When fitted properly Gatorskins® will repel water and not allow wind to enter the shirt. Due to the circuitous cross-sectional knitting, wind will never penetrate the fabric exterior
Though Gatorskins® repel water and wind from the exterior; they allow air to flow through the fibers from the inside out. Air molecules are smaller than water molecules and move through the fabric, but the larger water molecules are grabbed on the inside by the micro fibers and evaporated with the air flow, thus wicking sweat.
Gatorskins® will not fray, even if you somehow manage to punch a hole in one of our shirts, it will not rip, run or fray. Due to the lock knit technology used, the damage will not increase.
PTDS LOCKHEED MARTIN
Thank you for the opportunity to test out Gator-Skins in Afghanistan. We track down terrorist using top secret equipment all over the country, and we both engineer, operate and setup that equipment in some of the worst and deadliest environments the country has to offer. The weather is very unpredictable, and at anytime can catch you off guard. Yesterday was 69 degrees and sunny, today it is 22 degrees, 40 knots wind, 90% humidity and 4" of snow on the ground. I use my Gatorskins thermal shirt next to my skin, then layer up with heavy Carhart overalls. My partner wears shirts underneath his with the Gatorskins on the outside. Both ways, it blocks the wind and cold from getting to your core. I highly recommend Gatorskins to anyone looking to stay warm and dry in mild or the worst weather mother nature can throw at you! Remember, our best Americans protecting this country, are not in America....
The shirt can be worn against the skin or over a cotton t-shirt. The warmest application is directly against the skin. The shirts should be worn loose like a t-shirt. Wearing Gatorskins® shirts too tight will impede their water repellent and windproof properties as well as their warming capacity. If you are wearing the Gatorskins garment as an outer layer over other garments such as Woolpower garments, order 1 size larger. Our experience in fitting everyone is that the design, cut and the drape of the fabric in the construction of the garment allows the design to functionally work well even if you are ordering 1 size larger to use as an outer piece.
Gatorskins® thermals are a fantastic warm body answer for any outdoor activity in cold weather. Knitted from an extremely thin and lightweight material that moves with the wearer. A breathable and rugged fabric, that is water repellent, wind proof and warms three times better than wool. Great stuff! Gatorskins will not hold odor!!
The Gatorskins® technology was developed by DuPont researchers from a new leading edge material. This micro fabric is knitted from ultra microfibers that are smaller than a human red blood cell, yet they hold a greater amount of warm air next to the body than traditional fabrics of equal or greater thickness. Gatorskins® will keep you warmer in the cold and dryer in wet weather and still breath better than any other water repellent material you’ve tried.
Gatorskins® is proudly made in the U.S.A. by a veteran owned company..
The secret of our performance lies in our patented construction and fabric. Ultra microfibers retain just the right amount of warm air next to the body insulating the body perfectly for a comfortable experience. Though Gatorskins® is a breathable material; it still retains warmth in a miraculous new way. Due to the various fibers used, Gatorskins® have the ability to allow some air to pass and some fibers to warm quickly and effectively hold onto warm air molecules. This second fiber has millions of tiny air pockets that trap warm air thus warming the fibers themselves, creating an inviting and pleasant experience.
Gatorskins® shirts have knitted sleeve cuffs and collars to stay close and out of the way of other gear. The shirts also have extra long tails to stay tucked in while leaning forward when riding bikes. The Zippered Shirt has a different cuff application with a thumb hole.
Gatorskins® pants are worn closer than the shirts because they will be under the users’ pants. The waist should fit comfortably and the lower cuff should end right around the ankle.
Gatorskins® should be washed in cold or warm water normally. DO NOT use bleach. They should be hung to dry or run through a cool air dry cycle. If dried in a hot dryer the shirts fibers will tighten up due to its unique knitted properties. A quick fluffing of the shirt will bring it back to normal size. GATORSKINS® WILL NOT SHRINK. Washing will soften new shirts and pants.