As someone who has suffered more than his fair share of sweatyness and, dare I say it, niffyness after even moderate exercise, I was interested to read an article produced by the BBC's Trust Me, I'm A Doctor team entitled: Why does my exercise clothing smell?
A study into the smelliness of different fabrics after exercise concluded that a synthetic fibre such as polyester becomes much smellier than natural fibres like cotton or wool. This is indeed good news for n+one as all our cycling T-shirts are made from 100% combed cotton!
According to the one researcher from the University of Alberta in Canada, synthetic fabrics may be more pungent when exposed to sweat because they don't absorb as much of it as cotton does; synthetic materials are better than cotton at wicking-away moisture. However this characteristic means that while the moisture is expelled, the oils from our sweat cling to the fabric surface and they are a feast for odour-producing bacteria. Cotton clothing rather helpfully traps the moisture/oils/bacteria inside the fibres which prevents them from reaching our noses (and those of our exercise buddies) quite so easily.
The message is clear: next time you head to the gym, make a stand against stinky bacteria and wear your n+one T.