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Outdoor Research

About Outdoor Research

Ron Gregg, a nuclear physicist, decided to devote his life to outdoor adventure the day a faulty pair of gaiters sent his friend to the hospital while climbing a glacier. As Ron headed back down the glacier without his friend, he realized he could solve this gear problem.

Outdoor Research was born from Ron’s research-led approach to problem solving and still holds true to their current gear that stands the test of time.

Technical and stylish

Whether you’re sitting out at camp on a sunny day or huddling from the wind in the middle of winter, Outdoor Research hats and toques offer wide brims to hide your head from UV rays, and fuzzy linings for chillier days.

Outdoor Research jackets are known for their cozy down and synthetic fillings, and down-pour resistant shells. Durable fabrics still pack down small, and some hoods are adjustable to let you pull it over a helmet when climbing or skiing.

Outdoor Research apparel has technical and stylish clothes for hiking, climbing or whatever adventures you get up to in the great outdoors. Breathable fabrics and built-in UPF protection leave you feeling comfortable no matter the weather.

Research-driven sustainability

Seeing the changes that climate change is inducing on our outdoor spaces, Outdoor Research has taken on a range of initiatives like renewable energy at its operation centers, using bluesign® approved materials and following the Responsible Down Standard in all their down products.