Gear and Tips

  1. Gaiters: What Are They and How to Choose

    Gaiters: What Are They and How to Choose
    Gaiters: Outdoor Research Gaiters keep snow and trail debris out of your shoes or boots when you're hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and trail running. Gaiters protect from snow and trail debris. Here's how to choose the right pair and find the perfect fit.
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  2. Good News: Extended Sizing Is Coming This Fall

    A model shows the design team how a pair of shorts fit.
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  3. How To Wash And Store Your Winter Gear For The Season

    How To Wash And Store Your Winter Gear For The Season
    Follow these tips for proper care, and your gear will perform better, longer.
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  4. 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.

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  5. 10 Tips For Optimizing Your Rain Gear

    10 Tips For Optimizing Your Rain Gear
    These pro techniques will help keep you dry in your rain gear even in the wettest weather.
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  6. Our Most Popular Soft Shell Fabric: Ferrosi

    Quinn Mason wears the Ferrosi Anorak.

    What makes Ferrosi fabric a fan favorite, in everything from jackets to skirts?

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  7. Popular Mechanics Presents Outdoor Research With Best Face Mask Award

    Best Face Mask Award

    The editors selected our Essential Face Mask in their Gear of the Year awards.

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  8. Active Odor Control Powered by ActiveFresh™ Technology

    Active Odor Control Powered by ActiveFresh™ Technology

    Enjoy long-lasting, durable freshness on your next outdoor adventure.

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  9. Fabric as Light as Air: AirVent™ Technology

    Fabric as Light as Air: AirVent™ Technology

    Learn about the superb airflow, breathability, and moisture management of AirVent™ technology.

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  10. Pick The Perfect Gloves & Mitts This Winter With Our Guide

    Pick The Perfect Gloves & Mitts This Winter With Our Guide

    Check out our glove guide for the best digital protection this winter.

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  11. How To Stay Warm While Moving Fast In The Cold? VerticalX

    How To Stay Warm While Moving Fast In The Cold? VerticalX
    VerticalX™ Technology—the warmth you need when you're working hard. Here's how the technology works in our Refuge Collection.
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  12. Your Guide To All Things Gore-Tex

    Your Guide To All Things Gore-Tex
    What’s the difference between GORE-TEX®, GORE-TEX® Active, GORE-TEX® Pro and Gore-Tex Fabric with Stretch Technology? We break down what technology is best for what activity—and help you understand the difference between these breathable, waterproof fabric technologies.
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