How DriRelease Works?
Patented drirelease® technology enables material to dry 4x faster than cotton, has everlasting wicking, and has FreshGuard® odor control - while still maintaining the look and feel of natural fibers.
drirelease® Is Patented For Performance
drirelease® with FreshGuard® offers a patented blend of 85-90% hydrophobic/synthetic ("water-hating") fabrics and 10-15% natural/hydrophilic ("water-loving") fibers. This intimate combination works together to efficiently grab liquid away from the skin and push it to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. That's why clothing made with drirelease® always feels soft and always stays dry.
Permanent Moisture Wicking
Ironically, the nemesis of most wicking fabrics is water. It's true. Chemically-treated performance fabrics lose their ability to wick away moisture over time with each washing. Not drirelease®. Our moisture-transport system is built into the yarn and delivers everlasting wicking that won't wash out.
Neutralizes Odors With FreshGuard®
FreshGuard® is an odor neutralizer that is embedded in all drirelease fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric – also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard® is friendly to the environment.
Unlike other products, which use a topical anti-microbial finish, FreshGuard® is a process that is built directly into drirelease fabrics and doesn’t come out in the wash. In fact, all FreshGuard® engineered fabrics are put through standard ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) wash tests, which include 50 washings. In each of these tests, FreshGuard® products emerged untouched.
Here are just a few ways drirelease® with FreshGuard® keeps you dry, cool and comfortable:
- Dries 4x faster than cotton and keeps you dry
- Soft and natural to the touch
- Moisture wicking qualities won't wash out
- Resists pilling and wrinkling
- Won't discolor with perspiration; no embarrassing underarm stains
- No annoying static cling; great for layering
- Virtually neutralizes odor
- Environmentally friendly without harmful chemicals
The Fastest Drying Performance Fabrics
The patented, unique blend of synthetic and natural fibers in drirelease® yarn actually accelerates the water release rate of our fabrics. Rather than just spreading moisture across the surface, drirelease fabrics push water and perspiration to the outside of a garment, releasing it into the air faster than any other performance fabric on the market. And with FreshGuard® embedded into all drireleasefabrics, every performance blend we offer delivers unmatched odor control as well.
Athletes eliminating deodorant or soap for 48 hours did 30 minutes of aerobics, and the result? NO SMELL in drirelease® T-shirts with FreshGuard®.