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X-BIONIC® 3D-BionicSphere® System

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Leaves residual moisture on the skin that the body does not interpret as dampness. We have no sensors for sweat. We can only perceive sweat mechanically once drops form and begin to trickle down. Only at that point do we register «wet». SweatTraps® absorb this moisture before it is felt, drawing it away to be evaporated and disposing of it through thermal dynamics. Only a thin film of moisture remains on the skin. Cooling is of course not possible without moisture.

climate perfection in detail During activity OuterAirChannel™ Excess moisture is continuously replaced by the subsequent flow of fresh air.

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SweatTraps® Transfer excess moisture. EvaPoration Surface Expander™ Evaporation across a large surface to process excess moisture.

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InnerAirChannel™ Warm air is stored inside.

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OuterAirChannel™ During recovery, the cool-down process is interrupted by the absence of sweat.

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To create a more highly performance-enhanced system, each and every detail was optimised.

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Enlarged 3D-BionicSphere® System

The distance between the ridges has been doubled, and the area up to the middle of the tricep enlarged. The result: 50 % larger storage capacity for warmth and better insulation.

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It takes 58 cm3 of volume to buffer the cold or the heat 15 minutes longer at temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius. The secondary evaporation surface can enlarge up to 124 % in its expanded state.

AirComPlex-Zone – more insulation

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Vital nerve endings come together on the solar plexus. It took 10 years of experience to teach us that this is where thermoregulation can be directly affected. It took 23 horizontal crimps over 144 cm2 to help you better regulate your temperature fluctuations. How thick? In the non-expanded state, 5 mm per crimp.

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The ExpansionRibs™ of the elbow pads reveal their insulation air cushioning only in the flexed state. Your elbows won't be affected by the winter chill once the knit unfolds with its accordion principle. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarns makes it possible to have complete freedom of movement. Your muscles won't show signs of fatigue, and they'll be better insulated.

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Evolution takes time: X-BIONIC ® invested 3,552 days of research and development in the Energy Accumulator ®. The newest model - the Energy Accumulator ® EVO - was 98% newly constructed to achieve decisive improvements in dimensions of performance.

2010 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO „A winner, acclaimed for Innovation, High Quality and Functionality at the world's largest technology, sport- and lifestyle contest, where the manufacturer was honoured for its advancements in quality.“

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2011 GOOD DESIGN AWARD X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO Internationally acclaimed by the Chicago Athenaeum with the world's oldest and most highly sought-after award, for the most innovative and best-designed product: Technology | Material | Sustainability | Creativity

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Larger insulating surface

Bend your knee and and unfolded are 31 air channels to keep the joint warm.

The ISO-Pads™ on the hips each consist of 11 channels and continue all the way up to the waistband. Your internal organs are well-protected from the cold over a larger surface .

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Additional chambers

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The Swiss scientists have perfected their performance-enhancing system with continued development that resulted in the Energy Accumulator® EVO. A higher degree of effectiveness is achieved by the larger dimensions of the 3D-BionicSphere® System on the chest. New 3D structures protect the senstive nerve command center of the solar plexus. The revolutionary X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression provides for more performance: only with it can sweat-cooled blood circulate freely under the skin's surface and protect the athlete from overheating.

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More stable and defined in design, the AirGuides™ carry fresh air around the body.

2010 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO „A winner, acclaimed for Innovation, High Quality and Functionalty at the world's largest technology, sport- and lifestyle contest, where the manufacturer was honoured for its advancements in quality.“

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2011 GOOD DESIGN AWARD X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO Internationally acclaimed by the Chicago Athenaeum with the world's oldest and most highly sought-after award, for the most innovative and best-designed product: Technology | Material | Sustainability | Creativity

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SweatTraps® Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.

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The AirConditioning Channel® in the chest area is part of the climate channel system. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is an optimal zone for quick and effective venting and cooling. Exchanging fresh air over a system of channels cools the chest area without spreading a “cold” sensation throughout the body. The constant air movement along the AirConditioning Channel® also effectively draws moisture away from the sweat zones.

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The wavelike structure of the ISO-Pads™ lies over the shoulders, keeping the body warm and guarding against chills. Conventional baselayers let a lot of warmth escape in this area because the weight of the jacket and a backpack compresses any insulation material, thus losing any of their value.

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ExpansionRibs™ The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, insuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion-Ribs™.

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

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The 3D-BionicSphere® System on the chest provides cooling without the risk of overcooling. 12

The 3D-BionicSphere® System on the back provides cooling without the risk of overcooling.

AirGuides work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel . The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

In winter, targeted insulation of individual body parts guards against ambient coldness can prevent the body from freezing. This is why ISO Pads™ over the hipbones and the more subtle ISO-Pads™ on the buttocks retain body heat that is necessary to guarantee interior organ functionality.

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InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60% in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance.

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Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ In terms of muscle performance, the inner thigh is less reactive to cold. We all instinctively know this: when our hands are cold, we put them between our thighs to warm them up, helping us re-establish our overall sense of warmth more quickly. The Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ has been placed in this area. It is a finely knit fabric mesh with zero insulation. Cooling therefore occurs initially through the exchange of air. As soon as sweat has started to evaporate, the cooling process steps it up a notch since the activation system lies directly next to the skin.

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ExpansionKnee™ Protects from the cold, even when the knee is bent.

3D-BionicSphere® System at the tailbone The sweat of the lower back area is conducted through the 3D-BionicSphere® System to the tailbone for evaporation. The SweatTraps® on the lower back are targeted specifically at catching sweat flowing toward the buttocks. This first phase, which often leads to friction sores, is interrupted before it can even begin.

AirComPlex-Zone at the upper abdomen At the solar plexus, directly under the 12th thoracic vertebrae, important nerve fibres receive signals that influence one’s entire well-being. The Energy Accumulator® Evo protects this sensitive area with special channels. Warm air enclosed there insulates optimally in the cold. The system’s structure processes excess sweat from physical activity and ensures appropriate cooling of the core.

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AirConditioningSpot™ Cools the knee withouth chilling.

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ISO-CalfPad™

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Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short breaks and even if the body is still warm. This can lead to a risk of injury. The ISO-CalfPad™ retains the body‘s warmth. To that end, the knitted fabric's wavelike structure lies over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The warmer air retained in these channels definitively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body‘s overall perception of warmth.

X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression Decision Layer

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During sport activities body warmth is created. In extreme situations up to 1,200 watts worth. Up to 90 % of this is released by the athlete from the skin to maintain a body temperate of 37 °C. X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression applies targeted pressure on 1 mm-wide ridges. Left and right of the ridge is a compression-free area where compression could have a negative effect on blood circulation to the skin. In this way the blood flow through veins and capillaries remain unimpeded. The results are revolutionary: • Reduced muscle oscillations • Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients

VaSCULAR-optimising X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression Applies targeted pressure on the higher ridges. Pressure on the ridges.

• Faster recovery

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Cooling film of sweat

Partial Kompression uses the skin as a surface for cooling and, thus, can take advantage of the body's personal micro-climate for optimising performance.

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Kjetil Jansrud and The X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® Evo • Olympic Silver Medal, Giant Slalom, 2010 • Silver, Junior World Championships, Giant Slalom 2004 • Silver, Junior World Championships, Combined, 2005

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Aksel Lund Svindal and the X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® Evo

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• World Champion, S-Combined, 2011 • Olympic Bronze Medal, Giant Slalom, 2010 • Olympic Silver Medal, Downhill, 2010 • Olympic Gold Medal, Super-G 2010 • World Champion, S-Combined, 2009 • World Champion, Giant Slalom, 2007 • World Champion, Downhill, 2007 • Overall Champion, World Cup 07/08 • Overall Champion, World Cup 06/07

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• Silver medal, Giant Slalom, World Cup 2001 • Bronze medal, Combined, World Cup 2001 • 4 x Junior World Champion

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X-BIONIC® Radiactor™

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In high-tech labs, scientists simulate the lowest temperatures. X-BIONIC® utilises such laboratories for its production that is uncompromising in its scientific demands. We aren't satisfied until the body heat camera shows perfect funtionality of our products in the transition from normal to super low temperatures. That proves that even minus 50 degrees Celsius doesn't have to be so scary - if you are protected by X-BIONIC®.

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Wintersports Decision Layer The InfraTec body heat camera VarioCAM® high resolution doesn't lie. It proves whether the athlete interface functions or not in extreme temperature variations and extreme cold. The thermographic image, left, shows the athlete before the cold test. ­X-BIONIC® masters the task presented to effectively keep the body cool. In the yellow areas of the image you can see excess warmth being released to the ambiant air. In the image, right, the conditions have totally changed. The cold chamber simulates freezing temperatures. Here, X-BIONIC® releases only a small amount of very targeted warmth. The body, which holds onto its warmth, remains protected from the cold.

X-BIONIC® protects the body through a fully integrated system of effective components. The 3D-BionicSphere® System insulates with tunnels and channels. The AirComPlex-Zone protects the solar plexus from freezing. ISO-Pads™ warm the hips and gluteals, the ISO-Shoulder™ protects the shoulders, and the ExpansionRibs™, the knees and elbows. With its construction based on the accordion principle it doesn't stretch out and thin when the joint is flexed. Cold chambers and thermographic cameras reveal every weakness of athletic apparel at minus 50 degrees Celsius. But X-BIONIC® Interfaces don't have any weaknesses. That of course is asserted by other manufacturers about their products. But we can actually prove it.

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Minus 50 °C proves the Difference.

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After the the 3-minute test: X-BIONIC® releases body heat in a targeted manner only in the underarms (red) and protects the body surface from cooling down (blue).

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Before the 3-minute test: X-BIONIC® releases excess body heat (red) and cools you with the 3D-Bionic-Sphere® System in the cold-sensitive chest (blue).


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400 degrees is awfully hot. With X-BIONIC FireShield, drivers can still keep their cool.

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As a former successful race car driver Manuel Reuter knows exactly what conditions dominate during an automobile race. In spite of extreme heat in the car, drivers must have full control of their concentration every second. With fires in accidents, the temperatures you're exposed to can climb to more than 400 degrees Celsius. X-BIONIC® FireShield keeps the body temperature of drivers by high temperatures on the interior of the car at the optimal 37 degrees. And by extreme temperatures in accidents it protects drivers from injury. Keeping your cool isn't hard with X-BIONIC® FireShield.

