Outdoor travel generally requires a lot of exercise, especially in the hot summer when your clothes are soaked with sweat and stick to your body, which is very uncomfortable. The characteristics of quick-drying clothes are moisture absorption and quick drying, making them the first choice for outdoor enthusiasts for summer outdoor activities. In order to get rid of the uncomfortable feeling of large amounts of sweat accumulating on the surface of the skin, some people choose to wear “comfortable and breathable” pure cotton clothing. But in fact, pure cotton clothing can only absorb sweat and is not breathable, so it is not suitable for wearing during exercise. Quick-drying underwear with good performance can guide sweat into the surface of the clothes, so that the sweat can quickly evaporate and restore the comfort of the human body.
Quick-drying clothes are produced in response to the requirements of outdoor use environments. Under normal circumstances, quick-drying clothes can be worn at the turn of spring and summer. At this time, they are more convenient and practical than heavy jackets. The main function of quick-drying clothes is to quickly wick away sweat, that is, to quickly absorb and spread sweat on the skin, and to increase the evaporation rate by expanding the area as much as possible.
Wearing ordinary sportswear and immediately switching to a resting state after sweating during exercise may cause illness due to changes in body temperature. Quick-drying clothes can dissipate moisture and have good warmth retention properties, helping to keep the skin dry and fresh. Especially when doing outdoor sports, quick-drying clothes can play a better role in windproof, rainproof and moisture-proof.
The design concept of quick-drying clothing is inseparable from its quick-drying principle and usage environment. The initial design concept of quick-drying clothing was mainly based on two considerations:
Internal factors-because people engaged in outdoor activities are more prone to sweating. If you exercise a lot, your whole body will be sweating profusely. If you are wearing ordinary clothes at this time, they will stick to your skin tightly, which is particularly uncomfortable. But as for quick-drying clothes, they can make the evaporated sweat quickly evaporate outside the body.
External factors – When walking in the wild, morning dew or drizzle will make your clothes wet. If the trouser legs stick to your legs, it will cause an uncomfortable feeling. If it is quick-drying clothes, their quick-drying and water-repellent properties will save you from these unnecessary troubles.
This is a very professional issue. Different fabrics use different principles. Some use similar characteristic principles of shape memory polymers; Utilize the principle of microporous film; and the principle of difference between the diameter of water droplet molecules and water molecules, air molecules, etc. Here, we will focus on the principle of using microporous film. Quick-drying fabrics that utilize the principle of microporous film are extremely common on the market. Its quick-drying principle is to use a thin film with a micropore diameter between the maximum diameter of water molecules and air molecules and the minimum diameter of water droplet molecules, and then composite the film with the outer fabric, so that the fabric becomes waterproof and breathable. .This is somewhat similar to the principle of GORE-TEX. The fabric using this principle uses a film with micropores, which not only acts as a water repellent but also plays a breathable role. Whether it uses micropores Whether it is the film principle or some other principle, it is actually just chemical fiber fabrics with different fibers.
How to wear it in the wild
Quick-drying clothing should be worn close to the skin in the wild. Some mountaineers like to add a T-shirt inside the quick-drying clothes. If it is a pure cotton T-shirt, then the sweat will be preserved by the pure cotton T-shirt and will not diffuse quickly. The outer quick-drying clothes will also It has no effect anymore.