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Equinoxx Stage 3 Factoids #1 of 5: It Really Does Keep You Warm in Cold Weather

Equinoxx Stage 3 Factoids #1 of 5: It Really Does Keep You Warm in Cold Weather

Many people find it hard to believe a garment that provides the freedom of movement of a shirt can really keep them warm in cold winter weather. Here's what Stage 3 customers say:

Recently Weather was below zero in Colorado. Wore this under my Short Sleeve Uniform Shirt and Ballistic Vest. Was Warm and comfortable outside and Cool and Comfortable indoors. No Heavy, Bulky Jacket needed!! —Gary R.

I didn't have to wear a coat all winter, which is amazing since the month of March here in Montana saw an average temp of -1 degrees. The insulated sleeves were amazing, and easily kept my arms warm no matter the weather.
—J Wolf

I used to wear 3-5 baselayers and a jacket and I was still cold, now I wear this stage 3 baselayer, uniform shirt and then outer plate carrier on top and I’m warm !!!
—Ishtiak M.

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The Stage 3 thermal mock provides full thermal coverage of the torso, except for the core, that’s covered by your body armor. (If you don’t wear body armor in your outdoor activity, see Equinoxx K2 Thermal, which also protects the core.) Tight wrist cuffs prevent cold air from running up your arms, and the mock design protects your neck. When you’re wearing body armor, you need to breathe at the core. So the material covering this area is highly breathable and moisture-wicking.

Innovative Design & Materials

Stage 3 has a temperature rating of 15 degrees fahrenheit, -9.45 degrees celsius. The material that provides full thermal coverage has three separate layers that are heat-pressed together. While the outer two layers block wind and resist water, the inner layer is a grid design using fleece. It helps retain your body’s self-generated heat by trapping it within the grooves of the grid design.

The material covering the core is different. Soft and stretchy, it’s thinner (one layer), moisture-wicking and breathable, so you don’t overheat under your body armor. 221B's Maxx-Dri Vest for body armor ventilation is a perfect complement to it.

More about the materials to come in future Factoids...

To learn more now, please see our Equinoxx Stage 3 product page.


Suresh Madhavan

Founder and CEO - 221B Tactical

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