Wr-Up Sport – How New Fabric Tech Inhabits Wr.Up Sport Clothing
Wr-Up Sport is a close-fitting, sporty pant, made with a woven fabric that is only slightly absorbent. It’s much thicker and more clingy than other wool sports wear, but it’s lighter, warmer, and more breathable than other synthetic fabrics.
The fabric may be made from a blend of wool and polyester, or it may be created with a single ply of polyester, although wool, nylon, and other synthetic fibers are most often used to make a writ-up Sport. So where do the differences lie?
First of all, it’s possible to find Wr-Up Sport made with a single ply of polyester, which makes the fabric somewhat stiffer than a heavier blend of wool.
However, that characteristic can also help Wr-Up Sport resist a little more moisture. This, in turn, has the result of offering some water repellency.
In terms of how it’s produced, the type of fabric used in Wr-Up Sport sports apparel may vary from one manufacturer to another. Manufacturers will also use different processes to create a Wr-Up Sport, resulting in two different fabrics from a single manufacturer.
Some brands, such as Merrell, use a multi-component method to manufacture their polyester fabrics. The components include a yarn, two separate outer layers of polyester, viscose or sheath material, and a reinforcement layer to protect the inner polyester layer. The end result is a garment that’s more resistant to stains and punctures.
Other brands, like Asics, use jersey fabric, which results in a fabric that’s less resistant to tears and other punctures.
The benefit of using jersey fabric for Wr-Up Sport is that it is significantly lighter than a jersey-textured weave.
Wool and nylon are probably the most common types of synthetic materials that are used to create Wr-Up Sport. Although not as absorbent as other fabrics, the combination of these two fabrics provides plenty of protection against most moisture-wicking qualities. Even wool that has been dyed a solid color, like gray, can still be washed and dried without releasing a lot of water.
Nylon fabrics can also help preserve moisture. However, the moisture barrier provided by nylon is weaker than wool or polyester. Polyester and wool are stronger materials and are preferable when protecting against hot, humid weather.
Some manufacturers, such as Addison, use a polyester-wool blend to provide some protection against tearing and punctures. The advantage of this combination is that the polyester fabric, rather than the wool, can retain its color.
All in all, it would be a mistake to use just one type of synthetic fibers to make a Wr.Up Sport athletic wear. Instead, it’s best to go with a fabric that offers both breathability and flexibility.
One method used to achieve this is by combining a polyester yarn with nylon fibers. When the yarn is stretched in a high-speed machine, the nylon fibers stretch more rapidly than the polyester fibers. This results in a fabric that’s more resistant to abrasion, which is useful in athletic activities that require rapid impact forces.
Wr.Up Sport made with polyester-wool blends have great breathability, and they can stay cool even when being worn under a heavy rain. The garment’s built-in ventilation features help keep the wearer dry and comfortable, and it keeps the air moving through the body for more effective sweat management. But all these features come at a price: the wool fiber makes the fabric too heavy for most use.