Introduction to the specific functions of functional fabrics for cycling wear

- Nov 30, 2018-

What are the specific functions of jersey fabrics and sportswear fabrics? What kind of benefits can these functions bring to us? What kind of fabric should we choose when choosing cycling suits and sportswear? Below we will talk about the specific functions and functions of the functional fabric of the riding suit.

1, fast performance

Cycling clothing should have good durability, including tensile strength, tear strength, bursting strength, abrasion resistance and heat and light resistance. In many modern sports, people often do a lot of movements, which requires the sportswear to have good flexibility and increase the range of joints and muscle activities. Therefore, modern sportswear often uses elastic fabrics with high elasticity. For example, in swimming suits and cycling clothing, lycra (LYCRA) and TACTEL fabrics are used. The wear resistance of sportswear is also an extremely important indicator. The CORDURA fiber developed by DuPont is a kind of jet-deformation high-strength nylon. This product is light, anti-wear and durable. Its wear resistance is general jet deformation nylon. 2 times the wear resistance is 2 to 7 times that of polyamide, polyester and cotton products.

2, comfort performance

After wearing the human body, the clothing forms a certain temperature and humidity environment between the human body and the clothing. The environmental indicators and the physical and chemical performance indexes of the materials determine the comfort level of the human body.

(1) Warm performance

The good warmth of cycling clothing can prevent athletes from being cold or frostbite in cold conditions, such as skiing, hiking and other sports. To improve the warmth of the fabric, hollow fibers can be used to prevent cold air from entering and moisture, and some fabrics with far-infrared fibers can be used. At present, materials such as THINSULATE produced by 3M Company of the United States are often used in the market, and the thermal insulation performance is obviously superior to that of cotton, down and wool.

(2) Waterproof and breathable

Many modern sports are outdoor sports that may cause athletes to be affected by wind and rain, such as mountain climbing, outdoor running, boating, etc. Sportswear is required to have good waterproof and breathable properties. Waterproof and breathable is the property of the fabric to prevent the passage of liquid water while allowing the passage of gaseous water. It is windproof and rainproof and ensures the body's dryness. At present, most of the fabrics used in the market are made of high-density and high-density yarns, as well as fabrics using diaphragm technology, such as the well-known GORE-TEX fabrics produced by Gore [3].

(3) moisture wicking performance

Moisture wicking performance is an important performance indicator for modern sportswear. After a lot of exercise, if the sweat and heat generated by the human body cannot be absorbed and discharged in time, the human body will feel uncomfortable and even induce symptoms such as a cold. Moisture wicking performance is to change the moisture absorption, moisture release and other properties of the fabric through fabric structure design or fiber modification, etc., while having water absorption and quick drying. The COOLMAX material produced by INVISTA has a fast drying speed of 5 times that of pure cotton. The COOLDRY material produced by Quanzhou Haitian Light Textile Group has strong wicking ability and excellent moisture absorption and quick drying performance.

3, special protective performance

Cycling clothing should also have some special protective properties. For example, skydiving clothing can be coated with a chemical film that can adsorb water molecules on the surface of the fabric, so that a continuous conductive water film is formed on the surface of the fabric to dissipate the static electricity to prevent accidental injury caused by static electricity to the athlete; outdoor sports Excessive UV rays in the process will threaten human health and harm the skin. Sportswear with UV resistance is more and more popular. When running, riding, etc. on the road at night, choose clothing with reflective materials to enhance Night vision effect ensures the safety of sports.

For different sports, the design should design different clothing structures and details for specific sports, ergonomics and the environment in which the sports are located. In addition, the correct selection of functional fabrics not only improves the usability of sportswear, but also makes the wearer feel comfortable and appreciate the joy of sports.