Behind the Design:
THE PURSUIT COLLECTION
May 12, 2023
The Pursuit Collection is designed to not only be your go-to kit for high output activities in warm weather, but also to function as a baselayer for cold weather pursuits. We wanted to walk you through the details of this seemingly simple collection. As mountain athletes we know that details make the difference between success and failure, and we spent the time to perfect the details so you can train with confidence.
Why do performance materials matter? Why updating your workout wardrobe can have performance benefits.
1. Keeps you dry and comfortable: When you exercise, your body produces sweat to cool itself down. If that sweat gets trapped against your skin, it can make you feel wet and uncomfortable, and cause chafing and irritation. Moisture-wicking clothing pulls sweat away from your skin and allows it to evaporate quickly, keeping you dry and comfortable even during intense activity.
2. Regulates body temperature: Moisture-wicking clothing can help regulate your body temperature by preventing the buildup of sweat and moisture that can make you feel too hot or too cold. By keeping you dry, moisture-wicking clothing helps your body maintain a comfortable temperature, which can improve your performance and endurance.
3. Reduces chafing and irritation: When sweat gets trapped against your skin, it can cause friction and irritation, which can lead to chafing and even blisters. Moisture-wicking clothing helps reduce friction by pulling sweat away from your skin, which can prevent chafing and keep you comfortable during exercise.
4. Improves breathability: Many moisture-wicking fabrics are designed to be breathable, which means they allow air to circulate around your body, keeping you cool and comfortable. Improved breathability can help reduce fatigue and improve your endurance during exercise.
All of this works together to keep you cool & comfortable during tough workouts. Recent data points to overheating as a common reason for decreased endurance, decreased power output, and overall decreased athletic performance. Wearing appropriate athletic attire that helps you to regulate your temperature comes with some serious benefits!
1. Performance: When your body temperature rises, your heart rate increases, and your body has to work harder to cool itself down. This can lead to fatigue and reduced performance. By staying cool, you can maintain a more comfortable body temperature, which can improve your endurance and help you perform better during exercise.
2. Comfort: Exercising in hot, humid conditions can be uncomfortable and make it harder to stay motivated. Staying cool can help you stay more comfortable during exercise, which can make it easier to stick to your fitness routine.
3.Recovery: After exercise, your body needs to cool down to start the recovery process. Staying cool can help facilitate this process and reduce inflammation and soreness.
What is a moisture wicking fabric anyways?
Moisture-wicking fabrics are typically made from synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, or spandex, which are known for their ability to wick moisture away from the body. These fabrics are designed with special moisture-wicking properties, such as a tight weave that prevents moisture from being absorbed into the fabric, or a special treatment that allows the fabric to repel moisture and dry quickly.
The Pursuit Tech Tee, Tank, and Long-Sleeve are made with moisture wicking fabrics that blend a mixture of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibers, helping any moisture to evenly spread out along the shirt and evaporate more quickly.
It’s in the stitching.
A flatlock seam is a type of seam used in clothing construction that is designed to lie flat against the fabric, rather than creating a raised ridge. This is achieved by overlapping the edges of the fabric and then stitching them together in a way that creates a flat, strong, and flexible seam. This is why we use flat-lock stitching in out Pursuit Collection:
1. Comfort: Flatlock seams are less bulky than traditional seams, which can reduce irritation and chafing against the skin. This can be especially important for athletes and active individuals who need to move freely without being distracted by uncomfortable seams.
2. Flexibility: Because flatlock seams are stitched in a way that allows the fabric to stretch and move, they are ideal for garments that need to move with the body. This can be particularly important for compression garments, which need to provide support without restricting movement.
3. Durability: Flatlock seams are strong and durable, which means they can withstand the rigors of regular use and high-intensity workouts. This can help ensure that athletic wear and other performance garments last longer and maintain their shape and functionality over time.
Overall, flatlock seams are a popular choice for athletic and performance wear because they provide a combination of comfort, flexibility, and durability that is essential for high-intensity workouts and other physically demanding activities.