Dryway® and Dryway+®
This technology has completely changed outdoor life, especially motorcycle riding. Smart ‘breathable materials’ used in everyday situations have helped make life that little bit easier. These materials create a considerably nicer climate for your body. We have chosen to use Dryway® and Dryway+® in many of the items in our range. These are functional membranes developed with our help to make sure that they can withstand the rigours associated with riding a motorcycle. Speed and wind make particularly high demands of clothing in terms of its ability to withstand wind and rain. Dryway® and Dryway+® essentially share the same properties, but Dryway+® is more flexible and therefore also functions better under extreme loads. This is particularly important in areas such as the knees and seat. The technology behind Dryway®, Dryway+® and the various other types of functional membrane focuses on differences in temperature and moisture on the inside and outside of the membrane. Heat on the inside is released as moisture, but moisture on the outside is prevented from penetrating the fabric. In some situations when it is warmer on the outside, the opposite may happen and moisture will be able to penetrate the membrane. This can happen, for instance, if you use heated grips or have a bike with a heated seat.
The three layer principle. Functional clothing and fantastic materials are all very good but to achieve the best results you have to be wearing the correct gear underneath as well. This is where the well-known three layer principle comes in.
Layer 1 – next to the body. You should start with polyester or wool underwear that wicks moisture away from the body. A layer that can transport moisture will automatically help to keep you dry. Cotton should definitely be avoided as it absorbs moisture, cooling the body.
Layer 2 – an intermediate layer for insulation. You can vary this layer to suit the outdoor temperature and activity. The most common and best choices are fleece, polyester or wool or else a garment with Outlast® that can even out the temperature. Of course cotton should also be avoided. If the weather is warm enough, you can leave out this layer altogether.
Layer 3 – the outer layer. The primary function of this layer is to protect against wind and rain but it should also work in conjunction with the other layers to wick moisture away from the body. This is where our clothes with Dryway® and Dryway+® come in.