Outdoor Research Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

There's nothing like taking your first step on a soft dirt trail, breathing in the crisp mountain air and setting off to explore... and Outdoor Research knows it. They've built their company around that feeling: the urge to get out.

Outdoor Research is driven by the human need to explore and their products reflect that. Everything is designed to perform like a champ no matter what nature throws at you. Outdoor Research is devoted to creating a community of like-minded explorers who appreciate the power of a wind-blocking jacket, the incredible versatility in a merino wool hat, the heat-trapping warmth and unbelievably lightweight design of a warm, packable PrimaLoft® jacket. It's a lot like that first hike: One taste and you'll never go back.

Outdoor Research was founded in 1981 after adventurist/scientist/founder, Ron Gregg, had with a gaiter malfunction during a 100-mile ski expedition to Denali. While his friend was airlifted away in a helicopter, Ron stuck it out on a two-week descent. In these solitary moments of reflection, Outdoor Research was born.

Ron's dream was to create a company that was about the journey. After all, being on the journey --- and having the gear to support it -- is what it's all about. Ron's legacy lives on in the adventurous, ever-evolving technology that embodies the Outdoor Research product line.

Here at Sierra Trading Post, the explorer mindset is our bread and butter. We've got plenty of Outdoor Research products at low prices to keep your journey fresh. Check out some of the amazing products Outdoor Research creates, all with you and your adventure in mind:

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1. Outdoor Research Lingo Beanie Hat - Merino Wool (For Men and Women): The only frill you need on a beanie is the soft touch of merino wool, and this hat has it. Stay warm and comfortable in this low-profile head heater.

2. Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Jacket (For Women): This weather-resistant shell is ready for anything with its soft, movement-friendly construction and wind- and rain-beating Pertex® Shield fabric.

3. Outdoor Research Valhalla Windstopper® Jacket (For Women): Outfitted with Gore Windstopper® windproof technology and movement-friendly cut, this breeze-beating jacket is ready for a windy day on the peak and a blustery day in town.

4. Outdoor Research Superlayer PrimaLoft® Silver Jacket (For Men)Soft, cozy and ready to rock with the superlight, super-heat-retaining power of PrimaLoft® Silver insulation, this jacket takes performance warmth to a new level of awesome.

5. Outdoor Research White Room Gore-Tex® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men): The power of Gore-Tex® compels you! There's nothing like being ready for a serious downpour, and the fully waterproof, totally breathable Gore-Tex® membrane ensures you'll be dry and comfy no matter what the sky does. This performance shell is equipped with this marvelous technology to keep you dry when the clouds do their worst.

6. Outdoor Research Delegate Merino Wool Beanie (For Men and Women)Merino wool is kind of like the destination vacation of fabrics. It's pure paradise with its wicking, temperature-regulating performance, and it won't itch when it's sitting on delicate skin.

So, the only question we have for you is this: Are you ready to upgrade your gear and experience and see what Outdoor Research can do for your journey?

