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Thread: Polyester shirt - uncomfortable?
10-06-2007, 11:59 AM #1
Polyester shirt - uncomfortable?
Tried my first Yonex 100% polyester badminton shirt. It was very light, but oh boy, it was not comfortable. With that, I meant it doesn't absord my perspiration and I felt hot. Isn't the shirt designed to feel comfortable, or are there different types of polyester shirts?
10-06-2007, 12:03 PM #2
the yonex cool-fit shirts are so far so good to my comfortable....
10-06-2007, 12:05 PM #3
you may try others
1. nike dri-fit
2. nike sphere-dry
3. adidas cool.....
10-06-2007, 01:02 PM #4
my personal comments on my dri-fit polyester tops:
ashaway, apacs, proace - value for $
kason, victor, mizuno - very comfortable
10-06-2007, 03:20 PM #5
what model shirt was it?
10-06-2007, 03:23 PM #6
post a pic, so we can check it if it's a fake
10-06-2007, 03:36 PM #7
It may be that you just don't like polyester shirts (I don't at all), I prefer cotton as it absorbs moisture (but it retains it too). I know I'm in the minority as most people don't wear cotton, but I really don't like polyester - I find it doesn't absorb sweat and actually makes me feel even sweatier, for me poly shirts just dry quickly when I stop playing.
I have a nike dry-fit - its very light and cool feeling, but not absorbent. I can't comment on Yonex, but not all poly shirts are the same.
10-06-2007, 04:40 PM #8
i personally prefer Adidas ClimaCool clothing over Yonex VeryCool clothing because i don't see much difference in performance but the Adidas is half the price of Yonex.
Last edited by phandrew; 10-06-2007 at 04:43 PM.
10-07-2007, 12:27 AM #9
yonex "very cool" design technology is suitable most especially in hot and humid countries.
10-07-2007, 09:04 AM #10
Cotton t-shirts work very well for me, though it usually gets very heavy towards a 2hr session.
10-07-2007, 07:29 PM #11
To be comfortable, shirts for badminton must have, first good absorbency, and second fast evaporation of the water/sweat held. For hot and humid countries it may surprise you that the best shirts are the very expensive cotton polo shirts. They may cost US$100-US$150 each but they last a life time.
But such shirts are not very suitable for cold climates because of their too rapid evaporation, which tend to cool the body down rapidly, leaving you with a rather cold or chilled body. In which case you can use the cheaper cotton polo shirts or even polyster shirts.
10-07-2007, 08:46 PM #12
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10-08-2007, 02:17 AM #14
Nope i do not. I am not the one doing the laundry, so i guess i shouldnt be so mean as to wear so many pieces in one session.
10-08-2007, 07:58 PM #15
10-11-2007, 12:50 AM #16
So avoid Yonex ones in the future . Thanks for telling me that .
10-11-2007, 01:16 AM #17
For me, I use Yonex shirts and shorts, with Very Cool. They have Very good heat dissipation and absorption. The ones I am using are the models which are made in Japan.
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