Fabrics That Make the Team

Dozens of Fabric Choices

Cisco Athletic tests all our fabrics before they are incorporated into your garments. We are experts in finding the best fabrics, and in coaching our customers about how they are best used.

Your order begins with your fabric selection. We stock a vast array of quality athletic fabrics in popular athletic colors. After your fabric has been chosen, your order is professionally cut in the exact sizes and to the exact specifications you indicated. The various pieces of your garments are then bundled together and tagged, and will remain together throughout the entire production process.

Our fabrics include:

  • AX — Fight Short Fabric
    A specialty fabric carried only for our fight shorts. It’s very stiff, rugged, and strong. The fabric sublimates beautifully and is pill and snag resistant.

  • CX — Medium Traditional Polyester
    Our least expensive non-mesh fabric works fine for tops, and while sufficiently heavy for tackle twill, it is generally not heavy enough for baseball/softball pants, except for youth. White fabric sublimates well and colors can be screen printed with poly ink. The fabric is available in many colors.

  • C4 — Heavy Premium Polyester
    Compared with regular CX cloth, this fabric is heavier and has more stretch and a softer hand. We stock white and gray made in dye lots and carry colors, too. The white and gray are a little nicer. White sublimates well. This fabric is heavy enough for baseball or softball pants and for tackle twill.

  • HX — 100-Denier Pro Mesh
    Heavy, textured eyelet mesh fabric is strong and durable as well as comfortable and breathable. The holes are larger than those in micro mesh fabric. This fabric is used for professional-quality basketball and football jerseys. The white is polyester and the colors are made from nylon. This fabric handles sublimation, screen printing and tackle twill.

  • H5 — Premium Stretch Mesh
    Our premier, top quality football fabric. It has greater strength than our HX cloth, and adds even more stretch making the football jersey mold to your pads, and your body.

  • H7 — 70-Denier Pro Mesh
    This is a 70-denier version of our H cloth. It is constructed of polyester in all colors and is our least expensive fabric of any kind. We use this fabric almost exclusively for two-ply shorts and reversible practice jerseys. It can be screen printed and sublimated.

  • IX — Heavyweight Dazzle
    This heavy, shiny woven fabric has almost no stretch and is primarily used for football jersey yokes only; it is too heavy for most other uses. The white is polyester while the colors are nylon. This fabric sublimates well.

  • I5 — Medium Weight Dazzle
    The I5 fabric is much more versatile than the heavyweight dazzle. It has no stretch, but it has more sheen and a weight that is more comfortable to use in basketball and many other sports. The white is polyester and the colors are nylon. The white sublimates very well and is also heavy enough for tackle twill.

  • LX — Heavyweight Football Lycra®
    Cisco’s L cloth, our most expensive fabric, makes an excellent football pant. This NFL-weight Lycra® has a lot of stretch, but it is too heavy for uses other than football. The white is 92/8 poly/spandex and colors are 92 percent nylon. We can sublimate or embroider this fabric; it doesn’t work well with screen printing or tackle twill.

  • MX — Lightweight Lycra®
    While M cloth is the perfect wrestling fabric, it also makes a nice mid-weight compression top for many sports. Generally speaking, this fabric is too light to be used in shorts. Sublimation is the only option.

  • M7 — Ultra Lightweight Poly Lycra®
    This is our lightest weight of Lycra. It’s great for compression tops and soccer jerseys. It’s extremely comfortable on the skin.

  • QX — Wicking Pin Dot Mesh
    Q cloth is a new lightweight polyester pin-dot material that has a variety of uses. This soft, comfortable fabric has a little more stretch than most meshes. Lightweight enough to be used for premium-quality, two-ply jerseys and shorts, Q cloth also makes a nice lightweight single-ply jersey. This fabric can be decorated only with sublimation.

  • RX — Athletic Pin Dot Fleece
    Soft fleece provides warmth, comfort and moisture management to wick sweat. This performance fabric is used for warmups, long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts. Sublimation is the only option.

  • UX — Ultra Light Smooth-Faced Poly
    This strong fabric is generally used for sports that require a lighter weight, breathable fabric. It features moisture management that wicks sweat off the body, leaving athletes cool and dry. Smooth fabric prints beautifully and offers water resistance.

  • Poly Mock Mesh
    100 percent polyester Z cloth is very soft and comfortable. Mock mesh provides good — but not great — stretch, and it can be screen printed with poly ink or sublimated. This fabric works well for almost any non-contact sport. We carry poly mock mesh in four versions:
    • ZX — Medium Weight Poly Mock Mesh
    • Z5 — Heavy Snag-Resist Poly Mock Mesh
    • Z8 — Lightweight Poly Mock Mesh
    • Z9 — Light Snag-Resist Poly Mock Mesh
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