Men’s Infrared Infracycle™ Merino Top
- Cooling zones for thermoregulation
- Expandable side and arm panels for the ultimate fit
- Breathable and quick drying fabric
Our new flagship 3D knit, seamless baselayer is made with our fully recycled KYnergy Infracycle technology, and sustainably sourced Merino Wool. The garment is completely seamless and has cooling zones under the arms and across the shoulders to make sure that you stay at the perfect temperature, what ever your activity or environment.
Made from our KYnergy infrared fabric, the technology will boost your performance and recovery. The infrared reaction produces greater levels of nitric oxide that primes your muscles to be more elastic, allowing you to perform better and adding greater protection of injury prevention to the wearer. The infrared helps the body perform better in levels of endurance, power, strength, flexibility and mobility, whilst reducing the effect of performance fatigue. DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is reduced and pre-exertion recovery is sped up. If you become injured or are recovering from an injury or surgery, the infrared will accelerate your recovery. Pain relief, thermoregulation and SPF protection is offered throughout.
Size & Fit:
Model is wearing: Size Large
Model’s height: 183cm / 6’0”
The size charts below detail the relevant sizing or points of measurement for all of our products. Our garments do not need to be tight and against the skin for our infrared technology to work, so we suggest fitting to your personal preference. If you are looking for a looser fit, then size up from the guide’s suggestions.
Our garments have been engineered by our team of KYMIRA Sport scientists to enhance the wearer’s performance during exercise and to improve the recovery rate post exercise. For optimum results we recommend wearing your Ecoknit top for at least 30 minutes prior to exercise, during your workout, and for at least one hour after exercise.
Fabric & Care:
As this is a recycled ecoknit product, it is natural and undyed. Merino is a natural fibre, so you may notice some natural colouration and character within the weave.
- 50% KYnergy Infracycle Polyester
- 50% Merino Wool
- Hand Wash
- Do not tumble dry
KYMIRA Sport products offer their best results when they are utilised across the full sport and training cycle:
Prepare | Perform | Recover | Rehabilitate
For the best results, our products should be used for every phase of exercise:
- 30 minutes before performing – to prime your muscles to prevent injuries and to boost circulation and oxygen to train and compete at your best
- During training and competitions
- For at least 1 hour afterwards – to support your body to recover
- As much as possible if you are rehabilitating an injury
The effects of the infrared within KYMIRA Sport products won’t diminish over time as the minerals are within the clothing fibres themselves. The infrared is continually beneficial, does not wear off with use, and the products are safe to use continually – certified by the FDA as a class I medical device.
Kymira Infrared Benefits
One of the primary effects of nitric oxide, is with it being a vasodilator. This means it causes our blood vessels to expand, allowing more blood to pass through them. This has numerous benefits from increasing the volume of oxygen and nutrient rich blood to our muscle cells, to accelerating the rate at which waste products are transported away from them and reducing swelling during inflammatory responses. Significantly increased circulation can be seen within 30 seconds of putting a KYMIRA® Sport product on. However, once the garments are removed, you will return to your baseline circulation, within 3 – 5 minutes. This biological excitement of red blood cells can be watched in our live video, presented by our Founder Tim Brownstone above, and we can demonstrate this to you personally in real time during meetings and at all exhibitions at which we exhibit.
Increased Tissue Oxygenation
In randomized double blind, repeated measures studies, KYMIRA® products increased tissue oxygen levels by 20% on average vs a host of control garments that used standard fabrics and/or compression. This increase was a building increase that both peaked and maintained after 70 minutes of wearing the KYMIRA® products.
Increased Energy Production
The chemical unit of energy that powers our cells is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). When you wear KYMIRA® Sport products, the infrared activates a molecule called Cytochrome C-Oxidase. This is a transmembrane protein in our mitochondria, which mediates the production of ATP. Mitochondria are the powerplants of our cells, where ATP is produced, and Cytochrome C-Oxidase is one of the gateways that allow workers through the power plant. By opening the gateway, ATP is production is increased and your cells have more fuel to carry out their functions.
KYMIRA® Sport products help to regulate temperature in a different way to standard clothing. This is due to some of the biological effects already described and some of the physical effects of the fabrics themselves. In colder climates, our fabrics warm up quicker, and then store the thermal energy 63% longer than an equivalent weight fabric would. In hotter climates however, they dry 65% quicker on average, dissipating excess heat through evaporation. Tying these two effects together is the increase in circulation which allows your body to more efficiently transport heat around KYnergy® exposed areas, resulting in a regulating effect rather than just heating or cooling. Our customers wear KYMIRA® base layers in all-weather environments and the products have been used to great effect to regulate in temperatures ranging from -35 to +48 degrees.
There are a variety of pain relief responses that an athlete will experience when using our products. The first is an activation of the same chemical pathways that an opiate would activate (albeit less potently), when Nitric Oxide activates another chemical called Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (or cGMP for short). This process inhibits pain receptors and reduces pain while you are wearing KYMIRA products. Once removed however, this pain inhibition will wear off as your body stops producing Nitric Oxide at such an accelerated rate. There are however, longer pain relief effects that are seen in athletes of all abilities when it comes to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Once our products are removed, DOMS does not return. Based on anecdotal evidence, which we are currently clinically testing, this is believed to be because exercising in KYMIRA® Sport products reduces the physiological causes of the DOMS itself.
SPF and Antimicrobial
Our technology contains the mineral Quarts Dioxide. This is not included for infrared purposes, but rather its ability to absorb shorter wavelengths of UV light which is harmful to us. Once absorbed, it converts UV into a longer wavelength which is then more harmful to microbes. This dual effect gives our products a minimum rating of SPF 35 and an antimicrobial effect.