UYN® creates the first running kit with just one seam for maximum
Over the years, the technical apparel industry has focused primarily on materials: increasingly lightweight, increasingly breathable and sweat
wicking to enhance thermal comfort. Until now, no one had focused their research on garment construction and, in particular, the number of seams. UYN – Unleash Your Nature has made this aspect its philosophy, creating
high-performance products that give athletes maximum freedom of movement. The latest creation from the UYN engineers is ULTRA 1, the first running kit with just one seam.
ULTRA 1 is based on the study of „mobility
zones“: the areas of the body where movement is more intense. During running, „high mobility zones“ are located in the underarm area and on the inner thighs. The work of designers and textile engineers has led to the
reduction of seams in these areas, resulting in shirt and shorts featuring an exclusive one-seam construction and a perfect fit. The new technology is called FREELEASE: the most advanced ever developed.
WHY REMOVE THE SEAMS?
Seams put a limit to the elasticity of the fabric, so the ULTRA 1 shorts and shirt can adapt perfectly to every movement of the body, without restrictions.
The advantages of FREELEASE technology for runners are mainly 3:
- Better freedom of movement
- Less chafing against the skin
- A uniform compressive effect that promotes blood circulation and increases performance.
ULTRA 1 garments feature an ergonomic design specifically developed to reduce muscle vibrations and support body posture. Without the interruptions of the seams, the compression effect is uniform and more effective, stimulating the oxygenation of the blood with a consequent reduction in the sense of fatigue.
THE INNOVATIVE NATEX YARN FROM CASTOR OIL SEEDS
The ULTRA 1 line is ideal for summer races and training in moderate to high temperatures. The shirt and shorts are made using the bio-based fibre
NATEX, a new generation yarn made from castor oil seeds. Thanks to NATEX, ULTRA 1 garments are 25% lighter and dry 50% faster than traditional synthetic garments. Natex has a higher modulus of elasticity than ordinary, petroleum-derived nylon and has a natural bacteriostatic effect that minimizes the formation of unpleasant odours.
GRADUAL COOLVENT TECHNOLOGY:INCREASED VENTILATION
In order to enhance ventilation and sweat absorption, UYN engineers have introduced Gradual Coolvent
technology in the areas of increased perspiration (chest, back, lower abdomen). A system of three-dimensional channels integrated into the inner surface allows air to circulate over the skin. The mix of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibres interacts with the excess sweat, transporting it quickly to the outside. The result is optimal temperature management. Even when the effort is maximal, ULTRA 1 helps to maintain the body‘s ideal micro-climate.
WINNER OF THE NY PRODUCT DESIGN AND RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS
For its revolutionary design, the ULTRA 1 line won the NY Product Design Award in the Sportswear category and the Red dot design award. These prestigious awards recognise the most innovative products that represent an evolution in their field. Just like the ULTRA1 line which, with its single seam construction, has set new standards in running apparel.