Sweat: the body's natural coolant «Endurance athletes consume up to 97% of their energy for controlling their body temperature.»

— Professor Wilfried Joch

Scientifically proven

In order to be able to measure the efficiency of the presented products “SAM” was put to work. The artificially perspiring, articulating-joint dummy of EMPA (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt – Swiss Federal Material Testing and Research Institute - www.empa.ch) is able to walk at a speed of 2.5 kph. In a comparative test with other products, X-BIONIC® achieved best ratings.

Sweat: the body's natural coolant

«Endurance athletes consume up to 97% of their energy for controlling their body temperature.» That is the result of scientific investigations conducted by Professor Wilfried Joch at Münster University and his colleague Dr. Sandra Ückert at Dortmund University. Therefore, only 3% of the energy goes towards the actual sport. This shows that cooling is of utmost importance.

Vincenzo Catalano – Ultra-triathlete

«To be an Ironman» means 3,8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42,195 km running, far over the human capacity. Vincenzo Catalano wants to do this every day for one month!

Heat rays reflection

Nature has developed ways of surviving in some of the most hostile climates on the planet. The desert fox or fennec (vulpes zerda) is perfectly adept to life in the desert. Its bright silver colour and the special structure of its coat allow it to reflect the heat of the desert sun. Radiated heat is reflected by the fox‘s thick coat, preventing its body from overheating. The X-BIONIC® Team of researchers have used the same principles in X-BIONIC® products and developed the new material xitanit™.

Blood-vessel-supporting compression

The conventional, even compression constricts arteries and capillary blood vessels below the skin. In contrast to this, blood-vessel-optimized compression scarcely restricts subcutaneous blood circulation. The compression structure consists of 3D knitted „bridges“, keeping the blood vessels on either side open to allow unrestricted blood circulation, which is extremely important in assisting the skin cooling function.

Targeted increase of the evaporation surface

The 3D-BionicSphere® System, at the chest, is the entry point for the circulating air inside. Extensive studies of the human physiology have shown that the chest area is the optimal location for the undisturbed supply of climate regulating air. Climate regulation is most effective there. The air cushions in the storage niches function as warmth, coldness and moisture regulators.

Innovative membrane: transports sweat in vapour and droplet form

The symbionic™ membrane is capable of ducting water vapour + sweat drops to the outside. Even when the wearer is carrying out strenuous exercise, the jacket remains dry on the inside.

Efficient air circulatory system

Spacers guarantee air circulation inside the jacket and achieve an optimum body climate. The design, with the specially arranged SpaceFrame™ elements from X-BIONIC®, ensures a defined airflow in selected zones inside the clothing system. In this way, warm, moist air is ducted out of the system, optimizing climate control and the evaporation process. Evaporation involves dispersing moisture to the surrounding air. read