Fabrics

FABRICS

Unless you are hiking in Desert Valley, you don’t want sweat trapped in your clothing. Sweat is uncomfortably wet and often embarrassing. Sweaty clothes equal sweat marks, yellow stains, and the dreaded body odor. One of the easiest ways to look and feel dry even when you are sweating is to wear clothing made with sweat-wicking fabric. If you sweat, moisture-wicking fabrics can be a lifesaver!

The best moisture wicking fabric uses capillary action to move sweat away from your body so it can evaporate and dry quickly.

Moisture Wicking Fabrics / Breathable Fabrics

Let us first talk about the difference between a sweat-wicking fabric and a breathable fabric.

Sweat-wicking material pulls moisture away from your body, through the fabric so it can evaporate. This wicking action helps keep your body dry and cool, even during hot weather or while you are sweating.

Meanwhile, breathable fabrics allow air to pass through it freely. As a result, any moisture that your body produces will evaporate faster. Not all breathable fabrics are equal though. For example, cotton, rayon, and linen are breathable but not great at wicking moisture away from the skin.

With that said, the best moisture-wicking fabric is one that is also breathable, like the fabric that we use.

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