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During the course of a race, a driver loses several litres of sweat. Driver interfaces have to protect against correspondingly large losses of water, minerals and salts. The X-BIONIC® FireShield fulfills these demanding tasks with bravado.

Manuel Reuter During the course of his racing career, Manuel Reuter took part in more than 200 German Touring Car (DTM) Masters races. He drove his first DTM race car in 1985. Following that came two victories in the 24-hour race at LeMans, a victory at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring motor sports track and at the International Touring Car Championship in 1996. He is to this day a part of racing through his business, Driving Performance. • Born 1961, German • Active racing participation until 2005

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X-BIONIC® FireShield uses the race car driver's sweat to cool the body without building up an uncomfortable dampness. At the same time it puts a stop to further production of the sweat the body would keep pumping out. AirConditioning Channels™ and the AirConditioning Zone™ provide for a constant supply of fresh air through which the excess moisture is transported away. The body has to use very little energy to maintain its temperature and to avoid overheating. Because of its high fire-resistance and the integrated protection, X-BIONIC® FireShield System is certified for use even in Formula 1 events by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), which is the international governing body of motor sports. Top products are at home in all leagues.

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During his active race driver days, Manuel Reuter drove more than 200 German Touring Car Master (DTM) races and knows well the extreme conditions in the cars like only few others do. He isn't quickly convinced of products that promise drivers advantages during races. X-BIONIC® could convince with the X-BIONIC® FireShield. That's why he also presented the X-BIONIC® FireShield System at the start of the 2010 German Touring Car Championship (DTM) at the Hockenheim race track in the upper Rhine Valley to numerous TV stations and their audience. No way he does that for every product.

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E vaporation Surface Expander™ Evaporation across a large surface to process excess moisture.

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O  uterAirChannel™ Excess moisture is continuously replaced by the subsequent flow of fresh air.

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S  weatTraps® Transfer excess moisture.

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I nnerAirChannel™ Warm air is stored inside.

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Cools when you‘re sweating, warms when you‘re freezing. Without the sensation of wetness or heat. No risk of overcooling during recovery. The cooling is activated only when the body‘s temperature rises and sweating begins. If no sweat is present, then the system serves as insulation.The 3D-BionicSphere® System only begins to cool once you are sweating.

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During recovery

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Cold ambient air represents no overcooling risk factor because the warm air inside the InnerAirChannels™ form an insulating cushion. During recovery, the cool-down process is interrupted by the lack of sweat. The air in both channels serves to warm and protect, using the body‘s own warmth to create a body aura: a protective shell that wards off the influence of cold. The 3D-BionicSphere® System begins warming when sweat is absent.

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2010 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO „A winner, acclaimed for Innovation, High Quality and Functionality at the world's largest technology, sport- and lifestyle contest, where the manufacturer was honoured for its advancements in quality.“

The AirConditioning Channel® in the chest area is part of the climate channel system. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is an optimal zone for quick and effective venting and cooling. Exchanging fresh air over a system of channels cools the chest area without spreading a “cold” sensation throughout the body. The constant air movement along the AirConditioning Channel® also effectively draws moisture away from the sweat zones. 4

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AirConditioning Channel® 30% more fresh air Outdoor

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ISO-Shoulder™ 50% higher thermal store

Garments often drape heavily on the shoulders. Add wind and the weight of rain, and garments for the upper body frequently sit snugly – an open door for cold. ISO-Shoulder™ forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The gentle wavelike structure of the material allows channels to remain open so they continue to provide space to store warmed air. Outstanding protection against chilling upper body garments.

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In performance sports, victory and defeat are often decided by the hundredth of a second. Every seam has to be perfect and has to support the athlete optimally in every situation. That was the premise for the development and the set goal for our team. To accomplish that, we have in the end nearly totally changed the Energy Accumulator®: newly defined shoulder zones, broader compression areas, stronger joint segments, newly conceptualized channeling, ...

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The 3D-BionicSphere® System at the chest with its larger dimensions is designed for high-intensity physical exertion and provides for cooling.

AirComPlex-Zone at the upper abdomen 144 cm² more insulation

At the solar plexus, directly under the 12th thoracic vertebrae, important nerve fibres receive signals that influence one’s entire well-being. The Energy Accumulator® Evo protects this sensitive area with special channels. Warm air enclosed there insulates optimally in the cold. The system’s structure processes excess sweat from physical activity and ensures appropriate cooling of the core.

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2012 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® EVO The highest official German reward, for outstanding achievements in design and for the best products. The jury judges, among other things, the degree of innovation, technical functions and product aesthetics.

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For more than 10 years we have been working on the X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®. Each year it has performed even better. Each year the trophies we won for it piled up - today we have 15 internationally renowned design prizes, not to mention innumerable top test results. This makes us very proud, but it doesn't put an end to our ambition to make it even better. With the Energy Accumulator® EVO it's now come down to precision work. We aren't changing the entire concept, but we just hammer away on each small detail. If you optimise the single features, you end up improving the entire system. It's not about an entire revolution anymore. When it comes to functional apparel, that was already accomplished by the Energy Accumlator®. This is now all about evolution.

3D-BionicSphere® system in the chest area enlarged to 220%

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Better performance via regulated compression, which reduces muscles oscillations, supports muscles and joints, as well as optimises the transport of nutrients.

The 3D-BionicSphere® System on the back provides cooling without the risk of overcooling.

Reduced muscle vibration Muscle activity creates initially unnoticeable high-frequency vibrations. If the muscles tire, however, the frequency of the oscillations becomes slower, and the muscle vibrations become perceptible. The muscles have no power. Compression stabilizes muscles from the outset. You save energy resources. Ideal situation for high performance.

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

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AirGuides™ 1.25 mm wider

5 The sweat of the lower back area is conducted through the 3D-BionicSphere® System to the tailbone for evaporation. The SweatTraps® on the lower back are targeted specifically at catching sweat flowing toward the buttocks. This first phase, which often leads to friction sores, is interrupted before it can even begin.

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ExpansionRibs™ 6 additional chambers

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, insuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion-Ribs™.

Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients Compression has a stabilizing effect on the blood vessels. Support of the blood vessels reduces the load on the cardiovascular system and improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Muscles and organs are supplied more rapidly with performance-enhancing oxygen and nutrients thanks to the more rapid recirculation of blood back through the heart.

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3D-BionicSphere® System at the tailbone

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Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. Skin NODOR®'s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

„High-end functional baselayer for competitive athletes.“ Wanderlust, 01/2012

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The largest usable area in active testing – the optimal outfit. „The Energy Accumulator® has very good moisture regulation.“ Tour, 11/2010 X-BIONIC® | 727

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Energy Accumulator® Evo 90 % Polyamide 7 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

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The high-tech mesh knitting technology ensures optimal support and climate comfort in the shorts. The different ribs and varying surface construction are able to solve the conflict between providing support whilst transporting moisture and heat.

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The results are revolutionary: • Reduced muscle oscillations • Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients • Faster recovery

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Innerlap AirConditioningZone™

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The inner thighs are less reactive to the cold in terms of muscle performance. This is where the Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ is placed. It is a fine network of knitted fabric with the Zero Insulation Function. 4 ExpansionKnee™

Applies pressure on the higher ridges.

– 6 additional chambers Pressure on the ridges.

A knee can be bent up to 160 °; however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside. 5 AirConditioning

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Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short breaks and even if the body is still warm. This can lead to a risk of injury. The ISO-CalfPad™ retains the body‘s warmth. To that end, the knitted fabric's wavelike structure lies over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The warmer air retained in these channels definitively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body‘s overall perception of warmth.

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Outdoor

2

A new benchmark in compression technology. Partial Compression by X-BIONIC ® utilizes the advantages of compression without neglecting cooling.

Cooling film of sweat

6

Open capillary

Channel® – 30% more fresh air

Scientific illustration

The AirConditioning Channel® is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation. 6

Improved

InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh

10

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60% in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance. 7

AirConditioningSpot™

7

Enlarged

ISO-Pad™ – 23 cm² insulation

In winter, targeted insulation of individual body parts guards against ambient coldness can prevent the body from freezing. This is why ISO-Pads™ over the hipbones and the more subtle ISO-Pads™ on the buttocks retain body heat that is necessary to guarantee interior organ functionality.

4 2

3D-BionicSphere®

System at the tailbone

Complementary

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. A fine, circular knitted fabric has been incorporated there. Perspiration dissipates and is pushed outward with the aid of body warmth so there is no risk of over-chilling. 8

9

Perspiration from the lower back is transported for evaporation via the 3D-BionicSphere® System on the tailbone. 9

AirGuides™ –

1.25 mm wider Lexicon

Work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®.

732 | X-BIONIC®

Wintersports

Two-Step

Decision Layer

1

Biking

®

X-BIONIC® | 733


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Evo Pants X5S Charcoal / Fuchsia

X4J Charcoal / Yellow

Tech. Composition

Sizes

89 % Polyester 8 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

89 % Skin NODOR® 8 % Mythlan™ 3 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

X5U Charcoal / Pearl Grey

Art-Nr. I 20223

Energy Accumulator® Evo Pants Medium

X5U Charcoal / Pearl Grey

734 | X-BIONIC®

X4J Charcoal / Yellow

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

89 % Polyester 8 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

89 % Skin NODOR® 8 % Mythlan™ 3 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20241

Pants Long

X5S Charcoal / Fuchsia

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

89 % Polyester 8 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

89 % Skin NODOR® 8 % Mythlan™ 3 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Decision Layer

X5U Charcoal / Pearl Grey

Material

Energy Accumulator® Evo

Art-Nr. I 20222

Energy Accumulator® Evo Pants Medium

X5U Charcoal / Pearl Grey

X5S Charcoal / Fuchsia

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

89 % Polyester 8 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

89 % Skin NODOR® 8 % Mythlan™ 3 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator® Evo

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X4J Charcoal / Yellow

Biking

®

Art-Nr. I 20242 X-BIONIC® | 735


Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

Biking

\ Decision Layer \

Philosophy

technology

Xitanit ™ Wintersports

Reflects radiated heat

Illustration

Decision Layer

The revolutionary material xitanit™ features high conductivity and is able to reflect radiated heat.

