Ralf Kerkeling

Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts – effective extra power

X-BIONIC wins ISPO Award 2022 for Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts

A pair of running shorts with a high density of innovation and technology. Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts not only improve running performance, they also enhance recovery.

Running shorts with innovative character

Coming up with something new in the development of running trousers is certainly not easy. But X-BIONIC stands for new technologies and well-thought-out products, developing them technically for the high-end sector. This is what happened with the Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts. What sounds confusing in the name, the shorts live up to it. Ventilation is also provided at the front and back of the waistband. The knitted fabric embedded there offers optimal ventilation in a sensitive area via air channels. A great solution, and to our knowledge never implemented in this way. For the jury, an absolute highlight of this product. And so, the award was a logical consequence of the jury meeting. For X-BIONIC, this is a pleasant confirmation of the brand's generally innovation-driven orientation. Martijn Jegerings, Chief Marketing Officer: “We are super thrilled to have won this industry-leading award again for one of our latest innovations, the Effektor 4D Shorts. We are convinced that these high-performance shorts will be the preferred choice for many runners.”

The Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Short is also convincing in competition situations.

Richly detailed based on science

Let's take a look at the other details of the running shorts. The compression properties of X-BIONIC products are always convincing, so with this one too. Compression is transferred to the legs via the inner layer of the Streamlite running shorts and is addressed through targeted knitted fabric. Partial compression at its best. The high-tech running shorts also support natural thermoregulation and allow good ventilation during activity. The sweat management, as it is called, functions perfectly. The compressible and regenerative properties of the shorts should enable an increase in performance during running. According to measurements, the pants should reduce the heartbeat by 2.4 beats per minute. The most important distinguishing element lies in the integration of the patented X-BIONIC Partialkompression® technology. These unique 1 mm-wide ridges exert targeted pressure on the athlete's muscles, thereby reducing muscle vibration, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, and enabling faster regeneration – all without neglecting skin cooling. Details that can also inspire dealers and end consumers. “Our Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts are a unique decision layer incorporating the latest innovations of the X-BIONIC 4.0 generation to reach new levels of performance. Our 3D Bionic Sphere® System with ThermoSyphon® structure supports natural thermoregulation and sweat management, while X-BIONIC Partialkompression® aids muscle performance and regeneration”, Martijn Jegerings sums up the details.

When developing the shorts, X-BIONIC left nothing to chance and used scientific studies for this new development. In addition, athletes were involved, whose feedback is just as important for the brand. “Science is an integral part of all products and technologies we develop”, says Martijn Jegerings. “For example, the 3D Bionic Sphere® and ThermoSyphon® have proven repeatedly to improve athlete’s performance under the most extreme conditions. Furthermore, we work very closely with our athletes. Their experience and feedback are an invaluable source of information and help us to continuously push our product development. All our newest innovations are tested by athletes first before they are available on the market.”

On long and short runs, the running shorts stand for comfort.

High quality and recycled materials

When it comes to sustainability, X-BIONIC focuses primarily on the high quality of the materials used and production in Europe. “We believe that innovation always needs to be at the core of sustainability”, Martijn Jegerings describes the focus of X-BIONIC. “By using knitwear as the base for our products, we can on the one hand reduce waste materials to a bare minimum, while at the same time create products that have a guaranteed longevity. By using a high share of recycled yarns, we are further reducing the environmental impact of our garments. Moreover, all our products are made in Europe, which allows us to be close to our core markets and save crucial greenhouse gases.”

The lightweight running shorts leave a high-quality impression. The materials chosen are a good balance of robustness and weight. Worn comfortably and barely noticeable. Perfect for a relaxed run, including longer distances.

Special 3D ventilation channels ensure pleasant air circulation even on hot days.
What the ISPO Award jury says about the Effektor 4D Running Streamlite Shorts:
“An all-rounder short for any distance with fine features such as an optimally and newly placed ventilation at the front waistband. In addition, partial compression with a regenerative and muscle activating effect. Proud price, but many state-of-the-art technology details. A double-layered running pants, in which also ultrarunners will have their joy.” ISPO Award Jury

These features convinced the ISPO Award jury:

  • Lightweight
  • Compression
  • Eco friendly
  • Organic
  • Thermal regulating

Product Specifications:

  • Available: March 2023
  • RRP: 169,00 €
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