Bamboo T-Shirts From bodytek
Thanks to their remarkable qualities, bamboo t-shirts are getting a lot of great press. It's a unique material that lends itself perfectly to active wear, so in this blog post we're going to talk about the bodytek t-shirt, explaining why this is more than just a run-of-the-mill bamboo t-shirt.
The bodytek t-shirt is a world-class garment. It suits a wide range of activities because of its unique qualities and the design elements we've incorporated into the t-shirt.
So without further ado, the bodytek t-shirt...
We manufacture the bodytek t-shirt in two styles - a long sleeve and a short sleeve.
Why do we do this?
First of all, it gives us versatility in use and style. Perhaps you want to wear your bodytek t-shirt inside and would want to opt for the short sleeve version. If you're a runner or prefer to exercise outdoors, you may prefer the extra warmth of a long-sleeve t-shirt. Fear not, we've got you covered (literally!)
We produce the t-shirts in a minimalist colour spectrum. We're a sustainable fitness brand, so we use natural dyes in the colouring of our fabrics. We can't produce the bright, in-your-face colours that other companies do because it goes against our principles. In order to do that we'd need to use chemical dyes and contribute to environmental pollution.
Plus, we like the subtlety of minimalist design. It's fit for purpose. It's classy and doesn't draw too much attention!
bodytek T-Shirt Design Features
Fundamentally, the biggest benefit of the t-shirt is in the material. Bamboo fabric is perfectly designed for fitness apparel that all we need to do to make a great training top is take the properties of bamboo fabric and mix them with thoughtful fitness t-shirt design.
In case you were wondering what makes bamboo so perfect for training tops, here's a snapshot of the properties...
Bamboo Fabric is Flexible
We mix the fabric with 5% elastine, so we enhance the natural flexibility of the material. This is important because when you run/lift weights/do yoga etc, you need your clothing to allow you to move without restriction. Bamboo fabric allows you to do just that.
Bamboo Fabric is Hard Wearing
With fitness clothing having to do more 'work' than others (there are friction points under the armpits for example), the material has to be tough. Bamboo is very hard working and the fabric won't damage in the way that cotton, nylon or polyester can. If you do yoga or weight lifting, there's a lot of contact with the floor or a barbell, so it has to withstand that!
Bamboo Fabric is Antimicrobial
In your workout clothes, you sweat (or at least you should do!) Bamboo fabric is antimicrobial, which means it takes much longer to smell. This is because fewer sweat molecules stick to the fabric, making it harder for the bacteria to ferment. Long story short, bamboo fabric stays fresh for longer. This brings us on to our next point...
Bamboo Fabric is Sweat-Wicking
Some fabrics have a habit of sticking to the skin when they are sweaty. If you've ever gotten a heavy cotton t-shirt wet, you'll know how much it sticks to the skin. It can even cause friction burns such as joggers nipple, which isn't nice! Bamboo doesn't stop you from sweating, but it wicks a lot of it away from the skin so your clothes don't stick to you.
Bamboo Fabric is Lightweight
Despite its strength, bamboo fabric is remarkably light weight, making it perfect for a wide variety of exercise. You can run in it, play different sports, lift weights, do yoga and Pilates in it and it suits every activity perfectly.
Bamboo Fabric Washes Well
If you've put some effort in, your workout clothes will need to be washed after use! With cotton, it can become 'pilled', but this doesn't happen with bamboo fabric thanks to its hard-wearing capability. It doesn't just perform better than other fabrics, it lasts longer!
bodytek T-Shirt Pocket
One of the frustrations we have as gym users and runners is the keys issue....
So many workout clothes don't have a suitable pocket, so you end up running around with your keys in your hand, which is a complete pain.
We designed the bodytek t-shirt with the user in mind, so we've hidden a pocket in the seam. This pocket is just big enough to store a car key and a bank/gym card, so you can run or head into the gym without dragging a huge set of keys around with you.
Simply store your belongings in the car/locker and take just your key with you. Easy!
Buying the bodytek T-Shirt...
You've read all about it, now you want to pick one up. Simply head to our shop and pick up the t-shirt. You'll be buying a fantastic t-shirt and helping save the planet too!