The WICKING WINDOWS™ technology is a unique moisture management application for cotton that eliminates the feeling of wet, saturated fabric against the body. The technology forces the transfer of moisture away from the skin to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate, keeping you drier and more comfortable during exercise.
The WICKING WINDOWS™ technology is applied through print application of repellent areas onto the skin side of a cotton fabric. The print pattern is colorless and can only be seen once moisture comes into contact with the fabric. The repellent treated areas remain dry against the skin, while small absorbent “windows” pull moisture to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate and dry faster. The print pattern can be a simple coverage effect or can incorporate a stylized design, which adds a greater level of versatility to the functional process.
During exercise, fabrics can become saturated and cling to the skin, causing irritation and chafing. The WICKING WINDOWS™ technology greatly reduces the amount of cling force by minimizing the amount of wet fabric that comes into contact with the skin. Less wet fabric against the skin means a drier, more comfortable experience.
Many synthetic fabrics claim to move moisture away from the body to the garment’s outer layer, however most do nothing more than absorb water within the fabric structure. Fabrics treated with the WICKING WINDOWS™ technology have the ability to move moisture away from the skin better than most performance fabrics and exhibit signficant performance advantages over untreated cotton, cotton blends and synthetic fabrics.