What If Your Clothes Could Protect You From Viruses, Keep You Cool, and Simplify Your Life?
Designer Chris Gelinas has been working with KleenWraps, a line of antimicrobial handle covers (think: bicycles, exercise equipment, grocery carts), to develop new antiviral accessories and face masks. “The technology isn’t necessarily new, but the applications are more refined and are now extending far beyond medical equipment and high performance sportswear into everyday life,” he says. If you can reduce your chances of transmitting or spreading a disease, why wouldn’t you?
Can You Really Return to a Gym During Covid-19?
To avoid direct contact with the gym’s smooth and hard shared surfaces—on which Covid-19 can survive for longer periods according to new research in the medical journal, the Lancet—wrap stainless steel handles or grips with KleenWraps. These neoprene strips feature an antimicrobial agent that reduces the strength and transmission rate of pathogens it comes into contact with.
These Antimicrobial Wraps Offer a New Way to Prevent COVID-19 Transfer at the Gym
If you haven’t seen anyone using KleenWraps at your local gym yet, there’s a good chance that could soon change. The waterproof wraps are increasing in popularity for one simple reason: They can be secured around dumbbells, barbells, elliptical handles, and more in seconds. While no product is perfect, using these wraps on high-touch surfaces—whether that’s at the gym, on your shopping cart, or even the handlebars of a bike—could keep you safer thanks to providing you with a barrier between you and whatever you’re touching.
Here's What You Can Expect As Gyms and Workout Studios Begin to Reopen
Outside the gym, other small businesses are doing their part to help people stay safe during their workouts. KleenWraps, for instance, are waterproof grips you can wrap around or slide onto surfaces (think: dumbbells, pull-up bars, even grocery shopping cart handles) to create an antimicrobial barrier against germs. "You have to think about your own level of risk you're willing to accept," says Raymond. "And don't forget that what you do influences whoever you come into contact with."