Here, we'll help make that decision a no-brainer. Enter below for a chance to win some Outdoor Research now!
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules at http://STP.me/BrandSpot for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/conditions, entry periods and complete details. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Sierra Trading Post, Inc. 5025 Campstool Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82007.
Prairie Dawn Smallwood
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Prairie Dawn Smallwood
Endlessly in awe of mountains, lakes, rivers and all things fall foliage, Prairie is happy to call the mountain states home. When she's not exploring trails, kayaking or car camping, she's writing copy and content for Sierra Trading Post and snuggling up her cats.
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Comments (90)
DAN
9/1/2016 at 8:46 AM
Outdoor Research makes some great products, wouldn't mind winning some. :)
NAOMI
9/1/2016 at 11:02 AM
Good gear makes it possible to enjoy being outside all year… so I'd choose some Outdoor Research gear to keep me comfortable during wintertime, since I hate being cold.
JEN
9/1/2016 at 11:10 AM
this would be great so that my son could continue to enjoy Winter sports as he ruined his jacket and could use a new one that would let him be out with us longer before getting a chill
MARY W
9/1/2016 at 12:54 PM
Outdoor Research makes great equipment for the outdoor enthusiast. Having the proper gear allows us to go farther, stay longer and return to base camp still safe and comfortable.
PETER D
9/1/2016 at 3:24 PM
The right gear just feels right. Like OR and Sierra Trading Post.
CAMIE
9/1/2016 at 5:38 PM
It would be great to explore the mountains
JILLIANTOO
9/1/2016 at 7:22 PM
With a warm jacket, I could plan longer adventures in the cold weather.
KELLY D
9/1/2016 at 7:41 PM
These products would help me stay warm so I could stay out and explore longer.
SUSAN P.
9/1/2016 at 7:48 PM
The Trailbreaker Jacket will be the one I use for exploring since it can be a rain jacket.
EUGENIE
9/1/2016 at 8:01 PM
An Outdoor Research down jacket would keep me warm so that I can stay outside and keep on exploring.
MIKE S.
9/1/2016 at 9:07 PM
Definitely time to upgrade to a nice new winter shell system from Outdoor Research. Thanks!
STEPHEN
9/1/2016 at 9:15 PM
Keeping dry and comfortable helps me explore longer and Outdoor Research Brand is perfect!
HOWELL
9/1/2016 at 9:26 PM
A warm, waterproof jacket would keep me toasty while I'm on the trails.
SANDRA WILLIAMS
9/2/2016 at 2:08 AM
if you are prepared, you will always have a better time in the outdoors!
RAJEE
9/2/2016 at 3:08 AM
I really need warm waterproof jacket so I can explore more adventure to keep me going
EPHRAIM
9/2/2016 at 4:41 AM
That looks like an incredibly sturdy and warm jacket
MARY C
9/2/2016 at 5:57 AM
The Outdoor Research Valhalla Windstopper Jacket looks fabulous and would be wonderful in a sudden rain! Also it would look smashing on me while I prowl around looking for arrowheads!
DENISE SACHS
9/2/2016 at 6:19 AM
One of these products would help me be more comfortable while I explore.
JOE KERSHENBAUM
9/2/2016 at 6:32 AM
Outdoor Research Superlayer PrimaLoft® Silver Jacket (For Men) would be a great fall jacket.
DEANA
9/2/2016 at 7:07 AM
Winning a product from Outdoor Research will keep me warm while exploring.
LIZ N
9/2/2016 at 7:34 AM
An Outdoor Research item would keep me warm and let me really enjoy being outside - even if the weather is chilly! I get cold easily, so staying warm is important to me!
MICHELLE L
9/2/2016 at 8:16 AM
Love the Trailbreaker and Windstopper jackets, perfect being out walking or hiking in the cool weather soon to come.
RUST
9/2/2016 at 8:38 AM
A warm jacket would let me explore outdoors in comfort.
MAR
9/2/2016 at 8:40 AM
The jackets look really nice!
NICKIE
9/2/2016 at 8:48 AM
With the right jacket I can explore the winter months.
RANDI COOK
9/2/2016 at 8:49 AM
It will keep me warm to stay out longer to see more stuff!