Complementary

• reflects radiated heat • silver ions render garment bacteriostatic • sweat management distributes perspiration around garment, maximising efficiency of evaporation process • prolongs physical capacity of active athletes

Lexicon

2010 International xitanit™ “awarded for: ∙ degree of innovation ∙ comparison with existing materials and processes ∙ means of presentation ∙ environmental impact (either in production or use) ∙ potential for development ”

736 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 737


2

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

The 3D-BionicSphere® System on the back provides cooling without the risk of overcooling. 2009 X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ „A winner, acclaimed for High Quality and Functionality at the world's largest technology, sportand lifestyle contest, where the manufacturer was honoured for its advancements in quality.“

2010 X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ The readers of SkiMAGAZINS have chosen: The X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ is the most innovative product of 2010.

3 2009 X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ „Awarded for an outstanding combination of innovative materials successful design and intelligent function.“

2010 International xitanit™ “awarded for: ∙ degree of innovation ∙ comparison with existing materials and processes ∙ means of presentation ∙ environmental impact (either in production or use) ∙ potential for development ”

2009 GOOD DESIGN AWARD X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ Underwear Internationally acclaimed by the Chicago Athenaeum with the world's oldest and most highly sought-after award, for the most innovative and best-designed product:

3

Traditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: it keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channels®. 4

4

AirComPlex-Zone

In the solar plexus, directly under the twelfth vertebrae of the thoracic region, important nerves receive signals that influence one’s entire well-being. The Energy Accumulator® Evo protects this sensitive area with special channels. Locked-in warm air insulates optimally in the cold. The system’s structure processes excess sweat from physical activity and ensures appropriate coolness in the core.

Philosophy Complementary

Technology | Material | Sustainability | Creativity

2

AirConditioning Channel® with Zero-Insulation

Outdoor

Hardly perceptible on the skin, xitanit™ guarantees unlimited freedom of movement. For performance athletes every gram counts. Nevertheless, muscles and organs have to maintain their optimal temperature. This is where the X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ scores. It creates a unique relationship between thermal output and material strength.

Wintersports

1

Running

Garments often drape heavily on the shoulders. Add wind and the weight of rain, and garments for the upper body frequently sit snugly – an open door for cold. ISO-Shoulder™ forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The gentle wavelike structure of the material allows channels to remain open so they continue to provide space to store warmed air. Outstanding protection against chilling upper body garments.

Travel / Golf

ISO-Shoulder™

Decision Layer

A powerhouse of higher performance

1

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ Radiactor™ Shirt

xitanit™: reflects radiated heat Lexicon

The revolutionary material xitanit™ features high conductivity and is able to reflect radiated heat

738 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 739


6

Philosophy Biking

\ Decision Layer \ Radiactor™ Shirt SweatTraps®

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.

The 3D-BionicSphere® System on the back provides cooling without the risk of overcooling.

9

6

AirConditioning Channel® with Zero-Insulation

The latest knitting technology has enabled the combination of extremely thin materials, comparable to fine stockings, with thicker and highly insulating thermal elements. With that, Zero-Insulation zones are created through which excess warmth can quickly escape. They are placed in areas which are key to temperature regulation and are so thin they do not affect the athlete’s sense of warm well-being. Zero-Insulation zones are the perfect valve for dissipating excess warmth.

Karen Putzer, ITA Silver Medal: World Cup 2001 Giant Slalom Bronze Medal: World Cup 2001 Super G 4 x Junior World Champion

5

Travel / Golf

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

7

8

scale: 2,5:1

9 2009 X-BIONIC Radiactor™ Internationally awarded with the national prize for trend setting, professional, outstanding design performance with highest functionality, ergonomics, ecology and sustainability.

2011 X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ The highest official German reward, for outstanding achievements in design and for the best products. The jury judges the degree of innovation, technical functions and product aesthetics.

2009 Slide Award Winner Software Category X-BIONIC® Radiactor™ Shirt “Most innovative product.”

Lexicon

®

Complementary

Decision Layer

ExpansionRibs™ The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion-Ribs™.

AirGuides™

Outdoor

8

Running

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

Wintersports

7

740 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 741


XX6 Iron / Black

Tech. Composition

Sizes

78 % Polyester 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

54 % Skin NODOR® 24 % xitanit™ 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Mythlan™

S / M L / XL xxl

XI8 Silver / Anthracite

Art-Nr. I 20163

Radiactor™ Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

XX6 Iron / Black

742 | X-BIONIC®

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

78 % Polyester 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

54 % Skin NODOR® 24 % xitanit™ 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Mythlan™

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20257

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

XX6 Iron / Black

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

78 % Polyester 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

54 % Skin NODOR® 24 % xitanit™ 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Mythlan™

XS S / M L / XL

Art-Nr. I 20179

Radiactor™ Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

XI8 Silver / Anthracite

XX6 Iron / Black

Philosophy Decision Layer

XX6 Iron / Black

Material

Radiactor™

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

78 % Polyester 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

54 % Skin NODOR® 24 % xitanit™ 13 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Mythlan™

XS S / M L / XL

Complementary

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

MEN

Lexicon

Radiactor™

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

XX6 Iron / Black

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ Radiactor™ Shirt

Art-Nr. I 20258 X-BIONIC® | 743


The revolutionary material xitanit™ features high conductivity and is able to reflect radiated heat.

2

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60% in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance.

9

ISO-CalfPad™

Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short pauses and even if the overall body is still heated. This can lead to the risk of injury. The ISO-CalfPad™ retains the body‘s warmth. Here too the knitted fabric settles itself in a wavy shape over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The body-temperature air retained in these channels decisively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body‘s overall perception of warmth.

7

Front 3D-BionicSphere® System 10

3

1

ISO-Pad™

A new benchmark in compression technology. Partial Compression by X-BIONIC ® utilizes the advantages of compression without neglecting cooling.

8

Enables targeted insulation of individual body parts from a cold environment to protect the body from freezing. This is how the optimized ISO-Pads™ located over the hip bones, as well as the finer ISO-Pads™ on the buttocks, retain more body heat, which is necessary to guarantee internal organ function. 4

x-bionic® Partial Kompression

4

ExpansionKnee™

Protects from the cold, even when the knee is bent.

Wintersports

The high-tech mesh knitting technology ensures optimal support and climate comfort in the shorts. The different ribs and varying surface construction are able to solve the conflict between providing support whilst transporting moisture and heat.

The results are revolutionary: • Reduced muscle oscillations • Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients • Faster recovery

Decision Layer

Two-Step

Outdoor

5

2

6 + cooling mechanism

Innerlap AirConditioningZone™

The inner thighs are less reactive to the cold in terms of muscle performance. This is where the Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ is placed. It is a fine network of knitted fabric with the Zero Insulation Function. 6

Applies pressure on the higher ridges.

AirConditioningSpot™

Complementary

5

Pressure on the ridges.

Cools the knee withouth chilling. Skin 7

3D-BionicSphere

®

System at the tailbone

Perspiration from the lower back is transported for evaporation via the 3D-BionicSphere® System on the tailbone.

Philosophy

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

3

scale: 2,5:1 2.5:1

AirGuides™

Running

xitanit™: reflects radiated heat

8

Travel / Golf

InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ Radiactor™ Pants

9

Cooling film of sweat Open capillary

8 Lexicon

Scientific illustration

744 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 745


XX6 Iron / Black

Tech. Composition

Sizes

66 % Polyester 17 % Polypropylene 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

36 % Skin NODOR® 30 % xitanit™ 17 % Mythlan™ 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

XI8 Silver / Anthracite

Art-Nr. I 20164

Radiactor™ Pants Medium

XX6 Iron / Black

746 | X-BIONIC®

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

66 % Polyester 17 % Polypropylene 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

36 % Skin NODOR® 30 % xitanit™ 17 % Mythlan™ 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20178

Pants Long

XX6 Iron / Black

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

66 % Polyester 17 % Polypropylene 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

36 % Skin NODOR® 30 % xitanit™ 17 % Mythlan™ 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Art-Nr. I 20180

Radiactor™ Pants Medium

XI8 Silver / Anthracite

XX6 Iron / Black

Philosophy Decision Layer

XX6 Iron / Black

Material

Radiactor™

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

66 % Polyester 17 % Polypropylene 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

36 % Skin NODOR® 30 % xitanit™ 17 % Mythlan™ 12 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

Radiactor™

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

XX6 Iron / Black

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ Radiactor™ Pants

Art-Nr. I 20181 X-BIONIC® | 747


Philosophy Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

Biking

\ Decision Layer \

Decision Layer

AirConditioning Channel速

Lexicon

Complementary

Traditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: it keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channels速.

748 | X-BIONIC速

X-BIONIC速 | 749


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Shirt

The 3D-BionicSphere® System at the chest with its larger dimensions is designed for high-intensity physical exertion and provides for cooling.

2

3

In the chest area is part of the climate channel system. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is an optimal zone for quick and effective venting and cooling. Exchanging fresh air over a system of channels cools the chest area without spreading a “cold” sensation throughout the body. The constant air movement along the AirConditioning Channel® also effectively draws moisture away from the sweat zones.

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.0

2007 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

2009 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.1

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.0

2008 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

2006 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

Decision Layer

2006 China

Running

AirConditioning Channel®

2006

2006 International

2005 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

NominEE

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.0

International seal for quality in design

International seal for quality in design

Complementary

NominEE

».

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

Travel / Golf

2

3 acclaimed for technology, innovation, function, quality and design. Over 300 inernational Awards and test winners for products with the «

Garments often drape heavily on the shoulders. Add wind and the weight of rain, and garments for the upper body frequently sit snugly – an open door for cold. ISO-Shoulder™ forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The gentle wavelike structure of the material allows channels to remain open so they continue to provide space to store warmed air. Outstanding protection against chilling upper body garments.

Outdoor

The cooling effect of X-BIONIC® Functional Sportswear is only activated once you start sweating. Its clever regulation system works with the most reliable of starters: your sweat. One-of-a-kind and effective, with its cooling power always exactly when you need it. Regulates your personal micro-climate, developed by scientists, proven by endurance athletes. You know that unpleasent feeling of being sweaty, then breaking out in goose bumps. Your body is sounding the alarm: warning, threat of overcooling! X-BIONIC® Functional Sportswear prevents these chills. If no sweat is present, then a unique process uses air heated by the body as thermal insulation.

1

ISO-Shoulder™

Wintersports

Warms when you're cold. Cools when you sweat.

1

Biking

®

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

Lexicon

2007 GOOD DESIGN AWARD X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator®

Technology | Materials Sustainability | Creativity

750 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 751


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Shirt 5

Biking

®

AirConditioning Channel™

SweatTraps®

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively. 7

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion Ribs™.

