In July of 2006, college student Nate Alder was on a trip to Brazil and went scuba diving with some friends. He learned in his training that divers used noble gas in their dry suits to help them stay warm while diving into frigid waters. Noble gases, such as argon, are safe, non-flammable and eco-friendly. As a snowboard instructor and avid outdoor enthusiast, Alder wondered, “Why couldn’t this concept work in other outdoor products like snow gear and camping equipment?” While still in school at Brigham Young University, Alder started recruiting a team that could help build this idea into a business. The team came together about a year later and by 2008, work had started on the initial prototypes for Klymit® NobleTek™ insulation.