it has to remain squeezable. aerogel is a solid. must be very small particles.
the only other option would be a blanket material like pyrogel 2250 that toasty feet uses and
replace the polar liner with it.
I know that would work, but would require a new bottle design to get the thin blanket to fit in.
aerogel granules, I can crush down a little more and pour in the space in the polar and fill it all up.
1 Vacuum sealed aerogel bottle or aerogel cast in the needed shape
yeah that would be using the top insulator ever devised by humans.
very very expensive to obtain any sizeable piece of solid aerogel. crumbs are
a dime a dozen, so to speak, because they are useless to NASA
2 Composite polar insulation and aerogel filling the exterior air pockets
not sold on this vs aerogel. a mylar polar-like footbed vs aerogel, the aerogel is
a zillion times better by itself. I did think of leaving the polar liner in there and
trying to get aerogel in, but the liner is all wrinkly and I wouldn't be able to
get all the spaces filled easily. in manufacture, yes maybe better than aerogel alone
3 Aerogel granules no vacuum
this is what the nanogelite uses, and dang they work pretty well. I am not so happy
with the mouthpiece on the elite. it doesn't leak or anything, I just can't pull a sip
as easily as a perfectly round mouthpiece. the elite is oval so you can turn it and lock
it closed, but don't have to. (neat feature)
I was thinking of cannibalizing a nanogelite and dumping it's grains into a polar void, but
then i would probably end up with 2 useless bottles. I got united nuclear to send me a
boatload of aerogel granules.
4 Polar bottle
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