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Fishnet, or "string" base layer fabrics (as they are sometimes referred to) differ from traditional base layer fabrics primarily by the presence of large voids (holes) in the fabric created by the nature of their string-knitted construction.

The purpose of this article is to present some basis for performance differences between traditional and fishnet base layers in high-output outdoor performance activities, including of course, backpacking.


  • Introduction and Scope
  • The Traditional Model of Moisture Management
  • The Fishnet Model of Moisture Management
  • Examples of Clothing Systems Using Fishnet Base Layers
  • Authors' Anecdotes
  • Suppliers & Authors' Comments
  • Conclusion

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