Koolflex v.s. Neoprene

Koolflex is a comfortable and lightweight material made of a poly-nylon core with a poly-spandex blend outer cover. This unique knitting construction enables easy airflow and allows perspiration to be wicked away from the skin to the outside layer of fabric, reducing bacterial growth.


Unlike neoprene, Koolflex does not contain crude oil latex, making it a great option for people with heat or allergy issues.


The elastic bias tape border around the outer edges of Koolflex products prevents the material from fraying while maintaining its stretch and memory for a better fit.


Please note that Koolflex is only available in black.


Crafted with precision and innovation, Koolflex emerges as a remarkable fusion of comfort and lightweight design, paving the way for a new era in wearable technology. Comprising a poly-nylon core embraced by a poly-spandex blend outer cover, Koolflex redefines expectations of what a fabric can achieve. This textile marvel boasts a unique knitting construction that not only offers unparalleled comfort but also addresses the critical issue of moisture management.


The foundation of Koolflex's prowess lies in its intricate composition. The poly-nylon core, meticulously engineered to provide strength and stability, forms the backbone of the material. This core is encased within a poly-spandex blend outer cover, which serves as a shield against the rigors of wear and tear.


One of the most distinguishing features of Koolflex is its advanced knitting pattern. This construction is a testament to both artistry and functionality, as it facilitates a constant flow of air throughout the fabric. The result? An environment that is as breathable as it is comfortable. Unlike traditional fabrics that tend to trap heat and moisture, Koolflex actively ushers in fresh air, making it an ideal choice for those who lead active lifestyles. Moreover, this intelligent knitting structure has an inherent ability to wick perspiration away from the skin, transferring it to the outer layer of the fabric. By reducing moisture buildup, Koolflex mitigates the growth of bacteria, ensuring that the wearer remains fresh and hygienic even during strenuous activities.


A significant advantage of Koolflex is its compatibility with various skin types and sensitivities. Unlike neoprene, which often contains crude oil latex, Koolflex is free from such allergenic components. This makes Koolflex an attractive option for individuals who are susceptible to heat-related issues or allergies. The material's design philosophy encompasses not only functionality but also inclusivity, ensuring that a broader spectrum of users can experience its benefits without any concerns.


To further enhance its durability and usability, Koolflex products are finished with an elastic bias tape border. This meticulous bordering serves multiple purposes, crucially preventing the material from fraying. This attention to detail extends the lifespan of Koolflex products, allowing users to reap its benefits over extended periods. Simultaneously, the elasticity of the bias tape maintains the material's inherent stretch and memory, guaranteeing an impeccable fit every time. This synthesis of form and function is a testament to Koolflex's commitment to excellence.


While Koolflex undoubtedly boasts a plethora of advantages, it's essential to note that the material is exclusively available in the color black. This design choice is rooted in Koolflex's commitment to creating a cohesive and stylish aesthetic that caters to a wide range of preferences. The sleek and versatile black hue ensures that Koolflex seamlessly integrates into various wardrobes and outfits, making it a truly versatile choice for fashion-conscious individuals.


It is imperative to clarify that Koolflex, while exceptional in its own right, is not intended to replace neoprene. Neoprene's unique cell structure offers unparalleled compression and warmth, making it a staple in specific applications. However, where Koolflex truly shines is in its suitability for extended wear. For those requiring consistent support over prolonged periods, Koolflex emerges as an unparalleled alternative. Its lightweight nature and breathability are instrumental in minimizing discomfort often associated with long-term wear, ensuring that users can go about their activities without compromise.


Koolflex's ability to manage moisture and prevent bacterial growth, coupled with its allergy-friendly nature, establishes it as a truly versatile material. The elastic bias tape border enhances its durability and ensures a perfect fit, while the exclusive black color option adds a touch of sophistication. Although not a substitute for neoprene in specific applications, Koolflex proudly occupies its own niche as an optimal choice for extended support wear.

Latex Free KoolFlex. Most of our products have a Koolflex version. Take your pick below.

