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Been there 16-Nov-21
From: Been there
I know there are some older timers here. Do any of you remember Damart insulated underwear? Is there any underwear out there now that is as good as Damart was?
I had a set of it many years ago. Worked great. I believe it was the first “synthetic” type of underwear. And yes, I’m an oldster.
I wore them when I was stationed in Belgium in the mid 80's, GREAT thermals.
I just ran a search and it looks like they're still in business and available on line.
Stuff worked well but shrank if you dried it too fast. Still have one pair of socks, they still work well too. Wish I had ten pairs of the liner gloves they sold.
I have never found anything to ever work as well as what the company claimed.... Damart is the exception! I still use the stuff I bought years ago. The one triple layer long sleeve shirt I bought is totally ridiculous. I don't care if it's negative 20° outside. You walk with that on as an undergarment and you were sweating like a swine. X2 to the comment about drying the stuff. I learned the hard way you never put the stuff in a dryer, unless you are going to give your 5 year old kid some hand me downs!!
Still have the bottoms and my balacalva. Loved them
Damart stuff was made of 'polyamide' which is nylon fleece. Most fleece today is made of polyester. Some blends are still available, from Europe. Pretty much forgotten here.
I had a set of heavy long underwear from them. They were so warm you couldn't walk to your treestand without sweating. I did a search for them a few years ago and couldn't turn anything up. Nothing compared to them for stand hunting.
I had a set- could have used it as a sweat suit to lose weight in a workout gym setting.
We must move on to today's more breathable fabrics and let the "good old days" pass !
Was that stuff baby blue in color? Wasn’t it called Damart Thermolactyl, or something like that?
I have some in white and yellow. It's been so long since I bought it I can't honestly remember if it came in other colors.
They made it in white. My old socks are dark green.