Friday, July 1, 2011


I call Shenanigans!!

First it was one-size fits all clothing.

That's bull!  Not all people are one size.  It's more like "one-size covers all, but doesn't guarantee it fits well by any stretch of the imagination."

Then there was "Family Size Meals." 

I'd like to see a family that is satisfied by those!  If I can eat two and still be hungry, that's gotta' be one tiny family.  

And now I call Shenanigans on Dri Fit, Dry Wick, or any other sort of moisture wicking material.

They may work if I don't do anything more than STAND outdoors, but once I start moving, they soak up sweat!  Long-sleeves in winter, short sleeve in spring, and even shorts in summer.  They're all soaked by the time I'm done for the day. 

I figure the material really isn't meant to be 100% dry, but there's got to be a better way to engineer it.  I got for a 1 mile run and my shirt is stuck to my back.  I go for a mid distance run and my shorts are soaked. 

If it was possible, I'd challenge any fabric manufacturer to make a material that actually stays dry or at least makes a jump in improvement over what's on the market today.  My sweat glands have got you beat!!

Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  Stay safe. 


Meg O @watchmegorun said...

lol i love the word shenanigans so I automatically love this post. I agree with you though!

Matthew Smith said...

I agree! I'm always soaking wet even with "dri" stuff. You're not alone, Sweaty. I feel your pain too. We'd might as well be running in flannel!

Richelle said...

One Size Fits All = worst phrase ever to describe clothing

Mark said...

I do think that the "dri" stuff might actually dry off quicker, but that is because they are generally lighter fabrics and can physically hold less moisture. One size fits all only applies if is an adjustable hat. (even then it is maginal)

Anonymous said...

One size fits all??? HUH????????

Unknown said...

At least "dri fit" is better than cotton. Anything is better than cotton!

Michael said...

This is so true....there is no such think as "dri-fit"......although I do find tri clothes dry very quickly!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Your right, they are never dry after a workout, but they are never as heavy as cotton is when it is wet

it's all about pace said...

moisture wicking.... riiiiiight. being wet is cooler tho