Yes, Lycra and spandex are one and the same. Sometime in the 1950s, the DuPont Corporation developed an elastomeric polyurethane fibre (polyether-polyurea copolymer) and branded it as “Lycra”. Lycra is also known as elastane, spandex, Numa, Spandelle, and Vyrene; however, all these have the same polyurethane fibre and thus, they are different generic or brand names for the same fibre. This fibre has great stretchability and expands quite a lot; thus, sometimes it is said that the word “spandex” is an anagram of the word “expands”.
Spandex or Lycra adds itself easily with polyester, or nylon, or hemp, or cotton, or wool. Pacific Sports offers high quality compression wear made from a blend of polyester and Lycra.
Benefits of Pacific Sports compression top and pants
Pacific Sports compression garments offer multiple benefits including the following:
-it provides a tight fit. The garment is form-fitting and acts like a second skin.
-it provides high breathability. The skin can breathe easily under this garment, so the production of sweat is almost negligible during training.
-it is resistant to water. Even if some sweat is produced, then the perspiration will not damage the garment.
–it has high wicking capability. It can easily wick away any perspiration produced by the body while training, so the body remains cool and comfortable.
-it has high stretchability. No matter how much it is stretched during training sessions, the garment will easily stretch, which makes it resist tearing, even at high pressure point areas.
-it has high elasticity. This makes it always bounce back to its original shape. Due to this elasticity, the garment has high shape retention properties along with increased versatility and durability.
-it has high resistance to microorganisms. The garment resists fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms.
-it is resistant to wrinkles. The garment needs almost no ironing as it has a high resistance to wrinkles.
Features of Pacific Sports compression top and pants
- All-purpose compression top and pants
- 85% polyester, 15% lycra fabric
- Wear as training top or tights as they are
- Can also be worn under Gi jackets or pants/shorts
- Provides a moderate amount of compression
- Keeps muscles warm, wicks away sweat
- Not see-through when stretched
- Flatlock stitching makes for comfort
- A fully sublimated design won’t fade
- Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL. See size chart for your size
Pacific Sports quality
All products sold at Pacific Sports undergo rigorous testing. Numerous gyms and martial arts schools of Australia and the world, rely on the Pacific Sports quality for tough and long-lasting products, which includes uniforms, jackets, pants, belts, shoes, rash guards, compression wear, protective wear and training gear. Additionally, products offered on sale carry this same high quality but with drastically reduced prices. Moreover, if the monthly newsletter is subscribed, then an additional 10% discount is also offered.