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ExOfficio Sport Mesh underwear earns HI Travel Tales’ Seal of Approval for Travel Product Excellence

HI Travel Tales, the insider travel website for inquisitive and active travelers, has awarded the HI Travel Tales Seal of Approval for Travel Product Excellence to ExOfficio for the company’s amazingly comfortable Sport Mesh underwear line.


The Sport Mesh underwear for men and women is light, washes in a sink easily, dries super quickly, looks good on (but please don’t prance around in public, regardless) and is supremely comfortable. No question that this underwear line – briefs to boxers to hipkinis — satisfies HI Travel Tales standards for take-alongs that are multifunctional, lightweight, safe, protective, durable, practical, packable and/or just plain fun. You bet HI Travel Tales editors and founders Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian put it through hard-core, on-the-road, real-world testing.

“For those concerned about the dreaded VPL (Visible Panty Line): Even the women’s brief doesn’t show because of the soft, slightly wider, less-binding edge. Granted, this is a lot less important than world peace and global hunger issues, but you may as well get rid of VPL if you can,” Therese Iknoian wrote in the HI Travel Tales review.

Every product awarded the HI Travel Tales (HITT) Seal of Approval has truly earned the award. That’s because not every product reviewed and field-tested by the HITT travel team fulfills the website’s high standards for must-have travel gear and even makes it onto the site, award or not. The HITT awards do not compare one product to others of its kind, but rather judge each on its own merits – including if Michael and Therese would want to keep traveling with it after testing!

Product reviews by HI Travel Tales are posted weekly and cover the gamut of travel-focused categories, from luggage and bags, to underwear and apparel, to accessories and footwear, and everything in between.

HI Travel Tales also posts regular content that focuses on off-the-beaten-track destinations and sites or how to make the most out of perhaps overrun and over-touristy destinations – they are popular for a reason! In addition, look for video features, slide shows, travel art by Michael, travel photography by Therese … and much more!

Go to to see what Michael and Therese are up to now, and what great adventure or must-see they’ve uncovered for your next trip. If you have a product or know of a product you’d like to see put to the true HITT test, email

About HI Travel Tales

Inquisitive by nature. Adventurous by spirit. Inherently optimistic. After two combined lifetimes of global travels, Michael and Therese pooled their curiosity and love of active and adventurous exploration with the launch of HI Travel Tales in early 2014. This is not adventure travel in the (unfortunately clichéd) sense of the word, but adventurous, insider, curious, peek-around-the-corners travel – if the crowd goes left, we go right; if the tour books don’t highlight it, we want to go; if somebody says you can’t walk there, our four feet hit the dirt. For Michael and Therese, an adventure could be across the globe or down the street; in a big city or on the top of a forested mountain; it can last a day or a month. In fact, it can be all of those things on one trip – thus necessitating multifunctional products to ensure lightweight ramblings that are simply more fun. Let go. Hit the road. Open your soul to the world.