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The Best Qiviut Clothing & Blankets Of 2019

by Justin Thomas •

Musk Ox - Qiviut

Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk ox. It is the warmest fiber in the world — about eight times as warm as sheep’s wool. Musk oxen live in Alaska and Canada where temperatures sometimes drop to –100ºF (-73ºC), so they need protection. The Inuktitut name for the musk ox is “umingmak” meaning the …

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The Warmest Duvet Of 2019

by Justin Thomas •

To find the warmest duvet, we need to determine the warmest duvet filling material. In terms of heat retention and the ability to used as filling, these are the warmest fibers by weight: Qiviut [Musk Ox Wool] Yak Wool Alpaca Wool Camel Wool Sheep’s Wool For more details, see my article explaining why these wools are ultrawarm. After testing duvets …

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The Brightest LED Flashlights

by Justin Thomas •

These days, there are some mighty bright LED flashlights over there — ones that can rival car headlights in their shine. Let’s take at look at some of the brightest in the world: