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Personal Protective Equipment

In the earliest days of the global pandemic, we saw the need to help. This was a task that Outdoor Research was uniquely positioned to act on, given our legacy of 40 years of protection and preparedness. Since Summer 2020 we’ve offered three levels of personal protective equipment exclusively to essential hospital staff and the Department of Defense.

Molded Cup N95 Respirator - Coming Soon

Three Levels of Protection

Outdoor Research offers three types of PPE for medical use depending on your needs. Find your solution here.

Surgical Mask – Level 3

Model #OR2159

N95 Flat Fold Respirator

Model #283036

OR N95 Molded Cup Respirator

Coming Soon

BFE (3 microns) ≥98% N/A N/A
PFE (.1 microns) ≥98% N/A N/A
PFE (.3 microns) N/A ≥95% ≥95%
Fluid Resistance 160 mmHg N/A N/A
Non-irritating and non-sensitizing Yes N/A N/A
Flame Resistance Class 1 N/A N/A
Breathability/Differential Pressure <6.0 mmH2O/cm2 N/A N/A
Inhale/Exhale Resistance N/A ≤35mmH2O ≤35mmH2O
Nose Bridge Yes Yes Yes

Backed by Rigorous Testing & Regulatory Processes

Learn more about our testing standards right here.


The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) provides one of the most rigorous and trusted standards of testing for all U.S.-made protective equipment. And since every one of our Face Mask Filters are Made in the U.S.A., they are the body of accreditation that we trust most to uphold our products to the highest protective standards.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices and products with specific claims about implied or implicit medical benefits. The FDA helps Outdoor Research ensure that the surgical masks we create for medical use adhere to all safety and performance standards.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is part of the CDC and defines the types of personal protective equipment that businesses need to keep their employees and patients healthy. This includes all sorts of protective gear, not just medical or pandemic related, including steel toe boots and safety glasses.

A Legacy of Protection

Outdoor Research was built to protect and prepare. We’ve been creating and distributing protective equipment out of our U.S.-based factories for 40 years. Our roots in domestic manufacturing and building tactical gear let us test, improve, and perfect these processes with the greatest efficiency imaginable. This is how we approach producing our Personal Protective Equipment.