Gear Geek

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OR Athlete Graham Zimmerman Talks His Perfect Alpine Climbing Kit

Outdoor Research athlete Graham Zimmerman talks his Perfect Alpine Climbing Apparel and Gear [Read More]

Gaiters: What are they, and what are different types for?

Gaiters protect from snow and trail debris, and help keep you focused on hiking, trail running or climbing comfortably. [Read More]

Down vs. Synthetic: What’s the difference between down and synthetic insulation?

How to choose between down and synthetic insulation based on activity and weather conditions. [Read More]

The best gloves for skiing, hiking or ice and alpine climbing

Outdoor Research offers more than 100 different styles of gloves, for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, ice climbing and more. [Read More]

Outdoor Research Employee Favorites

They're more than just favorite products. They're practically the Outdoor Research uniform. [Read More]

What is the difference between GORE-TEX® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER®?

Why we use WINDSTOPPER® technology in jackets, pants and accessories for skiing, hiking, climbing and more. [Read More]

How to wash GORE-TEX®: Washing a GORE-TEX® Jacket to Keep it Like New for Seasons to Come

Make sure the performance of your waterproof GORE-TEX® jackets and pants is in tiptop shape for the upcoming season. [Read More]

Drirelease Merino, Cotton & E.C.O.: Ideal performance clothing for hiking, climbing, camping & more

Drirelease fabrics dry four times faster than standard cotton and merino wool, and stay warmer when wet than 100% merino wool. [Read More]