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Welcome to the Team Georgia Astle

We're proud to announce Georgia Astle as the newest member of the Outdoor Research athlete team. Hailing from Whistler, B.C.,
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Freewheel Mountain Bike Reviews are Rolling in!

You might have heard we have officially launched our much anticipated Freewheel Mountain Bike collection! Born from the trails of
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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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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
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Running in the Heat

How to stay cool, protected, and safe during hot weather runs. ...
ambassadors

Thanks Dad!

In recognition of all the amazing dads out there who sacrificed their powder days to help us le...
athletes climb

Motherhood & Climbing: A Chat with Legendary Climber Beth Rodden

We recognize the remarkable strength and resilience that mothers possess. For mothers who ar...
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partners skiing and snowboarding

Staying Safe in the Backcountry With Avalanche Canada

Words by Avalanche Canada, Images by Outdoor Research. Heading out into the snowy backcountr...
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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gear and tips

What Do I Need for Winter Running?

The best cold weather running gear for winter outside – and how to layer with beanies, gloves, an...
gear and tips

Real Talk About Using Recycled Materials

Why using recycled materials is difficult and expensive, and how we’re doing it anyway. Alex...
alpine ice climbing

Graham Zimmerman on Control: Climbing, Climate, and Creating Space

Outdoor Research Ambassador Graham Zimmerman on the controllables and uncontrollables surroundi...
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Sizes and Summits: What Really Matters Outdoors?

How one cold night at 9,000 feet taught Outdoor Research Climbing Ambassador Megan Banker that sh...
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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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Visibility Matters

Originally published by our partners at Pertex, this is a story about representation, inspirati...
climb gear & tips

Bivy Sacks: Part tent, part sleeping bag — pure convenience

A bivy sack or bivy shelter is a bit of a riddle—both sleeping bag and tent, and at the same t...