Verticulture

Based in Seattle, WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure: innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems for people who are passionate about being active in the outdoors. Verticulture is where we trade stories of epic adventures, dream trips and perfect lines. Dive in, and stoke your passion.

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Nophobia: A Tale Of The Head Game Of Sticking With A Goal

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sarah Hueniken

Sometimes just sticking with a goal takes as much psychological fortitude as the actual climbing.

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VIDEO: Perfect Your Cross-Current Ferry

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Get ready for springtime paddling: How to move from one side of a channel to the other without losing ground to the current.

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Designed By Adventure: The GORE-TEX Men’s Foray Jacket and Women’s Aspire Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Waterproof, breathable and durable GORE-TEX jackets versatile enough for hiking, backpacking and any wet-weather adventure.

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Video: Snowboarding From The Top Of Hayden Peak

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Neil and Ian Provo team up to ride a possible first descent from the top of the iconic peak in Utah's Uintas.

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How To Kill It At The Red Rock Rendezvous

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Eight-time Rendezvous veteran Jason Nelson breaks down how to have the best time possible at this year's fest.

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The Fear And Thrill Of A Ouray First Ascent: Almost Somewhere (M8, WI6)

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson and Beth Goralski find late-season goodies and put up a mixed first ascent above Ouray, Colo.

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Designed By Adventure: The Deviator Hoody

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice, the lightweight Deviator is Active Insulation at its best.

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OR’s Best Of Instagram: Mountain Guide Mark Allen

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

From ice climbing in Colorado's San Juan Mountains to skiing Norway, Mark Allen's photos will have you drooling.

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VIDEO: Riding Sick Spines In A Rainbow Sunrise

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Neil Provo's segment in the latest Powder Whores' flick will have you packing your board for Alaska's Tordrillo Mountains.

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Photos: The Ski Mountaineering World Championships In Verbier

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Andy and Jason Dorais put their legs, lungs and skills to the test against the best in the world in Verbier, Switzerland.

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Graham Zimmerman’s Gear For A Piolet d’Or-Nominated Climb

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Graham Zimmerman

Here's the gear that made the grade for a first ascent in the Alaska Range.

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10 Tips For Rainy Backpacking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jaeger Shaw

Don't hit the trail without considering these tips from a Pacific Northwesterner.

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VIDEO: How To Reglue Your Climbing Skins

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Peter Wadsworth

Have your skins lost that loving feeling? Here's how to freshen them up with new glue.

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#ORInsightLab Review: Women’s Trailbreaker Pants

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ann Driggers

Ann Driggers reviews the Women's Trailbreaker Pants for backcountry use.

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VIDEO: An “Extreme” (150-Foot) First Descent

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Peter Wadsworth

When opportunity knocks, you've got to take it.

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What Does An Alpinist Eat?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Graham Zimmerman

Graham Zimmerman breaks down the foods that fuel him when he's going big in the mountains.

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6 Reasons You Should Stick To Working Out Indoors

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Um, it's cold out there. Among other things.

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OR Technical Apparel Product Manager Jason Duncan earns OIA Sustainability Working Group award

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Duncan is being recognized for his efforts to integrate group’s work into education and training opportunities.

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Climbing With Kids: Beth Rodden Gets Back On The Rock In Yosemite

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Sometimes moving upward on rock with friends is the most nourishing thing you can do.

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Video: Camp Vibes Are High When You’re Hot Tenting

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

Happy Camper Kevin Callan goes out for an old-school hot tent trip in the Kawartha Highlands.

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What It’s Like To Free Freerider In A Day—Almost

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

When darkness and exhaustion weigh heavily, you start to rethink your priorities.

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Brotherhood, Searching And Loss In The Chinese Karakoram.

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jesse Mease

What it's like to cope with leaving a brother behind in the mountains.

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4 Tools You Need For Cleaning Overgrown Climbing Routes

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Blake Herrington

How to reclaim climbing routes from the ever-encroaching grip of the forest.

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Want to try ice climbing? 4 Tips for getting started.

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Alexa Siegel

Put your sport climbing skills to work all through the winter, on frozen waterfalls.

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Sail2Surf - A Sailing and Kayaking Odyssey

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A team of kayakers boards a 34-foot trimaran on an expedition focused on kayak surfing, adventure and minimal-impact exploration

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Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition receives $1.5 million for women’s leadership

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Deanne Buck

Outdoor Research commits to making gender diversity a priority in the outdoor industry

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Photos: Winter In The Wasatch Is Delicious

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

Jason and Andy Dorais ski the best of their backyard.

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Avalanche Airbags vs. Avalanche Education?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By

Take a closer look at how avalanche airbags affect our backcountry safety.

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Climbing Colorado Ice, French Style

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

How to win an ice climbing speed comp in your underwear. After you put up a first ascent.

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#ORInsightLab Review: Lodestar Gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ann Driggers

Ann Driggers reviews the Lodestar Gloves for backcountry use.

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Hold The Swing (Music) At The Crag

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dave McAllister

When is cultivating your own little "Me Sphere" too much, especially climbing outdoors?

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What’s In A Heli-Ski Guide’s Pack?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Check out mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer's everyday packing list for backcountry success.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 8 Rock Climbs

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the crag

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Q&A: Climbing With The Guys

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How Sarah Hueniken became one of the world’s strongest mixed climbers—male or female.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Stoke Photos

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite stoke shots

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Hiking Destinations

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the trail

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How Beth Rodden Balances Work, Climbing And Motherhood

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Sharing the load with friends and going easy on herself has helped Beth Rodden step back into climbing.

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To Buy An Avi Airbag Or Not?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer breaks down the stats—and pros and cons—of avalanche airbags.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Alpine Objectives

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the alpine spectrum

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In A Brutal World, What’s The Point Of Outdoor Sports?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Are we 'making the world a better place' by playing outdoors, or just frittering life away?

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What’s Your Bivy Horoscope?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

How and where you spend the night before the big climb might have a lot to do with your performance.

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Women: 7 Reasons You Should Go Solo

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

You've heard all the reasons not to go it alone. But you'd be missing out on something big.

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A Letter To River Lovers About Ecuador’s New Dam Project

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tom Murphy

Paddler Tom Murphy spreads the word of free rivers—and Jondachi Fest.

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The Hardest Thing To Think About: Losing Friends In The Mountains

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Kalman

Sometimes the best thing might be to turn it down a notch.

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Dive Into the Deep, Cold End Of Product Design With Meghan Martens

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

The only way to make the best gear is to use it yourself. And sometimes that means getting a little cold, wet and maybe scared.

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5 North American Life List Ski Tours

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Evan Stevens

Planning a ski trip? Here are a guide's picks for the most mega North American powder playgrounds.

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Video: Camp Kitchen Etiquette From The Happy Camper

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan shows how to cook and do dishes right on a canoe trip.

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Have You Been Newfin’ized Yet?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bayard Russell

Bayard Russell discovers Newfoundland's deep hospitality—and icy first ascents.

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How To Keep Your Head Above Snow

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Freddy Grossniklaus

Avi safety tips from an IFMGA mountain guide and AIARE levels 1-3 avalanche instructor.

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Ten Great Days Climbing Pico de Orizaba, the Highest Mountain in Mexico

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ellis Bennett

Outdoor Research Employee Ellis Bennett packs an epic international adventure into a single week away from the office.

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