Outerwears Company, Inc.

Founded over 33 years ago, Outerwears was created to fulfill a desperate need to keep the Air filter and engine clean during off-road racing.

Racers and engine builders were experiencing loss of horsepower and engine damage due to sand, dirt, and other debris prematurely packing (clogging) the filter and often passing through the filter into the engine. Filters loading up with dirt meant loss of horsepower and in many cases loss of a race. Race crews were noticing severe engine damage due to dirt entering into the engine. Thus, a true need for a product designed to keep out additional dirt without interfering with airflow was necessary.

Skip ahead to today, and the widely used Pre-filter can be seen on a variety of applications from circle track racing, street, motocross, jet-ski, ATV, snowmobile, kart, military, industrial machinery, and consumer appliances. Outerwears has a product for virtually any air intake application.

Made in the USA: Our design, manufacturing, and fulfillment is all located in one facility, allowing us to instantly create custom products made to your specifications. We are located in Schoolcraft, Michigan and all of Outerwears products are proud to be made in the U.S.A!

Key Company Facts
  • Over twenty-five years of product development
  • Developed Pre-filter to deflect debris, maintaining peak airflow
  • Originally developed for off road applications
  • Pre-filter manufactured from needs of racers and engine builders
Everything that we needed, says Outerwears on xTuple business management software
Everything that we needed, says Outerwears on xTuple business management software

"Hi, my name is Rosemarie Dobbs. I work for Outerwears, Inc., just outside of Schoolcraft, Michigan. We are a manufacturing company that makes pre-filters that go over air cleaners for powersports, automotive, motorcycles. I am the customer service manager at Outerwears."

"We have dealt with many ERP solutions over the years, and it was time for a change, something that would take care of all of our business needs from the office and financial side to the manufacturing side. After looking at different software packages, xTuple actually offered everything that we needed. The open source is actually nice. It makes it very easy to go in and kind of customize it to your company's needs. I have actually implemented another ERP system. I find that xTuple actually is a much easier implementation than what we were used to in the past."

"My biggest surprise working with xTuple honestly has been the customization side of it. Other ERP systems that we have used has not always been easy to customize screens, to customize anything in the system so that it actually molds to our business needs."