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Tech Fabrics for Comfort and Durability

March 7, 2019

Technology is changing the way we work and play in the great outdoors. Instead of itchy and heavy clothes that we’re better at being bulky than useful, clothing manufacturers have developed new lightweight fabrics that wick away moisture, feel good, and keep you warm. Here’s what to look for when you’re ready to update your outdoor gear.

Wick Away Wetness

If you need to regulate your body heat and be comfortable while you sweat, wicking fabrics are the ideal option. Manufactured fabrics like polyester and microfiber move moisture away from your body. Some of the clothing can keep you cool in the summer and others are designed to keep you warm in the winter. As an added bonus, microfibers resist wrinkling, provide some UV protection, and don’t absorb odors as quickly as other fabrics.

Carhartt Force® Cotton Delmont Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
Durable, Lightweight, Wicks Away Moisture, Layering

Made from sweat-fighting fabric, the Carhartt T-shirt includes FastDry® technology with a cotton and polyester blend that wicks away sweat and resists stains. Coastal carries a huge selection of sizes and colors.

Dickies Temp-iQTM Performance Cooling T-Shirt
Durable, Lightweight, Wicks Away Moisture, Layering
Called a Performance Cooling Tee, this shirt is made to wick away wetness. It’s the perfect layer for working and playing in the great outdoors. Also offers superior breathability and durability.

Long-Lasing Durability and Warmth

You don’t have to wear 10 pounds of clothing to stay warm. Plus, your jacket doesn’t need to be made of unforgiving canvas to be durable. Tech fabrics and tighter knits are making it possible to keep you warm with thinner, more durable fabrics. Additionally, these fabrics can still provide breathability and wicking action to move moisture away from your body.

Carhartt Shoreline Jacket

Warm, Durable, Lightweight, Water Resistant, Wicks Away Moisture

This 7.3-ounce jacket is waterproof, breathable, and heavy duty. Made with a nylon oxford shell and polyester mesh lining, the Storm Defender® technology stops water from getting in but still moves sweat away from you. Includes triple-stitched main seams, plenty of pockets, and a full-zip front.

Carhartt Gilliam Vest
Warm, Durable, Lightweight, Water Resistant, Wicks Away Moisture, Layering

Weighing just 1.76 ounces, this vest features CORDURA® fabric for insulation and durability, and Rain Defender® water resistance that also wicks sweat away from your body. Provides a nice layer under your other work jacket.

Wrangler® Riggs Workwear®  Ripstop Ranger Pant
Warm, Durable, Lightweight

These cargo pants weight just 10 ounces, include Ripstop fabric for durability and room2moveTM technology for full mobility. Every pair features plenty of pockets and reinforced knees.

Dickies FLEX Regular Fit Straight Leg Tough MaxTM Duck Carpenter Pants
Warm, Durable

Need a sturdy pair of pants that also stretch with you? These Tough MaxTM Duck Carpenter pants cover all the bases with reinforced stitching for extended life and fabrics that are abrasion resistant yet comfortable.

Coastal Carries Workwear with Tech Fabrics

Coastal carries everything you need for work as well as weekends out in the great outdoors, from lightweight jackets and pants, to sweat-wicking fabrics that keep you comfortable and looking good. Ready for a new pair of boots or shoes for the coming season? Choose from our huge selection at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal.