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Beyond Clothing – Survival Clothing Systems | Made in the USA

With Beyond Clothing which is always made in the USA, you’ll be stylishly prepared with custom-fit apparel and gear for all extreme weather conditions.

Beyond Clothing was created for different climates: cold, windy, wet, or a combination of all of them. The clothing choices offered by Beyond Clothing are numerous: starting from the undergarments: boxer briefs, long underwear, insulated T shirts, insulated long sleeve undershirts, softshell jackets, water resistant jackets and pants, insulated jackets and pants  as well as simple T shirts, hats or beanies.

A1 Aether boxer briefs - Aren't they cool? But warm.

A1 Aether boxer briefs – Aren’t they cool? But warm.

Beyond was created out of the need for survival clothing systems engineered specifically with the mission in mind. We build clothing systems, training for those systems, and future-use concepts that drive the way we think about human exposure to all environments. Fusing technology, field experience and training into our products allows for a capability that adapts to all environments for one purpose – “The Save.”

Beyond A5 Element Pant

Beyond A5 Element Pant

Made In the USA

Domestic manufacturing allows for a much shorter communication line to the factory. Whether we are producing in-house or with one of our partners, it is much easier to audit quality and produce real-time domestically. This allows our company to be extremely flexible and dynamic as opposed to the traditional seasonal builds of our competitors.

Beyond A6 Rain Jacket

Beyond A6 Rain Jacket

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Beyond Clothing Blog

The blog from Beyond Clothing is very good. They have one on the importance and the science behind layering to keep you the most comfortable. The article is below:

Beyond System Builder

Beyond System Builder

Clothing Systems: Intro to Baselayer

Why Layer?

The number one reason to layer correctly for the outdoors is safety.  Hypothermia and Hyperthermia occur when either heat loss, or heat gain occur at a faster rate than your body’s natural ability to self regulate.  Modern technical clothing and layering techniques allow you to help regulate your body’s core temperature and survive in extreme climates.

Moisture Management Explained

No matter the environment, moisture management should be your main focus when building your clothing system.  There are two factors to consider when talking about moisture management; perspiration caused by an increase in body temperature and environmental moisture (i.e., Snow, Rain, Mud, etc).  In a backpacking scenario, you will likely experience both.  During a hike, climb, or ascent, you will expend energy and as a result your core temperature will rise and your body will perspire to cool you down.  If that perspiration isn’t wicked away as you become static, or as the temperature drops, that moisture will begin to freeze.  As a result, your core temperature will drop and you may become hypothermic.  For the same reason, it’s important to pack a shell to protect you from environmental moisture (i.e., Rain, Snow) reaching your skin.  Beyond_Clothing_System_3

Choosing a Baselayer

Baselayers are the foundation of your clothing system.  Even the most technical jackets can be negated in function by the wrong baselayer.  That said, there are three main considerations when choosing a baselayer; fit, construction, and fabric.  Because the purpose of a baselayer is to pull moisture from your skin, you want your baselayers to be relatively form fitting.  The more contact the material has with your skin, the more moisture the fabric will be able to wick away.  Next, it’s important to consider the construction of your baselayers.  Choose a baselayer that has optimized seam placement to avoid chafing when wearing a pack, or harness.  Finally and most importantly, you must choose your baselayer fabric.  In almost all cases, it’s best to avoid cotton (constant, extreme heat can be an exception).  Cotton absorbs moisture, dries extremely slow and loses all of it’s insulation properties when it gets wet.  The two main fabrics used for baselayers are wool and synthetics.  Wool tends to dry slower than a synthetic, but it retains insulative properties when wet and can be slightly warmer.  Synthetics are generally lighter than their wool counterparts and dry significantly faster.  For Beyond’s Axios Layering System, we’ve found that the lightweight, fast drying attributes of Polartec PowerDry® work best within our system.

Polartec™ Powerdry™

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PowerDry® is a bi-component knit synthetic that has been optimized for breathability and rapid moisture transport.  The next to skin fabric is made up of gridded fleece channels that pull moisture from your skin into the smooth exterior fabric where moisture quickly dissipates and evaporates into the next layer of the system.  The result is a fabric that breathes extremely well when you’re hot and insulates when you’re cold.  Also, one major advantage to a bi-component construction is that the wicking properties are construction based and don’t rely on chemical fiber treatments.  Chemical treatments designed to help the wicking process can wash out and lose their performance attributes.

Aether Baselayers

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Our A1 Aether Baselayers are built out of 4-way stretch Polartec PowerDry® fabric.  They feature antimicrobial underarm gussets to reduce odor, and flat-lock seam construction to increase packability while reducing chafing from a pack or harness.  These layers have been optimized for moisture transport and core temperature regulation.  In addition, we use Polartec Powerdry, Wind-Pro and Alpha in our A2-A3’s to ensure seamless moisture transport from your next-to-skin all the way out to your shell fabric.

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