Aspen Times Weekly: Polartec ‘Delta’ Cooling Fabric
A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat. Moisture and moving air creates a cooling effect, with wet shirt fabric a stand-in for sweat on naked skin.
But clinging cotton is far from comfortable, and hot-weather exercisers more often default to polyester, nylon and synthetics touted to wick sweat as you bike or run.
As a new option this year, Polartec LLC launched a fabric called Delta. It’s advertised to “cool you down in the hottest conditions” via a tangle of fibers that hold water yet let the fabric breathe.
Polartec is known mostly for its fleece and cold-weather apparel. Delta is the company’s first warm-weather play.
For more on this product, visit https://gearjunkie.com/. Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.
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