High Wicking 100% Polyester Fabric
Bearing uses a double-layered Polyester fabric knitted to create a mesh with excellent wicking properties. Removing moisture from the skin is essential for comfort and safety when on the hill. Moisture is a great conductor of heat and our bodies sweat to cool and regulate our core temperature. Great while being active but, at rest, you won’t keep that heat while you plan your next move, put up your tent, or enjoy a cup of tea on the finish line. Dry skin also experiences less friction than wet skin so reduces rub.
Polygiene anti-bacterial and odour control
Swedish company Polygiene is leading in garment treatments that prevent the buildup of bacteria on clothing and skin. This benefits skin health by preventing surface infections and also removes unpleasant odours created by bacterial breakdown of sweat. Not a pleasant subject but we all sweat; this regulates temperature, lubricates the skin and washes oils and dirt out of our pores. Unfortunately, this also provides everything bacteria wants to multiply. Polygiene uses Silver ions (which naturally occur in nature) to prevent the bacteria from multiplying. This is a two-pronged attack interrupting the genetic programming of the bacteria and also preventing them from producing more cell surface which they need to divide in two.
Raglan – A slightly more expensive way of constructing a garment that allows for removal of the seam on the top of the shoulder that can rub on a backpack.
Fabric Coolplus Polyester
Sizes XS / S / M / L / XL