Gear and Tips

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Why We Made a Sport Hijab

    Marjana Tafader climbs in the ActiveIce Sport Hijab.

    Meet the climbers and designers who built a technical hijab for climbing and other outdoor sports.

    For Marjana Tafader, learning to rock climb was, in her words, transformational. “It felt like I was connecting back to my roots in some sense,” she says. “I'm from Bangladesh, and I lived in a village until I came to America when I was around 10. I was actually in New York

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  9. Introducing VerticalX™ SuperStrand; The Best Down Alternative for Four-Season Warmth

    Introducing VerticalX™ SuperStrand; The Best Down Alternative for Four-Season Warmth

    Feel the difference with our lightest, softest, and most compressible synthetic insulation.

    You’ve already learned how to stay warm while moving fast in the cold with VerticalX™ ECO, the 85% recycled synthetic insulation that’s lofty, breathable, and has an impressive amount of moisture management.

    We’re building on the VerticalX™ name with a new insulation

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  10. What Is Merino Wool? And What Is It Good For?

    What Is Merino Wool? And What Is It Good For?

    Learn how nature’s original technical fiber is perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

    If you’re looking for the best base layers and activewear, you’ve surely come across merino options—like our Alpine Onset merino-blend tops, bottoms

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  11. 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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  12. 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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