WARM WINTER CAMPING
I don't know whether it was a case of Duxbak not selling or Gil Phillips not buying out there in New Mexico back in 1964 (There's No Place Like Foam, Nov. 8), but I can assure you that one or the other was missing the boat (or the foam).
Duxbak, a Utica, N.Y. firm in which I have no interest other than as a trusted name, is no newcomer to the field of sporting apparel. I don't know how long they've been in business, but I do know that my grandfather spoke of his Duxbak hunting coat and his favorite setter with almost the same reverence.
Duxbak has marketed insulated underwear in the form of polyurethane foam sandwiched between two layers of nylon cloth since at least 1960. I know, for I purchased a suit in that year and still am using it.
One of the more interesting things about this type of garment—something Pamela Knight did not mention—is that, while it will keep one warm in the predawn cold, it also will not become unbearably hot after the sun rises.
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