How Bamboo Fabric Keeps its Cool
Is Bamboo Cooling?
It almost sounds like a riddle: What keeps you warm when you’re feeling chilly, cool when you’re feeling hot, comfy all day and all through the night?
The answer, of course, is Bamboo!
One of the benefits of being a small company is the opportunity to focus our efforts on such an amazing fabric.Among the many things we love aboutbamboo fiber, from its sustainable ecological footprint to its exquisite softness, we sometimes overlook one of bamboo’s most endearing qualities, its ability to thermoregulate.
What does Thermoregulate Mean?
OK, we know … not everyone gets excited about bamboo’s unique combination of absorbency and porosity. But if you’ve wondered why bamboo feels so good against your skin, now’s your chance to get the facts.
Bamboo’s thermoregulatory efficiency is due to its unique combination of absorbency and porosity. (We dare you to say that five times fast!)
Bamboo is Cooler than Cotton
Believe it or not, bamboo fabric is twice as absorbent as cotton. This makes it good at drawing sweat away from the skin,reducing the clammy feeling wesometimes get from overheating on hot nights or when exercising.
Meanwhile, bamboo’s porosity is due to the shape bamboo molecules make when spun into fiber. This allows for many “micro-gaps” through which moisture can readily escape. Bamboo fabric also runs three degrees cooler than cotton fabric.
Bamboo is Moisture Wicking
This combination of absorbency and porosity makes bamboo fabricexcellent at wicking moisture. The result is incredibly efficient evaporative cooling.
It makes a lot of sense, actually: the same natural process that makes a bamboo forest cooler than a cotton field makes bamboo sheets cooler and more moisture wicking than cotton sheets.