4

Outdoor

6

Wintersports

Leaves residual moisture on the skin that the body does not interpret as dampness. We have no sensors for sweat. We can only perceive sweat mechanically once drops form and begin to trickle down. Only at that point do we register «wet». SweatTraps® absorb this moisture before it is felt, drawing it away to be evaporated and disposing of it through thermal dynamics. Only a thin film of moisture remains on the skin. Cooling is of course not possible without moisture.

ExpansionRibs™

Travel / Golf

6

Running

The AirConditioning Channel® is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation.

7

olympic champion 2006, european Champion 2008

Complementary

In Women's Freestyle Aerial.

Decision Layer

Evelyne Leu, SUI

5 Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom Inhibits bacteria buildup and minimizes odour-causing microorganisms.

752 | X-BIONIC®

Lexicon

Skin NODOR®'s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

X-BIONIC® | 753


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Shirts X39 Black / Orange

Biking

®

Tech. Composition

Sizes

94% Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastan 2 % Mythlan™

S / M L / XL xxl

X39 Black / Orange

Art-Nr. I 20093

Energy Accumulator® Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

X39 Black / Orange

754 | X-BIONIC®

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

94% Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20096

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

94% Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

XS S / M L / XL

Decision Layer

X39 Black / Orange

Material

Energy Accumulator®

Art-Nr. I 20094

Energy Accumulator® Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

X39 Black / Orange

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

94% Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

XS S / M L / XL

Complementary

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

MEN

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator®

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X39 Black / Orange

Art-Nr. I 20097 X-BIONIC® | 755


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Pants

A new benchmark in compression technology. Partial Compression by X-BIONIC ® utilizes the advantages of compression without neglecting cooling.

3

7

5

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60% in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance.

+ cooling mechanism 8 Applies pressure on the higher ridges.

8

Pressure on the ridges.

Cooling film of sweat

Scientific illustration

7

4

ISO-Pad™

10

The insulated fill maintains warmth.

Innerlap AirConditioningZone™

The inner thighs are less reactive to the cold in terms of muscle performance. This is where the Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ is placed. It is a fine network of knitted fabric with the Zero Insulation Function. 5

3D-BionicSphere® System

tailbone

at the

10

9

AirGuides™

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

2 4

ISO-CalfPad™

Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short pauses and even if the overall body is still heated. This can lead to the risk of injury. The ISO-CalfPad™ retains the body‘s warmth. Here too the knitted fabric settles itself in a wavy shape over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The body-temperature air retained in these channels decisively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body‘s overall perception of warmth.

Open capillary

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. A fine, circular knitted fabric has been incorporated there. Perspiration dissipates and is pushed outward with the aid of body warmth so there is no risk of over-chilling. 3

9

Outdoor

Skin

AirConditioningSpot™

AirConditioning Channel®

A targeted ventilation system of channels wraps around the body, allowing excess moisture to escape without the body perceiving a cold sensation.

1

2

InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh

Wintersports

The results are revolutionary: • Reduced muscle oscillations • Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients • Faster recovery

Running

A knee can bend up to 160 °: however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside.

Decision Layer

« the X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® has very good moisture regulation. » Alpin 07/2010

ExpansionKnee™

6 Complementary

The Optimal Outfit.

6

Travel / Golf

x-bionic® Partial Kompression

Biking

®

Lexicon

Perspiration from the lower back is transported for evaporation via the 3D-BionicSphere® System on the tailbone.

756 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 757


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Pants X39 Black / Orange

Biking

®

Tech. Composition

Sizes

84 % Polyamide 10 % Polypropylene 6 % Elastane

84 % NanoCore™ 10 % Mythlan™ 6 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

X39 Black / Orange

Art-Nr. I 20009

Energy Accumulator® Pants Medium

X39 Black / Orange

758 | X-BIONIC®

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

84 % Polyamide 10 % Polypropylene 6 % Elastane

84 % NanoCore™ 10 % Mythlan™ 6 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20012

Pants Long

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

84 % Polyamide 10 % Polypropylene 6 % Elastane

84 % NanoCore™ 10 % Mythlan™ 6 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Decision Layer

X39 Black / Orange

Material

Energy Accumulator®

Art-Nr. I 20017

Energy Accumulator® Pants Medium

X39 Black / Orange

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

84 % Polyamide 10 % Polypropylene 6 % Elastane

84 % NanoCore™ 10 % Mythlan™ 6 % Elastane

XS S / M L / XL

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator®

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X39 Black / Orange

Art-Nr. I 20018 X-BIONIC® | 759


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \

Running

Biking

technology

More performance without doping.

Travel / Golf

X-BIONIC ® supports the body in maintaining its 37 °C functional temperature.

Outdoor

Our bodies produce different amounts of heat in different places. X-BIONIC ® UnderGear reacts to this with pinpoint precision and supports the body in maintaining its preferred 37 °C temperature. A regulated release of warmth without the risks of overcooling: You conserve precious energy to enhance your performance ability.

Wintersports

Thermal images provide impressive proof: This is how X-BIONIC ® manages the body climate.

Complementary

Decision Layer

X-BIONIC ® offers the first functional wear that is really worth looking into. Turn it inside out and you will discover the sophisticated technology in the most remote corners: Climate channels automatically unfold, zones turn into insulating areas, and ventilation systems open in response to body movement. A truly unique mechanism for top performance in sport. Or as we say: Performance enhancement without doping.

Lexicon

Thermal images provide impressive proof: This is how X-BIONIC® manages the body climate.

760 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 761


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Extra Warm

2

SweatTraps®

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively. 3

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

Travel / Golf

1

Running

Garments often drape heavily on the shoulders. Add wind and the weight of rain, and garments for the upper body frequently sit snugly – an open door for cold. ISO-Shoulder™ forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The gentle wavelike structure of the material allows channels to remain open so they continue to provide space to store warmed air. Outstanding protection against chilling upper body garments.

X-BIONIC® has developed the Energy Accumulator® Extrawarm for use in particularly cold environments, or for people who are especially prone to freezing. In comparison with the Energy Accumulator, the Extrawarm version is knitted from thicker fibres with a higher insulation factor. Functioning parallel to this, Zero-Insulation Zones integrated into the air conditioning channels ensure effective ventilation, act as a safety valve against superfluous heat and thus avoid the risk of potential overheating.

3

4

4

AirConditioning Channel® with Zero-Insulation

Traditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: It keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channel®.

Outdoor

The 3D-BionicSphere® System at the chest with its larger dimensions is designed for high-intensity physical exertion and provides for cooling.

2

The Absolute harshest test:

ISO-Shoulder™

Wintersports

The cold doesn’t care what you’ve got on underneath.

1

Biking

®

Fulda Challange 2011.

Lexicon

Complementary

Decision Layer

Pro Mountain Biker Natascha Binder has challenged herself to 10 tough competitions at minus 40 degrees Celsius. An extremely difficult test for the Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm - tests the high-tech Functional Sportswear mastered beautifully.

762 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 763


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Extra Warm

Scientific illustration

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

Thermoscan

X-BIONIC® uses the varying zones of warmth of the body for climate regulation.

5

AirGuides™

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®. 8

ExpansionRibs™

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn’t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion-Ribs™.

Wintersports

Outdoor

The 3D-BionicSphere® sweat deposit system operates very effectively in the underarm area. The human body has up to 3 million sweat glands, with the armpits packed with 300 of them per square centimetre. We all know what happens to cyclists’ armpits when they are exerting themselves. No sooner has a cyclist begun to warm up than the sweat begins to flow. But even before the beads of sweat form, excess sweat is sucked into the Outer AirTraps™, ready for transfer to the Evaporation Surface Expander™ surface.

Decision Layer

8 7

Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms.

Lexicon

Skin NODOR®’s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

Complementary

SweatTraps®

6

Leaves residual moisture on the skin that the body does not interpret as dampness. We have no sensors for sweat. We can only perceive sweat mechanically once drops form and begin to trickle down. Only at that point do we register “wet”. SweatTraps® absorb this moisture before it is felt, drawing it away to be evaporated and disposing of it through thermal dynamics. Only a thin film of moisture remains on the skin. Cooling is of course not possible without moisture.

7

Running

During recovery

Travel / Golf

During activity

Biking

®

764 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 765


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Extra Warm X29 Black / Pearl Grey

Biking

®

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

766 | X-BIONIC®

XH6 Charcoal / Orange

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90% Polyamide 7 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

75 % 15 % 7 % 3 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20106

NanoCore™ Polyamide Mythlan™ Elastane

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

XB3 Natural White / Sky Blue

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90% Polyamide 7 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

75 % 15 % 7 % 3 %

XS S / M L / XL

NanoCore™ Polyamide Mythlan™ Elastane

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm

Complementary

Decision Layer

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

XB3 Natural White / Sky Blue

Art-Nr. I 20107 X-BIONIC® | 767


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Extra Warm

“Exactly the right thing for bitterly cold days on the trails.”

8

Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short pauses and even if the overall body is still heated. This can lead to the risk of injury. The ISO CalfPad™ retains the body’s warmth. Here too the knitted fabric settles itself in a wavy shape over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The body-temperature air retained in these channels decisively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body’s overall perception of warmth.

5

Nordic Sports 11/2008

7

3

SweatTraps®

Trap perspiration before you start to feel it. Wick perspiration away so it can evaporate using heat dynamics. A film of perspiration – too thin to be noticeable – is left behind to cool the skin.

9

Cools the knee withouth chilling.

the tailbone

11

6

Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ 11

AirConditioning Channel® with Zero-Insulation 9

InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh

10 8

ExpansionKnee™

scale: 2.5:1

A knee can bend up to 160 °: however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside.

Lexicon

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60% in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance.

12 Decision Layer

Traditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: It keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channels®. 6

x-bionic® Partial Kompression

The vascularly optimising X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression applies pressure over the ridges and ensures that blood vessels remain open so the blood can fully perform its duty of providing the cooling necessary for survival.

Woven mesh with zero insulation function allows air to circulate and aids cooling as soon as you start to sweat. 5

AirGuides™

Work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®.

Perspiration from the lower back is transported for evaporation via the SweatTraps® on the tailbone. 4

10

Wintersports

SweatTraps® at

4

Outdoor

ISO-Pad™

In winter, targeted insulation of individual body parts guards against ambient coldness can prevent the body from freezing. This is why ISO Pads™ over the hipbones and the more subtle ISO-Pads™ on the buttocks retain body heat that is necessary to guarantee interior organ functionality. 3

AirConditioningSpot™

Complementary

2

ISO-CalfPad™ Running

2

Nature Fitness 01/2008

1

A targeted ventilation system of channels wraps around the body, allowing excess moisture to escape without the body perceiving a cold sensation.

