Outdoor Research supports a wide variety of non-profit grassroots organizations and human-powered adventures that sustain our stewardship ideals of access, opportunity, and education. To apply for sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about yourself or your organization. We’re stoked about your interest in our brand, but due to the high number of requests we receive, we don’t have the capacity to respond to every message. Rest assured our marketing team will be in touch if they think you’d be a good fit.
Where can I find the weights, fit, measurements, and other specifications of a particular product?
Most product features and fabric details are included on each product page just below the sizing guide. Visit our Size & Fit Guide for all sizing charts. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, email email@example.com or call 855-967-8197 Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm PST.
If a product is out of stock on your website, what are my options for purchasing?
You can find retailers near you by utilizing our Store Finder. If you’re local, you can also stop by the Outdoor Research Seattle Store at 2203 1st Avenue South, Seattle WA 98134 to see if we have your item in stock. Give them a call at (206) 971-1496 beforehand to check for product availability.
How can I revive my waterproof gear?
Here are a few resources you might find helpful on washing your waterproof gear:
I have a product suggestion or concern, who should I contact?
We are always looking for ways to improve our products and raise the bar in the industry to better meet the needs of our fellow adventurers! Go ahead and reach out to customer service with your ideas, advice, or kudos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-967-8197 (Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm PST).
How can I order your catalog?
Sign up for our free catalog to receive exclusive discounts, new product announcements, and adventure-inspiring stories throughout the year. Enter your information on our Catalog signup page for free inspiration delivered to your door.
Where can I find information on shipping costs, times, and carrier options?
Visit our Shipping Page for details on shipping costs, times, and carrier options, along with holiday schedules and expedited shipping options. If you can’t find the information you're looking for, email email@example.com or call 855-967-8197 Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm PST.
How do I track my package?
Once your order has shipped, your account will be updated and you will receive an email which includes shipment and tracking information. You can then either follow the link provided in your email or enter the tracking number directly in the carrier’s website (FedEx) to get an updated status report of your shipment. If you are unable to find your tracking information, our Customer Service department is always happy to help and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-967-8197. Tracking is available 24-hours after your order has shipped.
Can my order be shipped to an address outside of the United States or Canada?
We currently ship to the United States from our US site only. We ship to Canada from our CA site only. Click the flag in the upper right navigation bar, and select your country to shop available inventory in your region. To find a dealer near you, visit our Store Finder, enter your location, and use the left-hand scroll to browse purchasing options in your area.
Can I change or cancel my order once it has been placed?
We are not able to change your order once it’s been submitted, so if you need to modify an order, your options are to either cancel the original order or receive it as is. Our warehouse aims to process and ship orders as quickly as possible, therefore, not all cancel requests can be fulfilled. However, email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to help with cancelling or replacing your order.
Can I pick up my order at your retail store?
We do not currently offer a will call service. Any items purchased via our website must be shipped to a physical address or post office box ( PO Box) located in the United States.
We do not currently offer a repair service, though we will do our best to help you find a solution to any piece of gear that has been loved to pieces. We understand that many of our customers have a strong connection to their gear and are happy to recommend Seattle-local repair locations, or tips on extending the life of your gear. As always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-967-8197 Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm PST with any specific questions.
What is the turnaround time for a warranty item?
Turnaround times vary by season and warranty volume, the most accurate estimate will be included in your warranty claim confirmation email. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or 1-855-967-8197 Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm PST with any specific questions.
How and when should I send my warrantied product to outdoor research?
You should hold onto your warranty item until you've received return information from a customer service representative. If a replacement item is being sent to you, you may hold on to the old item until your replacement arrives – we don’t ever want you to be without your gear. Once you have received your replacement, feel free to reuse the cardboard box or poly bag we sent you to return the item to our warehouse.
You are responsible for your returned product until we have received it in our warehouse. Because of this, we recommend that you use a traceable method, such as UPS or FedEx to ship back your warranty gear.
Does outdoor research cover the cost of shipping my warranty item back?
We do not cover your shipping cost to return your old item back to us. However, we do cover the cost to send your new item to you!
I’m only missing a small component of my item; do I need to send my entire item back?
We oftentimes have extra straps, buckles, snaps, glove liners, and bivy poles lying around the office. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with photos of your gear and a description of what you’re missing, and we’ll check our availability. Rest assured that either way, we will find a solution to your missing items.
I didn’t purchase my item directly from you, is it still covered under your warranty?
Yes! As long as your item is made by Outdoor Research, and has not yet been warrantied through a retailer, it is covered under our Infinite Guarantee. Items that have been warrantied can be identified by an X marked over the tag.
What happens to the defective and used items once they are sent back to outdoor research?
Outdoor Research, as a part of the outdoor industry community, has been fortunate enough to help others in need. Our donations have been sent to areas struck by disaster and given to local community organizations to help those who may not be able to otherwise get outside in the gear suited for their adventures.
What shipping address should I use to send my items back?
Please send all US return items to the address below:
Outdoor Research Returns Department
21402 24th Ave South
Bldg B, Suite K
Des Moines, WA 98198
Please send all Canadian return items to the address below:
8205 Dallas Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 6X2
Can I return items without a receipt?
If you purchased the item via our website outdoorresearch.com you can make a return for a refund within 60 days of your order being shipped. If you purchased your item from another vendor, we can offer you an online store credit through our Warranty channel.
Can I exchange my item for a different size/style/color?
We do not process exchanges. We are happy to refund you for the item(s) purchased via our website, then you can log back onto your account and place an additional order at anytime.
I purchased an item online at outdoorresearch.Com, can I return it to the seattle store?
Only products purchased at the Outdoor Research Seattle Store may be returned at the store. For new products, you’ll need to have original tags attached and provide your receipt to submit a return for refund within 60 days of the purchase date. The Outdoor Research Seattle Store is located at 2203 1st Ave South, Seattle WA 98134 and will accept new product returns in-store at any time. Depending on inventory level, you might be able to exchange your item in store.
The Outdoor Research Store will accept items for online returns, as long as you have followed the steps below on our website and provide a Return # with your item. Please visit our Returns Page for details on obtaining a Return #.
How can I return an item from my recent purchase?
Please visit our Returns pages for detailed instructions on making returns.