Under Armour's newest line of moisture and heat management gear is coming soon. After patenting a new form of "ArmourVent" mesh fabric in May, they have secured a supplier and are ready to ramp up production for Spring 2014. Both short sleeve shirts and jerseys with ArmourVent technology will be added to their existing HeatGear® line. Under Armour's HeatGear® is designed to wick away sweat to keep athletes cool, dry and performing their best even on the hottest days (optimal performance for 75° F - 100° F weather).
In hockey—and in all sports—keeping players and coaches healthy is vital to being successful. Teams spend an inordinate amount of time together, sharing locker rooms, water, and food. In other words, they are ripe for the many viruses and bacteria that can devastate a player's body and ruin seasons. Consequently, equipment managers should always be looking for new ways to sanitize their teams' gear in order to prevent the unnecessary spread of illnesses.
In high school football, every game counts. You only have seven to ten games in the regular season. Can you stand to have your starting quarterback out sick for even one game? When a key player misses even one practice, it can derail the whole team’s training routine and you risk going into that Friday night’s game unprepared. With so many players spending so much time in the close quarters of the sidelines, the huddle, or the locker room, sickness can spread pretty quickly. Of course, you can’t stop your players from ever getting sick. Schools are notorious environments for spreading germs, and let’s face it; teenagers don’t always maintain the most sanitary habits. Still, if it fits into your team sports spending budget, you can give your team an extra edge by purchasing training gear and uniforms made out of antimicrobial fabrics.
No matter what the sport, uniforms take a beating on and off the field. For school athletic programs looking to get the most out of their investment in uniforms and apparel, thinking about game day rigors from the perspective of a uniform or other piece of apparel is useful when it comes time to make purchasing decisions.
School athletics and league budgets are limited, especially in today's challenging economic climate, so finding uniforms your team can enjoy for years is vital. Fortunately, team uniform care is easy and helps keep apparel fresh longer. If you consider the advantages of antimicrobial fabrics, you could save money and provide your team with comfortable, durable uniforms.
Do your team’s football uniforms leave a lingering stench in locker rooms, even after they've been washed? Do you wish you could save money your cross-country team equipment and apparel budget by not washing your uniforms as often? Antimicrobial fabric provides a solution to both these problems. Antimicrobials (agents that kill microorganisms or stunt their growth) are commonly used against bacteria or fungi. Their use to treat infections stretches back to Greek and Roman civilization. Today, antimicrobial medicines like penicillin are very common. But did you know fabric can have antimicrobial properties too?