Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the advantage of Aegle Gear’s Protx2 antimicrobial technology?
A: Durability and quick kill rates, and our environmentally friendly garments were tested with various pathogens to confirm 4 log reduction of these pathogens through 100 washes.

Q: How long will the antimicrobial features in Aegle Gear’s products last?
A: Aegle Gear’s antimicrobial fabrics have been tested through 100 washes which is estimated to be 2 years of use under normal conditions.

Q: How long will Aegle Gear’s fluid repellency last?
A: Approximately 50 washes

Q: How do Aegle Gear’s antimicrobial agents compare to competitors’ antimicrobial agents?
A: Aegle Gear is more cost effective than silver, less caustic to the environment than silver and quaternary compounds, and causes no skin irritation.

Q: How does the antimicrobial technology work?
A: 3-Pronged Attack
(1) DISRUPTION OF THE CELL WALL COUPLING ENZYME- Protx2™ halts the addition of the main building block of a cell wall. By blocking further development, as the cell wall degrades, there is no mechanism in place by which to repair or replace those weak wall components. Over time the cell wall will just fall apart.
(2) DISRUPTION OF THE RESPIRATORY CYCLE- Protx2™ binds to the nutrients Manganese and Zinc, making them unable to be processed normally by a cell. If the cell cannot bind to the nutrients, the cell starves to death for lack of nutrition.

(3) INHIBITION OF ATP SYNTHESIS- Every cell in the body requires energy to survive, grow, and multiply. A cell gains energy through the conversion of molecules into ATP. The process of converting energy requires Hydrogen ions, like gasoline in a car for combustion. Protx2™ prevents the uptake of Hydrogen ions by the cell, therefore starving the engine of the fuel it requires; in this case, the production of ATP for energy.

Q: Does Aegle Gear’s unique antimicrobial features have any adverse effects on the comfort or quality of the garment?
A: PROTX2 does not cause skin irritation issues, and does not compromise color or feeling of fabrics.

Q: What are the washing instructions for Aegle Gear garments?
A: Do not use chlorine bleach, wash warm water, use standard detergent. Dry on delicate cycle and remove garments immediately to reduce wrinkling.

Q: Can I order samples for group orders? 

A: Yes, please call: 423-803-9344 or send an email to info@aeglegear.com

Q: Do you have discounts for Group orders? 

A: Yes, please call: 423-803-9344 or send an email to info@aeglegear.com

Q: Will you add our logo to group orders?

A: Yes, please call 423-803-9344 or send an email to info@aeglegear.com

Q: What is your return policy?

A: Aegle Gear will happily accept your return for unwashed, unworn garments in original condition with all tags attached. Returns are accepted within 30 days of ship date for a full refund minus $8.00 shipping. Exchanges can be made within 30 days of the original ship date. Sale or promotional items are not eligible for refunds or exchanges, but credits may be issued. Please send all returns to:

Aegle Gear

Suite 206
246 E 11th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Q: Does Aegle Gear guarantee its items?
A: Yes, Aegle Gear guarantees its items to be free of manufacturer defects and will accept returns for items deemed defective beyond normal wear and tear. Defective items will be replaced with Aegle Gear credit.