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Drymax Technologies, Inc.

The Science of Keeping Skin Dry

posted 2019-02-05T16:15:04 in Blog

The laws of physics dictate that no single fiber technology can attract and repel moisture at the same time. To overcome this, drymax products utilize the dryness that only two opposite types of fiber technologies can provide.

Interwoven to form inner and outer layers, drymax fibers do not wick because they are “super hydrophobic,” or able to repel moisture. At the molecular level, moisture doesn’t adhere to the inner layer of drymax terry loops, and because of this, sweat is removed from the skin. “Because moisture does not adhere to drymax fibers, they are able to mechanically lift sweat off the skin like a squeegee and instantly transfer it into the moisture attracting outer layer without retaining moisture on the inside,” states drymax on its website.

In addition to keeping blisters, Athlete’s Foot, and odor-causing bacteria at bay, drymax also urges athletes to remember that what you wear on your feet affects both comfort and performance. “Wicking fiber sock manufacturers say their socks wick moisture ‘away’ from the skin. This is misleading as wicking fiber socks also wick sweat across and towards the skin, which helps keep the skin wet,” drymax states on its website. “Wicking fiber technology works better for a shirt where the sweat can evaporate to the open air, versus a sock that’s trapped inside a shoe where little if any evaporation can take place.

“We designed a self-contained Dual Layer Sweat Removal System so we did not have to rely on the shoes to help keep feet dry,” drymax continues. “This system works so well we guarantee it will keep feet dry and comfortable in all types of footwear, in cold, hot, and even wet conditions.”

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