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Institute for Environmental Research

Institute for Environmental Research

Kansas State University
0056 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone: 785-532-5620
Fax: 785-532-6642

Cold Weather Clothing for Children: Thermal Insulation and Temperature Ratings



ASTM F 1291 "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Clothing Using a Heated Manikin" modified using child-size manikin


Child thermal manikin (boy’s size 8) in an environmental chamber


$600 for 3 replications on one set of garments

Temperature Ratings:

Heat transfer models based on children’s physiology at different ages are used with the insulation value to determine the temperature ratings for comfort at different activity levels. No additional charge for these calculations.