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Transcendent Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Outdoor Research is great for returns, even if it's your fault. Warm and comfortable. Zipper works great. With the first Transcendent Hoody I hiked the Bonds last winter and was in very strong winds getting blown over and falling in spruce traps. I couldn't change jackets and ripped the jacket a couple times. I called OR told them this story and asked for a place in N.H. that could repair the rips. The customer service rep said I can do better than that, give me your address and size we'll send… Full review

Crocodiles

rated 5 of 5 stars Great 3-season water and debris protection. Extremely strong and long lasting construction, fair priced, and considerably comfortable. So to start, I really dislike snow pants and rain pants. They are hard for me to regulate heat with and also I feel constricted when I wear them. I dislike more, soggy, wet, pant legs. The Crocodiles from Outdoor Research are a great option if you are in the same predicament as me. I really like the fit. They fall just above my calf which keeps them from falling… Full review

Flurry Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars A great 3-season, any-weather hat. The Outdoor Research Flurry Beanie was my go-to hat on a trip literally around the entire country. 6,500 driving and hiking miles later this is still my go-to. I rarely take it off unless I am in the office or it's summer time.  This hat is moisture wicking, so it can be used in warmer weather and is great while being active. The "Flatlock Seam Construction" is great because you can't see the seams, they don't protrude off your head, and the inner fleece liner… Full review

Ferrosi Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants are extremely comfortable. They are breathable, water-resistant, wind-resistant, and move with you during activity. I bought these pants (that are technically rock-climbing pants) in an attempt to get some super comfortable hiking pants that move with me and that were not baggy on my legs. These are not Outdoor Research (OR)'s most slim fitting pants but they are not "relaxed." I bought these at Rock Creek in Chattanooga, Tenn., by recommendation of one of their… Full review

Helium II Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for drizzle and "just-in-case" protection. All-out, sustained downpour gear it is not. I used the Helium for a two-week series of outdoor excursions in Iceland. I decided on this shell for the trip because of its lightness and packability, and also because Iceland is known for wind and drizzle/ mist that tends to just keep everything moist. Well, unfortunately for me, this last summer was a particularly wet and cold summer, and there were weather advisories for all highland regions pretty… Full review

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Outdoor Research Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 4, 2013

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: Warm and Dry Apparel
In our final Outdoor Retailer gear preview we highlight insulation and outerwear. Expect even more puffy jackets, plus down and wool insulation and mid and outer layers in the backcountry, and around town. Read more
January 16, 2012

What Would Santa Wear?
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December 22, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Clothing highlights from head to toe
Judging by the quantity and variety of technical apparel shown at Outdoor Retailer last week, no outdoorsperson should complain that he or she can't find something appropriate to wear for their favorite backcountry activity. Here are a few clothing highlights, from head to toe, culled from the masses of wool, down, softshell, and other fabrics on display. Read more
January 25, 2011

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Seattle, WA 98134
USA

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toll-free: (888) 467-4327
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