What is CoolMax?
Coolmax is a specifically engineered fabric which is created from a blend of Polyester fibres. Designed to improve breathability compared with natural fibres. A trademark of Invista (the world’s largest integrated fibre, resin and intermediates company), CoolMax was developed in 1986 by DuPont Textiles & Interiors (now Invista).
The CoolMax fabric was originally designed for clothing which would be used during extreme physical exercise but can now be found in an array of other different garments and products. Mixed with materials like Cotton, Spandex, Tencel and Wool, the CoolMax fabric can be combined to produce clothing for mountain climbing, sportswear and underwear and recently, seeped it’s way into the casual street wear and bedding market too.
How does it work?
Unlike other fibres, CoolMax fibres aren’t round. They’re slightly oblong shaped in cross-section with grooves running lengthwise along the threads. Manufactured in a tetrachannel or hexachannel style allows moisture/liquid to be drawn away quickly from the skin. The moisture wicks through the fabric via these channels and out to a wider surface area for a greater evaporation rate. Keeping your feet feeling cool, dry and fresher for longer.
” ‘Wick away’ is a general term used for fabrics that are engineered to draw moisture away from the skin through capillary action and increased evaporation over a wider surface area. “
CoolMax Features –
- Soft on skin
- Wicks moisture away quickly (keeps your feet dry, feeling cool and fresh, helps prevent odour, prevents the risk of Athlete’s foot and blisters)
- Dries fast
- Resistant to fading, shrinking and wrinkling
- Light compression and support
The CoolMax fabrics dry faster and wear slower than Merino Wool. So what are you waiting for?
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