Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Certified Space Technology” mean?

The “Certified Space Technology” seal of approval is awarded by the American Space Foundation and is the only official recognition authorized by NASA. PCM Outlast® technology was originally developed for NASA to protect astronauts from extreme temperature fluctuations in space. Outlast acquired the exclusive rights to license the technology in 1991 and are the only textile application awarded the “Certified Space Technology” designation. You can find this designation printed on the hangtag attached to the shirt.

Do Outlast® products need special care?

Outlast® products possess an excellent durability in normal household washing (just follow the care instructions of the manufacturer). Unfortunately, we do not recommend dry cleaning (it will have a negative impact on the performance of the material).

Are there additional colors or styles available?

We have launched our line initially in Ladies and Unisex sizes in 2 color options (black and white) with the short-sleeve crew neck and v-neck. However, we do look to expand into additional color and style options.

Is Tempagenix licensed to use the Outlast® technology?

Yes, Outlast® works with a licensing system and therefore only licensed partners can use Outlast® technology in their products. Additionally, all products are tested to ensure they correspond to the Outlast® guidelines. If all quality demands are fulfilled, the product is certified.

Are Outlast products eco-friendly and sustainable?

Yes, Outlast attaches great importance to recycled raw materials. The products use knitwear and nonwovens that are made from 100% recycled polyester and serve as a carrier material for temperature-regulating coatings. In addition, renewable resources are used where available, such as rapeseed oil-based natural wax instead of synthetic or mineral oil-based raw materials.