Spring is just around the corner. But dressing for it can be a hassle. One day it’s hot, one day it’s not. For athletes in peak training and competition mode, it’s even more difficult to keep body temperature regulated this time of year.

That’s one of the reasons we created our new line of tailored technical men’s and women’s insulated training jackets and pullovers. And by training, we mean garments that do a lot more than simply keep you warm.

As serious athletes ourselves, we identified the "problem" of being hot and sweaty after a training session. But if you're busy and have to leave the gym right away, you risk getting chilled, being smelly and uncomfortable. So to solve that single "problem", three distinct issues needed to be addressed: warmth, odor control, and comfort. That’s why we created our unique apparel system, rather just a series of individual garments.

Layering is the key
We began by looking at the entire training cycle and designing garments that facilitate human performance. Take our Men’s TecLayr Tech Tank for example. We designed all our training tops with a special TecLayr fabric engineered to be quick drying and odor resistant. This is done through an innovative process that combines coffee grounds with the surface of the yarn. In addition to being natural, sustainable, and a safer alternative than harsh chemicals, coffee grounds change the characteristics of the filaments to dry the garment up to 200% faster when compared to plain cotton. Plus the micro-pores on coffee grounds effectively absorb odors and reflect UV rays.

Tailored technical gear
Our Outlayr Insulated Pullovers and Jackets act as a conduit for moisture and heat. So why is that important to athletes? When used together, our insulated garments will actually dry your RYU training shirt underneath and simultaneously regulate your temperature. The pullover or jacket actually creates a layer of "dead air space" around your body while the cooler air on the outer edge of the garment pulls warm air and moisture away from your body to the surface of the garment where it quickly evaporates. This ensures you stay warm and dry after working out so you can carry on with the rest of your day in comfort, and most importantly, odor-free.

So whether you’re heading to gym for the workout of your life or out for coffee with friends, RYU’s new line of insulated jackets and pullovers will keep you feeling great and looking stylish, thanks to our tailored technical approach to athletic clothing.


April 04, 2016 — Rik Klingle-Watt
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