The Power Suit vest

Front view of a running vest showing the zip closure down the centre. Side view of a running vest showing the blue side panel. Rear view of a running vest showing the black back. Rear view of a running vest showing the black back. Close view of a running vest showing the circular pores. Close view of a running vest showing the internal pockets.
Front view of a running vest showing the zip closure down the centre. Side view of a running vest showing the blue side panel. Rear view of a running vest showing the black back. Rear view of a running vest showing the black back. Close view of a running vest showing the circular pores. Close view of a running vest showing the internal pockets.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005876
Country
Date
2008

Description

The Power Suit™ vest, ladies model, is black with blue sides and sleeveless, and dates from the 2000s. It closes with a front zip and is designed to hold weights of up to 20lbs to add resistance in fitness training. It is made of Stomatex(R) a biomimetic material that imitates the process of transpiration used by leaves. Made of a non-porous polyester, the membrane is patterned with dome-shaped chambers, each with a tiny pore in the centre, which flex and stretch with the movement of the body. As a result excess heat and perspiration are pumped out of the small pores and drier cooler air enters at a pace in keeping with the pace of activity, creating a constant micro climate between the fabric and the skin.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Dimensions
Width
465mm
Height
495mm
Depth
30mm
Method Note
fibre
material
seams
Material Note
plastic
polyester
Stomatex - trade name StomatexR is a form of polyester and forms the lining of the vest
Colour