NB Dry is a proprietary technology of the Boston centred clothing manufacturer New Balance. Its aim is to keep the body dry and cool while an athlete is active. The fabric made with NB Dry is specially designed to wick sweat away from the body surface to the upper layers of the garment, where it can dry quicker while exposed to air. With this improvement, apparel made with HB Dry technology can be anatomically fitted to form around the athlete’s body shape for ease of movement and still allow the same athlete not to overheat.
In football uniforms, NB Dry fabric often features a gradient mesh engineered into it, which allows for improved air circulation around the body in contrast to traditional fabrics. It also often comes with laser cut and bonded eyelets placed below the arms to further increase breathability in the most vulnerable areas.
Where to get it?
All shirts made by NB for the top football clubs include HB Dry in their design. Fan shirts – as long as they are official – come with it as well. As long as you are getting an official club football jersey made by HB – team or fan version – it will come with HB Dry.