Fieldsheer Apparel Technologies, a U.S.-based garment manufacturer and textile design company and developer of the Mobile Warming technology, announced the availability of its a counterpart to the trademarked offering, Mobile Cooling by Fieldsheer.
The perfect complement to the Mobile Warming heated apparel line, Mobile Cooling by Fieldsheer has been incorporated into a variety of cooling garments, including shirts, tank tops, hoodies, high-visibility vests and shirts, neck towels, and neck gaiters. Designed for the hottest climates and conditions, Fieldsheer’s Mobile Cooling apparel wicks moisture away, keeping the wearer cool, dry, and comfortable, whether engaged in outdoor recreation or work-related chores.
What’s more, Fieldsheer’s Mobile Cooling apparel does more than simply lower the wearer’s body temperature, it also delivers powerful protection from harmful UV rays while keeping users safe from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Ultimately, it can provide a safety barrier from a variety of heat- and sun-related issues.
“We design smart apparel built for the avid outdoorsman, the construction worker, the soccer mom, and the everyday person who lives in cold weather,” said Mark Gandy, co-chief executive officer of Fieldsheer. “As a pioneer in the heated motorcycle space and now heated workwear and outerwear, we wanted to bring comfort year around. Mobile Cooling will give Fieldsheer a complete, year-round clothing solution for our customers.”
Fieldsheer’s Mobile Cooling incorporates several complementary technologies into its apparel line to generate cooling properties along with other benefits. The centerpiece of this technological mixture is drirelease GEO Cool, a natural technology developed by Optimer Brands, a pioneer in performance and comfort textile solutions. Using no chemicals of any kind, drirelease technology is not a surface application. Performance properties are “built into” each thread of the fabrics with an engineered blend of 85-90 percent hydrophobic (water absorbing) to 10-15 percent hydrophilic (water absorbing) fibers.
This combination efficiently pulls moisture and perspiration away from the skin and pushes it to the exterior of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. What’s more, drirelease fabric uses 38 percent recycled materials, making it extremely eco-friendly.
Additional technologies combine to enhance the cooling effect and to eliminate moisture and odor while preserving garment integrity:
- Sweatsheer: Sweat can dampen a cloth, penetrating the fabrics and leaving the wearer wet. Fieldsheer’s Sweatsheer moisture wicking technology helps keep skin dry as the sweat is moved away from the skin to ensure hours of sweat-free comfort.
- Odorsheer: The company incorporated Odorsheer technology to combat bacteria and microbes, which can infiltrate clothing causing odor, color fading, and a short garment lifespan. Odorsheer Anti-Odor technology helps to comb at odor by preventing bacteria from growing, which improves freshness, supports hygiene, and offers excellent odor control.
- Sunsheer: Included in many of the garments, Sunsheer UPF+ fabric technology provides a protective barrier to the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB radiation. Exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage such as wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis. Garments with drirelease provide UPF50 protection that reduces the wearer’s skin UV radiation exposure by 50 times in areas where the skin is protected by the fabric
- Hydrologic: Many of the garments feature hydrologic technology, which creates a reduction in body temperature resulting from the evaporation of a liquid. This removes latent heat from the surface from which the evaporation takes place. Fieldsheer’s hydrologic material is a unique fabric that absorbs and slowly releases water, protecting the wearer against heat stress.