No sweat

New Straits Times - - Heal - CLI

The Adi­das Cli­machill Freelift Tee comes with su­pe­rior dur­ing-ex­er­cise cool­ing tech­nol­ogy. The Adi­das Cli­machill shorts. DRENCHED IN SWEAT

Any­one who per­spires heav­ily knows the dis­com­fort in­tense ex­er­cises could bring. While your friends have sweat drip­ping down their fore­heads, you strug­gle with drenched tee and wet socks.

You need a cap to ab­sorb sweat be­fore they stream down into your eyes and you could lit­er­ally wring out sweat from your run­ning tee af­ter a long run.

I sweat heav­ily and that makes choos­ing a run­ning top, a dif­fi­cult process. Medium qual­ity polyester — es­pe­cially the kind event run­ners tee are made of — doesn’t cut it for me, who needs su­pe­rior wick­ing and cool­ing abil­ity from my run­ning top.

I can’t con­trol my sweat­ing. So the trick is to find the best cool­ing and sweat man­age­ment tech­nol­ogy sports­wear brands have to of­fer.

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

When I re­ceived the new Adi­das Cli­machill Freelift Tee and Cli­machill shorts, I had hoped that it would de­liver. The brand may have global pres­ence, but its sports fab­ric tech­nol­ogy isn’t the best in the mar­ket. Yet.

Clearly, the brand has taken com­ments about its sports at­tire se­ri­ously, see­ing how the new Cli­machill works.

For one, it has been up­dated with Delta Yarns on the in­side of the fab­ric to cre­ate bet­ter air­flow next to skin. This pro­vides bet­ter dry­ing time and re­duced wet cling for the tee.

HOW IT FARES

The tee, L size for me, is a per­fect fit. Its fit is reg­u­lar — not slim fit — which suits my body shape. There’s a patch un­der the arm to pro­vide com­fort­able arm move­ment and that ex­tra patch pro­vides even bet­ter fit for those who pre­fer a roomy top.

The first im­pres­sion I had is that it is soft and light. I took it out for a 10km run one morn­ing and the most no­tice­able fea­ture is the cool feel through­out the run. With other run­ning tees, I will feel so hot that I feel like tak­ing them off say, af­ter 4km.

Since I sweat a lot, a tee that doesn’t cling to my body all the time is a wel­come run­ning gear. It clings, yes, but once I pull the fab­ric away from my body, I can feel air flow­ing be­tween the fab­ric and my body, keep­ing my body cool.

The new train­ing tee has the same per­for­mance level for breatha­bil­ity and ther­mal com­fort as its pre­de­ces­sor, ac­cord­ing to Adi­das.

“It keeps the ath­lete cool and dry, so his body can ac­cli­ma­tise bet­ter to the heat, and per­form with higher in­ten­sity even through the hottest weather,” it says.

Af­ter the run, the tee dried up fairly quickly, and by the time I fin­ished break­fast, about half an hour af­ter the run, the tee com­pletely dried up. And that is say­ing a lot be­cause very few run­ning tees dry up that quickly.

The new Cli­machill range also fea­tures alu­minium spheres that pro­vide in­stant cool­ing sen­sa­tion and ti­ta­nium-in­fused flat yarns that con­duct heat away from the body more ef­fi­ciently.

NO SMELL

The new fab­ric also con­tains Poly­gien, which has anti-odour prop­er­ties, another plus point for those who spend hours un­der the sun and who don’t throw their tees into the washer right af­ter ex­er­cise.

The shorts is the t-shirt’s per­fect match. Cool­ing with anti-odour prop­er­ties, its ti­ta­nium flat-yarn trans­fer heat away. To top that off, it con­tains breath­able fi­bres on the outer layer re­lease to heat out.

The shorts feel very light and com­fort­able to wear, even over a pair of com­pres­sion tights. True to its de­scrip­tion, it dries very fast and is suit­able for some­one who sweats a lot, like me.

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