Gear Reviews, Outdoors

Functioning Fashion Fridays: ExOfficio BugsAway Lumen Hoody

F3: ExOfficio BugsAway Lumen Hoody $60 Ladies, let’s be honest, bugs are definitely among the list of things that keep us from enjoying the outdoors. ExOfficio understands this and has worked to bring you a solution that not only works to repel those pesky insects, but is comfortable to wear in the summer heat. The mesh weave of the Lumen Hoody makes for an exceptionally light sweater that gives you all the coverage and all the breathability the summer weather demands. However, the true gem to this piece is the built in bug repellent. Permethrin is tightly woven into the fabric creating a natual repellent against mosquitos, ticks, ants and midges, while remaining odorless and invisible. And since this repellent lasts for up to 70 washes, you can give your body a break from all that DEET you’ve been using. IMG_1879The Lumen is designed so that its use doesn’t stop at the trailhead. The fitted sweater with a soft V-neck cut looks good enough to wear straight from the trail to the patio of your favorite tap room. It’s the ideal summer evening sweater that will go from running errands with you to saving you from smelling like bug spray at your friend’s party tonight. IMG_1839 Available in both men’s and women’s tops, bottoms, socks, and underwear, the ExOfficio BugsAway line is a great alternative to bug spray and versitile addition to your closet.