AeroDri™ is a wearable tech fabric that manages moisture away from the skin and through the clothing for evaporation. Moisture management is one of the key performance criteria in today’s apparel. Moisture management is the process of transporting moisture away from the skin to the garments outer surface Moisture management often refers to the transport of both moisture vapor & liquid away from the body. Wetting and then Wicking is the nature of a technically designed fabric. In the heat summer and athletics, trapped sweat can heat up the body and lead to fatigue or diminished performance. When wearing a garment manufactured with AeroDri™ , the moisture vapor can pass through openings between filters of yarns. The polyester fibers are extruded in an angular shape and then knitted into a highly technical two stage fabric surface. The technical composition of fiber, fiber shape and knitting process all support the maintenance of body temperature.
When the body temperature heats up, sweat is produced. With a cotton garment, the sweat leads to "wetness" and increases clothing weight - especially in sweat prone areas like the neckline and arm pits. This wet is perceived as uncomfortable and with a negative effect on performance. Moistue management with AeroDri™ leads to temperature control and enhanced comfort. Keeping cool with technical performance fabric means moisture management. Temperature control can be achieved by evaporation of water on the skin's surface.
The wicking of moisture gives wearer a dry feeling by spreading the liquid to evaporate easily. Hydrophilic fibers like cotton are attracted to and bind with water, meaning the moisture is retained with poor moisture release. Hydrophobic fibers are synthetic like polyester or nylon. These fibers do not hold moisture and depending on their shape, their surface area and their small gaps in construction, the surface has few bonding sites for water to bind. This means the fabric stays dry and has good moisture transportation and evaporation (wicking). MicroFibers are key to the construction of AeroDri™ fabrics because of the fine fiber size and the knitted construction which contains small gaps and big surface areas for evaporation of moisture.