November 2015: Outlast materials create an optimum sleeping climate


Humidity is the the key for climate comfort: Climate comfort is a term often used in connection with the weather. But when looking at the human body – especially in sleeping environments – it is obvious that climate comfort plays a role in better sleep. However, “temperature” is not the only factor, as there are many subjective perceptions involved. Interesting: Humidity is widely agreed as big contributor to being uncomfortable. Outlast Technologies, market leader in phase change materials (PCM), has examined the topic and has generated some interesting results. more



Picture 1 (3,640 KB): Away with humidity out of the bed: Each person has a different perception of temperature and sweats and freezes differently. But humidity is widely associated as being uncomfortable. Outlast® materials reduce transpiration and works proactively to create a perfect dry sleeping climate.
Picture: Outlast Technologies LLC



Picture 2 (421 KB): The climate measuring system THG SleepView measured the absolute humidity development of a human beyond two duvets (one with, one without Outlast® technology) in real time. The thermohydrogramme shows that the human produces less transpiration (blue = dry) under the Outlast® duvet (picture on the right). A better sleep climate is created.



Picture 3 (1,760 KB): Tests with the independent system THG SleepView (from C. Russ) indicate that a duvet with an Outlast® PCM fiberfill can reduce absolute humidity by 48% compared to a traditional duvet.
Picture: Outlast Technologies LLC




Picture 4 (3,389 KB): Outlast® technology works dynamically and proactively manages heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins.