Warrior Expeditions

Non-Profit Partner

Since 2012, Warrior Expeditions has been dedicated to helping military veterans transition from their active-duty experiences into civilian life. Harnessing the therapeutic power of nature, Warrior Expeditions equips their participants with gear and technical support to tackle long distance thru-hikes, bike rides, and paddle adventures across the US.

Outdoor Research is proud to serve as the exclusive outdoor apparel partner for Warrior Expeditions, equipping participants with down jackets, sun hoodies, base layers, and more for their journeys, keeping them protected and prepared as they reflect, process, and heal during their time spent on trail and beyond.

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Why We Work Together

In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to "walk off the war" to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Following Earl Shaffer's footsteps and recognizing the therapeutic effects of long-distance outdoor expeditions, Warrior Expeditions created the Warrior Hike, Warrior Bike, and Warrior Paddle programs, designed to help veterans transition from their wartime experiences. Outdoor Research is proud to partner with Warrior Expeditions, with whom we align on the intention, function, and healing benefits of spending time in nature and engaging in outdoor activities.