We were ideated from a tragedy on the flanks of Denali. A gear failure threatened loss of limb to our founder’s climbing partner, and in response, he created a company dedicated to solving complex human-centric problems. We were born in this tipping point between life and death, and from that we build.
Outdoor Research was built for the type of chaos that is 2020. Our roots in U.S. manufacturing and building tactical gear have allowed us to create, test, improve, and distribute protective equipment with the greatest speed and efficiency.
Responding to the worldwide pandemic solidifies our purpose to protect and prepare. The Protective Essentials Collection is proof of that.