Around a decade ago, all athletic apparel was made from a blend of cotton and synthetic fabric. The uniforms and training gear all used the same fabric and there was no difference between sports. Modern fabrics have come a long way and now come with multiple properties that assist in the athletes comfort and performance. The biggest leap in fabric technology is the introduction of “wicking” fabric.
The term “wicking” comes from the way a wick on the candle pulls the wax up to the flame. In much the same way, fabric that “wicks away the sweat” are essentially transporting the sweat through the fabric to the uppermost layer of the material. Continue reading