Outerboro was formed by a team of active urban dwellers, who love joining the worlds of professional and active lifestyle through clothing. We started in 2012, with a belief that clothing should be versatile and assist us in our daily lives so that we are ready to face a variety of conditions. Sudden afternoon rain showers or an accidental coffee spill should not disrupt your day. We want to be able to make effortless transitions from commuting on a bicycle, to meeting a client, or going out on a date.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, we carefully select multi-functional fabrics infused with the latest technologies in order to create high-quality and versatile garments. Everyday functionality infused with style and fit is the cornerstone of our design philosophy.
We hope you can join us on this journey, as we plan to never stop learning and improving to create quality garments. This means your comments, feedbacks, and suggestions are very important to us. Stay tuned for more exciting products to come!
We are always developing innovative ways to offer protection in every aspect of our daily lives. Currently, the majority of our ‘Protection’ is achieved through DWR (durable water repellent), a nanotechnology finish on the fabrics that helps repel liquid and solid stains. We are also in the process of developing protection against abrasion, odor, and harmful UV rays to name a few.
The three areas of comfort we strive to focus on is incorporating soft handfeel, managing our body’s microclimate, and providing ease of movement. We do this by working closely with our supply chain and the TTRI (Taiwan Textile Research Institution), where we evaluate areas such as new fabric innovations, body mapping research, and pattern and fit. We also test and wear our products thoroughly to come up with an optimal balance of performance and comfort.
As outdoor enthusiasts, we treasure our environment and want to do our part in minimizing the impacts of pollution and over-consumption. That is why we are always trying to find eco-friendly options when designing our products. Starting from fabric sourcing, we try our best to work with suppliers that support eco-conscious initiatives such as Bluesign. We believe creating quality versatile products that last longer is the first step towards consuming less and helping the environment. DWR-treated products means fewer wash cycles while quick-dry fabrics amounts to less time and energy in the dryer.
With our ever-so busy lifestyles, we are always on-the-go and may not have time to change clothes for different events throughout the day. That is why we create versatile clothing that makes it easier to transition from your commute, to your work, to a leisure night out. When traveling, we may not always have the luxury to carry multiple garments. Versatile garments during your travels can also lighten your load significantly.