Since its debut in 2010, Toray's Airtastic fabric has become a standout for use in high-end, lightweight jackets, like the Arc'teryx Atom line and Patagonia's Nano-Air series.

Airtastic is now offered in weights from 20d down to 5d, all of which can be used with different coatings to deliver light, breathable, downproof and stretchable performance, used in everything from insulated pieces to windshirts.

PATH Projects has used a variety of Toray fabrics since going live in summer 2017. The company is run by a team of dedicated runners who design and build running shorts, tops, base layers and headwear to out-perform anything on the market.

PATH shorts are loaded with small details that make all the difference to a serious runner, like a no-bounce center back pocket, soft touch stitching and body mapped patterns.

Path short - Sykes pocket

Toray's versatile PrimeFlex had become a staple of the PATH shorts line, due its mechanical stretch, light weight and breathability, but when the PATH design team took a closer look at Airtastic, they saw the next evolution in their short line.

"The first thing that attracted us was the light weight," says PATH Founder Scott Bailey, "but the compact mini ripstop weave meant that it was going to be durable enough for our customer, which is mandatory. Another important element of Airtastic is the spiral spinning technology, which gives it flex without having to add an elastic like Spandex. It moves with the runner and feels light against your skin."

"We're going to use Airtastic in two new short models, the Sykes AT and the Wildcat AT, which launch on May 30 and June 12, respectively. We have the perfect chafe-free liners to pair with these new shorts for hot-weather summer runs."

Sykes AT Short

5" inseam, 2.7 oz. (76.5 g.). Unlined.
$47.00 msrp
Jet Black
Airtastic 100% nylon mini ripstop with a DWR coating
3 YKK secure zip pockets
No-bounce center back pocket that accommodates up to a 5.5" x 2.75" phone
Exterior draw cord
Tripure elastic waistband

Wildcat AT Short

3" inseam, 2.2 oz. (62.5 g.)
$42.00 msrp
Jet Black or Dark Grey
Airtastic 100% nylon mini ripstop with a DWR coating
3 YKK secure zip pockets
No-bounce center back pocket that accommodates up to a 5.5" x 2.75" phone
Exterior draw cord
Tripure elastic waistband

Learn more about PATH The Why Behind Path Projects (2 min. video)

Carson Stanwood
Stanwood Communications

About Toray

Toray Industries, Inc., founded in 1926, is an integrated chemical industry group developing its businesses in 27 countries and regions worldwide. Its consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totaled 2,388,848 million yen ($21,521 million). In addition to the fibers & textiles created at the time of its establishment, Toray has gone on to create cutting-edge, high value-added products including films, fine chemicals, plastic resins, electronics & information-related products, as well as carbon fiber composite materials, pharmaceutical and medical products, and products for the water treatment and environmental fields. In 2018 Toray formulated the “Toray Group Sustainability Vision”, which integrates the Toray Group Initiatives and the Quantitative Targets for Fiscal 2030 for realizing the World as Envisioned by the Toray Group in 2050. For more information on Toray, please visit the company's website at

About Toray International

Established in 1986 to serve as the trading arm of the Toray Group, Toray International handles a wide range of products and services, from materials to end-user consumer goods, by drawing on the experience and know-how accumulated and built over the years through global trading business and business offices located in Japan and abroad. Toray International America is the North American subsidiary of the Toray International. We have delivered technologies and advanced materials that provide solutions addressing the balance between development and sustainability. For more information on Toray International, please visit the company's website at


Toray Introduces Ecodear - An Environmentally Friendly, High Value-Added New Nylon

Toray Industries, Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that represents a major step forward in the company's Sustainability Vision and makes it possible to create bio-based versions of proven Toray technologies like Entrant® and Dermizax®. Ecodear Nylon is 60% more

Toray Reunites With Patagonia To Launch New Torrentshell 3L Line

When Patagonia's revamped Torrentshell 3L line of waterproof/breathable jackets debuts at retail in Spring 2020, the industry will see not just a new benchmark in durable rain protection, but also the resumption of a long-standing partnership between Toray and Patagonia. more

Techorama treadmill

Toray Launches Technorama GIII Weather Simulation Chamber

Toray’s Fibers & Textiles Research Laboratories, in Seta, Japan is the home of the company’s new Technorama GIII facility, the textile industry’s most advanced laboratory for reproducing climates from around the world. Previous Technorama iterations were focused on functional more

Toray Industries Announces New Innovations

Toray Industries, the largest supplier of performance textiles in the world, continues to deliver innovative new fabrics for the outdoor and snow sports markets. This year the company is promoting three major technical developments in Entrant® DT, Kudos® XR and Primeflex™ more


Toray's New Kudos XT Sets New Standards For DWR Durability

Toray Industries, Inc. has announced Kudos XT, a delivering higher levels of durability for both abrasion and machine washing. The breakdown of DWR treatment and subsequent "wetting out" of a garment's outer layer has been a top consumer complaint since the advent of more

Techorama treadmill

Toray To Showcase 40 years Of Entrant® Development at OR Show

When Toray launched Entrant in 1980, waterproof/breathable fabric treatments were narrowly-focused on specific performance attributes demanded by professional outdoor athletes. As they often do, Toray spotted an opportunity to broaden the market. Working with top outdoor and more

Toray Targets Athleisure Market With Newest Primeflex

Toray has added a new, innovative iteration to its PRIMEFLEX family of stretch textiles. By employing "Nanodesign" to control the cross-sectional shape of the composite fiber, Toray has succeeded in creating a microfiber PRIMEFLEX polyester. The result is a thin core-sheath more


Toray Industries, Inc., has announced new developments in fiber production technologies to launch its capability to use recycled PET bottles. Toray's goal is the creation of a closed loop economy, offering high-value-added fiber derived from PET bottles, thereby serving a shared more

Toray Industries Launches Recycled Nylon

Toray Industries, the world's leading fiber and textile manufacturer with over $12 billion in annual sales, is launching a new product line of recycled fibers and fabrics called Recyclonâ„¢. In addition to recycled polyester products, Toray is introducing recycled nylon 6 fibers more