What Does Moisture Wicking Mean?
It’s hard to shop for clothing now without seeing items described as having “moisture wicking” or being made of moisture wicking fabric.
Moisture wicking is the process of moving moisture away from your skin. Moisture wicking clothing transports sweat through capillary action. Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of external forces like gravity. Fabrics that have moisture-wicking work to transfer sweat to the fabric’s top layer and then dry out so the sweat doesn't soak through the fabric.
Which Fabrics Are Moisture Wicking?
Most moisture wicking fabrics are synthetic. At Montauk Tackle, our fabric which is made from recycled plastic bottles, has moisture wicking properties. We estimate 4 plastic bottles have been repurposed into each one of our shirts. Our fabric partner was selected because they actually collect their own plastic bottles and feed them into a vertically integrated process to create Montauk’s engineered recycled smart fabrics. It allows our apparel to tell an amazing certifiably sustainability story—traceable and transparent.
Cotton is not moisture wicking, in fact it is the anti moisture wicking fabric. If you are wearing a cotton shirt and start to sweat, it will take forever to dry and leaves you damp and sweaty.
Why Should I Wear Moisture Wicking Clothing?
Wearing moisture wicking fabrics makes working out or being in the sun much more enjoyable and comfortable, because you know that your clothing won’t have that sticky damp feeling. Anytime that you know you’ll be doing strenuous activities, you should wear moisture wicking layers. We recommend that you wear clothes made from moisture wicking fabrics all year round, as these fabrics help regulate your body heat, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
At Montauk Tackle, all of our performance apparel incorporates recycled yarns infused with 50+ UPF sun protection, moisture wicking, and antimicrobial and stain resistant properties. We’re proud to be an American made clothing brand.
If you’re in need of performance gear, check out our Performance Crewneck. This crewneck is made with MTCdryprotect™ smart fabric, which provides 50+UPF skin protection, moisture wicking and resists stains and odors. Our Performance Crewneck is so breathable, it feels like you are just wearing air and you can even wear it as a baselayer on those chilly mornings out on the water.
To learn more about Montauk Tackle Company and what we have to offer, please visit our website. You’ll learn more about our story while you view all of our affordable, stylish appeal options that are sure to be the perfect additions to your wardrobe.