Polyester is the most popular fabric to make sporting apparel from. It wicks moisture, transporting your sweat to the outside and letting it evaporate. It’s also durable and cheap to make, but there’s one problem: The stink. Polyester attracts some particularly nasty bacteria, causing it to smell horribly after only short periods of wear.
To solve this problem, various companies have developed technologies to get rid of the smell. A prominent example is Polygiene, who use silver salt to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Universally loved by outdoor enthusiasts, Merino wool is also known for being odor resistant. We have made a table to compare these fabric options with the standard fabric used for most clothes, cotton.
Polyester, combined with an odor control technology, provides most to all benefits of Merino wool, but with improved durability and a slightly lower price. We believe it is the best fabric to make clothing from.