Dri-release®: How to stay dry, comfortable, and odour-free in every season

Wicking: bristles that prevent odours

If you like functional clothing, you may have already come across the term "wicking". This is a fantastic property of some materials that does two jobs: it wicks moisture away from the body, and dries quickly. 

Moisture absorption is ensured by fine capillaries in the fabric, which lead sweat drops away from the skin to evaporate into the air. So they help you regulate body temperature and prevent the odours and irritation that usually accompany sweating.

One material, two sides of comfort

At Northfinder, we use a lightweight Dri-release® DUO blend of polyester fibres and spandex, which wicks away sweat with a combination of hydrophobic (water-hating) and hydrophilic (water-loving) fibres.

The inside of the material absorbs moisture, while the outside repels water and stains. T-shirts and sweatshirts made of this material are flexible, and perfectly follow the body's curves to wick sweat away from the skin as quickly as possible.

Northfinder products with Dri-release® DUO technology

In addition, Dri-release® wicking technology does not require any chemical treatment for its reliable use. The clothes will not irritate your skin. And you can wash it regularly without reducing its functional properties. During washing, there is no leaching of chemical substances that maintain the function of the clothing, unlike with impregnated products.

For adventures and casual wear

You’ll appreciate the quick-drying clothing layer throughout the year. In more tropical parts of the world, wicking technology is becoming more and more popular for everyday clothing, and for underwear and bed linen.

In our weather, you can use a light, quick-drying sweatshirt, for example, for your ski-hiking. Wear the T-shirt in the summer while jogging, for cycle commuting, or when you always want to be ready for an adventure.