How Does Moisture-wicking Fabric Work?

February 10, 2016 2 min read

When investing in the perfect moisture wicking sleepwear, you may wonder if these types of products actually work. What makes these moisture-wicking materials different from traditional sleepwear fabrics? Is there real science behind these products? If these are the types of questions that run through your head while shopping, this informative article will explain exactly how moisture-wicking fabrics work.

First, Cool-jams fabrics use capillary action to move moisture across the surface of the fabric. While all types of fabric have this action in one way or another, Cool-jams developers realized that it must be improved in order to truly wick away moisture from the skin. Our moisture-wicking fabrics increase capillary action by dispersing moisture over larger areas in a much faster time using MST, or a moisture transference system. This involves weaving a group of filament fibers together to form a thread and weaving these threads in a specific pattern that increases the speed of moisture movement in the material.

Next, Cool-jams aimed to eliminate the bacteria from sweat that causes odor. This antimicrobial technology is also a proprietary type of technology developed by our team of scientists. It involves a powerful antimicrobial agent known as BACT-OUT®, developed by Garmatex, which battles bacteria and eliminates it from the fabric. Once the bacteria are gone, it renders the moisture from sweat entirely odor-free. While many similar technologies often discolor the fabric or leave it weakened after machine washes, our BACT-OUT® technology remained at 99.9% effectiveness even after a trial of 50 washes.

While many types of fabric wick away moisture in one way or another, it takes years of research and a truly superior type of fabric to perform effectively night after night. Not only do our Cool-jams bedding items wick moisture away from the skin, they also help it to evaporate more quickly and even eliminate the residual odor caused by sweat.


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