向服装中注入稀有气体（例如氩气，k气和氙气）来隔离室外气温。 与当前的可穿戴加热系统不同，基于Klymit的外套没有多余的体积，因为隔热层是从您呼吸的空气中提取的。
The result, available just three short years later, is the Klymit NobleTek, an ultralight and hyper-efficient system that insulates outdoor gear by pumping it with noble gases, such as argon, krypton and xenon. Unlike current wearable heating systems, Klymit-based outerwear does without the bulk, as the insulation is extracted from the very air that you breathe.
How does it work? Chambers in the vests keep the body warm the same way gas-treated double-paned windows insulate a building’s interior, basically trapping heat inside your clothes. According to the company, one layer of argon provides the same insulation as traditional heating fibers that are three times as thick, managing the same effect with less strain on your mobility.
Even better, you can adjust the warmth of the outerwear by simply inflating or deflating it. A thumb-sized argon canister is connected to a valve in the pocket, which you can use to either pump more gas into the chamber or release it to cool down.
Klymit目前提供四种保暖背心型号：Kinetic Double Diamond（用于雪上运动），Kinetic Red Rock（用于远足和爬山），Kinetic Chameleon（用于狩猎）和Kinetic Amphibian（用于水上运动）。 除了他们自己的产品线外，他们的气体加热技术还被许可用于户外服装中的一些知名品牌，这意味着您可以期待即将推出的户外装备具有相同的基于氩气的隔热材料。
Klymit currently has four warming vest models available, the Kinetic Double Diamond (for snow sports), the Kinetic Red Rock (for hiking and climbing), the Kinetic Chameleon (for hunting) and the Kinetic Amphibian (for water sports). Apart from their own line, their gas-heating technology has also been licensed to some of the biggest names in outdoor wear, which means you can expect many upcoming outdoor gear to feature the same argon-based insulation.