Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: 30% off hard yakka

  1. #11
    Administrator fool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    17,312
    They are still cotton but they are a really weird shirt, my old work went to the Yakka vented cotton shirts after poly cotton was banned as it was a fire hazard. After one summer everyone went back to the the traditional cotton shirts, they are thicker but have a more open weave so they dry and stretch better when wet.



  2. #12
    Gav
    Gav is offline
    Administrator Gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    From Newcastle
    Posts
    8,420
    Blog Entries
    2
    yeah that's what you need when outdoors!

  3. #13
    Administrator fool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    17,312
    Pfft Rubbish, natural products are garbage, I have tried 150Gr Wool, active cotton, organic cotton and nothing beats a good plastic shirt(haven't tried bamboo yet). Open weave textured nylon shirts are magic, I use them when trail building and riding and love them, I have however leaned that the anti mosquito treatment is a lie, that stuff does nothing!

  4. #14
    Gav
    Gav is offline
    Administrator Gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    From Newcastle
    Posts
    8,420
    Blog Entries
    2
    is that the gortex sort of thing? I've got a few nylon shirts and they stick to me, but I sweat a lot.

  5. #15
    Administrator fool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    17,312
    Nope just short sleeve riding jerseys(ies?) they ahve a sort of honeycomb pattern so only a small section of the fabric touches the skin but still enough to pull moisture from you. I have tried synthetic shirts woven like a traditional cotton shirt and they don't seem much better than cotton however there are shirts that use an endothermic reaction to coll you(supposedly)-

    Columbia’s maize-based T-shirt

    Posted - Mon, 12/03/2012 - 22:00
    The Omni-Freeze Ice base layer T-shirt made by Columbia Sportswear is a rather strange addition to the many base layer options for athletes to utilize. The shirt itself is tight-fitting and blue in color but the strange part about it lays hidden deep amongst its fibers. Embedded in the shirts woven structure is a phase-changing compound that is meant to help runners and bikers adapt to hot environments. It does this by promoting a sort of endothermic reaction that causes a cooling effect.
    The company has referred to the shirt as having various small crystals within the fabric that undergo a change in state from solid to a sort of gel. On a hot day, your sweat actually triggers the reaction and the fabric’s state change absorbs heat from its surrounding environment.
    The tiny crystals seem to work. A few minutes into a workout, when sweat starts to soak through the shirt, you can feel the fabric cool on your skin.

    The magic fabric…
    Columbia won’t cite what the compound is. The company will only state that it is “maize-based.” That’s right, corn! Whether the pixie dust comes from the kernels, stalk, silk or other plant part it won’t say. In its advertisements, Columbia will leave out the botanical references and call the technology “Omni-Freeze ICE.”
    The T-shirt, one in a line of items Columbia will develop with Omni-Freeze ICE, will cost $55.

  6. #16
    Gav
    Gav is offline
    Administrator Gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    From Newcastle
    Posts
    8,420
    Blog Entries
    2
    sounds very interesting. Have to look out for some of them as I'm sick of being drenched when hiking.

    I often wear skins leggings (can't think of the name they're meant to be called and I doubt Skins would thank me for calling them leggings, but lets face it that's what they are!) for trying to rehabilitate my knees and ankles after an injury and WOW they get things very cold quick. whatever their fabric is made from it cools you down fast and never noticed a heap of sweat after using them either.
    fool likes this.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. One or Two 1TB Portable USB Hard Drives
    By SaverScene in forum Groupon
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 02:15 PM
  2. One or Two 1TB Portable USB Hard Drives
    By SaverScene in forum Groupon
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 02:15 PM
  3. One or Two 1TB Portable USB Hard Drives
    By SaverScene in forum Groupon
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 02:15 PM
  4. One or Two 1TB Portable USB Hard Drives
    By SaverScene in forum Groupon
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 02:15 PM
  5. One or Two 1TB Portable USB Hard Drives
    By SaverScene in forum Groupon
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 02:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
share this page


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129