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The form should follow the function. We like things that work, whether they look good or not. If it does not work, it will not be an integral part of our rotation. Give us something that works well and looks great, and we are thrilled. Enter Vaiden apparel.
Vaiden makes performance clothing that uses high-tech features such as odor-absorbing silver to keep you dry and comfortable during training. The sleek, no-frills design is designed for performance, not lightning. And the company's latest innovation comes straight from space.
Correct. Vaiden uses a patented and certified Phase Change material, originally developed to help astronauts regulate their temperature in space, and integrate it into sexy, slim performance clothing. The thermally conformable fabric acts as a battery and provides heat regulation by absorbing excess heat from the skin surface and storing it in microcapsules called thermocapsules. As your body temperature changes, this heat is delivered either towards or away from your skin, which regulates the microclimate of the skin and maintains a steady temperature.
Vaiden makes two tops using phase change material. The Triton Astronaut Tech Shirt [$70, vaiden.com] is available in sizes up to 3XL. It balances the microclimate between your skin and clothing and maintains your temperature to improve your performance without being distracted or neglected by excessive or too low temperatures. With long raglan sleeves and a zipped pocket on the left bicep, it's light and loose cut. It is therefore ideal for lifting, for crossfit or for physical activities. We especially love to run or ride a bike in the evening, fall or spring.
Heliosphere Astronaut Tech Pullover
The Heliosphere Astronaut Tech Pullover [$90, vaiden.com] is a heavier-zipped top layer. With a zipped pocket on both sides, it's perfect for year-round outdoor activities that require performance and warmth. If you are a hiker or camper, it is perfect when the temperatures drop. It is also available up to 3XL.
Corresponding to the theme of the form-function, both Vaiden Space-Tech-Shirts are only available in black. Graphics are limited to a subtle gray chest logo. So you can focus on the task, not the fashion.
Vaiden also manufactures a complete line of high-tech sports equipment. Part of it uses odor-controlling silver, the majority is available in black and everything follows the function as well as the form. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the rest of the Vaiden collection.