Inclusive Sizing Coming Soon


Men's & Women's Extended Sizes Launch Fall 2021

Women's Plus Sizes Launch Spring 2022

Outdoor Research Inclusive Sizing Advisor, Bennett Rahn

There's a clear need for technical apparel and layering systems that truly fit a broader range of people, both to help experts excel in their outdoor objectives, and to invite newcomers into the outdoor community. Hikers, backpackers, skiers and boarders, paddlers, climbers and mountain guides alike have been saying for years that the lack of availability in extended and plus sizing is inhibiting their access to the outdoors. No more!

We’ve listened, researched, collaborated, and are now responding to these needs with the most technical outdoor apparel available in inclusive sizing. 

This Fall 2021, we're offering best selling technical outdoor gear in extended sizes, XXS - XXXL.

Next Spring 2022, you can find even more technical outdoor gear in plus sizes, 1X - 3X and 16W - 24W.

“We’re assessing not just fit, but function—guaranteeing that these pieces will truly perform for all athletes and adventurers, regardless of size.”

-Liz Wilson, VP of Product

The first ever truly technical outdoor product line will be available in plus sizes 1X – 3X and 16W – 24W beginning in Spring 2022.

Our inclusive size offering is the result of months of interviewing, prototyping, testing, and collaborating. We worked with an organization that performs fit studies on thousands of bodies and partnered with a group of six advisors. Combining data with stories from real people with different fit needs, we’ve crafted a solution that not only fits athlete’s bodies’ better, but helps them perform in technical outdoor sports while feeling comfortable and confident.

Meet Our Team of Advisors

@pdxoutdoorchiro

My name is Megan Banker. I live in Portland, OR. I am an ambassador for the PNWOW group and a climb leader in training for the Mazamashere in Portland. I am an avid rock climber, mountain climber and recently this summer a river rafter. Last year, with the help of another plus size climber in Portland we started teaching Plus Size Rock Climbing classes at our local climbing gym and the response has been incredible.

I've always lived in a bigger body and I've always been athletic. I was a swimmer and rugby player in college. I've always been one to challenge the idea of what is "socially accepted". I was one of three women in my masters program at UC Davis studying Neuroscience and am now a Chiropractor in a male-dominated field. I actively reject the idea that body size dictates your health or ability. My practice focuses on Health At Every Size (HAES) and teaches people that true health relies on how our body is functioning, not on how it feels or what size/shape it is.

I am passionate about empowering people to try things that are outside their comfort zone. I want people to know that you don’t have to change your body to enjoy the outdoors. I'm so excited that brands are finally starting to recognize that if they actively participate in the plus size journey that it will benefit both the company and consumer.

@samortizphoto

Sam Ortiz (she/her) is a plus size, Latinx, rock climber, mountaineer, and adventure photographer based in WA state. Sam is the founder of Climb Big, a group she started to make climbing more accessible to fat folx after struggling to find a place in the outdoors, herself. (When there’s not a pandemic...) Sam hosts meetups with other female and non-binary plus size folxto offer a safer space to share her outdoor skills and discuss tips on finding gear for plus size bodies.

Sam has been featured on the cover of Mountaineer Magazine, on the REI co-op blog, on the SheExplores podcast and in Outside Online’s “Plus Size Adventurers You Should Follow".

@bennettrahn

My name is Bennett Rahn and I'm a plus size climber/adventurer living on the stolen indigenous homelands of the Duwamish tribe as part of the Coast Salish peoples, in Seattle Washington. I use she/her pronouns.

In my day job (sometimes I call it my alter-ego) I'm a tech bro software engineer for a local consulting firm, but my true love is being outside. I'm very passionate about working toward Justice Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) in the outdoors and I see it as my responsibility as a person with privilege to bring others with me. To this end I've been working on mentoring other folks, especially fat women, gender non-conforming folks, and people of color, as well as working toward getting guide certified so I can lead climbing trips and teach more people that climbing is for them!

I’m Rochelle. I’m super stoked to be part of the team to help you with your research. I work in law and conservation, volunteer at Mazamas (when we’re not in a pandemic), am on the Climate Action Team for the Multnomah County Democrats, and am an ambassador for PNW Outdoor Women. I mainly hike and rock climb, though I haven’t done a ton of climbing lately since the pandemic. I am trying to get more into mountaineering, and enjoy backpacking when I can get away to do it. I have a little girl who will be 1 on Saturday, and she keeps me on my toes!
 
Fun fact: I used to be a professional opera singer in England, where I lived for 12 years (born and raised in Portland though!).
Hi! I'm Britta, I live in Ferndale, WA. I am a queer female geologist, a PNWOW ambassador, a Kula Cloth ambassador, outdoor adventurer, and intersectional environmental feminist.

Some of my favorite outdoor adventures include: backpacking, hiking, sea kayak touring, and skiing.  I love a good type 2 fun adventure, and my closest wilderness is the North Cascades, which has no shortage of those.

A fun fact is that I'm also a downhill ski coach for Mt Baker's alpine race team - it's a non-profit ski team that aims to increase accessibility to the sport, sponsor a lifelong love of skiing, and create excellent skiers in all terrains and weather.
I am 28 and live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I really like hiking, photography, camping, road trips, and kayaking. If I had to pick sunrise or sunset I would choose sunrise (even though getting up early kindasucks sometimes).

I started the instagram account @fatwanderbabes to highlight plus size women in the outdoors and travelers that have photos taken of them in beautiful places, because on a lot of the classic outdoors instagram wander lust photos we see thin or straight sized women on top of mountains, in front of alpine lakes, in hot springs, etc. Plus size women can do those same things too, and that is why I started the account!

Behind the Fit

Our team has done a lot of listening and asking questions this year. Dive into the behind-the-scenes process of researching, fitting, prototyping, and testing to see how we created the most technical outdoor gear in inclusive sizing.

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"This fleece is so soft and cozy it's like wearing a hug...I love the big kangaroo pocket and the little secret pocket to keep my phone from falling out." 

-Bennett Rahn

Best-Selling Gear Launching this Fall in Extended Sizes

Launching Fall 2021 in Women's XXS-XXXL and Men's XS-XXXL

New Gear Launching this Fall in Extended Sizes

Launching Fall 2021 in Women's XXS-XXXL and Men's XS-XXXL

Women's Snowcrew Ski Jacket

Women's Snowcrew Ski Pants

Women's Coldfront Down Hoodie

Women's Coldfront Down Vest

Women's Melody Full Zip Hoodie

Women's Melody 7/8 Legging

Women’s Feedback Flannel Shirt

Women’s Alpine Onset Baselayer Top

Women’s Alpine Onset Baselayer Pants

Men's Snowcrew Ski Jacket

Men's Snowcrew Ski Pants

Men's Coldfront Down Hoodie

Men's Coldfront Down Vest

Men's Alpine Onset Baselayer Quarter Zip

Men’s Alpine Onset Baselayer Top

Men’s Alpine Onset Baselayer Pants

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