ExOfficio Blends Coffee and Wool in Technical Performance Knit

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Sweaters and mid-layers provide moisture and odor management with natural fibers

Seattle, WA (January 20, 2014) – ExOfficio®, a leading manufacturer of adventure travel apparel is introducing a new JavaTech™ and wool knit performance blend in a collection sweaters and mid-layers for the Fall 2014 season. The combination of fibers provides warmth and comfort in colder temperatures, plus moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties for active pursuits.

ExOfficio’s JavaTech fabric features recycled coffee grounds that efficiently wick moisture, and is naturally quick drying and a great neutralizer of odor. Recycled coffee ground particles are imbedded in the yarn fiber as a microscopic powder, increasing its surface area, allowing the fabric to quickly and efficiently grab moisture away from skin. The fibers act as channels to draw moisture to the surface where it evaporates quickly. The quick evaporation helps with the wearer’s temperature regulation, keeping the body drier for longer, therefore less affected by cold air. The quick-drying quality also allows heat and perspiration to escape, keeping the body cool in warm weather or in high energy activities. The fabric stays fresh because odors are attracted to and trapped in the porous surface of coffee particles, staying there until they are released in the wash. The JavaTech treatment is permanent, and will not wash or wear out.

By blending the JavaTech fabric technology with wool, there is added comfort of a natural fiber that is durable and strong, and insulates well for colder-weather activities, equaling better comfort and moisture management plus warmth. 

New products in the ExOfficio Fall 2014 collection that feature the JavaTech wool blend include:

Men’s Khave™ Thermal Quarter-Zip Sweater
A mid-layer with a modern relaxed look and an inner thermal knit backing to provide extra warmth while wicking moisture. (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $115.00; also available in a Hoody style, MSRP: $125.00.)

Women’s Cafenista™ Marled Funnel Neck Sweater
Designed for the active traveler, this sweater combines function and style, so she can go from a cool-weather hike to dinner without changing. Lightweight and wrinkle-resistant it stays put with a ribbed hem and cuffs plus thumb loops, while a funnel neckline and fitted ribbing provide cozy style. (MSRP: $90.00)

Women’s Cafenista™ Sweater Dress
This stylish dress combines the eco-friendly, anti-microbial, quick-dry benefits of coffee ground-infused fibers with the classic warmth and softness of wool. The flattering silhouette features a ribbed waist and diamond twist cable bodice, plus a comfy cowl neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Packs small and wrinkle-free, perfect for winter trips. (MSRP: $98.00)

Women’s Floriana™ Convertible Cardigan
Inspired by versatile cold-weather fashions on a designer’s recent Iceland trip, this long cardigan features a removable hooded scarf, secured by buttons around the neckline for use with the sweater or on its own. (MSRP: $150.00)

Women’s Cafenista™ Convertible Scarf
This cozy cable knit-patterned scarf can be secured around the neck with the pull-through opening, or as a soft neck gaiter by playing with the six-button closure. (MSRP: $44.00)

The new ExOfficio pieces featuring the JavaTech wool blend will be shown in January 2014 at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. They will be available for purchase at retail stores in mid-August 2014.

About ExOfficio
ExOfficio celebrates the traveler by crafting garments that allow them to experience the world unhindered. ExOfficio was born in 1987 when our founders discovered the need for technical apparel that performs as gear. They engineered a shirt with the functions of a fly-fishing vest, the ventilation of a cool breeze and the construction of a men’s dress shirt. We put the same thought into every detail for garments that will enhance any adventure. ExOfficio is devoted to enhancing worldly exploration through clothing that packs well, performs and is durable enough for a lifetime. ExOfficio is sold internationally in specialty outdoor, fly-fishing, travel and luggage stores. Products are available in ExOfficio retail stores and online. For more information, visit www.exofficio.com.

About Jarden Corporation, ExOfficio’s Parent Company
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

 ExOfficio Women's Cafenista Marled Funnel Neck Sweater

ExOfficio Women's Cafenista Marled Funnel Neck Sweater

 ExOfficio Men's Kahve Thermal 1/4 Zip

ExOfficio Men's Kahve Thermal 1/4 Zip

Related

TeploQuarterZip_sm

ExOfficio Introduces the Perfect Technical Performance Sweaters for Urban Travel

New urban travel sweaters blend performance with polish, comfort, and warmth. Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, the leading brand of travel apparel designed to provide comfortable performance solutions for travelers, is introducing new performance sweaters designed for urban travel ...read more

ExOfficio_Logo_B&G

ExOfficio Refreshes and Expands Performance Travel Underwear Line

Performance travel underwear category leader adds fresh styles, prints and colors to the spring 2016 collection. Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, the longtime leader in the performance travel underwear category, continues to expand the award-winning, best-selling Give-N-Go® underwear ...read more

exofficio_logo

ExOfficio Launches Luxury Performance Underwear Collection

Men’s Sol Cool Cooling Underwear collection uses innovative fabric technology to deliver high performance and luxurious comfort. Seattle, WA – Performance travel clothing expert ExOfficio® is expanding its award-winning, best-selling men’s underwear collection in spring 2017 ...read more

ExOfficio_W_TermaQuarterZip_BrandyHeather

ExOfficio Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology to Deliver Lightweight Warmth and Comfort to Cold-Weather Travelers

Men’s and women’s fall 2016 layering styles combine warming fabric technology with next-to-skin softness for lasting comfort in cold-weather destinations. Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, the leading brand of travel apparel designed to provide comfortable performance solutions for ...read more

ExOfficioORWM16TravelHour

ExOfficio Hosts Travel Happy Hour Event at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Travel industry event focuses on the growing business of travel with writer, explorer, and television host Andrew Evans. Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, the leading brand of travel apparel designed to provide comfortable performance solutions for travelers, is pleased to host a ...read more

ExOfficio_Logo_B&G

Spring Styles from ExOfficio Offer Travel Versatility and Comfort

Women’s collection for spring 2016 designed to make the most out of the travel wardrobe. Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, a leading designer of travel performance apparel, is introducing a women’s collection for spring 2016 with pieces designed to mix and match so she can pack less and ...read more

ExOfficio_Logo_B&G

ExOfficio Expands and Refines Insect-Repellent Travel Clothing Collection for Spring 2016

Seattle, WA – For over 10 years, ExOfficio®, the leader in insect-repellent travel apparel, has provided a convenient and effective alternative to bug spray through its BugsAway® collection made for hassle-free travel. The first company in the U.S. to utilize Insect Shield® ...read more

ExOfficio_Logo_B&G

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 ...read more

ExOfficio_Logo_B&G

ExOfficio to Strengthen Commitment to Canadian Market

Seattle, WA – ExOfficio®, a leading designer and manufacturer of adventure travel apparel and gear, today announced the move to a direct sales and fulfillment model in Canada, effective with sales orders for the spring 2016 collection.  The company cites the growing demand for ...read more