Performance apparel is a generic description for any moisture wicking fabric. Our brands of performance apparel frequently also include some type of UV protection. Although 'dri-fit' is used generically by many consumers, Dri-fit is a Nike trademark name.
Most moisture wicking fabrics are made of polyester. 100% polyester in one shirt is not the same as 100% polyester in another shirt, just like 100% Pima cotton comes in many, many different grades, so too does the polyester.
Our Bugatchi polyester and polyester mix fabrics are not what you would find in your local sporting goods store. They are made of the finest synthetic materials to simulate natural materials, to increase breathability, which will reduce sweat. With a low grade moisture wicking shirt, when you sweat it will roll down your back into your bottoms. Take at look at some of the PGA pros on TV who have wet pants. Also, because the sweat is trapped inside, so is your body odor.