1

“...cools the body during athletic activities and keeps it ready-to-go.”

AirConditioning Channel®

Travel / Golf

Expert Tip:

7

Biking

®

768 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 769


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Extra Warm X29 Black / Pearl Grey

Biking

®

XH6 Charcoal / Orange

Tech. Composition

Sizes

77 % Polyamid 20 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

63 % 20 % 14 % 3 %

S / M L / XL xxl

NanoCore™ Mythlan™ Polyamide Elastane

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

Art-Nr. I 20108

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm Pants Medium

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

770 | X-BIONIC®

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

77 % Polyamid 20 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

63 % 20 % 14 % 3 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20113

Pants Long

NanoCore™ Mythlan™ Polyamide Elastane

XB3 Natural White / Sky Blue

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

77 % Polyamid 20 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

63 % 20 % 14 % 3 %

XS S / M L / XL

NanoCore™ Mythlan™ Polyamide Elastane

Decision Layer

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

Material

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm

Art-Nr. I 20115

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm Pants Medium

X29 Black / Pearl Grey

XB3 Natural White / Sky Blue

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

77 % Polyamid 20 % Polypropylene 3 % Elastane

63 % 20 % 14 % 3 %

XS S / M L / XL

NanoCore™ Mythlan™ Polyamide Elastane

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator® Extra Warm

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

XB3 Natural White / Sky Blue

Art-Nr. I 20114 X-BIONIC® | 771


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Tracksuit

For the Complete Man.

1

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

Biking

®

The 3D-BionicSphere® System at the chest with its larger dimensions is designed for high-intensity physical exertion and provides for cooling.

2

ISO-Pad™ The insulated fill maintains warmth.

4

Insulation Pads™

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60 % in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance.

2

Nanga Parbat 8,125 m, Himalaya “We want to emphasize that we can without hesitation recommend X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS®... ” Lukas Furtenbach 2008

5

ExpansionKnee™

A knee can bend up to 160 °: however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside.

3

6

ISO-CalfPad™

Complementary

Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short breaks and even if the body is still warm. This can lead to a risk of injury. The ISO-CalfPad™ retains the body’s warmth. To that end, the knitted fabric’s wavelike structure lies over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The warmer air retained in these channels definitively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body’s overall perception of warmth.

4 6

Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom

Travel / Golf

3

Outdoor

1

Running

In the chest area is part of the climate channel system. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is an optimal zone for quick and effective venting and cooling. Exchanging fresh air over a system of channels cools the chest area without spreading a “cold” sensation throughout the body. The constant air movement along the AirConditioning Channel® also effectively draws moisture away from the sweat zones.

Wintersports

Don’t waste a single drop: Sweat is too precious to throw it all away. Our skin needs moisture to cool itself down. Moisture must first evaporate from the skin before our body temperature can be pushed downward. Traditional technical base layers don’t account for this. They absorb moisture in its entirety and keep the skin as dry as possible. A mistake. Dry skin feels good, but it doesn’t cool.

AirConditioning Channel®

Decision Layer

2

Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms.

Lexicon

Skin NODOR®’s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

5 772 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 773


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Tracksuit ISO-Shoulder™

Amply sized for the large amount of sweat production on the back. Maintains body temperature at the ideal of 37 °C for performance. 9

SweatTraps®

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.

10

11

9

The AirConditioning Channel® is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation. 12

2008 Polen X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® “The highest award for quality and design.“

2006 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.0 “For most innovative design and most advanced product quality.”

2009 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® V2.1 is nominated for the German Design Prize 2009. NominEE

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. To process this sweat, a finely knit mesh allows moisture to pass through but does not impair knee motion. Sweat evaporates and is pushed outward with the help of body warmth. The risk of over-cooling does not exist in this small area.

13

12

13 14

AirGuides™

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®. 14

x-bionic® Partial Kompression

The vascularly optimising X-BIONIC® Partial Kompression applies pressure over the ridges and ensures that blood vessels remain open so the blood can fully perform its duty of providing the cooling necessary for survival.

Complementary

best in test

Innerlap AirConditioningZone™

In terms of muscle performance, the inner thigh is less reactive to cold. We all instinctively know this: When our hands are cold, we put them between our thighs to warm them up, helping us re-establish our overall sense of warmth more quickly. The Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ has been placed in this area. It is a finely knit fabric mesh with zero insulation. Cooling therefore occurs initially through the exchange of air. As soon as sweat has started to evaporate, the cooling process steps it up a notch since the activation system lies directly next to the skin.

11

AirConditioningSpot™ 2005 X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® Awarded for: ∙ Innovative Design ∙ Best temperature regulating function ∙ Most advanced technology

AirConditioning Channel®

in comparison to 24 leading international manufacturers of functional wear.

"The most modern piece of thermal base layer."

15

Lexicon

Trek Magazin 04/2005

Running

7

Travel / Golf

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn’t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the Expansion-Ribs™.

8

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

ExpansionRiBs™

Outdoor

8

10

Wintersports

Garments often drape heavily on the shoulders. Add wind and the weight of rain, and garments for the upper body frequently sit snugly – an open door for cold. ISO-Shoulder™ forms an insulating layer to keep penetrating cold at bay. The gentle wavelike structure of the material allows channels to remain open so they continue to provide space to store warmed air. Outstanding protection against chilling upper body garments.

Decision Layer

7

Biking

®

774 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 775


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Tracksuit X42 Black / Cobalt Blue

Tracksuit Long

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

91 % Polyamide 5 % Polypropylene 4 % Elastane

91 % NanoCore™ 5 % Mythlan™ 4 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20036 776 | X-BIONIC®

Energy Accumulator® Tracksuit Medium

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

87 % Polyamide 8 % Polypropylene 5 % Elastane

87 % NanoCore™ 8 % Mythlan™ 5 % Elastane

S / M L / XL xxl

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator®

Complementary

Decision Layer

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X39 Black / Orange

Biking

®

Art-Nr. I 20037 X-BIONIC® | 777


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Junior

AirConditioning Channel®

The AirConditioning Channel® is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation. 3

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

2

1

3

Airguides™

Travel / Golf

2

Running

The 3D-BionicSphere® System at the chest with its larger dimensions is designed for high-intensity physical exertion and provides for cooling.

Outdoor

Warms you up when it gets cold. Cools you down when it gets warm. The Energy Accumulator® Junior maintains optimum body temperature in all conditions. Whether for high-energy romping on the snow, exposed ski lifts or chilly training sessions at the skating rink. Thanks to its 3D-BionicSphere® System, body temperature remains close to an optimum 37 °C. The Norwegian National Ski Team – no stranger to cold conditions – also chooses X-BIONIC®. The junior version has been specially designed to provide the perfect anatomical fit for kids. The result is optimal protection and support for children – whether in competitive sport or just for fun and games.

3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area

2 Wintersports

Technical Advancements increase safety. We pay heed to that, especially with our young athletes.

1

Biking

®

3

X-BIONIC® Energy Accumulator® Junior

Complementary

Decision Layer

“Rewarded for innovation,functionality, formal quality,ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and self-explanatory aspects.”

Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms.

Lexicon

Skin NODOR®’s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

778 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 779


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Junior During activity

During recovery

5

Biking

®

Iso-Shoulder™ The high-tech insulation layer deflects cold.

5 6

SweatTraps®

7

Amply sized for the large amount of sweat production on the back. Maintains body temperature at the ideal of 37 °C for performance.

ExpansionRips™

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, ensuring that winter cold doesn’t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the ExpansionRibs™.

4

Travel / Golf

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

Running

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.

Scientific illustration

Wintersports

Outdoor

6

2009, 2010 AND 2011 X-BIONIC® MOST INNOVATIVE BRAND “The Plus X Award is world’s biggest technology, sport and lifestyle contest. Renowned trade journalists and industry personalities form the expert panel who decide, which is the most innovative brand with the most innovative products. Their decision: X-BIONIC® is Innovation World Champion 2009, 2010 and 2011.”

Recommended By experts

Complementary

Decision Layer

7

Lexicon

The Norwegian national ski team relies on X-BIONIC®.

780 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 781


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Junior The insulated fill maintains warmth.

5

In terms of muscle performance, the inner thigh is less reactive to cold. We all instinctively know this: When our hands are cold, we put them between our thighs to warm them up, helping us re-establish our overall sense of warmth more quickly. The Innerlap AirConditioningZone™ has been placed in this area. It is a finely knit fabric mesh with zero insulation. Cooling therefore occurs initially through the exchange of air. As soon as sweat has started to evaporate, the cooling process steps it up a notch since the activation system lies directly next to the skin.

InsulationPads™ on the upper thigh

10

7

x-bionic® Partial Kompression A new benchmark in compression technology. Partial Kompression by X-BIONIC ® utilizes the advantages of compression without neglecting cooling.

ExpansionKnee™

8 3

The result is revolutionary: • Reduced muscle oscillations • Improved muscle uptake of oxygen and nutrients • Faster recovery

+ cooling mechanism 9

Allrounder Skihalle: Official Ski School partner Recommmends: “ Simply perfect: X-BIONIC® keeps us absolutely performance-ready the entire year.

Applies pressure on the higher ridges.

4

AirGuides™

Work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®.

2

A knee can bend up to 160 °: however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside.

AirConditioning Channel®

The AirConditioning Channel® is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation.

7

Assist in the retention of heat in the thighs. Under-cooled muscles are susceptible to injury, and highly under-cooled muscles can feel numb. Even more dangerous is when the cooling slows the muscle reaction time, leading to the increased threat of muscle injuries and risk of accidents. This increase can be as much as 60 % in the case of skiing, for example. InsulationPads™ reduce such risks. Shaped like waves, their protection lies over a large surface of the most superficial thigh muscle, thereby retaining the necessary heat next to the body to maintain muscle performance. 4

6

8

AirConditioningSpot™

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. A fine, circular knitted fabric has been incorporated there. 9

Outdoor

3

6

ISO-CalfPad™

Calf muscles can cool down quickly, particularly after short pauses and even if the overall body is still heated. This can lead to the risk of injury. The ISO CalfPad™ retains the body’s warmth. Here too the knitted fabric settles itself in a wavy shape over the skin, forming channels for storing air in a manner similar to the ISO-Shoulder™. The body-temperature air retained in these channels decisively delays the cool-down of the calf musculature and adjusts to the body’s overall perception of warmth.

