hey guys what’s up doing something alittle bit different on the channel today I’ve been investigating some newhot weather or workout active working on the car type gear I have been usingsynthetic stuff for a while and it works great because it dries quickly it’s easyto take care of however I just can’t stand the stink anymore they for somereason these fabrics just hold the smell even after you wash it and I’ve usedbaking soda of your salt I’ve used specialty detergents and nothing reallyseems to affect it that much I think it’s just the way that the material isdesigned it traps bacteria it’s hard to get the bacteria out and it just neverreally truly gets clean so maybe about a month ago I’d purchased a bamboo shirtwhich is what you see on the left there and it’s been pretty good howeversomebody turned me on to the fact that merino wool is actually a very goodsummer material as well I’m used to using that for base layers and socks forskiing but so I figured I’d give it a shot so I tried to look up some reviewsonline and they get a lot of mixed things about you know what’s bettermerino or bamboo what dries faster the pros and cons of each some say bamboodries faster some say merino dries faster so today we’re gonna do a littleexperiment and see we’ll see what happens we’re gonna throw all these inthe washing machine put it through a cycle and then we’re gonna hang dry ithere and do a little elapsed time photography on it and see which onedries faster and then see if we can come to some conclusions about which materialis the best so let’s get to it okay an attempt to make this somewhat scientificI’m going to start out by weighing all these shirts they’re all mediums but thefabric weight is a little bit different on all of them I can tell that some ofthem have a little bit more heft than the other I don’t know the exact specson all these fabrics I know the merino I think is an ultra light fabric that150 grams the other two they synthetic here and the bamboo here I’m not surewhat those are so just think you kind of get a baseline and go ahead and justweigh them to see if the weight comes into play with drying time so we’regonna go with synthetic first that’s at 143 to go with the merino next 131 thebamboo one is gonna be last get it on there at a hundred and fifty six sounder fifty seven somewhere around there so it looks like definitely the bamboocotton blend is the heavyweight out of the three all right while these things were in thewasher I was trying to figure out a good way of measuring how fast these garmentsare drying and when I decided on is that I have a measurement from when thegarments were dry before they went in the washer and that the best thing to dowould be to weigh them at intervals I’m gonna go every like maybe 10 or 20minutes and we’ll know when they’re dry when they weigh the same amount as theydid when we started and then we can take a look at how much weight they gainedhow fast they’re losing water and and ultimately which one dries the quickestso these I’m gonna do the initial weighing after coming out of the washerI’ve got my scale it’s all zeroed out this is the synthetic shirt get it allin the bowl there and at 245 grams write that down next we’re gonna go to the arena shirtat 229 grams wet so it’s two hundred and twenty nine grams wet and the last isthe Intel that this one is gonna be the heaviest the bamboo one it doesn’t feelgreat right now it’s very wet and very damp like a towel three hundred andsixty grams so weighing quite absorbing quite a bit more water than the rest ofthem all right so I’m gonna hang these guys up and come back in ten minutes andsee where we’re at all right it’s been about ten minutes since these left thewasher I just want to show you how I am hanging them up to dry it’s about 79degrees in here I do have the air conditioning on there’s no fans or anyof the vents blowing directly at it so that’s it’s time togo for a way in okay we got the set up here to apologize I lost some of the Sunlighting in here so things are gonna be a little bit darker go with thesynthetic first we were ten minutes ago we were at 2:45 we’re at 2:30 for now I’d go with the merino which we were at229 before 218 now and then going with the bamboo which is still really heavyand wet it just feels like a cotton t-shirt it doesn’t feel that great butit could be because it weighs more so we’ll see yeah three you were at 33 60out of the washer and we are at 345 right now now for everybody’s favoritemoment and the really what makes a great YouTube video is Excel spreadsheets sothis is the compilation of all of the data that I took measuring the garmentsevery or almost every 10 minutes while they were dryingso this first box up here is the garment weight in grams and this is the thiscolumn B is the starting or the dry weight and then we have time here is 010 20 30 40 50 60 minutes and then the weight of the actual garment at eachpoint in time so zero is the time that when we may measure it out of the washerand we went all the way up to one hundred and thirty minutes at 10-minuteintervals and then I had to go out and I came back about three hours later and Itook another measurement so and then below that we have the amount of waterloss or gain each fabric took and that’s just the the measure that’s just thedifference between you know so s starting throughs though is the amountof water it gained so we did – 45 – 146 that gives you 99straight across so positive numbers gain negative number is how much