Akwatek is Wickers unique process that actually alters the fabric to "wick" perspiration away from the body to cool or warm and keep you dry, not only in extreme outdoor conditions, but in everyday activities, anywhere.
Unlike the capillary action of other fabrics that need to be worn close to the skin to transport moisture, the revolutionary Akwatek process pulls moisture away from the body much faster. It actually duplicates and enhances the thermoregulatory actions of the body creating a vapor barrier to keep you cool when the weather is warm, and warm when the weather is cold.
The patented Wickers process does not use any add-on chemicals, but instead effects a molecular change in the polyester material, which remains for the life of the garment. Its anti-bacterial barrier helps to control odor, and, the process stays locked in for life, even after repeated washing.
Stay cool when it's warm
The more you perspire in warm temperatures, the more Wickers fabric moves moisture from the body. As activity decreases, the fabric will reduce the evaporation process, leaving a constant water barrier between the fabric and your skin.
Stay warm when it's cold
Akwatek creates a layer of 100% relative humidity between the fabric and your skin, creating an area of moist air that holds more heat during cooler temperatures. It pulls moisture away, increasing the heat capacity of the trapped air next to your skin.
Wickers is Underwear for Anywear.
Electrostatic vs. Capillary
Akwatek is unlike fabrics that need to be worn close to the skin to create humidity, relying on capillary action. If the capillary fabric gaps, the draw is broken and becomes ineffective. As a result, heat is lost for the wearer. With Akwatek, individual molecules are separated, thus favoring evaporation.