Wintersports

Innerlap AirConditioningZone

The skin is equipped with a varying density of sweat glands, depending on the location on the body. This also applies to the placement of the SweatTraps® that are placed directly on the skin. These storage niches draw off excess moisture, preventing the formation of droplets and the unpleasant sensation when they begin to trickle.

Decision Layer

2

1

3D-BionicSphere® System at the tailbone

Running

5

Travel / Golf

ISO-Pad™

Pressure on the ridges

Complementary

1

Biking

®

Skin Cooling film of sweat Open capillary Scientific illustration

Lexicon

 Only in this way can we share the fun of skiing with our course participants.”

782 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 783


Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ Energy Accumulator Junior X86 Marine / Yellow

Shirt Long Sleeves

X7K Pink / White

784 | X-BIONIC®

X86 Marine / Yellow

X39 Black / Orange

Junior Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

94 % Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR™ 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

6 / 7 8 / 9 10 / 11 12 / 13

Art-Nr. I 20243

Energy Accumulator® Junior Pants Long

X7K Pink / White

X86 Marine / Yellow

X39 Black / Orange

Junior Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

84 % Polyamide 10 % Polypropylene 6 % Elastane

84 % NanoCore™ 10 % Mythlan™ 6 % Elastane

6 / 7 8 / 9 10 / 11 12 / 13

Lexicon

Energy Accumulator® Junior

Complementary

Decision Layer

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X86 Marine / Yellow

Biking

®

Art-Nr. I 20244 X-BIONIC® | 785


Running

Biking

\ Decision Layer \

Philosophy

technology

3D-BionicSphere® System

Travel / Golf

Leaves residual moisture on the skin that the body does not interpret as dampness. We have no sensors for sweat. We can only perceive sweat mechanically once drops form and begin to trickle down. Only at that point do we register «wet». SweatTraps® absorb this moisture before it is felt, drawing it away to be evaporated and disposing of it through thermal dynamics. Only a thin film of moisture remains on the skin. Cooling is of course not possible without moisture.

Sweat helps save energy

Wintersports

Outdoor

Traditional functional undergarments siphon off all sweat, leading the body to continue to increase its sweat production. The result is loss of water, minerals and salt. The patented and unique 3D-BionicSphere® System retains important resources to keep you performing better. Less energy is expended in regulating body heat, leaving you more energy reserves for your training.

C

B

A

E vaporation Surface Expander™ Evaporation across a large surface to process excess moisture.

B

O  uterAirChannel™ Excess moisture is continuously replaced by the subsequent flow of fresh air.

C

S  weatTraps® Transfer excess moisture.

B

O  uterAirChannel™ During recovery, the cool-down process is interrupted by the absence of sweat.

D

I nnerAirChannel™ Warm air is stored inside.

A

Scientific illustration

Decision Layer

During activity

B

Complementary

During recovery

Lexicon

D Scientific illustration

786 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 787


For automobile owners, the „MK“ marking system may just mean a simple model number. For the team of developers, though, these two letters alone represent months or even years of painstaking work and innumerable tests. The strategic focus is not just the design, but rather is more performance enhancements of the product: More horsepower, larger capacity, better chassis. In the end, of course, it’s all about higher speeds and better safety.

With the increase in size and anatomical fit, the 3D-BionicSphere® System works even more effectively. In the same period of time as before, it can process more sweat, and it can store 8 cm3 more air for insulation during recovery phases. 2

Philosophy Biking

AirConditioning Channel®

The AirConditioning Channel® was made to conform to the newest medical research and frames the 3D-BionicSphere® System. That guarantees a quicker moisture transport even in the recovery phase when insulation is desired.

That’s exactly the philosophy of X-BIONIC®. Superior products, like the BIONIC Energizer™, aren’t just replaced, rather they are constantly improved. Our Swiss textile engineers needed months and months in the research laboratory together with our performance athletes. They focused mostly on the athlete, not on the product. How can we better suppport athletes in their endeavours? In the end, you could hardly recognize the BIONIC Energizer™ anymore: a much larger 3D-BionicSphere® System, newly defined ventilation chambers, better joint protection.

1

International seal for design-quality

4

4

Increased Insulation – Size: 72 cm² – AirComPlex-Zone at the upper abdomen At the solar plexus, directly under the 12th thoracic vertebra, important nerve fibres come together and receive signals that influence one’s entire well-being. The Energizer™ MK2 Evo protects this sensitive area with special channels. Warm air enclosed there optimally insulates in the cold. The system’s structure processes excess sweat from physical activity and provides a nice, cool feeling all over.

Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms.

Wintersports

X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Underwear „Awarded for innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content and other selfexplanatory aspects.“

Since a lot of sweat is produced in the chest area, SweatTraps® are placed strategically all around the 3D-BionicSphere® System here in order to speed the transport of moisture.

Decision Layer

2

Outdoor

3 40 cm2 Surface Area for Sweat Transport

3

2006 International X-BIONIC® Energizer™ "awarded for ∙ outstanding design quality ∙ workmanship ∙ choice of materials ∙ degree of innovation ∙ functionality and ergonomics"

50% Larger Evaporative Surface – 3D-BionicSphere®System in the chest area

Travel / Golf

REDUCE SWEAT, DON’T PREVENT IT

1

Running

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Reproduction of bacteria without treatment 2007 Japan X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Shirt Super Goods of the Year! "awarded for: The best technical product of the year 2007!”

natural bacteria level Skin NODOR®

bactericide 1h

2h

3h

4h

5h

Lexicon

0h

10 788 | X-BIONIC®

Complementary

Skin NODOR®’s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

X-BIONIC® | 789


„Outstanding“

5

Philosophy

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively.

„TOPS IN INSULATION AND WORKMANSHIP!“ BEST RATING in comparison

Improved Air Circulation – 1 mm strong AirGuides™

7

During recovery

With the increase in size and anatomical fit, the 3D-BionicSphere® System works even more effectively. In the same period of time as before, it can process more sweat, and it can store 8 cm3 more air for insulation during recovery phases. 8

Scientific illustration

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back

5

6

Newly developed Details – ShoulderPads™ Every single honeycomb chamber of the newly developed ShoulderPad™ construction stores warm air for insulation. Simultaneously, they insulate the shoulder joint without limiting its range of motion.

9

The most effective regulating element is the 3D-BionicSphere® System with the Evaporation Surface Expander™ at the surface and in the SweatTrap® storage niches lying underneath. It activates only where sweat glands are found, like here in the triangular area between the shoulder and the back.

50  % Larger Evaporative Surface

SweatTraps® on the back

To make sure you don’t waste one single drop of valuable sweat, the closely aligned rows of SweatTraps® now form the bottom of the 3D-BionicSphere® System on the back.

Outdoor

8

The AirConditioning Channel® was enveloped by the AirGuides™ so that it could also function efffectively under a second layer. The speed of evaporation was increased by multiples.

Travel / Golf

Running

6

testing with nine noted brands! (X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Shirt)

During activity

SweatTraps®

Wintersports

01 / 2012

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

7

Complementary

10

9

„Voted: MOST  COMFORTABLE“

  Acclaimed in Athletics Weekly 10/2010 (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

790 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 791

Lexicon

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, insuring that winter cold doesn’t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the ExpansionRibs™.

Decision Layer

ExpansionRibs™


X50 White / Black

X60 Black / Red

XY7 Black / White

X38 Black / Green

X50 White / Black

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

92 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 3 % Polypropylene

70 % 22 % 5 % 3 %

S / M L / XL XXL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

XY7 Black / White

Art-Nr. I 20268

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

MEN

Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

X60 Black / Red

792 | X-BIONIC®

XY7 Black / White

X38 Black / Green

X50 White / Black

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

92 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 3 % Polypropylene

70 % 22 % 5 % 3 %

S / M L / XL XXL

Art-Nr. I 20279

Shirt Long Sleeves

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

X50 White / Black

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

92 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 3 % Polypropylene

70 % 22 % 5 % 3 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Philosophy Decision Layer

Shirt Long Sleeves

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Art-Nr. I 20275

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2 Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

XY7 Black / White

X50 White / Black

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

92 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 3 % Polypropylene

70 % 22 % 5 % 3 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Complementary

MEN

Lexicon

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X60 Black / Red

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Art-Nr. I 20281 X-BIONIC® | 793


ExpansionKnee™

Two-Step Front 3D-BionicSphere® System

A knee can bend up to 160 ° : however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside. 2

3D-BionicSphere® System

The high-tech mesh knitting technology ensures optimal support and climate comfort in the shorts. The different ribs and varying surface construction are able to solve the conflict between providing support whilst transporting moisture and heat.

4 2

Philosophy Running

1

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

at the tailbone

The 3D-BionicSphere System on the tailbone has been enlarged by 144 cm2 to be able to transport and process sweat over a larger area. This protects against chafing and sores extremely effectively. AirConditioningSPot

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. A fine, circular knitted fabric has been incorporated there.

“...very comfortable and the most effective...” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

“Provides cooling exactly where you sweat the most.” (X-BIONIC® BIONIC Energizer™ Pants)

Outdoor

3

Travel / Golf

®

“Comfortable base layer for sports with good cooling functionality ” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

04/2008

In order to measure the performance ability of X-BIONIC ® Products in numbers and not only in awards and testimonies, we employed “SAM,” an artificially sweating measurement mannequin.

794 | X-BIONIC®

2006 International X-BIONIC® Energizer™ “awarded for ∙ outstanding design quality ∙ workmanship ∙ choice of materials ∙ degree of innovation ∙ functionality and ergonomics”

“Feels great against your skin” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Underwear “Awarded for innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content and other self-explanatory aspects.”

Decision Layer

Scientifically researched and proven.

