We Are Built on Protection and Preparedness


Protection is the foundation in which Outdoor Research has built our products, stories, and people for four decades. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the unwavering support of our frontline workers, and so we honor them and the work they’re doing for the public’s health and safety.

We design and build protective equipment in three categories.

Commercial Tactical Gear and Protective Equipment

Award-winning technical apparel and accessories for all environments, backed by our Infinite Guarantee®.


Berry Compliant Tactical Outerwear and Accessories

Built for mountain environments and tailored to the needs of dedicated military personnel.


Medical Grade Personal Protective Equipment

Certified personal protection to ensure our frontline medical staff can save lives while safeguarding their own.

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Our protective equipment is only available for bulk orders from approved buyers.

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Medical PPE


Certified Protection

We’ve been building protective equipment since 1981. Now more than ever, we’re responding to the needs of the medical community by manufacturing personal protective equipment for essential workers.

Outdoor Research PPE is certified by the most rigorous health and safety standards, including FDA and NIOSH.


When the pandemic began, we asked ourselves how we could help. That simple question led to a transformation of an entire floor in our Seattle facility into a medical PPE production facility. We are establishing ourselves in the medical device space to serve healthcare personnel during and after this crisis.


N95 Respirators: Healthcare specific respiratory protection against >95% airborne contaminants. Approved by CDC/NIOSH for use in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Meets CDC guidance for M. Tuberculosis exposure control.


ASTM Level 3 Surgical Mask: FDA Authorized for use in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Made in the USA

We operate out of two U.S. factories, one that shares our corporate headquarters in Seattle, and another in Los Angeles. Being steps away from our production floors allows us to create, test, improve, and distribute protective equipment with the greatest speed and efficiency. Because this gear is tested in the most extreme environments by our military partners, we’re able to leverage the same materials, techniques, and products for the outdoors. Both our Seattle and L.A. factories produce technical apparel and PPE for adventurers, medical staff, armed forces, and everyone else who needs protection outside of their home.

Learn more about our roots in U.S. manufacturing, and get to know our factories.

Explore our factories

Los Angeles, California

10668 Hickson Street
El Monte, CA 91731

Seattle, Washington

2203 1st Ave South 
Seattle, WA 98134

Active military are invited to apply for our Pro Program.

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