I recently spotted an ad from Cool-jams about their special sleepwear that has the ability to keep the body cool and dry when it's hot. This certainly got my attention, and I contacted the company immediately for more information. They offered to send me a free pair of pajamas in exchange for an honest review of their product, and I happily agreed.
A little background history on Cool-jams:
Cool-jams fabric was originally developed for the Canadian armed forces. The military had requested development of a fabric that would look and feel like cotton, but it also needed to have wicking ability, temperature regulation, quick drying ability, Anti Microbial longevity and effectiveness, Anti-pilling, washability and wearability. Today, this ground-breaking fabric is only available through Cool-jams Sleepwear, which was recently selected as one of the top innovative sleepwear companies in the United States by Apparel Magazine.
The Science Behind Cool-jams Wicking Sleepwear:
Cool-jams fabric is a specially designed Poly Microfiber that has been engineered to feel like soft cotton but has all the attributes associated with the fastest wicking and drying material in the world. The fabric, with its amazing "cotton-like" comfort and feel, is integrated with Bact-Out® (an antimicrobial agent that offers odor and fiber degradation resistance) and delivers unparalleled performance in moisture management. It lasts 6 times longer than cotton fabric, maintains color sharpness with minimal fade, and is a great alternative to cotton pajamas.
How it works:
The unique technology behind Cool-jams Wicking Sleepwear involves fine fibers which are made into long strand fibers known as filaments. Each breathable, microfiber filament is less than 1 decitex in measure, and are tinier than a strand of human hair. The five to 8 filaments that are used have slightly different performance capabilities, and are twisted together to form a fine thread. Due to the unique blend of filaments and their configuration within the thread, this creates a greater surface area for moisture to travel along the thread. These threads are then knitted together in a specific pattern, which increases the speed of moisture movement through the material (also known as the Moisture Transference System).
The Moisture Transference System is a three step process. First, as the body perspires, moisture is transferred through the material from the skin to the outer layer of clothing, a process known as moisture absorption or wicking. Secondly, the moisture spreads over the surface area (moisture transport or disbursement). The third step is the disbursement process, which allows the outer air to evaporate the moisture (moisture drying or evaporation). As moisture is pulled away from the body, it carries with it the body’s built-up heat, helping to regulate body temperature. This also minimizes excessive temperature drops in the body during the cool down period after intense physical activity. The Moisture Transference System technology regulates the body heat while minimizing the energy used to keep the body cool and comfortable.
In short, Cool-jams fabrics can be constructed to reduce or accelerate air flow and have the ability to absorb moisture off the body to its outer surface. The fabric disperses moisture over larger areas in record time for faster drying and optimal comfort.
I ordered the Sonya Snap Front Nightshirt from Cool-jams and received it within a few days of placing the order. The pajamas are attractive and very soft to the touch. I loved sleeping in them---they were comfortable and definitely kept the dampness away. The material is lightweight, quick drying and wrinkle resistant, which makes it perfect for travel. Another plus I discovered is that the fabric does not shrink, fade or pill after multiple washings, and I enjoyed sleeping in pajamas that stayed fresh and odor free. I can see why many of the Cool-jam customers refer to the sleepwear as "menopause pajamas" because they really do draw the heat and moisture of night sweats away from the body. If you're tossing and turning at night or waking up sticky with perspiration, you need to order a set of these pajamas right away for a good night's rest!
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***Cool-jams now also offers temperature regulating bedding, sheets, comforters , pillows and mattress pads. Visit Cool-jams at www.cool-jams.com to learn more about their products.***