CORDURA® expands durable fabrics line

September 10th, 2013

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has expanded its durable line of fabrics in its head-to-toe product portfolio with CORDURA Lite Plus and CORDURA Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabrics, which debuted this summer. Lite Plus fabrics offer improved filament density and lower denier per filament for a more supple fabric hand, tighter packing in weaving with less space […]

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Innovations from NILIT®

August 1st, 2013

NILIT®, a global yarn manufacturer, participated for the first time at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company offers a range of high-performance products made from NILIT’s innovative nylon 6.6 yarns: NILIT Breeze, the cooling yarn; NILIT Innergy, for far-infrared gentle heating; NILIT Aquarius, the moisture management fiber; NILIT […]

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Boltwear: clothes with a jolt

June 1st, 2013

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, widely regarded as the fastest person ever recorded since fully automated time measurements became mandatory at the Olympic games in 1977, has inspired a new PUMA® athletic wear line with powerful extras. The sleek designs are made of polyester fibers embedded with a patented natural mineral blend from Hologenix LLC, Santa […]

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A cut above: hockey socks

May 1st, 2013

Most fans watching their favorite National Hockey League (NHL) players zoom, weave and crash on the ice probably don’t realize that some of these consummate athletes aren’t wearing socks. Hockey players regard many styles of protective socks as inhibiting their connection to the ice and, therefore, their performance. However, in a sport where razor-sharp skates […]

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Phoning it in: smart accessories for fitness

May 1st, 2013

The Apple Store offers dozens of sports coaching and fitness applications for the company’s iPhone, iPod and iPad technologies, including 321 Run, iSmoothrun and Runtastic. Using those apps while on the move can be challenging—unless athletes add a Runalyzer blue from Runware, Saint-Denis, France, to their accessory kit. Lightweight, ultra-thin, flexible and comfortable, Runalyzer blue, […]

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D3O® Smart Skin provides a low-profile protective layer

April 2nd, 2013

Designed for sports applications, D3O® Smart Skin provides a lightweight and low-profile protective layer that can be directly applied to the garment for better comfort, flexibility and a low-profile geometry. It features the British company’s new D3O Aero technology–a lightweight, soft, open-celled PU foam developed predominantly for the sportswear market. Softer and less dense, it’s […]

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