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Fabrics Matter: A Guide to PUMP!’ Fabrics

When it comes to choosing the right pair of underwear, comfort, fit, and material are important considerations for most men. While styles and designs vary, the fabric used in the construction of men’s underwear plays a vital role in determining the overall experience.

In this blog post, we’ll take you into the world of fabrics used by PUMP! to help you understand their characteristics and advantages. You’ll be able to find information related to fabrics for underwear and swimwear.

PUMP!’s underwear is a combination of different factors like design and materials, keeping in mind the lifestyle of our customers. Among the fabrics used it is important to mention cotton and mesh. These two fabrics are used in garments due to the different benefits they have.

Although they might share some characteristics, each fabric has different properties. Let’s take a closer look:

Cotton or the Soft Classic

Cotton is derived from a plant which makes it a natural fiber. One of its main characteristics is comfort. This soft, smooth texture feels gentle against the skin, making it an ideal choice for everyday wear. It’s not abrasive, which minimizes the risk of skin irritation.

Being a natural material, it is common for cotton fibers to break apart, creating an uneven, fuzzy surface. However, the cotton used at PUMP! goes through an enzymatic process that involves treating it with cellulase that makes the weakened fibers fall off. This process makes for a smoother fabric, a reduction of pilling, and a cool sensation through its use.

This fabric can absorb and wick away moisture from the body, plus it’s highly breathable, which allows air to circulate freely, making it a good option for hot and humid weather, as it keeps you feeling cooler and fresher. Due to its versatility, cotton is an all-season wear. While it keeps you cool in hot weather, it can also provide insulation in colder temperatures.

In addition to the previous features, cotton is a low maintenance fabric, allowing for machine washing and drying without much difficulty, retaining its shape and colors well over time.

PUMP! uses 180-gram cotton to avoid transparency and employs 16 different colors, which allows to create a variety of designs. Much of the underwear made at PUMP! features cotton, like the always comfortable MILKSHAKE and Space Candy collections, but there are many other options to go for.

A sense of breathability with Mesh

Nylon is of huge importance when making PUMP! garments. It is used in different parts, from waistband to leg elastics.

Among its properties it’s important to mention its durability, stretching and recovery – meaning that it can be stretched in different directions and can come back to its given shape. It’s also odorless which makes it a great option for underwear that’s expected to be worn for a long period of time.

Since nylon is a compact material, it doesn’t allow much breathability, but once it’s built into mesh or micro mesh, the open-weave structure increases air circulation and ventilation. This process ensures a comfortable wearing experience, free from restrictions and suitable for warm weather.

These fabrics are specially designed to wick moisture away from the skin, helping to keep the body dry. Mesh and micro mesh are excellent for active situations where sweat can accumulate such as intense physical activities.

On another hand, it is important to mention the visual appeal these fabrics have, a partially transparent design that creates a sexy, modern, and sporty look. Once they are combined with other materials, they can provide necessary support, ensuring both comfort and functionality.

Don’t know where to start with mesh? Here are some underwear and outerwear options you can get to give your life a bit of mesh, micro mesh or webbed mesh.

Ribbed, for your comfort!

Rib is a synthetic fabric unlike cotton, which is a natural fiber. It is knit with raised vertical lines, front and back, that give it a distinctive texture and provides stretch and flexibility, ensuring a snug yet comfortable fit that adapts to the body’s natural shapes. Although it possesses elongation properties, it is less than the one in mesh or cotton.

Rib tends to be soft to the touch, increasing the level of comfort during daily wear. The fabric is also long-lasting because of the ribbed construction that adds strength and durability, contributing to the longevity of the underwear.

Among its characteristics, it is necessary to mention breathability and moisture-wicking. Rib allows air circulation that keeps the person comfortable and it can also draw sweat away from the body. These two characteristics help thermal regulation, providing insulation in cooler temperatures while remaining breathable in warmer conditions.

However, the level of ventilation is lower than the one you can obtain with fabrics like mesh. This, of course, does not mean that rib is not fit for physical activities.

Give your wardrobe a new texture with any of these options PUMP! has to offer.

The sustainable Microfiber

The fabric used in the WaterDucky swimwear collection, and the DRIP underwear collection is microfiber. It shares many characteristics with mesh,including comfort and moisture-wicking properties. It also stretches in multiple directions, providing a great fit for the person wearing it.

What’s special about this fabric, which is of PUMP!’s creation, is the way it’s made. To be able to create one meter of fabric, 12 recycled plastic bottles are transformed into threads that are later used in the making of the garments.

This synthetic fabric also features a special printing process. Instead of using large amounts of water and chemicals, as traditional techniques do, the printing process is done digitally, so not a single drop of water is used.

The use of recycled polyester in the production of these garments reflects an eco-conscious approach that intends to conserve natural resources while minimizing the environmental impact of production.

The world of fabrics is diverse, offering something for every individual and occasion. Cotton remains a classic choice for its comfort and breathability, while mesh and micro mesh fabrics provide a modern alternative with enhanced breathability.

Keep in mind that your choice of fabric should align with your specific needs and preferences, whether it’s comfort, support, or aesthetics. So, go ahead, explore all the options at www.wearpump.com, use the filter to select the fabric you prefer, and make sure your underwear drawer is as versatile as your lifestyle.

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