Perceived comfort of three styles of men's running pants Public Deposited

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  • Athletic workout clothing is designed to help the wearer stay comfortable, cool, and dry. There are several different styles of athletic apparel available at retailers and each individual has a preference as to what is comfortable for him or her. Comfort of clothing has traditionally been related to the fabric feel and thermal comfort of the individual. However, comfort can be defined with numerous other variables; such as fit, the environment, and the style of the garment. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to understand how runners perceive the fit, skin sensation and thermal comfort of three style treatments of running pants. In each treatment, the textile, environment, and fit of the pant was controlled. The three pant treatments were Style A: fitted pant with 0% design ease; Style B: loose fit with +5% design ease; and Style C: compression fit with - 20% design ease. The subjects were asked to rate their perceived comfort while wearing each treatment. The objectives of the study were to determine human subjects' perceived fit comfort, perceived skin sensation, and perceived thermal comfort of three pants with varying levels of ease. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Questionnaires were filled out once before running and once after to collect the subject's perceived comfort in each of the three variables. In the statistical program Stata, an ANOVA, a Repeated Measured ANOVA was used to calculate the differences between each style, subject and time. Within each repeated measured ANOVA, an ANOVA contrast will be conducted if there is a significant difference found. This was done to determine the specific differences between styles. Each mean score for fit, skin sensation and thermal perception was calculated. The results of the study indicated that there was a significant difference of fit scores between Style A and Style B and between Style B and C. The hypothesis of a significant difference between perceived thermal comforts between all styles was rejected, although the overall model is approaching significant. The principal conclusion was that there is a preference in running pant style among subjects. Across all subjects, Style C was overall rated the highest for fit comfort. Style C was perceived to be the coolest after exercise. This study will assist in understanding how garment style contributes to the perceived comfort. The importance of knowing how people perceive a garment has a large impact on its overall comfort and selling ability. Finding a correlation between pant style and perceived comfort will be a great benefit to apparel designers who wish to design more comfort pant styles and will help support functional clothing design.
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