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  1. Announcing Our New 3-Layer Face Cover

    Announcing Our New 3-Layer Face Cover

    Made in the USA, the new 3-Layer Face Cover features a built-in filter, and improved fit.

    Today we’re excited to expand our Essential Coverage Collection with a new

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  2. Which Heated Glove Is Right For You?

    Which Heated Glove Is Right For You?
    Looking for heated gloves? Here are the options and technology you need to know about to buy the right pair.
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  3. What Does Down Fill Power Mean?

    What Does Down Fill Power Mean?
    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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  4. What Does "Responsible Down" Really Mean?

    What Does "Responsible Down" Really Mean?
    The facts behind the Responsible Down Standard.
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  5. Level Up Your Midlayer with 93% Recycled Vigor Plus Fleece

    Level Up Your Midlayer with 93% Recycled Vigor Plus Fleece

    Discover the active warmth, soft grid interior, and recycled content of Vigor Plus Fleece.

    Finding the perfect midlayer to suit your winter needs can feel like a game of goldilocks. You need a layer that’s not too hot, not too cold, and that gives you the versatility to adjust based on weather and exertion, namely, how fast you feel like huffing it up that hill.

    For years, the

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  6. How To Stay Warm When You're On The Move: VerticalX ECO

    How To Stay Warm When You're On The Move: VerticalX ECO
    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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  7. More Warmth, Less Bulk: Meet the RadiantX Mitts & Gloves

    More Warmth, Less Bulk: Meet the RadiantX Mitts & Gloves

    The latest advancement in handwear protection, powered by HeiQ XReflex technology.

    It’s an age-old conflict: If you want to be warmer, do you have to pack more? Does more bulk always mean more warmth? How can you save on weight – without compromising comfort in cold temperatures?

    Four decades into glove and mitt manufacturing, we're still asking ourselves these questions,

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  8. Durable Warmth with Sustainable Materials: VerticalX™ ECO SR

    Durable Warmth with Sustainable Materials: VerticalX™ ECO SR

    Learn all about VerticalX™ ECO SR, and why you need it on your next adventure.

    You already trust 85% recycled VerticalX™ ECO for its weather-resistant, superior warmth-to-weight ratio. Now, you can get the same performance with even more loft, softness that feels like down feathers, and a new blend of sustainable materials with VerticalX™ ECO SR.

    Debuting this new

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  9. Check Out Our New Extended Sizing

    Two members of our advisory committee take our new climbing apparel out for a spin at Smith Rocks.

    Technical outdoor gear beyond sizes XS and XL is long overdue. Shop our new extended offerings now.

    We’re so excited, we just can't keep it to ourselves anymore: We’re launching extended sizing in Men’s and Women’s XXS to XXXL in a range of technical outdoor clothing, followed by even more offerings in Spring 2022.

    It’s long overdue, and we owe deep

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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