On this topic, can anyone explain to me what "moisture wicking" means in concrete physical terms?

On this topic, can anyone explain to me what "moisture wicking" means in concrete physical terms?

Capillary action.

1metastable7yThat the sweat your skin produces adheres to the fibers of the fabric and is redistributed throughout the fabric. It's a real effect, but the term is often used imprecisely. It doesn't mean that the sweat is all drawn through and out via evaporation (though it may evaporate) and it doesn't mean that you won't feel moisture on your skin, though you may feel less than you would otherwise.

Open thread, August 12-18, 2013

by David_Gerard 1 min read12th Aug 2013125 comments

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