It's been brilliant supporting age group racing through the Fusion Team for 5 years now. Not only to provide some support to great age group athletes, performing at the highest levels and achieving great results, but also to see the team grow across Aus and the region. Continue Reading>>>
What is Chafing and why do you get it?
Chafing is a result of friction that occurs when skin rubs against itself or clothing. Excessive moisture on the skin such as sweat or rain can exacerbate the effects of chafing making your run uncomfortable and therefore unenjoyable.
Add to this hot and humid conditions like we experience in Australia and Asia and it can be a recipe for disaster for the runner.
One way to prevent chafing is by choosing the right clothing. Choose clothing that is tight fitting and made from synthetic fabrics Avoid loose fitting clothing that traps in moisture between your clothing and skin.
What to look for when choosing run or triathlon clothing -
- Seams - flat lock seams.
- Material - choose fabric that dries quickly, avoid cotton. Synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties are a much better option.
- Short length - prevent chafing by wearing longer running shorts to create a barrier between the skin and upper thighs, ideally 5-7" inch length.
FUSION run gear uses technical fabrics that have exceptional moisture-wicking properties made from Italian fabrics that actively wick the moisture away from your skin keeping you dry which prevents chafing.
The popular C3+ Run Short has an inner tight combined with an outer short, flat lock stitching and a 5" leg length. This short also has 2 side pockets hidden on the inner tight for nutrition or phone. (Unisex fit)
The C3 Run Short is longer in length at 7" and has an inner tight that is ultralight and soft to prevent chafing, uses technical moisture-wicking fabric and are extremely comfortable to wear from the short 5km runs to marathons.
C3+ Run Short - "Amazing product! Extremely comfortable and perfect for the weekly long run. No chaffing or irritation to report after a few months of use.The pocket fits my iPhone snugly and I can't even tell its there once I've tucked it away." Paul
C3 Run Short - "These are my go to shorts, not only for running but also sessions in the gym. It’s so hard to find a run short that prevents chafe but the built in inner tights do just that. The outer fabric holds very little moisture and drys super quick too." Jay
Right from the start a key aspect of the Fusion Team has been about giving back. to the sports we love and people in it. So when one of our own, Phoebe Nance, decided to take on a epic challenge in Bali all in name of giving back we're on-board.
Had a chat with Phoebe to get the low down on the event and what's been involved in getting ready. Continue Reading>>>
Trail running by its very nature involves varying terrain and conditions, a key part of the appeal. Given the varying and challenging conditions one of the obvious questions is around gear. For example, what is the best shorts to wear for UTA? Continue Reading >>>
Huge congrats to Fusion Pro Patrick Lange, back to back Ironman World Champion 2017 & 2018, breaking his own course record and first to go sub 8 hours! Continue Reading >>>
Fusion hails from Scandinavia, the home of long, and seriously cold winters. For those that enjoy a good winter there aren’t many better... This also makes it the perfect homeland from which to design, test and make winter cycling and winter running clothing. Simply put the gear must perform in the hardest of winter conditions.
From one of the great modern explorers, who amongst a long list feats was the first person to cross the Antarctic continent by foot...
“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The Fusion mission - External conditions should be no barrier. How?.... Continue Reading