Our exclusive fibers

ARCOS believes that it is just not enough to possess the ability to design and manufacture products that fit and perform well. You should be aware of the micro-environment in which you have just placed your body, the place where "flesh meets fiber". The fact that your garments feel comfortable and appear to perform is part of the equation, but the real performance criteria should be based upon how your entire body, skin and metabolism react once it is in motion and being tested by you and the elements. ARCOS has partnered with prestigious fiber companies to support our continuous pursuit of thermal technology. Through joint efforts and shared technology, ARCOS developed several proprietary fibers that are key to our pursuit of functional sport specific products. We have made great strides in our quest for the perfect fiber for an active body environment, but our job is never done. As you challenge your body to new levels of performance and efficiency, so must we charge our engineers, chemists and research associates to seek the most innovative, best performing, most comfortable, durable and environmentally friendly performance fibers available.

Silver Drystat - Wellness from silver
The use of silver as an anti-bacterial and healing agent goes back to ancient Greece. Long before modern pharmaceuticals, it was even used as an antibiotic and germicide. Understanding that polypropylene is recognized as a verygood wicking fiber, Arcos Spa developed a patented fiber,adding silver ions in the manufacturing process, creating Silver DryStat®. Because silver ions are built right into the core of the fiber, they inhibit the growth of bacteria and moulds reducing unpleasant smells and keeping biological skin balance during athletic activities. As we know, body temperature is crucial for comfort during physical activity, therefore, Silver DryStat® becomes fundamental due to its extraordinary insulating powers. The water absorption index in Silver DryStat® is almost nil, it has a low conductivity and moisture is kept away from the skin. So, if you are climbing the Himalayas, running a marathon or walking in the park wearing Silver DryStat® socks, then you are assured a perfect equilibrium between temperature and relative humidity even in the most extreme weather conditions.Manufactured by Arcos, an Italian-based company, Silver DryStat® can withstand harsh weather conditions, sun, sweat and humitidy. In addition, it is 100% recyclable and does not pollute the enviroment.
MICROSupreme® is a hollow-core micro denier fiber that when knit into technical sports socks enhances performance, keeps feet dry, comfortable and, assuming footwear fits correctly, blister free. Endorsed by competitive athletes throughout the world, MICROSupreme provides comfort in all seasons. Superior wicking and self-drying capabilities of this fiber create a moisture management system that combines with the technical features in the sock to keep feet dry and cool in hot weather during high aerobic activity and trap warm air generated during cold weather activities to keep feet warm and dry. MICROSupreme® is extremely soft and comfortable against the skin. MICROSupreme® is a registered trademark of ARCOS.
WoolSupreme® is another of ARCOS' exclusive patented fibers, constructed to deliver utmost warmth and comfort. MICROSupreme® fibers are blended with soft merino wool to create one of the most superior yarns for outdoor socks. When merino wool is blended with MICROSupreme®, the result is an extremely soft, itch-free, warm and dry fiber with exceptional technical features. WoolSupreme®delivers warmth and proper ventilation with a push/pull moisture management system while holding shape during activity.