WickView Moisture Management Tester

James Heal - WickView moisture management testing instrument


WickView is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses an advanced imaging system to track and record the transfer of moisture through fabric and other materials.

WickView Moisture Management Tester helps garment and textile manufacturers in understanding how effective their materials are at dealing with moisture and in predicting real-world wicking behaviour.

WickView calculates and records results providing the user with an accurate representation of real life, in comparison to existing available testing methods.

By examining the direction, shape, speed and actual wet area of fabric, WickView is accurately measuring how sweat and other liquids behave when in contact with a specimen.


James Heal - WickView moisture management testing instrument

Vertical and Horizontal Testing

WickView can be rotated to test specimens both vertically and horizontally, to better replicate how clothes are worn on the body, or how nonwovens are deployed in real life. Traditional horizontal moisture management testers only replicate the part of the garment worn on the shoulder.

Innovative Technology

Cutting edge high definition cameras are positioned on either side of the material specimen to record the movement of the moisture. These cameras give full visibility of the test, and use Ultraviolet and Infrared light to give a perfect view of the test process, regardless of specimen colour or pattern.

Meaningful Results Reporting

The way WickView calculates and records results is a truer representation of real life, in comparison to existing methods of testing. By examining the direction, shape, speed and actual wet area of fabric, WickView is accurately measuring how sweat is drawn away from a wearer’s body.

Water Delivery System

The water delivery system replicates sweat - wicking isn’t forced but instead the fabric draws liquid from water delivery system, as a garment would draw sweat from skin.


Material / End use


Sportswear and activewear is clothing and footwear worn for sport or exercise, such as tracksuits, shorts, t-shirts and polo shirts.

Outdoor Wear

Outdoor wear applications a broad and varied, with a primarily technical / functional benefit such as ‘comfort’ and/or ‘safety’. Outdoor wear includes garments such as snowsuits, ski clothing, and hiking/trekking clothing.

Military Apparel

Military personnel are exposed to extreme environmental and physical threats, so textiles for military uniforms face a complex set of challenges when it comes to performance: they must offer maximum endurance, comfort, and protection.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes garments and face/body coverings used in a range of sectors; from medical, to construction, military to workwear.

Medical Textiles

Medical textiles encompasses medical and hygiene applications, including those for surgical, orthopaedic, and dental uses; from personal protective equipment (PPE), bandage and dressing materials through to implantable prosthetics.

Bedding & Mattresses

Bedding items include materials and products that are normally used on top of a mattress, such as mattress covers, sheets, blankets, quilts and pillows.

Technical Specification

Specifications are provided as a guideline only and are subject to change.

Conditioned atmosphere recommended Yes
Positioning Bench standing
Space requirements  
Vertical Test Orientation

Height 560mm

Width 680mm

Depth 606mm

Horizontal Test Orientation

Height 779mm

Width 600mm

Depth 606mm

Approximate net weight  
For both orientations 72kg
Personal Computer (PC) - Minimum Specification

Windows 10 64-bit with .NET framework 4.5.2

1 USB 3.0 port minimum

Core i5 Intel processor minimum, 4th generation or higher

8Gb RAM minimum

128Gb SSD Hard disk minimum

Dedicated graphics adapter with unshared display memory (eg NVidia, AMD, Intel)

Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) screen or higher

Water Supply Water is manually filled in the easily accessible water reservoir at the front of the instrument.
Distilled or deionised water is required.


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