In the Carhartt Clothing line, there are a number of moisture wicking clothing items. Carhartt's Work-Dry® material is used in a number of different short- and long-sleeved t-shirts and more. These shirts can be worn for both work or play and have a reputation for keeping the wearer cool and more comfortable than he would be without a work dry fabric shirt.
Here are some of the benefits of Work-Dry® fabric t shirts:
Moisture Wicking Ability
Work-Dry® fabric is made of a 60/40 cotton polyester blend and is in a light 6oz fabric weight. This blend combined with the lightweight of the fabric allows moisture from the body to be wicked away to the outside of the shirt and then evaporated instead of soaking the shirt like you would see in traditional cotton. Because moisture is evaporated, the body stays cooler and dryer. Work-Dry® t shirts found in the Carhartt Clothing line perform this function extremely well and are exceptional for a hot weather worker or someone that's going to be outdoors in the heat for a period of time.
Anti Odor Properties
Carhartt Work-Dry® fabric has an anti-odor treatment. Sweat doesn't have the opportunity to dry into the shirt and begin to smell. Instead, it evaporates quickly and body odor is greatly reduced. This is a great benefit for anyone that works outside in the summer heat or likes to exercise outside during the summer.
Long Sleeved Work Dry T Shirts
In cooler weather, the Carhartt Work-Dry® line provides long sleeved tees with work dry fabric. These shirts work the same as their short sleeved counterparts, except that in cooler weather, the fabric actually keeps you more insulated and warmer instead of cooler. This is because Carhartt Work-Dry® long sleeved tee's wick away sweat and keep you shirt of being wet so you won't catch a chill. A dry shirt is a warm shirt, so work dry is useful in both environments.
Wear As An Undershirt
While you may not consider wearing a Work-Dry® t shirt from the Carhartt Clothing line as an undershirt, it may not be a bad idea. Carhartt has also taken that idea and created specific Work-Dry® Thermal Underwear in both tops and bottoms. Remember, with an outer shirt over your Carhartt Work-Dry® wear, moisture won't evaporate as well, but you will still feel better overall than if you wore just a plain cotton undershirt.
Whether you live in a hot or cool climate, the Work-Dry® t shirt is a must have for your wardrobe. Once you own one and have worn it to work in the heat, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it before. You'll feel so much cooler and comfortable as your co workers continue to say how hot and miserable it is.
Written By: Mike Girolami, President of WorkWear1, www.WorkWear1.com/ , Local Distributor of Carhartt Work Clothing, Redford MI