Have you ever been in the middle of a trip and realized you don’t have the appropriate clothing for a certain activity? Ever suffered a travel fashion emergency because you’re too hot, too cold, the hotel doesn’t have an iron or you jumped in the ocean with all your clothes on and didn’t bring a change?
To solve these problems, ExOfficio comes to the rescue of the modern fitness-minded and adventure traveler who wants to stylish and comfortable gear on the go. Designed to allow the wearer to “experience the world unhindered,” ExOfficio fitness gear literally has everything you could ever want in a packable wardrobe, including styles that are pre-shrunk, quick-drying, feature security zip pockets, and are stain resistant, soft-washed, stretchy, ventilated, water resistant, windproof and wrinkle resistant.
Creating products based on traveler feedback and desires, ExOfficio takes everyday clothing and turns it into functional technical gear. That means that every piece does something besides just clothe you – each garment possesses technology to optimize it for a particular type of activity, from hiking the mountains to exploring a foreign city. Whether you want to avoid insects, stay dry in a humid climate, retain body heat in a cold destination or protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, ExOfficio has something for you.
If you’re traveling to a humid, jungle climate where there is a risk of malaria or West Nile virus, the Women’s BugsAway Lumen Hoody ($60) is a must. The hoody has a special Insect Shield technology that incorporates Permethrin, an active ingredient that is invisible, odorless and so tightly bonded to the fabric fibers that it will stay effective for 70 washings. The hoody is also constructed with a mesh weave that will keep you cool and protected on hot days, along with a drawstring hood and thumb loops to provide maximum protection from insect bites. This style is ideal for repelling mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges.
Another essential piece for avoiding bug bites is the versatile BugsAway Paisley Bandana ($15). It features the same technology as the Lumen Hoody to keep your head and hair line safe from insects, and can be worn several ways.
Planning a day out in the hot sun? You’ll want to pack the Women’s Sol Cool Long Sleeve Shirt ($55), which features Icefil treated fabric to keep you cool and UPF 50+ (the highest sun protection rating possible for a garment). Flatlock stitching and quick drying technology means no chafing, and it’s also very lightweight and odor resistant.
The ExOfficio collection is available to shop online at exofficio.com. Happy stylish adventures!