PrimaLoft Gold offers the highest warmth to weight ratio of all PrimaLoft styles of insulation. This batting style of insulation features microfibers that trap body heat, maintain breathability, and repel water providing thermal insulation even when wet. The short microfibers in PrimaLoft Gold make it the softest and most packable style of PrimaLoft. These short fibers require quilting for long term stability as well as a down-proof lining and outer fabric. PrimaLoft recommends quilting the 100 gsm and 200 gsm styles at an interval of 6 inches.
Prima Loft Gold Active, on the other hand, does not require quilting as the elastic fibers within the batting provide stability as well as some stretch/ease. We stock PrimaLoft Gold in 200 gsm, 100 gsm and Gold Active in 80 gsm. Active is intended for use in a garment requiring a little give or ease. The choice between 100 and 200 is a personal one and depends on level of activity and your personal metabolism. Gold 200 is a denser insulation and therefore will trap more body heat than Gold 100. PrimaLoft does not offer temperature ratings for their insulations as there are too many factors outside of the insulation itself, that can affect the warmth of a garment.
Fabric is 60" wide.
PrimaLoft considers their Gold insulation their premium insulation while PrimaLoft Silver is considered to be one step down.
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