In this article, I introduce 6 types of hoodie fabric with advantages and disadvantages.
In the 1930s, in order to equip the cold storage workers at the time, hoodie appeared in New York. Because of its comfortable and warm qualities, it was favored by athletes and soon became popular among rugby players and music stars.
The hoodie fabric is generally more generous, taking into account both fashion and functionality, and integrating the characteristics of comfort and fashion. It is a very popular clothing among casual wear and has gradually become the first choice for young people in street sports.
Terry fabric is a kind of knitted fabric. When weaving, some yarns in a certain proportion in the fabric, the rest of the yarn as a loop and stay on the surface of the fabric, that is, terry cloth. It can be divided into single Terry and double Terry. The terry cloth is usually thicker, and the terry part can hold more air, so it has thermal insulation and is mostly used in autumn and winter clothing. The terry part can be processed into flannelette after roughening, which has more light and soft handle and superior thermal performance.
Advantages: good strength, soft handle, warmth retention and air permeability.
Disadvantages: easy to sag.
The fleece grouping methods are different and the materials used are different, so the types of fleece are extremely rich. In order to facilitate the selection and use, here are classified according to different functions. The fleece used outdoors can roughly achieve the following functions: warmth, windproof, light weight, quick-drying, wear-resistant, stretchable, easy to compress, easy to manage, antistatic, anti-splashing, etc.
Most of the fleece used in the common outdoor realizes one or more of the functions, so there are still many subdivided ones. Here is simplified into two categories according to the main functions, one is to keep warm; the other is to prevent wind. In fact, fleece is often a multi-functional combination, just for reference when choosing, and a rough classification.
Regardless of the material of the fleece, the thickness is still the main basis for determining the thermal performance. In addition, the feelings of cold and warm are still different from person to person and cannot be generalized. The compressibility mentioned here is just a relative comparison between fleece materials. Simply put, fleece is the process of making the fabric or the inner material produce shorter velvet.
Advantages: light weight, the same weight of fleece has better warmth retention than wool; and it has more excellent properties such as air permeability, capillary drainage and isolation and insulation.
Disadvantages: The light fastness is relatively poor, so you must pay special attention when washing and ironing. And the fleece fabric cannot be exposed to the sun.
Hoodie Fabric：Polar Fleece
Polar fleece is woven by a circular knitting machine. The gray fabric is dyed first, and then processed by a variety of complex processes, such as unhairing, carding, shearing, and shaking. The front side of the fabric is unhairing, and the shaking is dense, and it is not easy to lose hair and pilling. The back side of the fabric is sparse and even, and the fluffy elasticity is very good. Its composition is generally polyester, soft feel.
Advantages: the front side of the fabric is fluffy and dense, and it is not easy to lose hair and pilling, the back side is sparse and symmetrical, the fluff is short, the texture is clear, and the fluffy elasticity is very good. The effect of keeping warm is good. Polar fleece can also be combined with all kinds of fabrics to make the effect of keeping warm better.
Disadvantages: the technology is not perfect, the price is relatively high, the product quality is uneven, and it may cause asthma and other diseases more easily.
Hoodie Fabric：Silver Fox Fleece
The main fabric components are polyester and spandex, of which 92% are polyester and 8% are spandex. The yarn count is 144f. Silver fox fleece, also known as sea fleece or mink fleece, is actually a kind of warp knitted spandex super soft fabric, also known as warp knitted elastic flannel, which is silk fabric.
Advantages: excellent elasticity, fine texture, soft and comfortable, no pilling, no fading.
Disadvantages: the newly bought silver fox fleece products will start to have a small amount of hair loss, which will decrease after a period of time. In dry season, silver fox fleece is easy to produce static electricity, and the fabric is not very breathable.
Hoodie Fabric：Berber Fleece
berber fleece itself is not a standardized term, it is a term commonly used by merchants and belongs to imitation cashmere.
The chemical composition of berber fleece products (fake lamb wool) is 70% polyester and 30% nitrile. It is produced using high-speed warp knitting machines and is widely used in home textiles, clothing, and toys.
Advantages: The appearance of berber fleece is beautiful and has a certain fluffy feel. The fabric is easy to shape and is favored by designers. The fabric has good elasticity and breathability. This kind of fabric is very comfortable to wear on the body.
Disadvantages: After all, berber fleece is still a chemical fiber. The quality and function are definitely not as good as cashmere. Therefore, when we buy cashmere products, we must learn to distinguish the authenticity of the fabric.
Hoodie Fabric：Non-pile Fleece
On an ordinary high-speed warp knitting machine without a terry comb, the front comb is used to make a longer needle back cushion yarn movement to produce a longer stretch line on the surface of the fabric, and the elastic recovery force of the spandex material is used to form a loop on the surface , When finishing, cut the long stretch thread to form a velvet surface. The warp knitted velvet fabric produced by this method is also called “non-pile fleece”.
“Non-pile fleece” is a type of warp knitted stretch velvet. This kind of pile fabric is similar to the standing pile fabric. The fabric has excellent luster, elasticity and soft hand feeling. It is a superior fabric for high-end fashion, tight-fitting custom fitness garments and decorative articles.
Advantages: non-pile fleece fabric has a long service life, and will not deform or fade after multiple washings. It also has good elasticity, strong gloss and excellent warmth retention. Disadvantages: non-pile fleece fabrics are prone to sticky hair and sticky dust, and they are prone to static electricity after long use.