Wellness Wednesday: "Cotton Charged" fabric
Technical fabrics have undoubtedly changed the face of workout gear, but not everyone enjoys how tight and clingy they can be. Enter, Under Armour's new line of "Charged Cotton" workout clothes.
These items mix the comfort of cotton and the science of technical fabrics. They dry five times faster than regular cotton, and they wick away moisture just as effectively as Under Armour's synthetic fabrics. The secret to the material's success lies in the yarn. Since it's composed of alternating hydrophilic (moisture loving) and hydrophobic (moisture hating) cotton threads, moisture spreads quicker across the surface area of the fabric, helping it dry faster.
The new line, which includes eight styles for women ($25-40), will be available in early March, just in time to start hitting the gym with the 2011 golf season in mind.
(Photo provided by Under Armour)
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