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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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Ambassador Favorite Outerwear Kits

Depending on who you ask, the winter months are our favorite time of the year at Outdoor Research...
9 Min Read
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Down vs. Synthetic Insulation: What’s the difference?

Not all insulation is created equal. Deciding between down and synthetic really comes down t...
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X-Gaiters: Everything You Need to Know

Get the best fit and compatibility to make the most of your X-Gaiters. Years of testing, tink...
climb gear & tips

Pro Advice: How to Choose Ice Climbing Gloves

You’ll need multiple pairs of gloves for ice climbing—here’s how to find the right ones.  It ...
climb gear & tips

Your Guide To All Things Gore-Tex

Ever wonder what the difference is between all the different types of GORE-TEX®?  After all, isn...
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10 Tips For Sleeping In Your Car During Ski Season

Who needs a hotel for their ski weekend when they know that vehicles are built not just for drivi...
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What Is A Balaclava And Why Do You Need One?

You can call it a ski mask. Or a ninja mask. Or a balaclava. But you’d better have one in your...
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How To Layer Like A Pro In Winter

High-intensity athletes are intense people. And particular. We need not just the right tools for...
climb gear & tips

What is the difference between GORE-TEX® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER®?

Imagine this: You boot up for a backcountry skiing or snowboarding ridge tour in cold, gusty w...