Guide to Available Fabrics for Custom Team Uniforms and Apparel

The following fabric information is given as a guide to fabric selection when making custom uniforms and as a reference for in-stock uniforms. Please refer to the AK Fabric Color Chart for specific information on which colors are available for each type of fabric for all Athletic Knit apparel and the Dynamic color chart for all Dynamic Team Sports apparel. These color charts only apply to in-stock fabrics, they do not apply to custom dye sublimation which can be made in any color.

FABRICS ARE CATEGORIZED BY MANUFACTURER

FABRIC CHOICES FOR ATHLETIC KNIT UNIFORMS
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Prowick Moisture-Wicking Performance Fabric
PROwick

100% polyester heavy weight 12 oz. moisture-management fabric that wicks the moisture off your body leaving you cool and dry. Commonly used for all sports where a breathable performance fabric is desired. Not recommended for tackle football because of the slight stretch.

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Koolwick Moisture-Wicking Performance Fabric
KOOLwick

100% polyester lightweight, yet strong. This is a lighter weight version of our PROwick moisture-management fabric that wicks the moisture off your body leaving you cool and dry. Used for all sports where a lightweight breathable performance fabric is desired. Koolwick is being phased out and is replaced by Dry-Flex.

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Dry-Flex Moisture-Wicking Performance Fabric
Dry-Flex

100% polyester moisture-management fabric similar to Koolwick but is a little bit lighter weight and has a two-way stretch, used primarily for baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball or anywhere a lightweight breathable performance fabric is desired.

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AK Knit Fabric
AK Knit

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier knitted fabric commonly known as "airknit." Primarily used for hockey and baseball. Very breathable.

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Polyester Doubleknit Fabric
Polyester Doubleknit (PDK)

Heavyweight 12 oz. 100% polyester doubleknit. Heavy, tightly-woven fabric is not breathable. Used mostly for baseball pants. Also used for "throwback" style jerseys where garment is worn for fashion and breathability is not an issue.

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AK Sheen Fabric
AK Sheen (Dazzle)

100% polyester woven fabric is shiny. Commonly known as "dazzle" cloth. Primarily used in the shoulder/sleeves for football and lacrosse jerseys and in basketball uniforms. Not breathable and tends to stick to your skin when sweating.

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Durastar Mesh Fabric
Durastar Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier mesh. Shiny fabric used for all sports. This is our pro game mesh. Very breathable, comfortable in warm weather.

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Superstar Mesh Fabric
Superstar Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier mesh. Not shiny. Used for all sports. Very breathable, comfortable in warm weather.

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Polymesh Fabric
Polymesh

100% polyester lightweight 75 denier mesh fabric. Similar to Superstar mesh in a lighter weight fabric. Commonly used for roller hockey, or baseball/softball, or any time a light weight mesh fabric is desired.

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Open Mesh Fabric
Open Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight mesh. Commonly known as "porthole" mesh. Used primarily for practice football jerseys and as ventilation inserts in ice and roller hockey jerseys.

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50/50 Polycotton Blend Fabric
Polycotton

50/50 poly/cotton blend. Available in two weights, 6.5 oz. and 9 oz. Smooth woven fabric is somewhat breathable but without any moisture-wicking properties. Comfortable in warm weather. Used for baseball, softball, volleyball, field hockey, girl's lacrosse.

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Polyknit Fabric
Polyknit

100% polyester tightly-woven fabric, similar to PDK but a lighter weight. Used for all sports when a lighter weight smooth weave polyester fabric is desired.

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Spandex Fabric
Spandex

Polyester-Nylon blend spandex is used for side inserts and other applications where a stretchy fabric is desired.

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Warpknit Fabric
Pinstripe Warpknit

100% polyester Warpknit fabric with knitted pinstripes. 12 oz. fabric used for baseball uniforms.

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Durashell Fabric
Durashell

100% polyester Durashell fabric used exclusively for hockey pant shells.

FABRIC CHOICES FOR A4 UNIFORMS
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Stretch-Mesh Polyester
Stretch Mesh

90% polyester/10% spandex stretch mesh fabric with moisture-wicking properties. Used in A4 baseball. Anti-microbal, stain resistant.

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Polyester Textured Mesh
Textured Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight mesh.
Anti-microbal, stain resistant. Used in A4 baseball and football.

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Power Mesh Fabric
Power Mesh

100% polyester flat-back mesh with moisture-wicking properties. Very soft feel. Anti-microbal, stain resistant. Used in A4 baseball and basketball.

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4-way-stretch Fabric
4-Way Stretch Mesh

75% nylon/25% spandex heavyweight 100 denier 4-way stretch mesh.
Used in A4 football. Moisture-wicking, anti-microbal, stain resistant.

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Pro-Brite Tricot Fabric
Pro-Brite Tricot Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight 100 denier tricot mesh. Shiny fabric used in A4 football.

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A4 Dazzle Fabric
Dazzle

100% polyester woven fabric is shiny. Primarily used in the shoulder/sleeves for football and lacrosse jerseys and in basketball uniforms.

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Interlock Polyester Fabric
Polyester Interlock

100% polyester interlock performance fabric with moisture-wicking properties. Very tight weave resists snagging.
Anti-microbal, stain resistant.

