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Thread: Polyester shirt - uncomfortable?
10-11-2007, 02:23 AM #18
I have used Yonex True cool and Addidas Clima Cool.
Both polo types works ok but ClimaCool is more comfortable to wear as it dries faster.
Personally, Addidas sleeveless t-shirt with climacool works best in humid conditions.
10-11-2007, 05:36 AM #19
I own both Yonex VeryCool and True Cool shirts, the VeryCool is made in Japan while the TrueCool is made in China and the VeryCool cost 3 times more than the TrueCool. Honestly VeryCool is great but expensive, while True Cool sucked! Unless you're willing to pay the high prices for the VeryCool, I'd suggest you to get Adidas Climacool or Nike FitDri at a much lower price.
10-11-2007, 06:59 AM #20
I think all these so called advance polyester fabrics are only designed for moderate sweating conditions. They work great in dry/non-humid environments. These advance fabrics absorb the sweat and evaporate them quicker than cotton, but it reaches a saturation point where the sweat just are kept on and within the fabric, preventing them to evaporate, espcially in humid environment in many parts of the world. Yes, they may feel very cool when you wear them causually, but they don't help a lot under vigorous exercising situations.
I do think that these polyesters gimicks for sports wear are just bullshits. The best still is cotton fabric. That is why you see those football players usually wear another cotton T-shirt under their polyester jersy. Also, with the polyster fabrics, manufacturers can print and have colourful designs on them. Polyester shirts also are more durable and dirts can be easily washed away, this is good for sports especially when there are lots of shirt pulling, falling onto muddy grounds moments.
But still, there is no subsitution for cotton.
P.S. I have both Verycool and TruCool shirts, the VeryCool ones are better, as they are more similar to Nike's DriFit of whatever they call it, they are more 'porus'. The Trucool one that I've got is more like a dense, tough nylon/polyester shirt. You even feel it is cold when the temperature is around 15-20C in the UK or in strong air-conditioning in HK.
Last edited by colekwok; 10-11-2007 at 07:05 AM.
10-11-2007, 09:06 AM #21
It all depends. When I wear 100% polyester outdoors, it is fine. Eg. when I golf, I dislike having anything in my way when I swing. In this case, poly is great as it doesn't stick to our skin. Cotton is great and comfortable, but it sticks. Therefore, not suitable for sports like golf. I agree cotton is still the best when it comes to sports like badminton. I would say 50% cotton, 50% polyester for a shirt is great.
10-11-2007, 10:33 AM #22
Just to add on to Ar Dan,
Not all Yonex VeryCools are made in Japan, unless it was a Japanese model. I have one which is made in Vietnam which I purchased at a local store in Canada.
10-11-2007, 09:54 PM #23
10-12-2007, 03:58 AM #24
10-12-2007, 04:05 AM #25
10-21-2007, 03:03 AM #26
I use Adidas ClimaCool, and it works very well.
I tried Nike Drifit, and it felt too warm for some reason.
10-21-2007, 06:11 AM #27
Tony Manero did pretty good with polyesters?
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