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After 8 years of developing outdoor gear for wildland firefighters and search & rescue teams, Coaxsher™ is excited to announce its first venture into the wildland fire apparel market with the launch of its CX Wildland Vent Brush Shirt.

Wildland Vent Brush Shirt by Coaxsher

As a former wildland firefighter, company co-owner Kyle Cox felt that other shirts currently on the market needed better ventilation and increased comfort and maneuverability.

After getting input from active wildland firefighters, the Cox brothers developed and designed a prototype for testing – the CX Wildland Vent Brush Shirt. It is a long-sleeved shirt made with Coaxsher’s patent pending “Xvent” system that allows heat to escape from the body. As the most advanced product of its kind, the CX Wildland Vent Brush Shirt is also lightweight, easy to access and contains multiple pockets for the storage of pens, tools and other small items needed by firefighters in the course of duty.

The CX Wildland Brush Shirt also contains specially-designed shoulder pockets to create space for fire-retardant padding (sold separately) to be inserted for added comfort. Available in sizes from XS through XXXL, the shirt comes in bold yellow for easy visibility.

Read it full: http://www.coaxsher.com/cx_wildland_vent_brush_shirt.htm


Developments in swimwear technology have revolutionized swimming and have created massive interest in what has traditionally been a low-tech sport.

Swimwear in Performance - Sport Textiles

A report by Just-Style.com concludes that manufacturers of performance swimwear have been involved in a technological race to produce the world’s fastest swimsuit. The race, commonly referred to as ‘the bodysuit wars’, culminated in early 2009 with the development of swimsuits constructed not from a textile fabric but from 100% polyurethane.

The introduction of this new generation of performance swimwear coincided with a sharp improvement in swimming times which has fuelled a debate about whether high-tech suits provide their wearers with an unfair advantage. As a result of the controversy, polyurethane suits will be banned from competitive swimming with effect from January 1, 2010. From that date, competitive swimmers will be required to wear textile suits, and these must not extend further than the knee.

Following the ban on full length non-textile suits, performance swimwear manufacturers now have less leeway in their choice of design and materials. Consequently, they will face a major challenge in their quest to develop fast and innovative new swimsuits.

Read it fullhttps://www.just-style.com/store/product.aspx?id=83560&lk=rotw_arch

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