Wow. The Overland Expo was a huge success for ExpeditionApparel – thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth! We moved a lot of product and had a great time.
We need a couple weeks to decompress. Our inventory is dusty and depleted, so we are taking the store offline for two weeks while we clean and adjust our quantities. Checkout is currently closed until June 3. 2013 and we are not accepting new orders.
Again, checkout is closed until June 3, 2013 and we are not accepting new orders until then.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this Overland Expo really special for us!
ExpeditionApparel will be at the 2013 Overland Expo! Come find us and check out some of our deals – we are offering 40% off all merchandise but ONLY for those attending the Overland Expo!
ExpeditionApparel is proud to offer a brand new, very limited item. We have received a selection of Tuareg scarves from Morocco. These handmade scarves have been used for centuries by the Tuareg people of North Africa to protect themselves from the grit and sun of the desert. The Tuareg scarf is an indispensable tool for desert travel.
A friend of ExpeditionApparel, Sinuhe Xavier, helped us obtain these scarves:
“I had all the proper desert gear, a light full sleeve shirt, full length pants with a baseball hat and bandana. As I stepped out of the car on the edge of the Sahara my driver asked where my turban was. I explained that neither me or my small crew that was there to shoot second unit on a feature film had a turban, but that it would be fine, we were used to shooting in the desert. Before long, any piece of exposed skin felt like it would singe in the sun I couldn’t pull my bandana high enough. At lunch my driver showed up with traditional Tuareg scarfs and showed us how to wear them, we were protected from the sun. I didn’t leave the hotel for the next three weeks without it.
The Tuareg scarf has become a staple in my kit ever since. It’s versatile in that it keeps you warm on the cool desert morning and nights when warn as a traditional scarf and keeps the sun and wind at bay when worn as a traditional turban. In an emergency it has the length and strength to be used as a shoulder sling or a bandage. Since I’ve been back in the States I use it regularly in place of my traditional wool scarf I brought back a handpicked selection to share with you. ” – Sinuhe Xavier
The Tuareg scarf in action:
Check them out here.
Photos by Sinuhe Xavier.
As you can see, more then a few things have changed on the ExpeditionApparel site. We’ve totally revamped the front page and the store! Not only is it a big cosmetic improvement, it’s also much more functional then the old design.
Here are a couple of the major improvements:
- Continuity between the store and homepage – shopping with ExpeditionApparel is now a seamless experience. We’ve unified the theme across both parts of the site.
- Shopping links on the homepage – we’ve added shopping links across the top and now have added a column that we can customize to display our featured/sale/new products. This should help you find what you are looking for much faster!
- Improved item page – this is my personal favorite improvement. We’ve revamped the individual item pages to use less vertical screen space. Information like price, size, and color has been moved to the top of the page. No more scrolling or hunting for the order button.
There are loads of less visible changes. Mobile viewing has been improved and we’ve revamped how content is displayed on the front page. This has been in the works for a long time and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
To commemorate the new design, we’re launching a storewide sale! All orders until November 1st receive 10% off! It’s automatic – there’s no coupon code or restrictions. Just add the item to your cart and the discount will appear. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early!
We hope that all of you are as fond of the new look as we are!
ExpeditionApparel has tons of brand new spring inventory available! We’ve got lots of new stuff from Mountain Khakis, ExOfficio, Outdoor Research, and Icebreaker. Icebreaker is a New Zealand-based clothing company specializing in high-quality merino wool. We’ve got Icebreaker socks, underwear and t-shirts in stock.
Be sure to check out our booth at the OverlandExpo on May 18-20 in Flagstaff, AZ. We’ll have tons of merchandise for sale and there will be lots of great discounts.
ExpeditionApparel is still offering FREE shipping on every order for the next week. Select “Free Shipping” at checkout and ExpeditionApparel will ship your order via FedEx Ground absolutely free. Head on over to the ExpeditionApparel store and take advantage of this offer!
Every order above $50.00 receives a complimentary ExpeditionApparel-branded FieldNotes notebook! We just got these last week and they look great. FieldNotes are a super useful product – I take one everywhere. They really shine when travelling – mine saw extensive use on the Mongol Rally. I’ve got pages of addresses, directions, crudely drawn maps, and abandoned itineraries in my old books.
Check out a couple photos (and shop here):
One of the many products in the Expedition Apparel store is the Air Strip Lite Long-Sleeve Shirt. ExOfficio was founded in 1987 to develop technical fly-fishing apparel. Over the years they have developed a number of products that are a great fit for the overland traveller.
The Airstrip Lite is one of these products (and one of ExOfficio’s flagship pieces). It’s a very versatile piece which is at home in just about any climate or setting. It offers a good weight, comfortable feel and large, easily accessible pockets. It’s made from synthetic fabrics (nylon and polyester) which means it keeps you cool in the heat, continues to insulate when wet , and dries quickly.
The Air Strip Lite is also offered in a plaid pattern, which is perfect when one needs to head from the trail to the airport.
The ExpeditionApparel staff has extensive experience with this shirt and it lives up to the hype. Check out the specs on this garment:
A classic ExOfficio shirt, the Air Strip is the ultimate in technical apparel. Ask anybody that owns one – thanks to all the functional details and performance fabric this specialized shirt will quickly become the only one you reach for, whether at home or on the go.
- UPF Sun Guard 30+
- 3-position button-down sun collar
- 3-position Airomesh Plus™ back cape ventilation
- Upper back mesh lining Air Strip Ventilation
- System side vents for increased air flow
- Critical seams moved off the shoulder to prevent rubbing
- Roll-up sleeve tabs
- Utility loop above left front pocket
- Pleated bellows front pockets
- Hidden security zipper in right pocket
- Moisture wicking
- Quick drying
- Soft peach finish
- Wrinkle resistant
- Dryflylite Micro Plaid — 56% Nylon / 44% Polyester
ExpeditionApparel has started receiving new Spring/Summer apparel! This delivery came to us courtesy of ExOfficio. This is just a fraction of what we will be receiving (February will be a big month for us).
Here are some of the new items we received:
ExOfficio GeoTrek’r Long-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio GeoTrek’r Short-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio Air Strip Micro Plaid Long-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio BugsAway Halo Check Long-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio Nomad Short
ExOfficio Nio Amphi Short
New colors and sizes in the ExOfficio Nomad Pant
Aerial view of our new inventory.
Up close and personal with some new ExOfficio products.
- Up close and personal with some new ExOfficio productsddd
The photos are courtesy of Matthew Scott who kindly helped us document the inventory process.
How did this happen?
ExpeditionApparel originated from a series of conversations in early 2011 concerning a possible South American expedition. Space in a vehicle is limited and South America is a large continent with just about every type of climate and weather – how can an overland traveller prepare for all this?
Participants soon began sharing their favorite types of clothing and manufacturers. As the list grew, the question on everyone’s mind was obvious – why is there no one-stop overland-centric apparel site?
Our solution: start one!
Learn more about Expedition Apparel in the About section.
A couple updates for everyone out there!
Due to unforeseen levels of demand, ExpeditionApparel has decided to extend the “Grand Opening Holiday 10% Sale” until January 1, 2012.
We also have new items in stock! ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go® Short-Sleeve Tee is now available in Charcoal and Black. The ExOfficio Dri Crew Long-Sleeve Shirt is available in new colors – Black, Basile, and Rainier. The Give-N-Go Boxer Brief is now available in black. The Give-N-Go Aztec Boxer also makes a great holiday gift. Last but not least, we have several sizes of the Trip’r Long-Sleeve Shirt back in stock.
Order in the next day or two to make sure there are enough Christmas presents under the tree!