Winston-Salem, NC, July 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Athletes simply accept that playing sports means dealing with odors, especially on that stifling ride home, and until recently there hasn’t been a choice. A new patent-pending technology helps athletes stop the stink of sports gear and sweaty athletic clothes. Based out of North Carolina, Silver Edge Gear uses a special process of coating fabric in silver fibers to stop odor-causing bacteria in its tracks.
“Hauling around our kids’ sweaty soccer gear after games and practices began to make the evening car pool a source of torture,” says company founder Katy O’Kennedy. “Other than hanging our heads out the car windows, I knew there had to be a better way to deal with the stench.”
Silver has natural antimicrobial properties, and Silver Edge Gear’s patent-pending PE47 technology permanently coats silver to fabric (so it won’t wash or wear out). This means it controls odors for the life of the product. Independent testing by The Manufacturing Solutions Center, an accredited testing laboratory, confirmed that after 25 washes all of Silver Edge Gear’s products retained 99.96 percent of their antibacterial strength. Silver is also a very conductive metal, so it helps regulate body temperature to prevent cramping and fatigue. The t-shirts and arm sleeves help keep athletes cool and control fatigue when it matters most.
The bags can also be stored inside larger or team-required bags, allowing users to isolate wet, stinky gear from clean gear and breathe easy on the ride home.
This incredible technology is available in sports bags, t-shirts, shin guard pads, shoe inserts, skull caps, and helmet pads. All Silver Edge Gear products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit the website at http://silveredgegear.com.