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ExOfficio Introduces the Perfect Technical Performance Sweaters for Urban Travel

New urban travel sweaters blend performance with polish, comfort, and warmth.

ExOfficioPerformanceTravelSweaterSeattle, WAExOfficio®, the leading brand of travel apparel designed to provide comfortable performance solutions for travelers, is introducing new performance sweaters designed for urban travel exploration.

When traveling to urban destinations with colder climates, travelers have faced the problem of finding the perfect layering item that keeps them protected while offering the appropriate level of style. Traditionally, the choice has been between performance pieces designed for outdoor activities, which lack urban-appropriate styling; or pieces with the right style, but missing the performance qualities needed to keep travelers comfortable and protected from the elements.

“A well-made, fully-fashioned sweater has a quality, comfort, and aesthetic that simply feels good and instills a sense of confidence, no matter where you are in the world,” said Johanna Rundquist, design materials manager for ExOfficio. “Combining that level of quality with true technical benefits is a unique proposition, one that results in an urban travel performance sweater that really does it all: feels incredible against the skin, keeps you warm, dry, and fresh, plus holds shape and color for years to come.”

ExOfficio performance sweaters are constructed with a proprietary combination of drirelease® TENCEL® fibers that work together to effectively pull moisture away from the skin fast. Sourced from botanic fiber and produced in an eco-friendly closed-loop system, TENCEL yarn is softer than silk, cooler than linen, lighter than cotton, and smoother than wool. The application of this technology to a 12-gauge sweater knit is a first, resulting in a remarkable performance travel sweater with a natural, luxurious feel to the touch that resists pilling, wrinkling, and static cling, holds shape, and dries out overnight for easy care on the road. FreshGuard® and moisture-control combine naturally to minimize the growth of odor-causing bacteria, keeping the sweater fresh for weeks on the road.

ExOfficio’s fall 2016 men’s and women’s urban travel sweater designs offer sophisticated, clean looks. Simple and versatile, they pair well casually during the day or dressed up for the evening, so the traveler can pack one sweater that does it all, in any city.

Performance sweaters from the ExOfficio fall 2016 urban collection include:

Men’s Teplo™ 1/4 Zip Sweater

ExOfficio_M_TeploQuarterZip_ClaretThis fully-fashioned, high-quality sweater uses a classic Milano stitch and rib knit for a polished look and long-term durability on the road.

  • drirelease® TENCEL® 12-gauge knit
  • Quick-drying and moisture-wicking
  • Odor and wrinkle-resistant
  • Natural fit, sizes S-2XL
  • Available in claret, dark pebble, and black
  • MSRP: $130

Men’s Teplo™ Crew Sweater also available / MSRP: $120

Women’s Milena™ Hoody Tunic

ExOfficio_W_MilenaHoodyTunic_ShadowHeatherFlattering, comfortable, and practical, this tunic is sumptuously soft and easy to wear as a second layer, paired with leggings, pants or a skirt. Attached 2-panel hood has an adjustable braided draw cord with metal tips, and a kangaroo pocket with security zips on both sides, sized to fit a passport.

  • drirelease® TENCEL® 12-gauge knit
  • Quick-drying and moisture-wicking
  • Odor and wrinkle-resistant
  • Attached 2-panel fitted hood with adjustable draw cord
  • Passport-sized security zip kangaroo pocket
  • 28” length pairs well with leggings
  • Natural fit, sizes XS-XL
  • Available in shadow heather, tawny heather, carbon heather, and black heather
  • MSRP: $130

Women’s Milena™ Full Zip Sweater

ExOfficio_W_MilenaFullZip_CarbonHeatherThis easy-to-layer zip blends the high-quality sweater feel with a two-tone casual denim look, thanks to a plaited knit.

  • drirelease® TENCEL® 12-gauge knit
  • Plaited for two-tone denim look
  • Quick-drying and moisture-wicking
  • Odor and wrinkle-resistant
  • Attached draw cord collar
  • Hidden security zip pocket on right, sized for a passport
  • Natural fit, sizes XS-XL
  • Available in tawny heather, carbon heather, and black heather
  • MSRP: $135

Women’s Milena™ V-Neck Sweater also available in five solid colors / MSRP: $90

Items from the new ExOfficio fall 2016 urban travel collection will be shown in January 2016 at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in booth #12027 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. They will be available for purchase at retail stores and online in August 2016.

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