Inner liner for garment suitable for athletic activities

  • US 5,218,720 A
  • Filed: 08/18/1992
  • Issued: 06/15/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An outer garment suitable for wear during athletic activities, said garment comprising:

  • a) an outer shell formed of a material having sufficient porosity to allow perspiration vapor from the body of the wearer to escape therethrough;

    b) said shell comprising a first front panel, a second front panel, a back panel secured to said first and second front panels and extending therebetween, and a pair of sleeves;

    c) fastener means for joining said first and second front panels together about the chest and stomach of the wearer;

    d) an inner liner formed of a porous, meshlike material;

    e) said inner liner comprising a back panel, and first and second front panels;

    f) said first and second front of said panels inner line being secured to the corresponding front panels of said outer shell for movement therewith;

    g) a resilient, yieldable insert secured within the back panel of said liner to fit against the back of the wearer;

    h) manually operable means situated between said back panel and said first and second front panels of said liner for pulling selected areas of said liner away from said shell;

    i) said manually operable means being manipulated by the wearer of the garment to draw said front panels of said liner closely about the sides and stomach of the wearer while retaining said insert in contact with the back of the wearer; and

    j) said insert being yieldable in all directions in response to movement of the wearer, without interfering with such movement.

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