ANDREW GORDON
9/2/2016 at 10:03 AM
It will help me stay in the outdoors longer
GINETTE4
9/2/2016 at 10:38 AM
We are planning a trip to France in March, having a warm jacket would surely keep me warm while exploring the Alps :)
TODD
9/2/2016 at 10:59 AM
A nice jacket makes the trip much better
STEPHANIE V.
9/2/2016 at 11:51 AM
Outdoor Research Trailbreaker Jacket (For Women) is perfect for hiking in the winter!
DANA
9/2/2016 at 12:30 PM
Winter is coming here in Michigan and I don't need any excuses for staying indoors
ALYCE POALILLO
9/2/2016 at 12:33 PM
I really need a waterproof jacket for here in Vermont to keep me warm and dry in all weather as I hike.
CHRISTOPHER SOREL
9/2/2016 at 1:10 PM
OR makes great outdoor products and I am amy outdoors with scout troop all year
OLIVIA TAPIA
9/2/2016 at 1:19 PM
Cool!
OLIVIA TAPIA
9/2/2016 at 1:19 PM
Cool!
JAMES ALLEN DAVIS
9/2/2016 at 3:04 PM
Well, let's see here. Obviously, by keeping me dry & warm pretty much just as good if not better than almost any other brand out there & even doing it in "style", that's kind of hard to beat! Ya' know? Did I mention the longevity & durability of these things, not to mention the obvious functional benefits, I could keep going on & on here, but then I'd sound like a salesman at some store, some things don't need to really be "sold", they just sell themselves..., :-)
MARIYA
9/2/2016 at 3:59 PM
I'll be in comfort in all seasons and weather conditions!
CYNTHIA C
9/3/2016 at 5:11 AM
The Outdoor Research White Room Gore-Tex® Jacket would keep my son warm and dry on his hikes.
ABFANTOM
9/3/2016 at 5:31 AM
The Outdoor Research Superlayer PrimaLoft Silver Jacket would keep my husband warm when we go hiking in the White Mountains in NH
SANDY KLOCINSKI
9/3/2016 at 8:25 AM
Outdoor Research makes incredible lightweight, waterproof jackets. The snug fit at the hips is a plus when you're climbing and want trim garments with no unnecessary bulk under your harness. They move well at the shoulders without limiting motion.
MIKHAIL
9/3/2016 at 8:49 AM
Never cold, never wet. Just hike and get. :)
ALICE C
9/3/2016 at 10:12 AM
a great jacket for winter walks would be helpful
KARISSA
9/3/2016 at 10:42 AM
I love the rain. Having a good rain jacket would help me explore in the rain without getting wet.
HAL SUMMERS
9/3/2016 at 11:21 AM
OR makes great stuff. A nice rain jacket will help me get out on the two or three rainy days I get in the desert.
NOEL
9/3/2016 at 11:28 AM
This would be a great addition, we need some cold weather gear.
RICH G
9/3/2016 at 12:34 PM
keep me warm this winter
ROSIE
9/3/2016 at 1:46 PM
I could be out adventuring in any weather, icy cold November rain, no need to stay inside!
CHRISTINA SPARKS
9/3/2016 at 2:48 PM
It is pretty windy wear I live and this will help block the wind and stay warm and I can stay outside longer.
LINDA LANSFORD
9/3/2016 at 3:05 PM
I will dress in style
JEAN F
9/3/2016 at 6:18 PM
These are top quality products that make being outdoors more comfortable.
JENN H
9/3/2016 at 7:46 PM
my kids have great rain gear but i dont! this would help me explore with them longer in icky weather!
EARL ADSLEY
9/3/2016 at 9:10 PM
Would love to have these for backpacking in the Sawtooths
JESSICA GENGLER
9/3/2016 at 9:27 PM
This would be great for exploring
LILA V.
9/4/2016 at 11:32 AM
That trailbreaker jacket looks lightweight enough for active hikes.
STEVE Z
9/4/2016 at 12:51 PM
Living in Montana, having dependable cold weather gear will make it easier to explore all year round.
ANN MUTH
9/4/2016 at 4:47 PM
Having the right gear makes exploring easier
MATTHEW
9/4/2016 at 4:59 PM
Great gear.
PENNY SNYDER
9/4/2016 at 5:07 PM
OH - this would be awesome for our weekend hiking trips!!~
LIZ D
9/4/2016 at 7:10 PM
The Windstopper is perfect for blustery fall evening hikes/walks.
ERICA B.
9/4/2016 at 7:14 PM
It'll let me have decent gear!
ASHLEY C
9/5/2016 at 7:05 AM
Having some good gear would help me to be able to get outside and explore even when it gets cold! addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com Ashley C
