CoolMax Fabric: Revolutionizing Comfort & Performance

CoolMax fabric, an innovative variant of polyester, is a high-performance textile developed by DuPont. It has revolutionized sportswear and active apparel due to its exceptional moisture management properties and advanced breathability.

Understanding CoolMax Fabric

It was initially derived from Dacron fibers produced by DuPont, which are hollow polyester fibers belonging to a novel category of polyesters. Dacron fibers feature a distinctively unique cross-sectional shape—four-channeled tubes—and are hollow in nature, with walls that allow air permeation. This unconventional physical structure confers upon the fiber its exceptional moisture-absorption, moisture-dispersion, and breathability properties, essentially endowing the fabric with excellent capillary action. As a result, it instantaneously lifts perspiration from the skin’s surface and transports it to the outer layer of the fabric where it quickly evaporates, thereby keeping the skin dry and comfortable.

The extraordinary structure of CoolMax fibers is what grants the fabric superior breathability. Comparative studies between the drying rates of CoolMax functional fiber fabric and other fabrics reveal that, both in short and longer periods, it consistently dries faster than alternative materials, boasting a drying rate nearly twice that of cotton. When applied to denim fabrics, the powerful breathability and efficient moisture management properties of CoolMax fibers ensure that the wearer’s skin remains dry, conserves energy, and mitigates the discomfort associated with excessive sweating.

The four-channeled construction of the fibers, combined with the ample space they create between them, guarantees optimal breathability by swiftly channeling moisture emitted from the skin’s surface to the outermost layers. Although cotton is capable of absorbing moisture, its moisture-release capacity is limited, whereas common synthetic fibers generally perform poorly in terms of moisture uptake. In contrast, CoolMax fibers excel both in moisture absorption and evacuation, setting a new standard in moisture management for fabrics.

Advantages of the Fabric

  1. Cooling and Moisture Management: The fabric’s ability to transport sweat to the surface where it can evaporate quickly creates a cooling effect, ensuring the garment remains light, fresh, and odor-free even after intense exercise.
  2. Durability and Easy Maintenance: Unlike cotton which absorbs moisture, CoolMax expels it, preventing shrinkage, deformation, and the growth of bacteria. It also withstands machine washing and drying without compromising its functionality.
  3. Softness and Comfort: Despite being lightweight compared to standard polyester, CoolMax maintains a soft feel against the skin, making it ideal for prolonged wear.
  4. Breathability Feature: The outstanding functionality of COOLMAX fabric from Invista stems from its unique structural design. Thanks to these specially-engineered fibers, designers can craft soft, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabrics of exceptional quality.
  5. Easy Care Instructions: Apparel made from COOLMAX fabric is suitable for machine washing and drying, though fabric softeners or chlorine bleach should be avoided during the laundering process. Some garments may require special care, not due to the fabric itself but rather because of their specific designs; always refer to the clothing’s care label for detailed instructions.
  6. Energy Efficiency: Its fast-drying properties contribute to energy conservation by minimizing dryer usage. Clothes dried on a hanger will dry quickly due to this attribute, a feature greatly appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike! Its rapid drying capability makes it a favored choice for those who value efficiency and practicality during their adventures or work routines.

Types of CoolMax Fabrics

  • CoolMax Extreme: Engineered for extreme sports like running and mountaineering, offering maximum moisture control and quick-drying capabilities.
  • CoolMax Active: Tailored for moderate-intensity activities such as walking and golf, providing effective moisture management while maintaining everyday usability.
  • CoolMax Everyday: Designed for daily use, integrating advanced technology into casual wear to ensure all-day comfort and breathability.

Identifying CoolMax Fabric

  • Authentic CoolMax products are certified according to their specific applications and feature a distinctive blue temperature gauge logo.
  • While nylon (or polyamide) is another type of synthetic fiber, it differs from CoolMax in terms of moisture-wicking properties. CoolMax technology modifies chemical fibers’ cross-section to enhance their inherent poor moisture absorption abilities.

Misconceptions and Usage Tips

The fabric typically does not have a designated front or back side; however, proper cutting along the grain ensures optimal performance regardless of how it’s worn.

In conclusion, CoolMax fabric stands out as a game-changer in the world of activewear and sportswear. Its permanent moisture management features and versatility across various activity levels make it a preferred choice for those seeking enhanced comfort and performance. With its growing popularity, it continues to redefine the standards of functional textiles for athletes and everyday users alike.

LAMEDA Silver Series

In our LAMEDA brand portfolio, one collection that truly stands out is the Silver Series, elegantly combining state-of-the-art CoolMax fabric technology with the brand’s signature design philosophy. Known for its meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering attention to detail, LAMEDA has successfully engineered a line of apparel that seamlessly integrates function and fashion – the epitome of which is embodied within this very series.

The LAMEDA Silver Collection harnesses the power of premium CoolMax fabrics, renowned for their remarkable moisture-wicking properties. These high-performance textiles were ingeniously integrated into each piece, ensuring unparalleled comfort and breathability for the wearer. The fabric technology, known for its capability to swiftly draw perspiration away from the body and promote rapid evaporation, keeps the user dry, cool, and refreshed even during the most demanding physical activities.

Each product within the LAMEDA Silver Series is meticulously crafted using CoolMax fabrics, thus elevating the experience of activewear to new heights. Whether it’s for rigorous workouts or casual day-to-day wear, these garments embody both the technological prowess of the fabric and the stylish essence of the LAMEDA brand. The marriage of the fabric and Lameda results in a collection that not only delivers superior comfort but also underscores the commitment to innovation and quality that LAMEDA is celebrated for.

Check the SILVER products:
Silver Men Short Sleeve Bike Jersey
Silver Men Long Sleeve Summer Cycling Jersey
Silver Women Long Sleeve Summer Cycling Jersey
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