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Polyester Doubleknit Fabric
Polyester Doubleknit

Heavyweight 12 oz. 100% polyester doubleknit is a tightly-woven fabric, not very breathable. Primarily used for baseball jerseys

FABRIC CHOICES FOR DYNAMIC UNIFORMS
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Dyna-Dry Microweave Polyester
Microweave Dyna-Dry®

100% polyester Microweave Dyna-Dry® is a lightweight, moisture-management fabric that wicks moisture off your skin and allows it to pass through the fabric to keep you cool and dry. Waffle-textured fabric is comfortable in warm weather. Used in any Dynamic custom sublimated uniforms and some stock uniforms.

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Dry-Tec Performance Fabric
Dry-Tec®

100% polyester Dry-Tec® is a lightweight, moisture-management fabric that wicks moisture off your skin and allows it to pass through the fabric to keep you cool and dry in warm weather. Smooth woven fabric has no texture. Used in any Dynamic custom sublimated uniforms and some stock uniforms.

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Aerofiber 4-Way Stretch
Aerofiber 4-Way Stretch

92% polyester/8% Spandex four-way stretch performance pin-hole mesh. Lightweight and breathable moisture wicking performance fabric. Used anytime a four-way stretch fabric is preferred for all sports.

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Airmesh Fabric
Airmesh

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier knitted fabric commonly known as "airknit." Primarily used for hockey, very breathable.

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Rice Mesh Fabric
Rice Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier mesh. Shiny fabric used for custom sublimated football and hockey. This is our pro game mesh. Very breathable, comfortable in warm weather.

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Heavy Polyester Mesh Fabric
Heavy Mesh

100% polyester heavyweight 150 denier mesh. Not shiny. Used for custom sublimated baseball, football and hockey jerseys. Very breathable, comfortable in warm weather.

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Dazzle Fabric
Dazzle

100% polyester woven fabric is shiny and used for all sports.

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Heavy Polyester Fabric
Heavy Polyester

Heavyweight 12 oz. 100% polyester doubleknit is a tightly-woven fabric, not very breathable. Primarily used for baseball jerseys.

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Poly-Flex Fabric
Poly-Flex®

91% polyester, 9% spandex fabric used in our custom sublimated wrestling singlets. Fabric is stretchy and durable. Comes in two weights, 9.5 oz. and 6 oz.

FABRIC CHOICES FOR HOLLOWAY APPAREL
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Micron Polyester Fabric
Micron™ Polyester

100% polyester micro-denier, high-count smooth woven fabric, quiet and wind/water-resistant. Used for garment shell with lining.

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Micro-cord Polyester Fabric
Micro-Cord™ Polyester

100% polyester woven fabric, unique raised rib texture, wind and water-resistant. Used for garment shell with lining.

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Duraweav Nylon Fabric
Duraweav™ Nylon

100% oxford nylon, smooth surface, medium weight fabric which is durable and long-lasting. Wind and water-resistant. Used for garment shell with lining.

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EV-Tec Polyester Fabric
EV-Tec™ Polyester

100% polyester textured knit with soft brushed back for added comfort. High mechanical stretch for extended range of motion. dry-Excel moisture-wicking technology.

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Flex-Sof Polyester Fabric
Flex-Sof™ Polyester

100% polyester smooth lightweight knit, Superior abrasion resistance. High mechanical stretch for extended range of motion. dry-Excel moisture-wicking technology.

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Wik-Sof Polyester Fabric
Wik-Sof™ Polyester

100% polyester performance fleece with smooth surface. High mechanical stretch for extended range of motion. dry-Excel moisture-wicking technology for fast drying comfort.

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Tricotex Polyester Fabric
Tricotex™ Polyester

100% polyester knit, smooth surface, premier quality, anti-pill surface, plush microfleece back for added comfort. Superior abrasion resistance.

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Aero-Tec Polyester Fabric
Aero-Tec™ Polyester

100% polyester ultra-lightweight fabric for both weather protection and "zero noise." Durable and breathable. Double-weave technology featuring a micro-grid polyester surface and subtle textured background. Duel purpose fabric that provides wind/water resistance with zero noise.

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Swif-Tec Polyester Fabric
Swif-Tec™

100% polyester lightweight fabric for both weather protection and "zero noise." Double-weave technology featuring a grid-textured surface and insulated backside keeps you warm and dry. Duel purpose fabric that provides wind/water resistance with minimal noise.

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Stealth-Tec Polyester Fabric
Stealth-Tec™

100% polyester medium weight fabric with double-weave technology featuring a soft textured diamond surface. Feels like a knit but performs like a woven. Duel purpose fabric that provides wind/water resistance with minimal noise.

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3L Soft Shell Polyester Fabric
3L™

Warmest in the duel purpose category. 100% polyester soft shell bonded technology, provides a stretch woven outer surface, a wind/waterproof membrane center and a soft micro-fleece backing. Protective weather barrier blocks wind and rain while providing high warmth with low-bulk ratio.


Dry-Excel Performance Technology

Dry-Excel™ Technology

Wicking action: Our moisture management wicking fabric rapidly transfers moisture from the body, keeping you cool, dry and comfortable.