For a new range of wet/dry performance apparel line, US-based Xcel Wetsuits has partnered with Canada’s Garmatex Technologies Inc. (GTI) to use its functional fabrics. The range – ‘ThreadX’, is said to have been designed to perform both in and out of the water, with “100 per cent natural” bacteria and odour control properties.
The range of apparel also boasts moisture wicking, fast drying, breath-ability, and lightweight 4-way stretch that maintains shape when wet. Xcel says it’s embedded with microfibres to help regulate core temperature, and is UPF rated to block 94 per cent of UVA/UVB radiation from the sun.
President and CEO of Garmatex, Darren Berezowski, said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Xcel who have, for many years, been one the leading innovators in the wet suit market,” adding, “Our Garmatex technical team has truly done a masterful job of creating a fabric for Xcel that is not only soft to touch but one most dynamic wet/dry performance materials ever used in the surf world.”
It may be mentioned here that Garmatex Technologies is a developer and supplier of scientifically-engineered fabric technologies to optimize user performance and these advanced fabrics can be used in all apparel and textile categories including active-wear, fashion and industrial applications.
Lance Varon, Design Director at Xcel Wetsuits, commented, “We are proud to call Garmatex a strategic partner in our continued efforts of sourcing the most innovative materials. In our ThreadX wet/dry performance line, we will be able to create that perfect all-around product that is comfortable to wear in and out of the water yet also super functional.”