When people think about exciting new materials in manufacturing, they sometimes picture advanced new pipes from fiberglass conduit manufacturer companies and new carbon fiber materials for cars. But the sportswear industry also engages in developing new technology for seemingly mundane items like shirts. It’s not all about cool colors and styles when it comes to sportswear. These sportswear companies are developing new fabrics that can revolutionize athletics and even everyday fashion.
Temperature Adaptive Fabrics
People know to bundle up with warm layers of clothing when it’s cold, while they can wear breathable fabrics when the weather is too warm. But now some sportswear brands are developing fabrics for all types of temperature conditions.
Their special fabrics can warm you up when it’s cold, and cool you down when it’s warm or if you’re freely perspiring during your game. These fabrics can trap warmth inside the clothes so that you can fight off the cold weather, but they also release excess heat so you remain comfy inside those clothes.
Some brands are applying xylitol coating into the insides of their fabrics. The xylitol is what gives chewing gum its icy freshness, and that’s what your body feels when you’re exerting all that effort in your athletics and gym workouts.
Body Suits with Built-in Airbags
For snowboarders and skiers, safety is always at the top of the list of priorities. But they need some sort of body armor that can also allow them to move freely. This is why some companies are designing compact bodysuits that can transform into airbags. If it works for car passengers, it can work with outdoorsy athletes as well. These garments can also have heavier finishes and even plastics in the areas that are most prone to abrasions, such as the knees and elbows.
Special Air-Vent Designs
Air vents are nothing new, and in fact some people wear mesh shirts to really keep themselves cool during their athletic efforts. But air-vent construction these days have become so advanced that the ventilation can go 360 degrees even while you’re wearing compression garments.
The ventilation holes are also made during the fabric-weaving process, instead of perforating the fabric later. This adds even more breathability while it also helps keep the fabric tough. Woven fabric also doesn’t hold moisture as much as knot fabrics do.
Built-in Rescue System
Today, some garments for hikers and skiers have a rescue system built-in so that others can be notified if they get into trouble. These can send automatic signals when skiers get into an avalanche, so rescue teams can be alerted more quickly.
Built-in Sunblock Protection
Many people like to hike real trails and climb actual mountains rather than work out indoors. During the daytime, this can be a problem with the risk of too much UV exposure. Sunblock lotions, however, can be rather uncomfortable when you perspire.
But now some workout clothes have built-in sunblock protection, with as much as SPF 30 protection to keep your skin healthy.
Sleepwear for Athletic Recovery
After your strenuous workouts, you will need to make sure that you rest yourself properly afterwards. Also, you should make sure that you always get a good night’s sleep to maintain your health.
Some athletic brands are making exceptionally comfortable sleepwear garments for athletes, so that they can wake up totally rested and completely recovered from their exertions. These garments tend to be very soft for your comfort, plus they also absorb natural heat so that you can really get some rest during the night. They’re also cut to fit perfectly, so they’re not too tight but not too loose.
With all these examples, you should really make sure that your athletic gear isn’t just stylish. As boxing match referees like to say: protect yourself at all times!