xSuit 4.0 Review: Ready for Travel and Also Perfect for Daily Wear

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The Lowdown

The xSuit 4.0 is fantastic. I love the wrinkle-resistant, easy-care technical fabric, and I appreciate that it repels water, rejects wrinkles, and keeps odor at bay. I especially love how the 8-way stretch allows a fairly formfitting jacket and pants to be among the most comfortable clothing I’ve ever worn.

All that noted, the xSuit 4.0 probably isn’t for everyone. The cut is a bit toward the athletic side, so I’m unsure how it would look on someone carrying extra weight. And my wife Raina, who tends to be a purist, isn’t entirely sold on the synthetic look and feel of the fabric or the slightly less structured design of the jacket. But as the person who has to WEAR the suit, I’m all in.

Overall
3.5

Pros

  • Special fabric has stretch, repels odor, water, and wrinkles, and always looks fresh
  • Special zippered pockets add security
  • Amazing customer service

Looks like a suit, feels like gym clothes

Ideal for travel but nice enough for every day

Cons

  • More expensive than discount off-the-rack suits
  • Purists will prefer wool over the xSuit’s synthetic fabric
  • The only recommended tailoring is hemming the pant legs due to the xSuit 4.0’s unique construction
  • When ironing, care must be taken to avoid seams
  • Not as structured as other suits

I recently reviewed the xBriefcase from xSuit and was incredibly impressed with the thoughtful, intelligent design, the premium materials, and the durability. The company was kind enough to send me one of their xSuit 4.0 suits, and I’ve been equally impressed. It’s comfortable, has a surprising amount of stretch, looks good, and, best of all, it’s machine washable.

I spent the first 20 years of my career wearing a suit six or seven days a week. In the years leading up to the pandemic, I went down to just wearing a suit a few days a week, but even then, my dry cleaning bill was astronomical.

As is the case for many of us, the pandemic shutdown resulted in me dressing far more casually, and when it ended, I had no interest in going back to dressing formally unless I had to. I certainly had no interest in going back to those dry-cleaning bills.

With that in mind, I went on the hunt for clothing that would be machine washable and, ideally, wouldn’t even need to be ironed. The xSuit was one of the business offerings that fit that bill, so I had been considering a purchase for quite some time. When the company reached out, I was excited to check one out, and I haven’t been disappointed.

The xSuit 4.0 is made from a proprietary 8-way stretch fabric of 60% viscose, 31% polyamide, and 9% elastane. It has a soft feel, is light but durable, and has a surprising amount of stretch. It is also wrinkle-resistant.

Best of all, the xSuit is machine washable, unlike traditional suits requiring expensive dry-cleaning. When it gets soiled, simply machine or hand wash it with light detergent and hang it to dry.

It usually won’t need ironing after cleaning, but the suit can be ironed on low to medium heat if you feel that there are too many wrinkles. Because the seams are heat-sealed, the company suggests you avoid ironing over the seams lest it weaken the bond. More on this shortly.

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The unique fabric and the thermo-fused construction employed to create the xSuit bring some unique challenges. The main one involves tailoring. Most suits can be taken to any tailor, and, for a price, they can be altered within a few days.

Due to the unique technical fabric, the company does not recommend tailoring the xSuit 4.0 other than hemming the pants. If you decide to tailor the xSuit, be aware that doing so makes it ineligible for refunds or exchanges, although it does not void the one-year warranty.

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Fortunately, if your suit arrives and you aren’t happy with the fit, you can return it within 45 days and get a full refund. Alternatively, you can exchange the suit, and they will replace it with one that fits better for no additional cost.

xSuit 4.0 Review: Ready for Travel and Also Perfect for Daily Wear

The xSuit 4.0 arrives in simple packaging.

When my xSuit 4.0 arrived, I found the pants a bit too tight and the suit jacket too large. I contacted customer service and found them to be exceptionally helpful. They set up the exchange without issue and arranged for me to return the ill-fitting one. Within a week, the new suit arrived, and it fit nicely. I didn’t even need to hem the pants.

So let’s talk about the suit.

The xSuit 4.0 Pants

The xSuit 4.0 pants look like a traditional pair of flat-front dress trousers.

xSuit 4.0 pants

The uncuffed hem at the bottom is neat and clean.

Hem of the xSuit 4.0 pants

The closure has two buttons for added “security” and belt loops for a secure fit and a professional look.

Buttons and zip fly on the xSuit 4.0 pants

As you would expect, there are two side and two buttoned rear pockets like you’d find on the typical pair of suit pants.

Rear buttoned pockets on the xSuit 4.0 pants

The hidden zippered pocket behind the right front pocket makes this pair of pants ideal for travel. This lets you securely carry your wallet or passport while confounding any pickpockets you might encounter. In addition, the exceptional stretch of the fabric makes it feel like you are wearing workout pants despite having a clean, professional appearance.

