SportKnit Fabrics


Breathe, Stretch, and Protect with Darlexx® High Performance SportKnit Fabrics

Experience the feeling of being covered from head to toe with superior elasticity, recovery, and comfort. Like skin, Darlexx® SportKnit fabrics are breathable, waterproof, windproof and elastic, so they’re ideal for a variety of sporting and professional high-performance apparel applications such as cycling, diving, and sailing. Perfect for gloves, boots, hoods, ski apparel, wet suits, compression garments and more – Darlexx® SportKnit fabrics do it all.

Next Generation Darlexx® Fabrics
Stretch Your Imagination

Windproof, waterproof, breathable, and stretchable, Darlexx® SportKnit fabrics’ updated design and formation offer one of the highest levels of comfort in sports performance fabrics. Available in four different configurations, Darlexx® fabrics feature a spandex omni-direction stretch knit surface laminated with a waterproof, breathable, windproof membrane barrier in a three-ply or two-ply construction and multiple weights. Ideal for high-performance sports apparel as well as a variety of close-to-the-body applications such as sports braces and therapeutic aids, Darlexx® fabrics stretch to cover a wide range of high-performance uses.

Darlexx® High Performance SportKnit Fabrics

Darlexx® SportKnit

Standard construction for wide variety of water apparel, cold weather apparel and compression bracing.

Darlexx SportKnit Face and SportKnit Back

Darlexx® SportKnit Lite

General use for broad range of applications in apparel, gloves, and medical devices.

Darlexx SportKnit Face with SportKnit Lite Back

Darlexx® SuperLite

Great for trim, cuffs, and lighter-weight applications in speed-related cold weather sports.

Darlexx SportKnit Face with Exposed Membrane Back

Darlexx® SportFleece

Perfect for comfort and protection in cold weather sportswear for skiing and other outdoor activities.

Darlexx SportKnit face with SportFleece back

Industries and Applications

Darlexx Wet Suit, Surfing
Darlexx SportKnit fabrics for high-performance ski wear
Midsection of mountain biker riding in snow outdoors in winter in Darlexx SportKnit fabric.
Darlexx SportKnit fabrics are ideal for wetsuits
  • Water Sports

    Wet suits made with Darlexx® excel in various above-water and below-water activities, such as diving, surfing, sailing, kayaking, and more.

  • Foul Weather Sports

    The waterproof and insulating attributes of Darlexx® fabrics make them ideal for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding suits, gloves, hoods and general apparel.

  • Competitive Sports

    Cold-weather form-fitting racing suits for skiing, sledding, jumping and more can be made with Darlexx® SportKnit Fabrics.

  • Cycling

    The ability for Darlexx® to conform to the body and stretch, breathe and protect in a lightweight layer are perfect for high-performance cycling.

  • Medical Device Applications

    Darlexx’s elasticity, combined with its breathability make it perfect for applications close the skin that need slight compression such as bracing for joints and limbs, as well as medical seating and therapeutic aids.

The Shawmut Difference

Customer Collaboration

Our team is committed to working closely with you to understand your requirements and challenges. Through collaborative efforts, we can create tailored Darlexx® SportKnit solutions that address the specific demands of your application.

Accelerated Product Development

Time is of the essence, and our streamlined processes enable accelerated product development. Benefit from faster turnaround times without compromising on quality and precision.

In-house Quality Testing

Rest assured; every Darlexx® SportKnit fabric undergoes rigorous in-house materials testing. This ensures that the fabric’s construction meets your performance requirements. Our commitment to validation guarantees optimal performance in real-world applications.

Made in the USA

Choose Shawmut’s Darlexx® SportKnit fabrics with confidence, knowing that they’re proudly made in the USA. Our dedication to excellence extends to the heart of our operations, contributing to the strength and reliability of American manufacturing.

Contact us today to integrate Darlexx®
SportKnit Fabrics into your product lineup.

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