KoolFlex Products

KC64-NOS: "Knee Mate" Wrap Around with Hinges
KneeMate™ Wrap Around with Hinges (KC64-NOS)
The KneeMate™ Wrap Around Brace with Hinges is a protective brace designed to provide support and stability to the knee joint. It is indicated for individuals with medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, ACL/PCL sprains, arthritis, patella pain, or mild to moderate joint instability related to...
From $88.95
From $88.95
10" Koolflex Wrist Support (WC33)
10" Koolflex Wrist Support (WC33)
The Koolflex Wrist Support Brace (WC33) is a versatile and comfortable option for individuals with sprains or strains of the wrist. It provides excellent support for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be used by individuals transitioning out of a cast following...
$26.95
$26.95
Koolflex Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace (EC15-PC)
Koolflex Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace (EC15-PC)
The Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace (EC15-PC) is designed to control range of motion and help prevent hyperextension of the elbow joint. It can be used as a preventative brace or in the management of a hyperextension elbow injury. Keep your elbow safe and secure...
From $48.95
From $48.95
K64-NOS: Neoprene "Knee Mate" Wrap Around Brace with Hinges
Neoprene KneeMate™ Wrap Around Brace with Hinges (K64-NOS)
The KneeMate™ Wraparound Brace with Hinges is a protective brace designed to provide support and stability to the knee joint. It is indicated for individuals with medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, ACL/PCL sprains, arthritis, patella pain, or mild to moderate joint instability related to sprains...
From $88.95
From $88.95
"Super-Lite" Wrap-around Knee Brace (KC64-SL)
"Super-Lite" Wrap-around Knee Brace (KC64-SL)
The "Super-Lite" Wrap-Around Knee Brace (KC64-SL) is an economy wrap-around brace designed to provide mild support for ligament instabilities, meniscus injuries, or very mild osteoarthritis. It is designed for individuals who need general knee support. It can also be used in the later post-operative...
From $48.95
From $48.95
KC44-NOS: Dynamic Patella Stabilizer with Universal Shark Skin Buttress
Dynamic Patella Stabilizer with Universal Shark Skin Buttress (KC44-NOS)
The Dynamic Patella Stabilizer (KC44-NOS) is a knee brace primarily designed to provide support for those suffering from pain or disorders related to their kneecap (patella). It is also indicated for individuals with medial or lateral collateral ligament instability, ACL/PCL instabilities, or arthritis. BENEFITS: ...
From $96.95
From $96.95
Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace (E15-PC)
Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace (E15-PC)
The E15-PC Hyperextension Hinged Elbow Brace is designed to control range of motion and help prevent hyperextension. It can be used as a preventative brace or in the management of a hyperextension elbow injury. Keep your elbow safe and secure with the E15-PC Hyperextension...
From $48.95
From $48.95
KC67-PC: Koolflex "The Hybrid" Knee Brace
Koolflex "The Hybrid" Knee Brace (KC67-PC)
"The Hybrid" Knee Brace (KC67-PC) is a versatile and effective solution for individuals with cone shaped legs/ extra wide thighs. It is indicated for those suffering from mild to moderate ACL/PCL instabilities, medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, or arthritis. It is also indicated in the...
From $59.95
From $59.95
KC64CT-NOS:
KneeMate™ Wrap-Around Hinged Brace (KC64CT-NOS)
The KneeMate™ Wrap Around Brace with Hinges is a protective brace designed to provide support and stability to the knee joint. It is indicated for individuals with medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, ACL/PCL sprains, arthritis, patella pain, or mild to moderate joint instability related to...
From $119.95
From $119.95
K64-E: 3/16" Neoprene with Medial and Lateral Spiral Stays with Dipped Caps
3/16" Neoprene with Medial and Lateral Spiral Stays with Dipped Caps (K64-E)
The KneeMate™ Wraparound is designed to provide support and stability to the knee joint. It is indicated for individuals with arthritis, mild to moderate anterior/posterior cruciate instability, and medial/lateral instability. It is a good brace for use in post-op management. It will also provide...
From $46.95
From $46.95
KC65-NOS: 17" Knee Mate™
17" Koolflex KneeMate™ (KC65-NOS)
The KneeMate™ Koolflex Knee Brace (KC65-NOS) is designed to provide support for individuals experiencing medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, ACL/PCL sprains, and arthritis. Featuring extender tabs that can be loosened around surgical incision sites, it is an ideal brace for individuals recovering from surgery. It...
From $108.97
From $108.97
E16: Neoprene Cubital Tunnel Support with Velcro Closure
Cubital Tunnel Support with Velcro Closure (EC16 & E16)
The EC16 Cubital Tunnel Support with Velcro Closure is specifically designed for individuals suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome. Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when your nerve gets trapped under a bony prominence in your elbow and causes pain and irritation at the elbow and/or hand....
$52.95
$52.95
8" Koolflex Wrist Support (WC32)
8" Koolflex Wrist Support (WC32)
The Koolflex Wrist Support Brace is a versatile and comfortable option for individuals with sprains or strains of the wrist and provides excellent support for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be used by individuals transitioning out of a cast following a...
From $26.95
From $26.95
KC34-PC “Superlite™"
“Superlite™" (KC34-PC) With Two Polycentric Aluminum, Low-profile Hinges
The KC34-PC SUPERLITE™ knee brace is a pull-on style brace that is perfect for those who need support for medial/lateral collateral ligament instability, anterior/posterior cruciate ligament instability, knee pain, and muscle weakness. Its patellar opening allows for positioning and comfort, while its upper and...
From $49.95
From $49.95
Koolflex Pull On Patella Knee Sleeve with Positive Control Distal Strap (KC46)
Koolflex Pull On Patella Knee Sleeve with Positive Control Distal Strap (KC46)
The Koolflex Pull On Patella Knee Sleeve with Positive Control Distal Strap (KC46) is designed for individuals who are experiencing patella (kneecap) tracking issues. It is also recommended for individuals with patella baja (a patella that sits too low on the knee joint).  BENEFITS: ...
From $56.95
From $56.95
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