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gear & tips snow

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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gear & tips mountain

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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athletes mountain

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
gear & tips mountain

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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Wondering What to Wear Spring Skiing and Touring?

The best breathable, stretchy, and lightweight jackets, base layers, gloves, and accessories for ...
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gear & tips snow

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

Feel the difference with our lightest, softest, and most compressible synthetic insulation. You...
gear & tips snow

How To Wash And Store Your Winter Gear For The Season

If you’re tucking away your skis and ice tools for the season—hopefully trading them in for t...
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gear & tips snow

Pick The Perfect Gloves & Mitts This Winter With Our Guide

Check out our glove guide for the best digital protection this winter. When it comes to keepin...
gear & tips mountain

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...
gear & tips mountain

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...