Whether you’re on the slopes, at the gym or out for a hike, individuals like to be comfortable when they are enjoying their favorite activity. Although sweat may be seen as an indication of exertion for some, for most the excess sweat is the leading cause of discomfort, rubbing blisters, wet clothes during cool down phases and also unwanted odors. What is more relevant to performance: The production of moisture on the skin to counteract overheating draws valuable energy from the body.
So how can sports and outdoor brands achieve this type of comfort level in their products? How can they reduce overheating and moisture to keep their customers in an ideal comfort zone and help them perform better?
THE PIONEER IN TEMPERATURE REGULATION
Outlast® technology adds proactive temperate regulation to shoes, active wear, or outdoor apparel. Originally developed for NASA, it utilizes phase-change materials (PCM). There are other companies that claim the benefits of temperature regulation through the use of materials that react to sweat, by wicking it away based e.g. on hollow fibers or fasts drying polyesters or topical wicking agents. Outlast® technology is different. It proactively reduces overheating before sweat occurs by absorbing, storing and releasing heat, depending on the environmental conditions.
The Outlast® cycle works permanently and repeatedly as individuals face varying influences and temperatures – the microclimate of the skin stays balanced and the absolute humidity is reduced significantly*
* Tests for various end uses in apparel, shoes, and helmets performed by C. Russ – netconsult, an independent testing lab in Munich/Germany (THG AreaView – SleepView). Further details can be requested via outlast.com
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100 PERCENT CUSTOMER & THERMOREGULATION FOCUSED
At Outlast we pride ourselves on our focus on our customers and providing them with only unmatched performance in thermoregulation materials. Temperature regulation is our specialty.
For over 25 years, Outlast has been innovating the best possible temperature solutions to add value to our customers’ end-use products. With this said, we have an unmatched product range in the market, including coated fabrics, fibers, fiber fills, yarns, mesh, knits, and wadding.
See some of our recent partner products including proactive temperature regulation for more comfort and performance:
OUTLAST® COATED FABRICS – REDUCING SWEAT AND BLISTERS
Adidas NMD_R2 summer shoes with Outlast
Coated liner material and mesh offer a high capacity to store heat in combination with maximum breathability – ideal for shoes, gloves, helmets or backpacks.
OUTLAST® FIBRE BALANCING THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR FEET
Wigwam® Rubber Boot Socks
Outlast® acrylic and viscose fibers are the perfect fit for knitted next to skin outdoor cloths and accessories, such as under garments or socks.
OUTLAST® HELPING GOALKEEPERS STAY COOL UNDER PRESSURE
Wrap Elite Aqua Campione by Sells
Outlast® coated materials offer a high capacity to store heat. They are highly suitable for use in close to skin multi-layer products like shoes, jackets, head ware, gloves and many more.
OUTLAST® FIBRE FILL AGAINST CHILL
Bugatti quilted jacket 772500
Outlast® technology is available also as fiber fill for jackets, outer layer products or sleeping bags.