Initially developed for NASA to protect astronauts from temperature fluctuations, Outlast Technologies have incorporated phase-change materials (PCM) into their line of fabrics and fibres to absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort. As the skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, as it cools, that heat is released. Outlast® technology has the ability to continually regulate the skin’s micro-climate and manage the body's temperature, moisture and comfort.
Outlast® phase change materials are micro-encapsulated to be permanently enclosed and protected. They are embedded in Outlast® fibres to absorb, store and release heat. Outlast® technology is not wicking technology, which manages moisture by reacting to your sweat and pulling it away from the skin. Outlast® technology will proactively manage heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins.
Outlast® technology takes comfort to the next level by proactively alleviating spikes in skin temperature throughout the day and night. With Outlast® technology added to apparel such as Little Angel, babies will feel just right. The regular and long-term wearing of Outlast® will also benefit those with highly sensitive and dry skin or suffering from eczema, reducing itchiness and irritation.