it’s losingso what’s interesting here is that the the bamboo shirt was actually at dry itwas heavier than some of the other fabrics as I thought I don’t know thinkthough that like I said I don’t have the exact specs on it but right here we’relooking at it’s about 18 percent heavier than the merino and it’s about fivepercent heavier than synthetic but what’s interesting is that out of thewasher it’s it held almost a hundred and eightpercent more water than the other two fabrics so it’s only five or eighteenpercent heavier of a fabric but it had absorbed a hundred percent more water socoming out of the washer you see the synthetic gained ninety nine grams themerino gained ninety nine grams the bamboo gained almost twice that at twohundred and six grams so right there it’s it’s holding on to a lot more waterbut then as you look at some of these numbers here you can see that you knowthey’re all kind of going down as as the garment dries and right around herearound ONP this is when the merino is actually starting to dry out a littlebit or I would consider dry because I got two consecutive measurements thatare the same so it’s not losing a whole lot more water and then you can see thedifference from one hundred and thirty minutes to three hundred and ten minutesis only two grams whereas you know the bamboo is stilldrying because it went from 206 down to 166 grams in those three hours that Iwas away and but the interesting thing here is that if you look at the gain andloss of water is that the bamboo actually seems to be losing water fasterat a faster rate than the merino or the synthetic garment so it’s actuallydrying faster however it absorbed more water and just to kind of put thatgraphically I made this little chart here thegray line is the bamboo shirt the blue line is the synthetic shirt and themerino line is this orange so you can see that the merino and the syntheticare drying at about the same rate their slopes in this equation right here Iknow is this is the technical part of the analysis their slopes are negativepoint seven six and negative point seven three so that means that they’re dryingat approximately the same rate with a slight edge going to the syntheticfabric however you can see that this gray line even though it starts higherits slope is more negative than these two which means it is losing waterfaster however you look over here and this is the time to drive versus theweight so the synthetic is is you know point eight nine minutes per gram offabric the merino is 0.92 minutes per gram of fabric the bamboo is at awhopping two minutes per gram of fabric so you might say well wait a minutethese two things are kind of you know contradictory one he over here you’resaying that it’s drawing faster than the other two it’s losing water quickerhowever over here you’re saying that it takes two minutes per gram of fabric andso what I’m attributing that to is the fact that while the bamboo does losewater faster it also absorbed more water in the beginning as we can see here youknow two took on like I said almost twice as much water as the the other twofabrics so what does this all kind of boil down to my takeaway from this isthat it kind of depends on how you’re going to use the shirt if you’re usingall of these shirts as a workout shirt where you’re not getting it superdrenched and you’re not going to be out in the rain or someplace like that thenI think bamboo is a good option because it dries as quick if not quicker than amerino or a synthetic shirt however if you’re going camping or you’re goingsomeplace where you you need to either wash the clothes andyou want to dry it quickly and you don’t have access to a dryer or you’re goingsomeplace where you’re gonna get rained on and just thoroughly soaked through orif you’re going canoeing or kayaking or something and like you fall in and youneed your clothes to dry fast bamboo is definitely not a great choice because itholds on to more water when it does get wet then the merino or their syntheticand I mean there’s a couple of other things to consider too is that merinoyou can apparently wear for like a week straight without it’s developing anysmell synthetic well we know it’s it’s a good fabric and it doesn’t absorb a lotof water and it sheds the water pretty quickly like I said before I just can’ttake the stink of it bamboo is somewhere in the middle where you can’t wear it aslong as the merino you can probably get a couple of days out of it and thenit’ll start to smell from this from what I’ve read however you know then you haveto factor price until all this as well so the synthetic is relativelyinexpensive the merino is very expensive about twice the cost of a bamboo shirtand the bamboo as I said before somewhere in the middle so I hope thiskind of helps you I don’t have a definitive answer the answer isunfortunately it depends on which you want to use the garment for but theseare my takeaways for and I hope it helps you and making a decision on what fabricis best for you well that does it for this video if you liked what you sawdon’t forget to give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you have anyquestions or if you have any suggestions about other tests you want to see doneon these fabrics just also leave those in the comment and if you know anybodyfriends family anybody who is struggling with you know what kind of fabric thatis suitable for them don’t forget to share this video with them as well sothanks for watching and have a great day you