JD NORTHWEST
9/5/2016 at 12:00 PM
Here in the Pacific Northwest staying dry is all that separates enjoying the hike our suffering through the hike. OR gear is amazing!
JESSICA EPPS
9/5/2016 at 12:07 PM
Any of these products would benefit me on my fishing trips in the Gulf. In the winter they would keep me warm and in the summer dry. Awesome contest.
ROBIN TREXEL
9/5/2016 at 12:44 PM
The warm jackets will help me keep warm on those Fall hikes.
SHANNON FOWLER
9/5/2016 at 1:58 PM
I love being outdoors and finding new places to explore. I am almost always cold. These would help keep me warm, so that I can keep seeing some amazing places
BRENT S
9/5/2016 at 10:58 PM
A new jacket would be perfect for fall and winter!
SEXYBRAT
9/5/2016 at 11:23 PM
I think a new jacket would help keep me warm in colder locations, so I could go explore.
CHRIS C
9/6/2016 at 7:07 AM
Love outdoor Research. They have the best customer service.
PAM HOWELL
9/6/2016 at 7:14 AM
The trailbreaker jacket would help me explore outdoors more.
MICHAEL
9/6/2016 at 11:36 AM
I've been looking for a great new jacket - this would be fantastic!
STEPHANIE PHELPS
9/6/2016 at 1:02 PM
Outdoor Research makes me excited because they make quality items that make it easy to use and keeps me warm
KYLE NEUSCHAEFER
9/6/2016 at 1:29 PM
right gear just feels right
BRAD
9/6/2016 at 1:55 PM
If I had warmer gear, I would be able to explore later in the year.
DEBBIE HAFEN
9/6/2016 at 1:59 PM
Outdoor Research products would make me more prepared to experience upcoming adventures.
SUSAN SMOAKS
9/6/2016 at 5:42 PM
having a new item would make it fun to get out and get exploring.
RICHARD HICKS
9/6/2016 at 9:03 PM
It will help me explore because I will have quality gear
KENNETH SPENCER
9/6/2016 at 11:49 PM
Love Sierra Trading Post! Excellent products!
JOE GERSCH
9/7/2016 at 2:44 AM
winning a jacked from IOutdoor research will help me stay warm when hiking
KEELEY SULLIVAN
9/7/2016 at 4:25 AM
This would be amazing! My family is outdoors pretty much all year round with various activities and sports. One of these products would be great for keeping me warm.
KEELEY SULLIVAN
9/7/2016 at 4:26 AM
My family is outdoors pretty much all year long for activities and sports. This would help me keep warm during the winter!
LISA VOYCE
9/7/2016 at 7:24 AM
It would help me as I am a backpacker, camper, hiker and angler.
BRITTANY G
9/7/2016 at 8:02 AM
Outdoor Research makes great products! They help keep me dry on my southeast backpacking trips
PEGGY RYDZEWSKI
9/7/2016 at 11:33 AM
A warm colorful jacket would be great for snowmobile riding here in Mi
CHARLES DARNALL
9/7/2016 at 2:52 PM
This would help me further my outdoor research reach with reliable protection against the elements.
ANGELA ASH
9/7/2016 at 3:54 PM
I'm always outdoors usually walking, skating or biking. The weather can really get in the way, especially rain. We've had some bad rain lately too. It can definitely put a damper on plans. But the right jacket would make it more possible, more often regardless of the forecast.
KATIE K
9/7/2016 at 5:24 PM
I'd love to win the Outdoor Research Valhalla Windstopper® Jacket (For Women): -- love the blue color, too!
BETH SHEPHERD
9/7/2016 at 5:38 PM
I would love to win to be warm when we are doing our family hikes. Thank you
TALEISHA SCOTT
9/7/2016 at 6:18 PM
I have been looking for a jacket that would be comfortable when I'm hiking and camping. Right now, I only use a hoody...I'm hoping my luck will change and I can do a necessary upgrade with a jacket.
SARAH L
9/7/2016 at 9:52 PM
With the Outdoor Research Valhalla Windstopper® Jacket (For Women) I won't be afraid to go out in the wind. Thanks for the contest.
HESPER FRY
9/7/2016 at 10:41 PM
Since the Outdoor Research Valhalla Windstopper Jacket (For Women) can help me with a blustery day in town, it can help me explore my favorite shopping places more since I will have to face the elements outside when going back and forth to my car.
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