The built-in Sanitized® Hygiene Function prevents the fabric from mildew and bad odour caused by bacteria in moist oder sweaty environments.
This function is permanently integrated in selected ion items such as premium wetsuits, the ballistic socks and the ballistic toes.
Sanitized® is a certified antimicrobial material treatment to avoid bad odor caused by bacteria or mildew in moist or sweaty environments.
ION uses this proven Swiss technology as a pioneer brand in the wetsuit market to fight a very unpleasant problem many people know in watersports: foul sweaty smell caused by bacteria or mildew. Bacteria are increasing very fast. Their number is doubled every 20 minutes, if there is no disinfection.
ION’s ANTI SMELL products use Sanitized® freshness treatment, whose safety is proven by strict tests that meet highest requirements and is certified by OEKO-TEX 100 – Class I-IV as well as bluedsign®.
The Sanitized® hygiene function prevents bacterial growth in a unique approach.
ION ANTI SMELL EFFECT
No smell: The laundry cycles can be reduced massively, which helps to keep physical properties for longer. Your ION ANTI SMELL product will last more sessions than ever before.
Be aware: To maintain the full performance spectrum of ION ANTI SMELL products for a long time, please use PH-neutral detergents. No need to use “external” chemicals or odor-killers.
CASUAL LOOK, BUT HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL FABRIC – A POSSIBLE COMBINATION?
Yes, it is called drirelease® – A patented performance sports material that has the look and feel of classic cotton, but keeps you dry, cool, comfortable and fresh:
- Dries four times faster than cotton and keeps you dry
- High moisture wicking qualities that won’t wash out
- Virtually neutralizes odor (FreshGuard)
- Soft and natural to the touch
- Resists pilling and wrinkling
- Doesn't discolor with perspiration; no underarm stains
- No annoying static cling; great for layering
- Environmentally friendly without harmful chemicals
drirelease® offers a patented blend of 85–90% hydrophobic/synthetic (“water-hating”) fabrics and 10–15% natural/hydrophilic (“water-loving”) fibers.
This intimate combination works together to efficiently grab liquid away from the skin and push it to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. That’s why clothing made with drirelease always feels soft and always stays dry.
PERMANENT MOISTURE WICKING
Ironically, the nemesis of most wicking fabrics is water. It‘s true. Chemically-treated performance fabrics lose their ability to wick away moisture over time with each washing. Not drirelease. Its moisture-transport system is built into the yarn and delivers everlasting wicking that won‘t wash out.
NEUTRALIZES ODORS WITH FRESHGUARD
FreshGuard is an odor neutralizer that is embedded in all drirelease fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric – also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria.
Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard is friendly to the environment. Unlike other products, which use a topical anti-microbial finish, FreshGuard is a process that is built directly into drirelease fabrics and doesn’t come out in the wash.
All FreshGuard engineered fabrics are put through standard ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) wash tests, which include 50 washings. In each of these tests, FreshGuard products emerged untouched.
COOLMAX® fabrics draw moisture away from the skin. It absorbs and transports moisture to the outside of the fabric and dries fast. Its fiber structure is highly breathable and keeps the body cool as well as protecting it from hazardous UV radiation with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 40+.
CHANNEL FLOW LITE
This fabric combines the best of both worlds. Your skin stays dry, you still have a cooling effect, but wind-chill is virtually eliminated. A moisture management channel construction inside the knitted fabric effectively transports moisture to the outside and offers outstanding wicking functionality. Sanitized® treatment prevents bad odor.