With lots of heating technology on the ski market, we sent Alf Alderson off testing on some winter walks to explain if the high-end heat kit is worth the price tag.
Kymira Sport products use what the company calls ‘KYnergy technology’ to harness the wearer’s energy and the latent energy in the surroundings, and convert this into Far Infrared Radiation (FIR). FIR increases the production of nitric oxide which, in combination with increased blood circulation, is responsible for a variety of positive effects.
During exercise, FIR will improve performance by increasing blood circulation, tissue oxygenation, the efficiency of respiration and energy production as well as relieving pain. Increased levels of tissue oxygenation combined with an increase in blood circulation allow for more oxygen, nutrients, and glycogen to be delivered and absorbed into cells. FIR also hastens the removal and breakdown of waste products like lactic acid, delaying muscle fatigue and increasing muscle performance during exercise. And by stimulating the biological pain relief mechanisms via increased nitric oxide levels in the tissues, FIR can also reduce pain.