FUNCTION Vs FORM (Part 2) = BREATHABLE Sports leggings Vs Improved Posses
Sports fabrics are well known for all the benefits and different features they offer when exercising. How cool your body feels with your athletic wear is one of those variables that should be addressed when searching for the best sports clothes. We can happily say, breathable fabrics are found in the most common type of activewear such as cotton or polyester.
There is a misconception about what fabrics are or are not breathable and if air circulates through the fabric. To clarify, Cotton, as well as Polyester, are both breathable fabrics. The real difference depends on the fabric weight, the way the fabric has been twisted when produced or/and the quality of the fibres.
Each fabric has its pros and cons that are more or less acceptable by individual preferences. However, As we all know, having enough leggings is never a thing, having a variety that actually improves our performance and motivates us to keep an active lifestyle is of great importance.
That being said we can agree that 200 grams of cotton legging could be more breathable than 200 grams of polyester legging made with the exact same weight and quality fibres. So the cotton leggings allow for greater airflow for dampness. However, if you take into consideration that moisture normally absorbs and soaks into cotton, it could easily give a visibly sweaty spot on the garment during a workout session. So it comes to the main deciding factor, your individual preferences.
Breathable Fabric Tech
By definition, breathable fabrics for Sportswear: “ is the ability of a fabric to allow moisture vapour to be transmitted through the material” it allows “air to pass through it.” As a result, an important factor to point here is that moisture and breathability go hand-by-hand.
A few interesting facts are taking place in the apparel fitness industry. The new High Tech fibres and manufacturing processes have greatly evolved. You can find Athletic leggings with heavier weighted Polyester, feeling thicker to the touch, but when you wear them, they adjust to the body feeling and supporting the body as a light weighted fabric, providing for air to flow as easily.
These great advances in technology make our choices for fitness apparel broader and remove the limitations of owing only one quality style or brand. Now, you have at your fingertips a large variety of high-quality fitness apparel at diverse price points, styles and brands.
But how does all of this breathable feature related to your workout or yoga sessions?
Well having a breathable fabric will keep you cooler, sweat-free, spot-free and your body temperature in better conditions. Will you sweat more or less with these new high-tech polyester fabrics?. As the fabric is lighter weight on the skin, and moisture is wicked away by the same technology, the body cools faster than other fabrics allowing for better support.
Feeling comfortable with your yoga leggings during all your yoga poses and concentrating on improving your level of extension or intensity in each pigeon pose, Standing forward Bend or any other pose is the ultimate support that a great activewear brand can offer. Either if it is in a hot yoga class, hatha yoga, restorative yoga, or Ashtanga yoga your level of improvement should be only limited to your limiting believes instead of your sports clothing. Your Fitness clothing should actually provide you with more reason to keep trying and keep active. Try workout apparel that goes with your style, those that make you happy, ready and confident of yourself.