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Delta & Odlo achieve break-through in seamless Race-Suits
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Mar '14
In the past decade, athlete’s clothes have transformed – from fashionable statements, to useful utensils that can make or break their entire professional career.
 
Every athlete knows that in the extremely competitive world of sports, even a pair of shorts can make the difference between the winner’s podium and going home empty handed – thanks to wearable technology.
 
But what is so special about professional sports clothing? How do they actually help an athlete move faster or deal with extreme weather during competitions? What differs them from our everyday-clothing?
 
Since 2008, Delta Galil Industries have been working with Odlo - an international market-leading premium sportswear brand; developing innovative technology and implementing it into fabric, improving athlete suits mainly for the Norwegian Biathlon & Swiss Cross Country Team, sponsored by Odlo.
 
Delta and Odlo have had a break-through in developing innovative seamless race-suits for Vancouver and this year for Sochi.
 
We have been developing AWT (Athlete Wearable Technology) for Sochi since August 2011. We have started our research by conducting interviews with the teams, in hope to find what are the qualities they would like to keep in the race suit and what should be improved.
 
We formed an R&D center, by combining a team of specialists both from Delta-Galil Seamfree division and Odlo, and together started developing a new generation of suits dubbed ATRG – Athlete temperature regulation garment, to be used by the athletes competing in two fields: Biathlon (a combination of Cross Country Skiing and Rifle Shooting) and Cross Country Skiing.
 
We found the key elements in making suits for the athletes were maintaining large movement range, thermal regulation for extreme conditions, and of course – comfort.
 
The temperature in winter competitions can reach extreme lows, and can sometimes get to -20° Celsius. The ATRG (Athlete temperature regulation garment) is designed to assist our athletes compete in the cold.
 
The ATRG is unique because it contains 2 layers: a race-suit, and an undergarment layer that can be added or removed according to weather conditions: The 1st layer can be added or removed, under neath the “standard” suit (a long-sleeve shirt and pants for the biathletes or a one piece suit for the Cross Country athletes).
 
The ATRG consists of:
-A set of long sleeve shirt and long pants – made of special dry-fit fabric that is also highly insulating, for especially cold weather.
-A set of long sleeve shirt and long pants / shorts – also made of special dry-fit fabric, but not as insulating, for those not-so-cold days.
-A set of short sleeved shirt and shorts – made of special sweat-evaporating-fibers that help athletes cool down in warm weather conditions.
 
The top layer of the ATRG, the “standard” long sleeved shirt and pants suit, is made of a special anti-bacterial sweat-evaporating dry-fit fabric, formed with strategically-placed heat retaining and heat spreading areas, to provide both climate regulation and sweat evaporation. The ATRG also provides support in areas with the most active muscles, using unique fibers and a new knitting technique to provide as much freedom of movement for our competing athletes as possible, and of course – maximum comfort.
 

Delta Galil


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