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What does UPF Mean?

You’re probably aware how damaging the sun’s rays can be—that’s why sunscreen is on every packing list for every outdoor
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How to Wash Your Down Jacket

As an outdoorsperson, or someone just trying to stay warm, your down jacket is likely one of your most prized
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What Does Down Fill Power Mean?

If you are in the market for a new down jacket, most likely you are already overwhelmed by the number
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What’s The Difference Between Plus Size, Extended Size, and Straight Size?

Did you know we offer technical outdoor apparel from extended and women’s plus size options from XXS – 4X to
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What does UPF Mean?

You’re probably aware how damaging the sun’s rays can be—that’s why sunscreen is on every packing...
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Best Gloves For Hiking In The Rain

Hiking in the rain can be a joy—or misery. It all depends on your gear and your attitude. Freezi...
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How to Prepare for Your First Mountain Bike Ride

Starting a new sport, can bring a mix of excitement and a bit of intimidation all at the same tim...
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How to Wash Your Down Jacket

As an outdoorsperson, or someone just trying to stay warm, your down jacket is likely one of ...
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How To Wash GORE-TEX®

Wet and wintry weather is just around the corner. But before you head out on a hike up Royal Basi...
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How To Layer With Down

A puffy down jacket is perhaps the linchpin of every outdoors person’s wardrobe and knowing ...
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What Does Down Fill Power Mean?

If you are in the market for a new down jacket, most likely you are already overwhelmed by t...
3 Min Read
featured gear & tips

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

Did you know we offer technical outdoor apparel from extended and women’s plus size opt...
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Which Heated Glove Is Right For You?

When you set out to explore the coldest, harshest environments on the planet, nothing should h...
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How To Choose A Rain Jacket

We've all been there: Psyched for our next trip, shopping for the gear we'll need—but not quite ...
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What Are PFAS?

At Outdoor Research, our goal is to provide our customers with elite outdoor apparel through sust...
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How To Hike More Efficiently

How do thru-hikers cover 20 to 30 miles per day? Not only are they in great shape, but they’re al...