About Outdoor Research
Designed by adventure, Outdoor Research seeks to fuel the passions of those who
are at home in the middle of nowhere. Powered by humans and their thirst for exploration,
Outdoor Research builds the ideas of their customers into their products. Focused
on the creation of practical, functional gear to serve as solutions for outdoor
enthusiasts, this brand never stops innovating in order to support those that
depend on them for the highest quality tools.
Ron Gregg, a dedicated mountaineer, was climbing on Alaska’s Denali in 1980
when he found himself in a dangerous situation. His partner was suffering from
extreme frostbite due to the poor design of his gaiters. Snow had worked its way
between the gaiter and the boot, exposing a fundamental flaw. After being airlifted
to safety, Gregg responded by hunting for a solution to keep something like that
from happening again. The result was the insulated X-Gaiter, and the following
year, Outdoor Research was born.
Snapping up awards like it’s their job, the Outdoor Research Crocodiles
are a mountaineers best buddy. When it comes to performance that matters, these
bad boys have a fitted design, so you get dialed in action to keep you on the
move. A bonus tab holds the front down and the highly waterproof fabrics do the
rest of the job. Remaining as effective as ever, the Crocodiles are the model
of consistency that Outdoor Research strives for with every product. They even
offer a lightweight version of the Crocs in the form of Verglas Gaiters, which
are specifically engineered to trim ounces and be super packable. Both models
are incredibly durable and meant to be used with everything from casual hiking
shoes, to serious mountaineering boots.
This Seattle-based company knows a thing or two about rain. These experts have
crafted the perfect headwear for keeping you at your best when it is really coming
down. The Seattle Sombrero uses a waterproof shell to keep you dry and a specifically
shaped brim to direct runoff away from you. A brushed lining goes to work on the
interior in order to manage perspiration. Never let the rain put a damper on your
adventures by topping off your outfit with studly hats like the Outdoor Research
Speaking of sweet head pieces, the Outdoor Research Helmetclava is a revolutionary
hunk of protection. Intentionally constructed to provide defense against the harshest
elements, while fitting nicely under your helmet, this cozy soft shell wraps your
head and neck in Windstopper fabric to crank up the warmth when the weather gets
truly unruly. Team the Helmetclava up with the Outdoor Research Alti Mitts, and
you have got some beastly performance on your hands. These altitude minded mitts
keep bulk at a minimum, but still deliver an uncommonly impressive performance
when it comes to sheltering your paws.
Outdoor Research is your go-to source for gear that will progress your exploration,
because it was specifically designed for adventure.