About New Era Cool Base Performance Technology
New Era is the official cap of Major League Baseball and one of the leading athletic cap manufacturers in the world. Since 1920, New Era has been one of the worlds premier hat companies, producing a superior quality product that has transcended through 90+ years of an ever changing fashion, cultural and athletic environment.
New Eras’ ability to produce and market a superior quality baseball cap has earned itself the title, “The Official On-Field Cap of Major League Baseball.” Did you know all of your favorite major league baseball players wear New Era 5950 caps on the field during the game?
New Eras’ On-Field Collection caps feature New Eras’ Cool Base Performance Technology to provide you with the best performance headwear, while providing the ultimate quality and comfort, in the most extreme conditions.
New Eras’ Cool Base Performance Technology boasts three main factors:
1) revolutionary wicking
2) superior drying
3) shrink resistant
What makes New Era caps featuring the Cool Base Performance Technology different than other New Era 59Fifty caps?
The main difference is the material. The On-Field Collection caps featuring the Cool Base Performance Technology are made out of 100% polyester, while most other New Era caps are made of 100% wool or a 70/30 wool/cotton blend.
Polyester is a synthetic material used to make a number of different clothing garments, mostly made from a cotton/polyester blend. Here’s a few advantages of using polyester:
1) polyester dries quickly
2) polyester retains its’ shape better
3) polyester is more resistant to mold and mildew damage
For major league baseball players and other athletes, it’s easy to understand why New Era makes their On-Field Collection caps out of polyester. Polyester New Era caps featuring the Cool Base Performance Technology are ideal for MLB players and other athletes because of the extreme conditions they play in. Polyester helps:
* the hats dry quickly in hot conditions, where the cap is likely to be drenched in sweat, or, in rainy, cold conditions.
* the hats not shrink. New Era caps are mostly fitted, so when exposed to sweat or water, wool or cotton caps will shrink.
* the hats retain shape through games, practice, being thrown in lockers and stuffed in the bottom of athletic bags.
* the caps retain color better.
When making polyester clothing articles like New Era caps, you need to take very thin threads of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that are woven or knitted to provide maximum flexibility.
Combining thin polyester fibers with the quality of stitching that New Era provides, you will notice that New Era caps made with the Cool Base Performance Technology, have a smooth and silky feel.