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Performance Wear for Men - Want to look good and feel great?

You may have reached a certain level of training that requires additional level of comfort and features such as a more breathable slim-fit textile, a quick-dry apparel, a stretch bottom or a compression shirt. Performance sportswear are designed specifically for sports and the big brands Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Asics, Lululemon have seized the opportunity to expand their sportswear collection into a higher level of performance and comfort by investing in the embroidery technology that comes with this active wear.

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Performance Wear is the new standard in high-performance clothing. They tend to be slightly more expensive clothes but definitely worth it if you try them once. They are designed for comfort and performance so you can tell that your clothes won't hold you back from doing what you want to accomplish. They're made from a special blend of fibers that are designed for comfort, durability, and performance. Depending on the brand, you could have a blend of Nylon, Merino wool, Polyester, Elastane used in some of Reebok & Lululemon. Nike uses an Infanilon fabric in its shorts that feels irresistibly soft and smooth while providing a gentle compressive feel as you breathe, stretch and move. They often use seamless knit fabric to reduce chafing as well.

The best part about this active wear is its ability to wick away moisture so you stay dry even when working up a sweat. This keeps you cool and comfortable while also helping your body regulate temperature better than other fabrics can. You won’t have to worry about overheating or feeling clammy with these clothes on!

Take a look at this video if you want to see how Performance Wear can help make your life easier and more enjoyable!

"Functional considerations are important in high-performance clothing and decreasing energy costs to improve performance requires that garments move with rather than against the body. This requires careful consideration of fabric characteristics and how it will behave during wear, a garment that restricts and binds, may increase energy expenditure and cause overheating and a loss of performance. Overheating is a key consideration in high-performance clothing, aside from the technical considerations of the fabric to allow for heating and cooling and, in some cases, the design innovations. Design considerations, such as the ease in the garment will directly affect the energy expenditure required to function in the garment." - S. Gill, in High-Performance Apparel, 2018

Multilayer Performance Clothing

One of the most important factors in performance clothing is achieving a balance between comfort and protection. Let's take a look at some of the different layers that make up these garments:

Most performance clothes are made with more than one layer, each making specific contributions to how they function. The first type is called an inner layer and it provides warmth and moisture-wicking properties, while serving as padding for the next two layers. As you would expect, middle layers tend to be thicker because they must provide additional insulation from cold weather events like rain or snow - but also need to breathe well in warmer conditions so sweat doesn't build up on your skin. Finally, outer layers provide water resistance and wind protection; this is usually accomplished by using waterproof materials

Under Armour Men's HeatGear Sleeveless Compression T-Shirt

  • 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane

  • Imported

  • Zipper closure

  • HeatGear fabric, with all the benefits of UA Compression, comfortable enough to be worn all day

  • Stretch-mesh underarm panels deliver strategic ventilation

  • UPF 30 protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays

  • 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction

  • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast

$16.36 - $42.52

3-Pack Athletic Compression Under Base Layer Shirt

  • 85% Polyester, 15% Spandex

  • Elastic closure

  • Moisture Transport System sweeps away sweat and dries quickly; Flat lock seams to prevent chafing

  • Suitable for all sports indoors and outdoors, such as running, basketball, cross training, etc.

Under Armour Men's HeatGear Compression Long Sleeve T-Shirt

  • 84% Polyester, 16% Elastane

  • Imported

  • HeatGear fabric, with all the benefits of UA Compression, comfortable enough to be worn all day

  • Stretch-mesh underarm panels deliver strategic ventilation

  • Comes in 13 colors

$22.74 - 64.99

Moisture Absorption

"Moisture absorption can affect the physical and mechanical properties of fibers, as it can influence the comfort of the wearer, shrinkage, speed of drying, and static charge (Taylor, 1997). Most textile fibers will absorb moisture under normal use. Therefore, when manufacturing high-performance apparel, it is important to determine the degree to which a textile fiber will be affected. For example, wool will have a high percentage moisture regain than polyester." - Tasneem Sabir, in High-Performance Apparel, 2018

Lululemon Activewear

  1. Textured Tech Hoodie | $148 Buy @ Lululemon

  2. Surge Warm Full Zip | $118.00 USD Buy @ Lululemon

  3. Sojourn Jacket | $128 Buy @ Lululemon