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  1. How to Wash Your Down Jacket

    A woman wears the Coldfront Down Jacket in Nimbus Watercolor.
    Don't let dirty down get you ... down. Wash and rejuvenate it for good-as-new performance.
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  • What Is Insect-Repellent Clothing?
    What Is Insect-Repellent Clothing?
    Developed for the military, Insect Shield is legit. Here's how you can put it to use to keep annoying—and dangerous—pests off your back.
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  • Real Talk About Using Recycled Materials
    Real Talk About Using Recycled Materials

    Why using recycled materials is difficult and expensive, and how we’re doing it anyway.

    Alex Lauver had an idea—but he decided to keep it to himself for a while, just in case. He wanted to get more recycled materials into OR’s jackets, but as a product manager he was well aware of the cost and sourcing barriers. So instead of making a formal presentation to the leadership team first,

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  • Graham Zimmerman on Control: Climbing, Climate, and Creating Space
    Graham Zimmerman on Control: Climbing, Climate, and Creating Space

    Outdoor Research Ambassador Graham Zimmerman on the controllables and uncontrollables surrounding his K2 climb.

    Last year, Outdoor Research Ambassador and world-renowned alpinist

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  • Sizes and Summits: What Really Matters Outdoors?
    Sizes and Summits: What Really Matters Outdoors?

    How one cold night at 9,000 feet taught Outdoor Research Climbing Ambassador Megan Banker that she wanted to help foster belonging in the outdoors.

    *Trigger warning for negative self-image talk*

    “Just leave me here. I’ll take a nap. I’m so tired; I feel like I can’t breathe,” I said as I

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  • What’s The Difference Between Plus Size, Extended Size, and Straight Size?
    What’s The Difference Between Plus Size, Extended Size, and Straight Size?

    Finding your perfect fit among all our new size options.

    In case you missed it, our new plus size outdoor apparel is available to shop NOW! We’ve created the same best-selling, award-winning technical gear now available in women’s sizes XXS – 3X and 16W – 24W. 


    These new sizes create opportunities to get more people outside, but that starts with finding

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  • Wondering What to Wear Spring Skiing and Touring?
    Wondering What to Wear Spring Skiing and Touring?

    The best breathable, stretchy, and lightweight jackets, base layers, gloves, and accessories for your spring ski tours. 

    Spring skiing combines two of our favorite things: Soft snow and sunshine.

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  • Visibility Matters
    Visibility Matters

    Originally published by our partners at Pertex, this is a story about representation, inspiration, and inviting more people outdoors.

    What does a climber look like? It’s not a trick question, and

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  • What Do I Need for Winter Running?
    What Do I Need for Winter Running?

    The best cold weather running gear for winter outside – and how to layer with beanies, gloves, and more.

    One of the joys of running is that you can do it all year long, through any weather, temperature, and time of the day. For colder months, that just means planning a little extra strategy in order to keep comfortable and safely warm.

    Find the best clothing and accessories

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  • When No Plan is the Best Plan
    Watch Team Iguana, the latest film from the Provo Brothers

    Watch Team Iguana, the latest film from the Provo Brothers, featuring Outdoor Research Ambassador Neil Provo.

    In celebrating the launch of Team Iguana, the latest creation from Outdoor Research Ambassador Neil Provo, the filmmaker and splitboarder considers how the trip came to fruition: Born out of a plan to have no plan at all. 
     
    Setting off into the unknowns of Alaska for an exploratory

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  • Bivy Sacks: Part tent, part sleeping bag — pure convenience
    Bivy Sacks: Part tent, part sleeping bag — pure convenience
    The key to buying a bivy is deciding what balance you want to strike between comfort, protection and weight.
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  • What Does Down Fill Power Mean?
    A woman wears the Super Alpine Down Parka in Deep Lake
    Here's what all those down fill numbers really mean—so you can decide which down jacket is right for you.
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  • Why Affinity Spaces Are Complicated
    Why Affinity Spaces Are Complicated

    Bennett Rahn began climbing when she worked at an outdoor-focused middle school, and it wasn’t long before she was climbing with friends at the gym, then outdoors, then helping to teach others to climb. Along the way, affinity spaces have made a major difference for her.

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