The shorts provide versatile performance, both as outerwear and as a base layer. A reflective "flash" and logos provide extra visibility for nighttime activities. The flat-seam construction eliminates abrasions, increases comfort, and enhances fit. Other features include a key pocket and a double-reinforced waistband with a flat-draw cord.
The 80 percent Coolmax, 20 percent Lycra four-way stretch fabric pulls moisture away from the body to the outside of the tights and provides a UV protection rating of UPF 40+. Featuring Healtha+ four-way stretch mesh fabric ventilator panels, the shorts are anatomically engineered for each gender, providing comfort, ease of movement, and a better fit.
About CW-X Support Web Technology
The patented CW-X Support Web technology mimics taping techniques that trainers apply to injured muscles. When this technology is applied to muscles and joints, it creates an exoskeletal support system that improves biomechanics during motion. The CW-X Support Web provides targeted support to key areas, decreasing muscle oscillation and focusing power so your muscles work more efficiently. Variable compression along the web facilitates circulation, minimizing lactic acid build-up and muscle soreness, so you can be active longer and recover faster.
Healtha+ is a multifunctional, lightweight, quick-dry fabric developed by Ventex. Nanotechnology has been used in the development of Healtha+, which consists of 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex yarns. This combination provides a comfortable fit and freedom of movement, as well as quick-dry moisture wicking capabilities.
The six-channel shape of Healtha+ fibers results in a capillary action pulling the sweat away from the skin's surface to the exterior of the fabric. Healtha+ yarn's wide surface area is also an intrinsic advantage over regular fibers. A wider surface area allows for greater moisture evaporation. This makes Healtha+ one of the fastest-drying textiles available.
Healtha+ is also antibacterial and odorless through the application of silver dioxide fiber technology, preserving garment freshness. Integrated titanium oxide fiber technology protects against ultraviolet rays, providing UPF 50+.
Below are some further studies demonstrating the performance-enhancing qualities of CW-X Conditioning Wear.
Human Science Research Center, Kyoto, Japan: Study of electrical pulse activity in muscles
Muscles firing into motion were measured electromyographically for subjects wearing CW-X gear, subjects wearing competitor products, and subjects with bare legs. Electrical pulse activity decreased in unsupported and partly supported legs during exercise, indicative of fatigue. Legs supported by CW-X showed a negligible decrease in electrical pulse activity.
Human Science Research Center, Kyoto, Japan: Study of stability, impact, and motion
In this study, high-speed video analysis was used to compare stability, impact, and motion in CW-X products and regular compression gear. CW-X Support Web tights were 10 percent more stable and balanced and absorbed 12 percent more shock to the knee than regular compression tights. CW-X Support Web tops allowed 9 percent greater range of motion for the arm than regular compression tops.
Japan's Wacoal Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of intimate apparel, has spent half a century creating clothing born of a deep understanding of the body. Combining its scientific knowledge of the human anatomy with its experience in complex fabrications and apparel design, the company first entered the performance sports apparel market in Japan in 1991 with CW-X Performance Conditioning Wear. Recently the company launched the CW-X brand in the U.S. market through the newly formed Wacoal Sports Science Corporation.
Wacoal Sports Science, headquartered in New York City, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wacoal International. The company's mission is to meet the sports performance needs of the active U.S. consumer through the CW-X brand, the world's first truly anatomically engineered high-performance sports apparel.