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Laboratory assessment of cold weather clothing

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An overview of laboratory tests for cold weather clothing is provided starting from physical measurements on fabrics, and physical measurements on whole garments using thermal manikins. This is extended to human wear trials and climatic chamber experimentation. Insulation and vapour resistance are considered the most relevant parameters followed by wind and water proofness and moisture absorption properties. The use of test participants in wear trials is considered regarding the information provided by such tests. Tests for innovative fabrics (heated, variable insulation, phase change materials) are discussed. Finally testing of sleeping bags is considered.

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HAVENITH, G., 2009. Laboratory assessment of cold weather clothing. IN: Williams, J. (ed.). Textiles for cold weather apparel. Woodhead Publishing in Textiles, no. 93. Abington, Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, p.217-243.

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© Woodhead Publishing Limited, UK

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is a book chapter. It was published by Woodhead Publishing: www.woodheadpublishing.com

ISBN

1845694112;9781845694111

Book series

Woodhead Publishing in Textiles; 93

Language

en