Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Part 3


Athletes are benefitting from the surge in types of high performance textiles/fabrics...so much so it seems like items bought just 3 years ago just seem so...Windows XP ish.

From Primaloft-the first synthetic insulation we ever wore-comes a microfiber engineered with breathable warmth technology and multi-directional stretch- aimed at the high-output active types...PRIMALOFT GOLD INSULATION ACTIVE...year round wearable-depending how apparel makers use it...as a light liner material-mid-layers for day training- to breathable stretch shell materials-like LL Bean's Mountain Hoodie Pro hooded fleece jacket, pictured below. No surprise-adopted by many labels, ALREADY!
handsome and functional-available now-LL Bean Mountain Pro Zip Hoodie (men's) features 60 grams Primaloff Active Gold insulation in front, back, and  hood for warmth, range of motion and breathability-side panels and sleeves are uninsulated to vent excess heat, elastic pull cord at hem...great fit, keeps calls out, 3 way adjustable hood.. $129
What Else-Primaloft Performance YARNs -partnered with companies such as Mitsui..resulting in happy hybrid of the best of both -anti-odor, fast drying, durable, warn when wet, insulating Performance Fabrics- with great next to skin softness...found in performance fleeces, socks, base layers, 2 ply knits etc...used by all the leading brands.

INVISTA's next generation of LYCRA® SPORT-is measured in three indexes-ensuring the most exceptional fit, stretch, and support one would ever want in activewear...whether practicing Downward Dogs (soft compression) to high-energy, high- compression activities like running and cycling.

As specific athletic endeavors demand certain  fabrics...we know for sure-we eyeball that Lycra® hangtag as it guarantees durability and performance.

Part 4