“... intricate detail, ideal for cool days.” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

Complementary

1

10/2006

Lexicon

3

“...supports joints and reduces muscle vibrations.” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

Wintersports

06/2007

X-BIONIC® | 795


X50 White / Black

XY7 Black / White

X38 Black / Green

Tech. Composition

SIZES

91 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

70 % 21 % 5 % 4 %

S / M L / XL XXL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

X50 White / Black

Art-Nr. I 20269

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2 Pants Medium

X60 Black / Red

796 | X-BIONIC®

XY7 Black / White

X38 Black / Green

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

SIZES

91 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

70 % 21 % 5 % 4 %

S / M L / XL XXL

Art-Nr. I20280

Pants Long

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

XY7 Black / White

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

91 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

70 % 21 % 5 % 4 %

XS   S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Philosophy Decision Layer

X60 Black / Red

Material

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Art-Nr. I 20276

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2 Pants Medium

XY7 Black / White

XY7 Black / White

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

91 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

70 % 21 % 5 % 4 %

XS   S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X60 Black / Red

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ MK 2

Art-Nr. I 20282 X-BIONIC® | 797


2

Designed for large underarm areas to prevent dripping and to cool more effectively. 3

1

Philosophy Biking

AirConditioning Channel®

The most effective regulating element is the 3D-BionicSphere® System with the Evaporation Surface Expander™ at the surface and in the SweatTrap® storage niches lying underneath. It activates only where sweat glands are found, like here in the triangular area between the shoulder and the back.

Wintersports

2 X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Underwear „Awarded for innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content and other self-explanatory aspects.“

SweatTraps®

Running

Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is the best place to regulate body temperature quickly and effectively. Without giving the body the impression that it is getting cold, fresh air from the 3D-BionicSphere® System in the chest area cools down the body temperature. The air is tempered inside the ducts, working like a sluice. Hot, moist air is disposed of using the dynamics of body warmth and then replaced with new fresh air. No draughts, but perfect ventilation.

Sweat is too precious to throw it all away. Our skin needs moisture to cool itself down. When moisture evaporates from the skin an evaporative cooling process takes place that we use to maintain the optimal body temperature of 37 °C. Traditional technical base layers absorb moisture in its entirety so then the body steps up its sweat production. The result: Water, minerals and salts are lost. The globally unique and patented 3D-BionicSphere® System leaves a light film of sweat on the skin. The body is effectively and naturally cooled as long as it’s sweating. If sweating stops, the insulation function kicks in...and less energy is demanded for temperature regulation, which leaves more energy for your activity.

2006 International X-BIONIC® Energizer™ "awarded for ∙ outstanding design quality ∙ workmanship ∙ choice of materials ∙ degree of innovation ∙ functionality and ergonomics"

3D-BionicSphere® System on the chest

Outdoor

Turn sweat into energy.

1

Travel / Golf

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Shirt

Decision Layer

3

Skin NODOR®: High Tech down to the smallest atom Inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms.

Reproduction of bacteria without treatment natural bacteria level Skin NODOR®

bactericide 1h

2h

3h

4h

5h

Lexicon

0h

2007 Japan X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Shirt Super Goods of the Year! "awarded for: The best technical product of the year 2007!”

Complementary

Skin NODOR®’s pH neutral ions actively inhibit bacteria buildup and minimize odour-causing microorganisms. 

798 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 799


Philosophy Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Shirt

“Voted: MOST COMFORTABLE”

Scientific illustration

3D-BionicSphere® System on the back The most effective regulating element is the 3D-BionicSphere® System with the Evaporation Surface Expander™ at the surface and in the SweatTrap® storage niches lying underneath. It activates only where sweat glands are found, like here in the triangular area between the shoulder and the back.

“the Testers rated the product very comfortable and the most effective ...”

4

Outdoor

Acclaimed in Athletics Weekly 10/2010 (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

Running

During recovery

Travel / Golf

During activity

„Outstanding“ 01 / 2012

„TOPS IN INSULATION AND WORKMANSHIP!“ BEST RATING in comparison

Decision Layer

testing with nine noted brands! (X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Shirt)

5

AirConditioning Channel® Complementary

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, insuring that winter cold doesn’t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the ExpansionRibs™.

Wintersports

ExpansionRibs™

Is a ventilation system of channels that wrap around the body, continuously carrying away moisture and warmth. It allows air to flow to body regions not normally accessible by fresh air circulation.

Lexicon

6

800 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 801


BIONIC Energizer™

MEN

X01 Black

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Polypropylene 1 % Elastane

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

BIONIC Energizer™

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Polypropylene 1 % Elastane

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Outdoor

Shirt Long Sleeves Zip Up

X39 Black / Orange

MEN

BIONIC Energizer™

MEN

Shirt Long Sleeves

X39 Black / Orange

802 | X-BIONIC®

XH5 Charcoal / Anthracite

X01 Black

X4K Light Charcoal / Atlantic

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Polypropylene 1 % Elastane

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Art-Nr. I 20100

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

X01 Black

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 8 % Polypropylene 2 % Elastane

66 % 24 % 8 % 2 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Decision Layer

XH5 Charcoal / Anthracite

Material

Art-Nr. I 20052

BIONIC Energizer™ Singlet

X39 Black / Orange

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 8 % Polypropylene 2 % Elastane

66 % 24 % 8 % 2 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Complementary

Shirt Short Sleeves

Wintersports

Art-Nr. I 20231

BIONIC Energizer™

X39 Black / Orange

Philosophy

Art-Nr. I 20212

Travel / Golf

X39 Black / Orange

Material

Running

Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

Lexicon

X4K Light Charcoal / Atlantic

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Shirt

Art-Nr. I 20053 X-BIONIC® | 803


BIONIC Energizer™

X39 Black / Orange

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamid Elastan Mythlan™

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

X39 Black / Orange

Art-Nr. I 20235

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

66 % 24 % 8 % 2 %

XS S / M L / XL

Decision Layer

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Art-Nr. I 20058

BIONIC Energizer™ Singlet / Integrated Bra

804 | X-BIONIC®

XB3 White / Sky Blue

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

69 % 21 % 8 % 2 %

XS S / M L / XL

Art-Nr. I 20059

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

BIONIC Energizer™

WOMEN

Shirt Long Sleeves

X39 Black / Orange

X13 Black / Anthracite

XB3 White / Sky Blue

XEO Frost Grey / Raspberry

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

69 % 21 % 9 % 1 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Complementary

XB3 White / Sky Blue

Material

Lexicon

Shirt Short Sleeves

WOMEN

Wintersports

BIONIC Energizer™

X39 Black / Orange

Philosophy Outdoor

Shirt Long Sleeves Zip Up

Travel / Golf

Art-Nr. I 20213

BIONIC Energizer™

X39 Black / Orange

XEO Frost Grey / Raspberry

Running

Shirt Long Sleeves Turtle Neck

WOMEN

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Shirt

Art-Nr. I 20103 X-BIONIC® | 805


ExpansionKnee™

Two-Step Front 3D-BionicSphere® System

2

3D-BionicSphere® System

The high-tech mesh knitting technology ensures optimal support and climate comfort in the shorts. The different ribs and varying surface construction are able to solve the conflict between providing support whilst transporting moisture and heat.

4

2

at the tailbone

Travel / Golf

Here, with the large built-in SweatTraps® of the 3D-BionicSphere® System, the flow of sweat is stopped as it starts so the first phase that can lead to friction sores is interrupted. Due to the above human anatomy, sweat in this area is forced to converge and be absorbed in the carefully placed niches where it can be utilized for cooling. Excess sweat then evaporates. 3

Philosophy Running

A knee can bend up to 160 °: however, most undergarments can’t withstand this stress without being pulled thin and, hence, resulting in a loss of functional insulation. In contrast, the accordion-like construction of the ExpansionRibs™ retains its insulating properties rather than losing them when the knee bends. A highly flexible system of chambers and channels spreads open with each movement, releasing the warm air stored inside.

AirConditioningSPot™

The back of the knee perspires quickly and heavily. A fine, circular knitted fabric has been incorporated there.

“...very comfortable and the most effective...” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

“Provides cooling exactly where you sweat the most.” (X-BIONIC® BIONIC Energizer™ Pants)

Outdoor

1

Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Pants

“Comfortable base layer for sports with good cooling functionality ” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

04/2008

10/2006

“... intricate detail, ideal for cool days.” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

806 | X-BIONIC®

2006 International X-BIONIC® Energizer™ “awarded for ∙ outstanding design quality ∙ workmanship ∙ choice of materials ∙ degree of innovation ∙ functionality and ergonomics”

X-BIONIC® Energizer™ Underwear “Awarded for innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content and other self-explanatory aspects.”

Complementary

In order to measure the performance ability of X-BIONIC ® Products in numbers and not only in awards and testimonies, we employed “SAM, an artificially sweating measurement mannequin.

1

Lexicon

Scientifically researched and proven.

“Feels great against your skin” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

Decision Layer

3

“...supports joints and reduces muscle vibrations.” (X-BIONIC® Energizer™)

Wintersports

06/2007

X-BIONIC® | 807


Philosophy Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Pants

BIONIC Energizer™

MEN 93 % Polyamide 6 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

93 % Skin NODOR® 6 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

S / M L / XL xxl

Outdoor

X4K XH5 Light Charcoal / Atlantic Charcoal / Atlantic

Sizes

Art-Nr. I 20054

BIONIC Energizer™

MEN

X39 Black / Orange

X01 Black

X4K Light Charcoal / Atlantic

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

88 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

68 % 20 % 8 % 4 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Decision Layer

Pants Medium

Art-Nr. I 20098

BIONIC Energizer™

MEN

Pants Long

X39 Black / Orange

808 | X-BIONIC®

XH5 Charcoal / Anthracite

X01 Black

X4K Light Charcoal / Atlantic

Wintersports

X01 Black

Tech. Composition

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

88 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

68 % 20 % 8 % 4 %

S / M L / XL xxl

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Lexicon

X39 Black / Orange

Material

Complementary

Boxer Shorts

Travel / Golf

Running

X4K Light Charcoal / Anthracite

Art-Nr. I 20099 X-BIONIC® | 809


Philosophy Biking

\ Decision Layer \ BIONIC Energizer™ Pants

BIONIC Energizer™

WOMEN

X01 Black

Sizes

90 % Polyamide 9 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

91 % Skin NODOR® 8 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

XS S / M L / XL

Art-Nr. I 20060

WOMEN

X39 Black / Orange

XB3 White / Sky Blue

XEO Frost Grey / Raspberry

X13 Black / Anthracite

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

88 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

68 % 20 % 8 % 4 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Decision Layer

Pants Medium

Art-Nr. I 20105

BIONIC Energizer™

WOMEN

Pants Long

X39 Black / Orange

XB3 White / Sky Blue

810 | X-BIONIC®

XEO Frost Grey / Raspberry

Wintersports

BIONIC Energizer™

X13 Black / Anthracite

Material

Tech. Composition

Sizes

88 % Polyamide 8 % Elastane 4 % Polypropylene

68 % 20 % 8 % 4 %

XS S / M L / XL

Skin NODOR® Polyamide Elastane Mythlan™

Complementary

X06 White / Sky Blue

Tech. Composition

Lexicon

X06 White

Material

Outdoor

Boxer Shorts

X39 Black / Orange

Travel / Golf

Running

XEO Frost Grey / Raspberry

Art-Nr. I 20104 X-BIONIC® | 811


PROPRIO-PADDING

Philosophy Biking Running

X-BIONIC INVENT

®

Travel / Golf

\ Decision Layer \

Outdoor

technology

X-BIONIC® invent

MacroSphere System

An optimally balanced personal climate is hard to maintain in the winter. It can get very cold on the ski lift then way too warm on the descent. X-BIONIC ® INVENT precisely supports your body's temperature regulation. The three-dimensional knit structure can hold an insulating layer of air on the body (blue in the illustration). In the activity phase, excess warmth can be dissipated quickly via the AirConditioning Channel® and the AirConditioningSpots™(red in the illustration).

