Product Technology


Design Philosophy

Here at ExOfficio, performance is the cornerstone of our design process. For each garment, we ask: what is it Made To do?

The answer leads to fabric choice. Each garment possesses technology to optimize it for a particular type of activity. If your adventure takes you to a river in the tropics, you need protection from the sun and insects. If you are headed to the mountains, fabric strength is priority. And if you are exploring a foreign city, stylish packability is key.

We are on the forefront of fabric technology to bring you the most functional apparel possible. We were among the first to utilize many of the most innovative developments: Insect Shield, dri-release, Freshguard, Icefil, and UPF Sun Guard to name just a few.

Progress in our design is always the goal, and adding features is the next step. Most of the features we include are in direct response to problems travelers have that aren't being addressed by other brands. Convertible performance clothing, multitasking jackets and climate control venting are just a sample of the highly functional elements we incorporate into our designs.

Performance is the sum of quality fabric and inventive features. Whether you're going around the corner or around the world, you can be confident that your ExOfficio garments will be comfortable, functional, and durable. Ultimately, we hope our clothes make someone feel excited about the next trip they will be taking, because they are Made to Adventure.

Our Technologies

Check out the icons and fabric technologies below to discover the benefits of ExOfficio clothing. Click on each of our icons to find products that will benefit you on your next adventure.

  • BugsAway

    Anti-Insect

    Insect Shield finish to repel flies, ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, midges, and ants.

  • Breathable

    Breathable

    Perspiration passes through the fabric as vapor.

  • Convertible

    Convertible

    Changes shape or silhouette for convenient adaptability.

  • Eco-Friendly

    Eco-Conscious

    Renewable and sustainable fabrication.

  • High Warmth to Weight

    High Warmth to Weight

    The warmth of the garment is very high for the weight of the fabric.

  • High-Strength

    High-Strength

    Fabric has high tear strength ratio for maximum durability.

  • Indestructible Button System

    Indestructible Button System

    Buttons are secured by nylon loops sewn into the garment for durability.

  • Interior Travel Pocket System

    Interior Travel Pocket System

    Security pockets inside of garment labeled for glasses, passport, keys, and cell phone.

  • Lightweight

    Lightweight

    Lightweight fibers make this weigh less than a similar garment.

  • Moisture Wicking

    Moisture Wicking

    Fabric moves moisture along the garment's surface away from the skin.

  • Odor Resistant

    Odor Resistant

    Resists growth of bacteria and fungus that cause odors.

  • Peach Finish

    Peach Finish

    Surface brushed making fabric softer and more resistant to wrinkles.

  • Pre-Shrunk

    Pre-Shrunk

    Pre-washed to prevent shrinking.

  • Quick Drying

    Quick Drying

    Fibers release moisture easily so garment dries rapidly.

  • Security Zip Pockets

    Security Zip Pocket

    Pocket with a zipper closure to keep belongings safe.

  • Soft

    Soft

    This fabric has a nice feel and is soft on skin.

  • Soft Washed

    Soft-Washed

    Fabric is gently washed with sand, creating a soft feel and easy drape.

  • Stain Resistant

    Stain Resistant

    Resists the penetration of stains, making it easier to blot or launder.

  • Stretch

    Stretch

    Stretch fabric provides maximum mobility and comfort during activity.

  • Sun Guard 20+

    Sun Guard 20+

    Specialized fabric rated with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) absorbs and reflects harmful rays, preventing them from damaging your skin.

  • Sun Guard 30+

    Sun Guard 30+

    Specialized fabric rated with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) absorbs and reflects harmful rays, preventing them from damaging your skin.

  • Sun Guard 50+

    Sun Guard 50+

    Specialized fabric rated with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) absorbs and reflects harmful rays, preventing them from damaging your skin.

  • Sun Protective

    Sun Protective

    Specialized fabric rated with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) absorbs and reflects harmful rays, preventing them from damaging your skin.

  • Thermal

    Thermal

    Effectively retains body heat.

  • Ventilation

    Ventilation

    Strategically placed vents circulate air to decrease body temperature.

  • Water Resistant

    Water Resistant

    Lightly coated with polyurethane to resist the penetration of water.

  • Waterproof

    Waterproof

    Liquid such as rain cannot pass through the fabric.

  • Waterproof Breathable

    Waterproof Breathable

    Perspiration vapor is able to pass through fabric, but liquid such as rain cannot penetrate.

  • Windproof

    Windproof

    Fabric is treated or woven tightly to create a barrier from wind.

  • Wool

    Wool

    This fabric has wool content for extra warmth.

  • Wrinkle Resistant

    Wrinkle Resistant

    Fiber weave recovers quickly from folding and creasing and releases wrinkles without heat.