Moisture wicking fabrics haven’t changed since they were invented 30 years ago. The same moisture wicking fabric athletes wore back in 1989 is the exact same moisture wicking fabric THAT athletes wear today. This makes no sense at all. In sport we have upgraded footwear, equipment and training techniques yet when it comes to performance apparel it’s a battle of who can slap the coolest graphic and vents on the same moisture wicking fabric our parents wore back in high-school and then turn around and tell athletes it’s the latest and greatest innovation each year.
So what makes moisture wicking technology so outdated besides the fact it was created way back in 1989 and focuses on getting rid of sweat? Ask yourself one question, “Why do we sweat?” If you answered, “to cool down the body” you are correct. So what sense does it make to take sweat away from the body where it cannot do its job? If this was the best solution for athletes, evolution would have developed a human being that doesn’t sweat. Billions of dollars in research doesn’t always catch the obvious. And billions in marketing does not validate innovation, it just purports it.
ZENKAI™ was born on the premise SWEAT IS YOUR FRIEND. Sweat must stay on the body and evaporate off your skin to have a max cooling affect. Wicking sweat thru synthetic fabric only forces the body to accelerate sweating, a vicious cycle that dehydrates and diminishes energy production hurting an athletes overall performance. At ZENKAI™ we know BARE SKIN IS BEST. No fabric helps the body to regulate temperature better than bare skin so we’ve engineered the next best thing.
Athletes of today devote as much time to training as they do game day. However, one thing an athlete can’t control is the weather, until now. Our proprietary Filium® activated fabrics protect you against the outdoor elements NATURALLY without sacrificing breathability for the life of the garment. Protection when you need it, stay light and cool when you don’t. ZENKAI™ gear also dries 40% faster than synthetic fabrics so just take, shake, and hang. There are no harsh chemicals or nano-particles used in any ZENKAI™ apparel. We believe in protecting athletes and the planet.
Sweat itself is odorless, but it creates the environment that bacteria need to multiply and some of these bacteria produce odors. Filium® stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria so you can train more and wash less. Filium® does not interfere with perspiration or with the skin’s natural bacterial flora and it’s safe to use next to the skin. There are no nanoparticles or chemicals that can break down and leach into your skin or the environment. ZENKAI™ can be worn multiple times between each wash prolonging the life of our garments. We’ll go head to head with anyone who claims their anti-odor technology is better, you pick the place and time.
Our core technology is produced according to bluesign® standards using sustainable materials that are natural, breathable, and good for both your skin and the Earth. ZENKAI™ does not use any nanoparticles or chemicals that can break down and leach into your skin or the environment. The whole process is eco-friendly and safe for people and the planet.