Wintersports

AIRCONDITIONING CHANNEL® With ZERO-INSULATION

PROTECTS YOUR CRITICAL AREAS

Decision Layer

SWEATTRAPS®

35 °C 95 °F 34 °C 93,2 °F

THERMOSCAN

36,6 °C 97,9 °F

Complementary

Fitting Rips

Lexicon

32 °C 89,6 °F

916 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 917


Philosophy Biking Running

X-BIONIC® INVENT Sweat is processed optimally.

Travel / Golf

… and for patented technology. With that it owns the premium end of the market. With the new Invent line, X-BIONIC® takes a top postion on the value side.

DO YOUR OWN COMPARISON TEST !

X-BIONIC® High-Transport Yarn A fast dispersal of excess sweat over a large surface area is essential for performance-enhancing apparel. Due to a special workmanship of the yarn, the surface area has been expanded and, thus, the efficiency of the sweat transport has been improved. Moisture is drawn into the material in a split second and, once there, can be utilised optimally for cooling.

Outdoor

X-BIONIC IS RENOWN FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY … ®

918 | X-BIONIC®

Silicone-Encapsulated Yarn Many manufacturers of "functional" underwear attempt to make their garments soft with a smooth hand by using a layer of silicone. Unfortunately, the material loses some of its functionality with this process. At the same time it gains a new undesirable function – it becomes water-repellent. After more than a minute moisture is still not absorbed (see a comparison illustration, above). The material feels silky and comfortable at first, but it doesn't function.

Lexicon

2019, 2010 AND 2011 X-BIONIC® MOST INNOVATIVE BRAND OF THE YEAR «The Plus X Award is world’s biggest technology, sport and lifestyle contest. Renowned trade journalists and industry personalities form the expert panel who decide, which is the most innovative brand with the most innovative products. Their decision: X-BIONIC® is Innovation World Champion 2009, 2010 and 2011.»

Complementary

Decision Layer

Wintersports

Traditional "Functional" Underwear After 1 Minute, sweat is still not processed.

X-BIONIC® | 919


PROTECTS YOUR CRITICAL AREAS

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Philosophy Biking

\ Decision Layer \ INVENT Shirt MacroSphere™ System ON THE CHEST The amply sized MacroSphere System on the chest provides for cooling without the risk of chilling. Cools when you sweat, and warms when you're cold.

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SweatTraps® Generously proportioned sweat traps under the arms prevent perspiration from running and cool effectively.

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Fitting RiPS Finely detailed ribbing provide for optimal fit of the underwear. With the ribbed structure and its material, the shirt fits closely against the body without constricting. This optimises the functionality of the climate zones and guarantees a perfect fit.

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When joints are chilled while also put under stresses, your metabolism demands an especially large quantity of immunity protecting substances, particularly Vitamin C. Without this protection, the affected joint loses its mobility. As a result, the joint starts to swell and the articular cartilage weakens, causing an inflammation and pain due to articular surfaces pushing and rubbing against each other. To prevent this, these critical areas must kept warm. Special 3D structures help to insulate these spots.

AirConditioning Channel® With ZERO-Insulation

Travel / Golf

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 Traditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: It keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channel®.

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Outside

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ISO-Pads™

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Wallaby StruCturE

Guarantees effective cooling. Highly effective evaporative cooling at the wrist occurs via a surface area that is four times larger. Venous blood flowing past is cooled and returned to the body.

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self adjusting cuff

Keeps the shirt at the right place.

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The ribs of the ISO-Pads™ lie across the shoulders at regular intervals, holding warmth next to the body and protecting against chilling. This is where conventional jackets can lose a lot of warmth because the weight of the jacket or backpack compresses the insulative material and, thus, the effect is lost.

MicroDiffuser at the waist

Precise ducts on the cuff create a highly comfortable band on the sleeve and let the moist, hot air escape.

Proprio-Padding

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Complementary

Inside

Cools the knee withouth chilling.

Lexicon

Proprioreceptors are sensory receptors found in joints and muscles. They control your position and the movement of your body in space. Neuromuscular reaction time of the stabilising musculature is improved with the lightest touch of the ribbed structures on these spots. This actively ensures the balance and stability of your entire body.

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Wintersports

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Outdoor

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AirGuides™

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Finely detailed ribbing provide for optimal fit of the underwear. With the ribbed structure and its material, the shirt fits closely against the body without constricting. This optimises the functionality of the climate zones and guarantees a perfect fit.

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Philosophy

Fitting Rips

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Proprio-Padding

Proprioreceptors are sensory receptors found in joints and muscles. They control your position and the movement of your body in space. Neuromuscular reaction time of the stabilising musculature is improved with the lightest touch of the ribbed structures on these spots. This actively ensures the balance and stability of your entire body.

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ISO-Pads™

The wavelike structure of the ISO-Pads™ lies over the shoulders, keeping the body warm and guarding against chills. Conventional jackets let a lot of warmth escape in this area because the weight of the jacket and a backpack compresses any insulation material, thus losing any of their value.

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Travel / Golf

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Biking

The amply sized MacroSphere System on the back provides for cooling without the risk of chilling. Cools when you sweat, and warms when you're cold.

AirGuides™ work like spacers and borders along the AirConditioning Channel®. The AirConditioning Channel® must be combined with the AirGuides™ for winter use. The AirGuides™ maintain space between heavy winter upper body garments and a pack, whilst ensuring a highly effective quantity and flow of fresh air through the AirConditioning Channel®.

ExpansionRibs™ A highly flexible system of chambers and ducts unfolds with every movement. In them is stored warm air for insulation. The accordian principle of the ExpansionRibs™ ensures you retain insulative attributes instead of losing them when you bend your elblows.

Outdoor

Outside

MacroSphere™ System ON THE BACK

Wintersports

Inside

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Running

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AirConditioning Channel® With ZERO-Insulation

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scale: 2,5:1

Complementary

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Lexicon

T raditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: It keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channel®.

Decision Layer

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922 | X-BIONIC®

X-BIONIC® | 923


X50 White / Black

MEN

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

X13 Black / Anthracite

924 | X-BIONIC®

X50 White / Black 

Material

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

Art-Nr. I 20270

Sizes

Invent Shirt

WOMEN

Shirt Long Sleeves Round Neck

S M L XL XXL

X13 Black / Anthracite

X50 White / Black 

Material

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 4 % Elastane 2 % Mythlan™

Sizes XS S M L XL

Philosophy Lexicon

Invent Shirt

Complementary

Decision Layer

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X13 Black / Anthracite

Biking

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Philosophy

\ Decision Layer \ INVENT PANTS 1 scale: 2,5:1

The generously proportioned MacroSphere™ system on the lower abdomen ensures cooling without any risk of chilling. It cools you down when you are sweating and warms you when you are cold 2

MacroSphere™ System at the tailbone The sweat of the lower back area is conducted through the MacroSphere™ System to the tailbone for evaporation. The SweatTraps® on the lower back are targeted specifically at catching sweat flowing toward the buttocks. This first phase, which often leads to friction sores, is interrupted before it can even begin.

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Cools the knee withouth chilling. 4

self adjusting cuff Keeps the shirt at the right place.

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Outdoor

Inside

MacroSphere™ System ON THE ABDOMEN

Travel / Golf

T raditional thermal underwear does one thing systematically: It keeps the body enveloped in its own heat. But what can be a pleasant feeling at one point can lead quickly to overheating. Physiological studies have shown that the chest area is one of the optimal zones for swift and effective ventilation. The Zero-Insulation zones function like valves as a part of the AirConditioning Channel®.

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Running

AirConditioning Channel® With ZERO-Insulation

Biking

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ExpansionRibs™

Wintersports

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Decision Layer

The ExpansionRibs™ that form the elbow cushion work similarly to the knee area, but are finer. The knitted fabric folds apart based on the accordion principle, insuring that winter cold doesn‘t cool down the elbows. Even when sharply bent, the insulating effect is maintained through warm air stored in the interior. The flexibility of the ExpansionRibs™ and the elasticity of the yarn allow a frictionless freedom of movement. Even sports with continuous arm movement, such as Nordic Walking, produce no symptoms of musculature exhaustion from the movement of the ExpansionRibs™.

Proprio-Padding

Complementary

Proprioreceptors are sensory receptors found in joints and muscles. They control your position and the movement of your body in space. Neuromuscular reaction time of the stabilising musculature is improved with the lightest touch of the ribbed structures on these spots. This actively ensures the balance and stability of your entire body.

926 | X-BIONIC®

Lexicon

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X50 White / Black

X50 White / Black 

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 5 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

X13 Black / Anthracite

928 | X-BIONIC®

X50 White / Black 

X13 Black / Anthracite

MEN Material

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 5 % Elastane 1 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 5 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

Art-Nr. I 20285

Pants Long

S M L XL XXL

Art-Nr. I 20271

Invent Pants Pants Medium

SIZES

SIZES

X50 White / Black 

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 5 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

S M L XL XXL

X13 Black / Anthracite

X50 White / Black 

XS S M L XL

Art-Nr. I 20273

Invent Pants Pants Medium

Sizes

WOMEN Material

Tech. Composition

94 % Polyamide 4 % Elastane 2 % Polypropylene

94 % Skin NODOR® 5 % Elastane 1 % Mythlan™

Sizes XS S M L XL

Philosophy Decision Layer

X13 Black / Anthracite

Material

Invent Pants

Complementary

Pants Long

MEN

Lexicon

Invent Pants

Wintersports

Outdoor

Travel / Golf

Running

X13 Black / Anthracite

Biking

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