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Thread: does Yonex coolfit really work?
10-31-2004, 01:33 AM #1
does Yonex coolfit really work?
Does yonex's Coolfit stuff really work? What about Adidas' and Nike's Climalite and Dri-fit...it seems like they've just repackaged polyester, made it thinner, and called it sweat absorbent. I know that Yonex's coolfit stuff is supposed to be polyester on the side touchign the skin, and cotton on the outside for faster evaporation...but are they comfortable to wear?
10-31-2004, 01:46 AM #2Originally Posted by ironchef
My 2 cents.
10-31-2004, 04:32 AM #3
I give u guys a review when i got mine in next few weeks
10-31-2004, 04:53 AM #4
I wear Nike dri-fit shirts now. I used to wear cotton shirts, and the major difference for me is that the discomfort of having your clothes stick to your sweaty body is gone when I switched to dri-fit shirts.
Additionally, the shirt feels lighter.
10-31-2004, 11:26 AM #5
Yes, the very cool does work but the thing I have noticed is that last years bog standard shirt was made of 100% Polyester and the very cool range from Yonex is also 100% Polyester, so why are they double the price (in the UK anyway, normal Yonex shirt => £25-30, very cool => £55-60) ???
The heat capsule works very well also!
11-01-2004, 02:16 AM #6
ahahahah it's a marketing GIMMICK! maybe it's a bit thinner than their normal polyester shirts...but i doubt it. Also, hong kong sells a lot of "very cool" yonex shirts, but their composition is part polyester, part cotton...and I remember reading that very cool has a polyester layer next to the skin so the sweat is wicked away, and a cotton upper layer, so the sweat evaporates faster...
11-01-2004, 02:34 AM #7
this is very fishy...
if you read the description of very cool...it says they use "xylitol impregnated very cool polo shirts".
"Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates.
Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960’s. It is a popular sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes.
Over 25 years of testing in widely different conditions confirm that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Xylitol use reduces tooth decay rates both in high-risk groups (high caries prevalence, poor nutrition, and poor oral hygiene) and in low risk groups (low caries incidence using all current prevention recommendations). Sugarfree chewing gums and candies made with xylitol as the principal sweetener have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations."
So yonex has figured out a way to turn a food sweetener/sugar substitute into a material that can keep us cool. absolutely GENIUS! their shirts do look nice though...
11-01-2004, 11:10 AM #8
Used to wear cotton T-shirt, it stick to your body and the shirt will still be wet when i reach home after a game.
Wearing Nike Dri-fit shirt now, its lighter and dry much much faster.
IMO Its more comfortable than a cotton T-shirt.
1 bad thing about the Dri fit is my Dri fit shirt still stink no matter how i wash it...
Anyone tried the adidas climalite?
Its much cheaper than the Dri fit in my nearby mall, may buy 1 to test.
11-01-2004, 01:21 PM #9
i find adidas climalite pretty thick and heavy...sort of how yonex polyester is to MMOA polyester shirts...the MMOA shirts are much lighter to wear.
11-01-2004, 04:40 PM #10
2 cents worth
i bought 2 round neck "very cool" shirts in japan, and they cost about £14 each (though proper match shirts did feel much higher quality and work out around £35), and think they definately work; since wearing them, instead of cotton shirts, they don't stick so much and they feel much drier after a long session
11-12-2004, 03:11 PM #11
I am also wearing the Nike Dri-Fit T-Shirts and Nike Sphere Dry now. They are both indeed very nice and smooth. Personally, I like the Sphere a lot....it's very cool-looking!!
Especially they are on sale at the Nike outlet in Ohio.... only $35 USD for both
11-12-2004, 03:47 PM #12
I wear a shirt that uses Nike Dri-Fit technology and it's pretty cool, literally. If it's cold enough, I can actually feel the air rush through the shirt, can feel it when I'm playing sometimes, too.
So I guess the answer to your question is yes, they do work.
05-09-2005, 06:49 PM #13
Cool fit shirts?
Ok, I am a person who sweats like a pig. Literally, every time i play, I look like I just jumped into a pool with my shirt on.
Do cool fit shirts really work? Any other technological shirts that would help me keep cool and not sweat as much. Thanks.
05-09-2005, 06:53 PM #14
ya most of these cool fit shirts that are made of that kind of material work very well. the sweat never really soaks into the material, but kind of picks it off your skin almost, plus they are usually very breathable and i love them. i wear the nike dri-fit, and an underarmour loose shirt too
05-09-2005, 07:19 PM #15
The dry-fit shirts make me sweat more though. But they're "absorption" feels better.
05-09-2005, 07:20 PM #16
I use Adidas Climalite for both badminton and soccer during the summer. Because I don't sweat much, I find it necessary only during the hotter months. I have no complaints - it's cool and comfortable. Also use other less expensive polyester/cotton blends with similar satisfaction.
05-09-2005, 07:25 PM #17
Agree with others
The dri fit technology does help.
I use the fila aero fit by Fila, basically the same technology as the dri fit.
Feels much lighter, especially when taking a breather in between the long singles rallies, it does not stick to your body as much. I only have to change one of these where I earlier used to change 2 to 3 cotton t-shirts. I sweat a lot.
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