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  • noun The ability of a fabric (or clothing) to transmit air and moisture
  • noun The quality of air suitable for breathing


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  • Very little breathability, which is the opposite of what I want when I'm wearing a skirt in the 90-degree sauna that is Boston in summer.

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  • One thousand times thinner than a human hair, ion-mask™ is completely invisible and weightless as well as delivering the full natural airflow of the shoe material - keeping wearers comfortable and dry, by resisting water from outside and maintaining optimum control of temperature and 'breathability'.

  • (While 'breathability' can often be a very subjective concept and is, more than lab testers would like to admit, dependent to a significant degree upon the individual's physiology, when you're dressed in shorts, a t-shirt, and a truly featherweight shirt in 65 degree F weather, with a wind blowing rain in, standing in a creek running high from snow melting into its headwaters from the mountain sitting only a few miles from where you're standing and are still sweating buckets ...)

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  • Our aim was to position Beast as a premium range that has the same performance factors such as breathability, a critical benefit for underwear as Icebreaker’s outdoor clothing and yet is sufficiently stylish to be worn at work.

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  • One of the main reasons I'll bet is breathability.

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  • Mr. Mashburn, the Atlanta store owner, said he sells only wool socks, citing their superior breathability over cotton, and has no intention of carrying invisible socks anytime soon.

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  • The flat cloths of old have been reinvented in prefolded, fitted, pocketed and all in one "systems" that offer breathability, expandability, leak control, Velcro, snaps and a three-armed fastener called a Snappi.

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  • The sheets -- which are sold at Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Brookstone -- are meant to promote proper temperature-control and breathability so that you sleep soundly through the night.

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  • One of the main reasons I'll bet is breathability.

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  • He had no complaints about the material, breathability, and fit.

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