Another performance wear in which spandex plays a major role is a “Triathlon suit” or “Tri-suit”. For people like you and me this is a new word out of the blue but Triathlon suit is actually a widely used performance wear and requires a lot of technicalities to manufacture.
It is a clothing item specially worn in “Triathlon” which is a sporting event which was originated in 1920’s. It’s an Olympic level sport; comprising of multiple-stage competition of three continuous and sequential endurance sports. There are many variations of the sport but most popular one is which involves swimming, cycling and running in immediate sequence over a distance.
The basic element (fibre) required to manufacture a triathlon suit is spandex fibre, as all the properties which are required in a triathlon suit are easily achievable by using spandex fibre in the making. The properties are as below:
- 1. Quick drying
- 2. Durable
- 3. Stretchable
- 4. Close Fitting
- 5. Chlorine resistant
- 6. Shape retention
Thus Spandex fibre which when paired up with other fibres becomes best choice for manufacturing a triathlon suit. The other fibres which are paired up with the spandex to manufacture a tri-suit are mainly Nylon and Polyester. The nylon and polyester fibre are combined with spandex fibre via knitting process, hence producing a knitted fabric used for manufacturing the tri-suit. The high-end tri-suits manufacturers primarily prefer to use nylon fibre over polyester fibre with spandex to get over-all high end product and desirable properties.
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Freestyle runners are either too pumped or sit with dampened spirits when monsoon arrives. They are either too excited about running, open to the possibility of a surprise refreshing rain shower in the middle of their work out, or dread getting drenched in a rain which pours heavier than their own sweat which leads to illness. While the former kind will go about their regime as is, the latter could use some motivation. We’ll provide it by telling you you can significantly reduce the chances of falling ill after a run in the rain through this one trick.
Instead of running in the rain wearing your regular cotton running wear, put on some poly spandex yarn made active wear and head out fearlessly. Why, though?
What happens when you work out in cotton gym wear?
The material of your clothes absorbs your sweat. The heat from your body and in air helps evaporate that sweat, normally, but during cool and humid monsoons the sweat gets trapped in your clothes and make them stick to your body causing you to fall sick. That’s where poly spandex yarn made active wear helps.
Polyester (Poly) fiber is known to repel water and spandex gives you desired freedom and stretch. So when you get active wear made from moisture wicking poly spandex yarn made fabric, you ensure that sweat is expelled from your body on to the surface of the fabric instead of staying on your skin. Naturally, the chances of catching a cold or falling ill due to prolonged exposure to damp clothes are reduced.
Did that lift your spirits? Run towards glory, enjoy monsoon the way it’s meant to be enjoyed!
You know the one thing that is very attractive about a man working out? Many would say the sweat he puts into making gains and bulking up or slimming it out, but somewhere we subconsciously do take into account the one thing that makes his hard work appealing– his gym wear…
How many would be attracted to men in sloppy gym wear? Few, to say the least, and if a man does appear appealing in his sloppy mess, he’s probably put in a lot of hard work to achieve that devil may care look. Well, the good news is, you don’t have to put in that kind of hard work because we have tips for you that will help you achieve the perfect look, whether groomed or sloppy. Read on…
Basketball shorts: those shiny knee length poly spandex yarn made pants may be too plastic for your taste but you know they make you feel comfortable and confident because of their relaxed fit and sporty charm. These clubbed with a regular fit broad strapped tank make the best combination, aesthetically and functionally– push ups are easier and they make the ladies swoon.
Ankle length jogger sweats: don’t underestimate the visual appeal of a pair of sweatpants gathered at the ankles, exposing the ankles just a tad. It’s a treat for the eyes, a definite hit with the ladies. These babies, too, go well with a a regular fit broad strapped or drop armhole tanks. These go well with t-shirts too.
The Perfect Fit T-shirt: if you’re the type to pick t-shirts over tanks and muscle tees, then get it right. In popular opinion, t-shirts that are the right fit for your body work better than oversized or undersized t-shirts, regardless of their look (no, t-shirts that are worn out are a no no). Whether it’s a poly spandex yarn made active wear t-shirt or a plain cotton spandex knit, is of little consequence as long as you get the fit right. The best part? You can pair it with any type of bottoms!
The Jersey: This poly spandex yarn made mesh tee may make you look like a college student but who hasn’t wanted to date a jock? Trust this one to revive some old memories and get you appreciative glances while you’re doing pull ups. On the functional side of things, it lets you breathe easy and gives you just enough freedom of movement. They go perfectly with basketball shorts but you could pair them with joggers for a more sophisticated look.
If summer isn’t the perfect season for picnics and garden parties then when is? Since you’re going to be doing both this summer like the last, might as well do it with a bit of fresh fashion and functional garments on. Why functional? Well, you can’t go getting your legs cramped up in a tight skirt when you want to sit on the grass, and you must absolutely stay free of a Marilyn Monroe dress lift in the event of a sudden breeze flow when in the middle of a crowd. So here’s a list of fashionable and rather functional garments that we prepared keeping your need for fun and style in mind.
The Romper: if you want to show leg, let a possible breeze leave it tingling or just like rompers then rompers, also known as playsuits, are the perfect picnic wear. Since they are of mid-thigh level and above length, fitted hems on rompers would do well so that you don’t accidentally expose more than you intend to. Look for some great poly spandex or cotton spandex versions so that they provide ample stretch for free movement.
The Mom Jeans: These babies are a rage at the moment and for good reason. Don’t get us wrong we love the good old skinnies but the level of comfort offered by a regular cut mom jeans is out of the world, especially if you manage to get a high quality poly spandex one that offers the maximum comfort and superb style. P.S.- it’s also easy on the pocket.
Baggy Trousers: if it’s a formal garden party you must attend, there’s nothing like a stylish pair of baggy trousers that can keep you cool, comfortable and looking chic as if out of a summer catalogue. Linen is a baggy trousers staple but there are amazing cotton and synthetic variants available in the market for you to try on. We won’t push our love for poly spandex in this one!
If any of these summer picnic wear trends struck your fancy, then don’t fall behind, get them now!