This paper investigated the wicking and drying behaviour of polyester woven fabrics. The effects of yarn type, weft density, weave structure, thickness and air permeability were evaluated by the application of vertical wicking, transfer wicking and drying tests. Correlation analysis and two sided independent t-tests of the data obtained from experiments and the evaluations reveal that the texturizing process - the alteration of the arrangement and packing of yarns by changing the weft density and weave type, are influential with respect to the wicking performance. Moreover the drying behaviour is influenced by the thickness of the fabric, air permeability. and yarn type used in the fabric.