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Research on Functional Design and Sizing for Apparel Enhancement

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An exploratory study with mixed-methods to gain in-depth understanding of functional needs of climbers for climbing pants by investigating fit, mobility, comfort, protection, and donning/doffing utilizing the functional category of Lamb & Kallal's (1992) Functional, Expressive, Aesthetic (FEA) Consumer Needs Model. Study results revealed climbers have only mild satisfaction with pant fit, slightly satisfying mobility that was impacted by the climbing technique, were uncomfortable after climbing and current pants only somewhat protected their knees, seat, and crotch.

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Nov 8th, 12:00 AM

Assessing Functional Needs of Outdoor Climbing Pants

An exploratory study with mixed-methods to gain in-depth understanding of functional needs of climbers for climbing pants by investigating fit, mobility, comfort, protection, and donning/doffing utilizing the functional category of Lamb & Kallal's (1992) Functional, Expressive, Aesthetic (FEA) Consumer Needs Model. Study results revealed climbers have only mild satisfaction with pant fit, slightly satisfying mobility that was impacted by the climbing technique, were uncomfortable after climbing and current pants only somewhat protected their knees, seat, and crotch.

 

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