breathability


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breathability

(brēth″ă-bil′ĭt-ē)
The ability of a fabric or woven coating to allow moisture and gases to travel through its pores. It is an important feature in the design of clothing liners, transdermal medication patches, and wound coverings.
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"We're absolutely thrilled to see Vivo's unrivaled breathability being the key factor for its implementation in clothing for everyone, everywhere," said Harvey.
Breathability is just as important, and refers to the ability to transport water vapor (from perspiration) through the coating into the atmosphere.
Sin knitted denim provides: Comfort stretch; maximum breathability; has a soft hand feel; light in weight.
Suitable from birth, PS21.99, available from www.milkysnugz.co.uk Suitable from birth, PS21.99, available from www.milkysnugz.co.uk Safebreathe Hoppy THIS machine-washable soft cotton rabbit is designed with safety and breathability in mind, so it's made from airmesh and is stuffed with hypoallergenic hollowfibre, minimising the risk of suffocation.
The new updated mesh and nylon liner has been added for more breathability, and still maintains its fast undercover and concealed carry look.
market research agency, breathability is the most important attribute of a disposable respirator.
The gloves are made with a combination of glass fiber and nylon yarn, providing ANSI Level 3 and EN Level 5 cut protection as well as breathability and a cool feel during use.
Danner provides performance footwear for different branches of the US Armed Forces and the USMC RAT Hot and Temperate boots are constructed with full-grain leather, tear resistant 1000 Denier nylon, a rugged Vibram 360 outsole integrated with Dri-Ice compound for flexibility and traction in mountainous terrain, moisture wicking Sea Breeze lining with quick draining medial vent holes for breathability and GORE-TEX lining for 100% waterproof protection.
Opt for comfortable sports bras that offer moisture control and high breathability. Marks & Spencer offer a well-fitting and nice-looking range.
Existing water-repellent and oil-repellent materials present problems, such as loss of breathability and texture, because the coating is applied only to the top surface of the fabric, rather than each individual fiber.
The shorts are made of Dri-FIT herringbone twill with a mesh gusset for added comfort and breathability.