Innovative fabrics

Adidas lauches a new metallic apparel to keep cool in hot weather


Beckham-Climachill-adidas-apparelYou can protect against the cold weather, but you can’t protect angainst the hot weather. This commonplace is true expecially when you have to practice sport, as amateur or professional.  Regarding their apparel, athletes have fewer options in hot, humid weather than in cold, rainy weather. But now everything will change.  Adidas lauches the new Climachill fabric that combines several cooling elements to keep athletes more comfortable during hot summer sessions. Adidas claims that Climachill apparel is able to deliver an instant cooling effect with its mix of titanium-blended yarn and 3D aluminum cooling spheres. The 3D spheres are mapped to correspond with the body’s hot zones, keeping those areas cooler. Meanwhile, the use of the titanium “SubZero” flat yarn delivers a claimed 36 percent increase in cooling capacity over Adidas’ older Climacool fabric.


In order to find the ultimate Climachill fabric, Adidas tested fabric blends in its “Clima” chamber, cranking the heat up to 122ºF (50ºC). It then zeroed in on what was most effective. Adidas launched Climachill earlier this month across a broad range that includes training, tennis and outdoor wear. It is available in men’s, women’s and children’s garments.

Adidas isn’t the only big player in the market using cooler fabrics. Two years ago, Columbia introduced its Omni-Freeze Zero technology, a fabric design that also uses circular coolers. Columbia’s polymer rings are designed to interact with the wearer’s natural perspiration to deliver a long-lasting cooling effect.