Moisture Wicking Science Explained By Underwear For Men

Moisture Wicking Science Explained By Underwear For Men

Moisture wicking fabric is quickly becoming the go-to for clothing companies. 

The Basics of Moisture Wicking Fabric

Moisture wicking fabric is a much newer invention than cotton. But it is now the favorite for people enjoy sports and the outdoors. Helping to keep you dry and helping to prevent chaffing. 

How Does Moisture Wicking Fabric Work?

Moisture wicking fabric is hydrophobic, which translates to ‘water-hating’. It is combined with a hydrophilic fabric, which translates to ‘water-loving’, to create the desired effect. The material absorbs water away from the skin and pulls it to the surface of the fabric. So, while one part of the blend is absorbing sweat coming off of your body, it is also drying quickly thanks to the ‘water-hating’ part of the blend.

While Underwear For Men's current products offers superior sweat-wicking properties, available in both a Polyester and Bamboo (Viscose). Polyester is the classic moisture-wicking fabric. It fits tight to the body and is quite durable even through the toughest of workouts and conditions. Bamboo (Viscose) is a much newer fabric but  studies show this material is an excellent choice because  it is lightweight and doesn’t break easily. It  has high moisture absorption and is made from a sustainable plant.

Two Ways to Create Moisture Wicking Products

Companies use one of two methods in achieving moisture-wicking capabilities from their garments. The first way is to apply a water-resistant treatment to the surface of a fabric. This is most often applied as silica. The treatment pulls the water into the fabric and away from the skin when you are  sweating. The second way is to combine two types of fibers, one which is standard and one which is hydrophilic. The material touching the skin does not absorb moisture but the outer fabric does, which leaves the wearer dry and comfortable.

Quick Dry Underwear moisture wicking fabric

Moisture Wicking – Often Called Performance Material

Performance material is often geared towards athletic and outdoor use. But it can also be ideal for people who sweat a lot of live in a hot climate. Performance material and moisture-wicking are just about the same thing. They are both focused on managing moisture and sweat. They are not made for regulating body temperature so they do tend to run a little bit hotter, but the wicking abilities outweigh the temperature disadvantage. 

Companies are able to make claims, like improved performance or better oxygen levels, which may not come to fruition for everyone. At Underwear For Men, we recommend basing your purchases on pricing and comfort. We only claim to be moisture wicking with the side effects of keeping you cool and comfortable. Trust Underwear For Men to provide you with superior athletic underwear.

How Moisture Wicking Underwear Helps


Moisture wicking underwear helps prevent chafing while also keeping you comfortable and dry. This makes it ideal for athletics or anytime you will be working up a sweat. 

Athletic Underwear And The Need For Moisture Wicking Fabric

The need for moisture-wicking fabric came out of a need in the athletic sector. Although cotton is a breathable fabric, it does not dry quickly. Outdoor enthusiasts live by the saying ‘cotton kills’ because as you sweat, it absorbs your sweat and stays wet. Making the chance much higher that you experience chaffing or a rash. 

Having fabric that does not hold sweat is especially important for your underwear because it is right up against your skin. Where there is a need, the market tends to find a solution. This is where moisture wicking fabric comes in. 

Athletic underwear is designed to fit close to your body, moving with you so the material doesn't rub you the wrong way. The tighter fit also helps make sure that moisture is absorbed as soon as it comes out of your body. Combine this design with a moisture wicking fabric and you have the ultimate pair of athletic underwear. 


About Underwear For Men

Underwear For Men is proud to be a men’s underwear brand that makes use of moisture wicking technology to create a better product. Our brand uses a patented drawstring  adjustable support pouch to isolate, lift,  and support your manhood. Simply tie the drawstring to your desired level and you won’t need to adjust throughout the day.

Underwear For Men cares about our customers and are always updating our products to provide an improved experience for all. Our design includes a tapered leg to prevent bunching, an adjustable pouch to fit your manhood, and sizing based on your waist size. Try Underwear For Men in Briefs, 3-inch Trunks, 6-inch Boxer Briefs, or 9-inch Boxer Briefs. Buy a pair (or three) today!

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