Lighter, Stronger, Faster – PATH Projects Teams With Toray To Build The Next-Gen Running Short

July 8, 2020

Toray's Airtastic Fabric Is Chosen For Two New High-Performance Models

Since its debut in 2010, Toray’s Airtastic fabric has become a standout for use in high-end, lightweight jackets, like the Arc’teryx Atom line and Patagonia’s Nano-Air series.

Airtastic is now offered in weights from 20d down to 5d, all of which can be used with different coatings to deliver light, breathable, downproof and stretchable performance, used in everything from insulated pieces to windshirts.

PATH Projects has used a variety of Toray fabrics since going live in summer 2017. The company is run by a team of dedicated runners who design and build running shorts, tops, base layers and headwear to out-perform anything on the market.

PATH shorts are loaded with small details that make all the difference to a serious runner, like a no-bounce center back pocket, soft touch stitching and body mapped patterns.

Toray’s versatile PrimeFlex had become a staple of the PATH shorts line, due its mechanical stretch, light weight and breathability, but when the PATH design team took a closer look at Airtastic, they saw the next evolution in their short line.

“The first thing that attracted us was the light weight,” says PATH Founder Scott Bailey, “but the compact mini ripstop weave meant that it was going to be durable enough for our customer, which is mandatory. Another important element of Airtastic is the spiral spinning technology, which gives it flex without having to add an elastic like Spandex. It moves with the runner and feels light against your skin.”

“We’re going to use Airtastic in two new short models, the Sykes AT and the Wildcat AT, which launch on May 30 and June 12, respectively. We have the perfect chafe-free liners to pair with these new shorts for hot-weather summer runs.”

Sykes AT Short

  • 5″ inseam, 2.7 oz. (76.5 g.). Unlined.
  • $47.00 msrp
  • Jet Black
  • Airtastic 100% nylon mini ripstop with a DWR coating
  • 3 YKK secure zip pockets
  • No-bounce center back pocket that accommodates up to a 5.5″ x 2.75″ phone
  • Exterior draw cord
  • Tripure elastic waistband

Wildcat AT Short

  • 3″ inseam, 2.2 oz. (62.5 g.)
  • $42.00 msrp
  • Jet Black or Dark Grey
  • Airtastic 100% nylon mini ripstop with a DWR coating
  • 3 YKK secure zip pockets
  • No-bounce center back pocket that accommodates up to a 5.5″ x 2.75″ phone
  • Exterior draw cord
  • Tripure elastic waistband

Learn more about PATH The Why Behind Path Projects (2 min. video)

Carson Stanwood
Stanwood Communications

About Toray

Toray Industries, Inc., founded in 1926, is an integrated chemical industry group developing its businesses in 27 countries and regions worldwide. Its consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totaled 2,388,848 million yen ($21,521 million). In addition to the fibers & textiles created at the time of its establishment, Toray has gone on to create cutting-edge, high value-added products including films, fine chemicals, plastic resins, electronics & information-related products, as well as carbon fiber composite materials, pharmaceutical and medical products, and products for the water treatment and environmental fields. In 2018 Toray formulated the “Toray Group Sustainability Vision”, which integrates the Toray Group Initiatives and the Quantitative Targets for Fiscal 2030 for realizing the World as Envisioned by the Toray Group in 2050. For more information on Toray, please visit the company’s website at http://www.toray.com

About Toray International

Established in 1986 to serve as the trading arm of the Toray Group, Toray International handles a wide range of products and services, from materials to end-user consumer goods, by drawing on the experience and know-how accumulated and built over the years through global trading business and business offices located in Japan and abroad. Toray International America is the North American subsidiary of the Toray International. We have delivered technologies and advanced materials that provide solutions addressing the balance between development and sustainability. For more information on Toray International, please visit the company’s website at http://www.toray-intl.com/