and PermawiK® shirts are made from the same fabric but are
sold under two different trade names. ProwiK® is the brand
name for our stick and ball as well as training products and
PermawiK® is our surf and watersports brand.
ProwiK® fabric made from simple nylon fibers?
ProwiK® fabrics are designed to transport moisture away
from the body and enhance fabric drying rate thus, keeping
you feeling cool, dry and more comfortable. ProwiK®
fabrics deliver performance and comfort through the use
of proprietary nylon fibers with unique engineered nano-channel
helix sections and/or specially engineered two sided, denier
gradient fabrics made using ProwiK® qualifiable nylon
or nylon yarns. The comfort of ProwiK® fabrics can be
enhanced by introducing Lycra® elastane to the mix in
ProwiK® a treated nylon?
No, ProwiK® is not a treated nylon nor is it a simple
nylon microfibre. The performance of ProwiK® is inherent
in the fiber structure itself providing consistent performance
wash after wash.
the difference between ProwiK® fabrics and other nylon
ProwiK® fabrics are specially designed to provide not
only superior moisture management, but also to enhance the
wearer's comfort through a remarkably soft hand. The technically
advanced nano-engineered fibers in ProwiK® fabrics provide
enhanced breathability (called "air permeability"
by the tech crowd) that differentiate ProwiK® from generic
all other nylon fabrics, which use standard round fibers.
Air permeability is one of our key performance tests that
fabrics must pass before they can be sold as "ProwiK®".
All of the benefits of ProwiK® fabrics are permanently
built right into the fiber, requiring no chemical treatments
like those other wicking fabrics.
are ProwiK® fabrics more comfortable?
Moisture management + breathability equals total comfort.
garments made from ProwiK® require special care?
Most garments made with ProwiK® fabrics are machine
washable and dryable; however, fabric softeners and chlorine
bleach should not be used. Some garments may require special
care because of the garment style, not the fabric. It is
best to read the care label inside the garment. Energy Saving
Tip! Because ProwiK® is so quick drying, you really
don't need to use your dryer! Simple hang up the garment
right out of the washer and in very short order the material
will be dry and have that "pressed" look!
you silk screen print on ProwiK®?
To maintain the outstanding drying performance of ProwiK®
fabrics, we recommend heat transfer printing over silk screening.
Light coverage silk screen designs may be acceptable. Remember
not to cover areas where sweat output is great if you are
serious about maximum performance!
I dye my ProwiK® t-shirt?
No, ProwiK® is made from proprietary nylon fibers, and
nylon requires special dye procedures.
ProwiK® be worn year-round?
Yes. In cold weather, ProwiK® is a great first layer,
especially during high aerobic activities. It's superior
moisture management will keep the bone-chilling perspiration
away from your skin and move it to the outer layers for
evaporation. Remember, you can't stay warm if your body's
are the advantages of ProwiK® vs. cotton?
Besides its positive effect on maintaining body core temperature,
ProwiK® is fast drying, breathable, and resists fading,
shrinking and wrinkling.
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