KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Burton Dryride Ultrawick. Used by the snowboarding brand for its breathable and fast-wicking properties, Burton Dryride Ultrawick is beneficial for snow sports and many other cold weather activities. The wicking technology is available in many forms, including tees, pants, base layers, and full-on snowboard jackets.

What is it? Burton Dryride Ultrawick is a moisture wicking fabric which makes use of microscopic fibers that pull moisture away from the skin and to the outer layer of the material, allowing it to evaporate easily. Dryride Ultrawick garments are designed to be stretchy and smooth, allowing for comfortable movement during any cold weather activities.

How does it work? Burton Dryride Ultrawick works by stopping sweat it its source and carrying away from the skin to allow for a comfortable, moisture-free feel on the mountains. Thanks to the use of Softlock Seams and a stretchable construction, Dryride Ultrawick garments deliver a natural, free range of motion.

Notable products: Burton Tech Tee, Burton Midweight Pant, Burton Midweight Crew Top, Burton [ak] 2L Swash Snowboard Jacket

Bottom line: You don't have to be a snowboarder to enjoy the comfortable benefits of Burton Dryride Ultrawick technology.

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