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Why Pullover Jackets Aren’t Just For Athletes

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I’d like to assume that if you look thru the closet of a typical guy, you’d find at least one piece of apparel that looks it’s from the variety of a warm up jackets. Even if this guy is not even an athlete, he will still own various microfiber suits and pull over jackets. If these sports apparel were designed just for the use of athletes, then how come an ordinary Joe who is still and college, owns a warm up jacket? The answer to that question is the material of the clothes. The materials used, as well as in any athletic gear, should be durable, comfy and absorbs sweat away from your body. It’s not surprising then that electrical engineers and outdoor fanatics possess these sports jackets. What are the materials used in making these pullover jackets?

During high school, I joined the swimming team and I enjoyed this sport that I participated in. Honestly, I just joined the team because they did not require you to go thru a tryout. Together with my other team members, I secured our team suit, goggles, swim cap and an overabundance of warm up jackets. The warm up jackets look like trench coats and were made of microfiber. This kind of cloth contains polyester which absorbs sweat from your skin while it keeps your muscles warm. It’s perfect to use in competitive swimming because you only compete in 2 races for every meet. It was then important to keep your body and muscles warm while o you are waiting in between races. Microfiber cooled down my body temperature while it kept my muscles flexibal and warm. Additionally, the material is really soft and that will never be a bad thing.

In a different world during college, I worked for many years in a local coffee shop which was so involved in environmental awareness. We gave customers discounts if they had their own cups and our coffee was sourced under high standards of fair trade. Most of the customers of the coffee shop were bikers, hikers, skiers and campers. Having worked for some time, I observed that many of these outdoor enthusiasts were wearing micro fleece pullover jackets. I learned that micro fleece is crafted from recycled plastic bottles and is more ecofriendly than wool. The people who are more in-tune with the environment would prefer micro fleece compared to other materials like wool. Aside from being eco-friendly, micro fleece functions similarly to microfiber because it absorbs perspiration while providing body warmth. Being made out of plastic makes it really cool!

Whoever lives in snowy states will find thermal pants or long johns a crucial part of clothing. I was from San Diego and moved to Salt Lake City at the age of 14 and was totally unprepared. My over protective aunt bought a variety of warm up jackets and thermal pullover jackets. These clothing were life savers. The thermal clothing kept moisture away from the body and it insulates you by trapping the heat between the material and the skin. A layer of thermal clothing keeps you warm more than layers of regular clothing. If you live in a state that has blizzards and snowstorms, the best material to insulate yourself is thermal clothing. Whether you are an ice climber, snowboarder or just loves snow sports, thermal clothing is the best choice for winter pullover jackets. Once you try thermal, you will not use anything else.

It doesn’t matter if you are a housewife or a seasoned athlete if you prefer to wear these materials. Microfiber, thermal and micro fleece are materials that anyone at can wear regardless of age, sex or occupation. These are ideal to use in making athletic warm up jackets, everyday pullover jackets, wear at home sweatpants and for serious exercise gear. From bank attendants to basketball players, the light, durable and soft materials are externally appealing to everyone. Don’t be influenced by expensive brand names when choosing your athletic gear. You should consider purchasing a micro fleece jacket or the amazing thermal-insulated pullover. Whatever you do, these materials are perfect to use for your daily activities. Don’t you want that?