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Performance Apparel Glossary Of Terms

The Performance T is an apparel item that has changed the way we look at t-shirts. Going beyond being just a fashion statement, these performance t-shirts conform to your lifestyle. Whether you are an athlete or only exercise occasionally performance apparel has many great features that make the experience of working out more enjoyable. Here is a glossary of terms pertaining to performance apparel: Abrasion Resistance The degree by which a fabric is able to withstand loss of appearance through surface wear, rubbing, chafing, and other frictional actions. Absorbency The ability of a fabric to take in moisture. Absorbency effects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build-up, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery. Anti-Bacterial (Anti-Microbial) A fabric that has been chemically treated or a fiber that is created by incorporating the anti-bacterial agent into the fiber formula, making the finished fabric resistant to the growth of micro-organisms. Anti-Static A fabric that does not allow the build-up of static electricity to occur when the fiber or fabric experiences friction or rubbing. Base Layer The apparel in contact with your skin. The purpose of the base layer is to keep you warm/cool and dry. BodyFreshè Fights the odor and stain causing bacterias. Keeps you clean and fresh at all times. Breathability The movement of water or water vapor from one side of the fabric to the other, caused by capillary action, wicking, chemical, or electrostatic action. Also known as moisture transport. Comfort Stretch The term given to the […]

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