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ExOfficio Keeps Travelers Cool and Comfortable with New Technology and Designs

Seattle, WA ExOfficio®, a leading designer and manufacturer of adventure travel apparel and gear, is expanding its spring 2016 Sol Cool™ collection by combining new technology with intelligent design features made for travel. The full collection for men and women is designed to protect the traveler from the sun and heat found in warm climates or high-energy adventure travel activities.

“We travel to warm places primarily to be outside, so the longer you can comfortably stay in the sun, the better,” said Johanna Rundquist, design materials manager for ExOfficio. “The combined fabric technologies and features of styles in our Sol Cool line allow you to enjoy a day of hiking or site-seeing, then go straight to dinner with the confidence that you still look good and feel fresh.”

ExOfficio’s Sol Cool products provide fast relief from heat by cooling the skin temperature up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, using two different cooling technologies. Lightweight, quick-drying, and odor-resistant, Sol Cool styles provide up to UPF 50 sun protection for well-rounded travel performance. The spring 2016 collection combines knit and woven pieces, offering the traveler more flexibility in assembling complete outfits to match their personal style.

Sol Cool Icefil® technology–used in knit fabrics–bonds Xylitol to knit fibers. Xylitol reacts with moisture to pull heat from the skin, reducing the skin’s surface temperature up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Sol Cool Icefil also helps keep skin dry through capillary action that quickly absorbs and disperses sweat.

Sol Cool Jade technology–used in woven fabrics–embeds jade dust into fabric fibers to slowly absorb and quickly release the body’s radiant heat, creating a cooling effect on skin of up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Because jade has a higher specific temperature than skin or textiles, it will always feel cooler to the touch, and is slower to heat up than ordinary cloth.

New pieces in the ExOfficio Sol Cool spring 2016 collection include:

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 1.25.47 PMMen’s Sol Cool™ Cryogen™ Shirt

Transition easily to dinner after a day in the sun with this cooling woven button-down shirt. Travel-friendly features include ventilation, odor-resistance, and a security zip pocket for storage on-the-go. UPF 30 sun protection blocks up to 97% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • 30 UPF sun protection
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Hidden vertical security zip chest pocket on left
  • Armhole gusset ventilation
  • 3-position button-down collar (long-sleeve)
  • 3-position back cape ventilation (short-sleeve)
  • Natural fit, sizes S-3XL
  • Available in three solid colors (long-sleeve only): crystal, tropez, and desert sage
  • Available in three plaids: deep sea, prussian, and hops
  • MSRP: $80 (short-sleeve) / $90 (long-sleeve)

image004Women’s Sol Cool™ Hoody Dress

Blending feminine styling and color with cooling stretch fabric, this dress is as comfortable as a favorite sweatshirt, but infinitely more chic. UPF 50 sun protection blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, lightweight stretch fabric
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Oversized hood with adjustable tie-front closure
  • Security zip pocket on right side
  • Natural fit, sizes XS-XL
  • Available in three colors: hot coral, azul, and black
  • MSRP: $70

Men’s Sol Cool™ Long-Sleeve Half Zip

The simple design of this pull-over half zip will make this a go-to adventure essential. Cooling stretch fabric combines with underarm side mesh ventilation to stay cook, and the center front half zip closes under the chin for improved sun protection. UPF 50 sun protection blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, lightweight stretch fabric
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Center front half zip closes under chin
  • Security zip pocket on right side
  • Natural fit, sizes S-3XL
  • Available in three colors: fire opal, deep sea, and cement
  • MSRP: $75

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 1.26.01 PMWomen’s Sol Cool™ Skirt and Shorts

This ultimate active travel skirt and shorts can pair with anything for a cute and functional look. Cooling, wrinkle-resistant fabrics provide stretch on the side for better mobility. These styles pack into their own zip pocket, which doubles as secure storage on-the-go. UPF 50 sun protection blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Quick-drying and odor-resistant
  • Stain- and water-resistant
  • Packable security zip pocket on left side
  • Natural/mid-rise fit, sizes 2-16
  • Available in three colors: hot coral, cement, and black.
  • MSRP: $50 (skirt) / $55 (shorts)

ExOfficio_SolCool_S16_Release_073015Men’s Sol Cool™ Shorts

These comfortable, lightweight, fast-drying shorts are ideal for adventures in the sun. Cooling fabric also provides odor-resistance, sun-protection, and wrinkle-resistance. The shorts pack into their own zip pocket, which doubles as secure storage on-the-go. UPF 50 sun protection blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Elastic waist with cinch
  • Two on-seam pockets
  • Interior built-in brief with hidden security pocket
  • Packable security zip pocket on left side
  • Natural fit, sizes S-2XL
  • Available in two colors: slate and black
  • MSRP: $65

fgfdgdfMen’s Sol Cool™ Jacquard Polo and Tee

Ready for town or trail, this easy, lightweight travel basic offers casual cooling with a sense of easy style. Offset shoulder seams prevent abrasion when adventuring with backpacks. The cleanly-designed tee features a rib knit collar and offset shoulder seams, while the polo style features a three-button placket closure.

  • Cooling fabric
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Natural fit, sizes S-2XL
  • Available in three colors: algiers, rivieria, and dark pebble
  • Polo also available in stripe: prussian, hemlock, or dark pebble
  • MSRP: $60 (tee) and $68 (polo)

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A comfortable, lightweight stretch blend that dries fast and keeps cool from market to museum. Mesh detailing provides discreet ventilation and extra style. UPF 50 sun protection blocks up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

  • Cooling, lightweight stretch fabric
  • 50 UPF sun protection
  • Moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and odor-resistant
  • Mesh detail on arm openings and hem
  • Natural fit, sizes XS-XL
  • Available in four solid and two print colors: white, hot coral, deep sea, black, hot coral print, and deep sea print
  • MSRP: $55

Items from the new ExOfficio spring 2016 collection will be shown in August 2015 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in booth #12027 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. They will be available for purchase at retail stores and online in mid-February 2016.

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