Second Skin is going with the flow of the marketplace with natural fabrics that offer texture and soft feel.
“We have really focused on the elements and details of what has been happening in the marketplace and there is definitely more of a turn to a natural element,” said Don Nichols, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Second Skin.
“Complementing our existing fabrics, we have integrated two natural fabrics – bamboo and cocona – into our upcoming line,” he added.
The Second Skin women’s line includes four shirts and a variety of colours that offer mix and match capabilities throughout all categories.
“We have expanded and renewed our focus on the women’s line, with additional styles from shirts through to bottoms,” said Nichols. “We have incorporated a broader bottoms offering, including a more traditional Capri pant, as well as a skort and short.”
The men’s and women’s lines have been separated into four product groups – Response, Second Generation, Balance and Shelter
Response is designed to be a versatile layering system that consists of Coolon golf shirts, Drywick zip pullovers and a new S3 zip and jacket.
Coolon used in the shirts is a moisture-wicking material to provide moisture management through a six-channel structure. The zip pullovers and jackets use Hydrawick technology and are lightweight, breathable and designed to quickly absorb and disperse heat-generated moisture.
Second Generation offers shirts and zip pullovers that are weaved from natural cocona and bamboo fabrics. Cocona is used to provide enhanced moisture management with wicking and fast-drying properties and absorb odors with an activated carbon built into the yarn, while also providing UV protection. Meanwhile, bamboo also provides wicking properties and is anti-bacterial.
“Cocona fabrics will retain or even improve their performance over the life of the product. The technology is permanently embedded into the fabric,” said Nichols. “Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity because it has so many unique properties and it is more sustainable than most textile fibres.”
Second Skin’s Balance offers jackets, zip pullovers and hoodies that can be worn on and off the golf course. The knitted fleece zips and jackets are made with thermal properties that feature technologies to retain body heat.
On the women’s side, Second Skin has incorporated Meryl, a fabric that is 35 per cent lighter than regular polyamide fibre, into hoodies and jackets. Meryl is designed to insulate the body against different temperature variations.
The fourth Second Skin collection, Shelter, is designed to provide wind and water protection using Hydrashield and Hydraproof fabrics. The fabric in the HS 2000 garments is designed to be soft and flexible with a two-way stretch, yet quiet without the rustling of laminated water resistant fabrics.
The HP 10000 waterproof jacket and pant are made with a four-way stretch fabric and three levels of waterproofing.
Second Skin sizes range from small to XXL for men and small to XL for women. For more information, see the website, www.secondskin.ca