Vapour-X® is our very own high performance fabric made from sustainable resources. We developed the fabric back in 2007 to meet the sustainability requirements of the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and it now forms the basis of our performance clothing range.
The two key ingredients in Vapour-X® are bamboo charcoal and recycled polyester.
Bamboo CharcoalBamboo is a fast growing and sustainable resource which grows naturally in a managed environment. When the bamboo is cut it is carbonised into charcoal particles and blended with polyester to form the unique Vapour-X performance fibre.
Recycled PolyesterUsed plastic bottles are shattered into tiny particles, washed and then melted together. From this PET recycled fibres are produced, ready to be drawn into a yarn.
Wicking & breathable: the fibre structure disperses moisture leaving the body dry and comfortable.Anti-microbial: nano particles inhibit odour-causing bacteria.Thermal Regulation: the yarn structure insulates in cold weather and helps to cool in hot weather.Two-layer sustainable fabric: internal bamboo charcoal layer with fine denier for a soft supple feel against the skin. Outer layer made from recycled polyester – a durable fabric which endures the rigors of daily training. Infrared energy: nano particles absorb and emit far infrared energy to promote cell activation and blood circulation.
The FabricThe bamboo charcoal yarn and recycled polyester yarn are woven together to create a two-layer fabric; an internal bamboo charcoal layer with fine denier for a soft supply feel against the skin, an outer layer made with recycled polyester – a durable fabric which endures the rigors of daily training.