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The cut of the pants, while not quick “slim,” is a bit tighter and tapered than most of the dress pants I have. At first, I thought the pants would look and feel too tight, but thanks to the 8-way stretch of the fabric, I quickly came to appreciate both the look and feel.

They are comfortable and “stretchy” enough to wear while doing pretty much any activity. The first time I wore them, I put in a 12-hour day, and they looked and felt just as fresh at hour 12 as when I first put them on.

The xSuit 4.0 Jacket

The xSuit 4.0 jacket is unlined and a bit less structured than my traditional suits.

The xSuit 4.0 jacket on a hanger

In addition, the double vent at the back adds to a slightly more casual look. That’s not a knock, but it may not be formal enough for every occasion; while I appreciate the appearance, my wife Raina is still on the fence.

Double vents on the back of the xSuit 4.0 jacket

On the interior of the left side, there is a small, open pocket that is suitable for most smartphones. It is worth noting, however, that the phone’s weight will throw off the symmetry of the jacket.

Interior pocket on the xSuit 4.0 jacket

Above it is a large, horizontal zippered pocket ideal for a passport or similarly sized item you want to keep a bit more secure.

A vertical zippered pocket large enough for a smartphone is on the right side of the jacket. The placement of this pocket lets the jacket maintain its shape even when a fairly heavy phone is inside.

Stock photo of a man wearing an xSuit 4.0 jacket with a white shirt

Overall, I’m happy with the look of the suit. More than that, however, as someone who increasingly values comfort over all else, I could not be happier.

I’ve been trying to find the right description for what it is like to wear the xSuit 4.0, and I keep coming back to the fact that it feels like you are wearing comfortable athletic wear but lets you look like a professional; to me, that is a fantastic combination.

Man kneeling while wearing an xSuit 4.0

The ultimate travel suit: Throw the xSuit 4 into a suitcase, gym bag, or backpack without a second thought. No iron, steamer, or suit bag is required. Our revolutionary fabric technology always releases wrinkles and retains shape—for a sharp and defined structure.

The xSuit 4.0 is ideal for travel. The technical fabric may have a few wrinkles if you throw it into a suitcase, but within minutes of putting it on, your body heat will release most, if not all, of them.

In addition, since work travel often involves long days, the extra breathability, stain, water, and odor resistance will keep you looking and feeling fresh no matter where your travels lead.

Man wearing an xSuit 4.0 with a large stain on his left shoulder

The xSuit 4.0’s extra breathability, stain, water, and odor resistance will keep you looking and feeling fresh no matter where your travels lead. The industry-leading nanotechnology built into the fabric also means the suit will require less frequent visits to the washing machine.

Better still, if, for some reason, the suit becomes soiled during a trip, it can easily be washed in the sink, hung to dry in the bathroom, and ready to wear again the following day.

I’m taking a four-day trip to Israel next month and will be in several meetings with military and elected leaders. I’ve got plenty of suits I could bring but, thanks to the comfort and travel-friendly features of the xSuit, it is the one I’ll be taking.

Features of the xSuit 4.0

The xSuit 4.0 is fantastic. I love the wrinkle-resistant, easy-care technical fabric, and I appreciate that it repels water, rejects wrinkles, and keeps odor at bay. I especially love how the 8-way stretch allows a fairly formfitting jacket and pants to be among the most comfortable clothing I’ve ever worn.

All that noted, the xSuit 4.0 probably isn’t for everyone. The cut is a bit toward the athletic side, so I’m unsure how it would look on someone carrying extra weight. And my wife Raina, who tends to be a purist, isn’t entirely sold on the synthetic look and feel of the fabric or the slightly less structured design of the jacket. But as the person who has to WEAR the suit, I’m all in.

Since receiving the xSuit 4.0 for review, the company has released a new, updated 5.0 version. It has a slightly more advanced fabric and a few design tweaks, but the 4.0 model is still available and is a little bit less expensive than the 5.0 model. I may want to purchase one of the 5.0 suits at some point, but I’m quite happy and impressed with what I was sent for a review.

The xSuit 4.0 sells for $799 (on sale now for $499); it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Special fabric has stretch, repels odor, water, and wrinkles, and always looks fresh; Special zippered pockets add security; Amazing customer service; Looks like a suit, feels like gym clothes; Ideal for travel but nice enough for every day

What Needs Improvement: More expensive than discount off-the-rack suits; Purists will prefer wool over the xSuit’s synthetic fabric; The only recommended tailoring is hemming the pant legs due to the xSuit 4.0’s unique construction; When ironing, care must be taken to avoid seams; Not as structured as other suits

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

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