In 1981, physicist and mountain climber Ron Gregg's plan to summit Denali was canceled when his partner was airlifted from the trail due to frostbite caused by a faulty pair of gaiters. Gregg refused a helicopter ride off the mountain to reflect on the experience which led to the idea to create outdoor gear with a simple, innovative, function-first approach. Starting with well-designed gaiters, Outdoor Research has taken their dedication to high performing gear to gloves, hats, jackets and pants.
Outdoor Research Favorites
1. Outdoor Research Reflexa Jacket - Waterproof (For Women) - Pertex® Shield waterproof breathable ripstop fabric, a zip-away hood and TorsoFlo venting zips protect you from the elements without making you overheat.
2. Outdoor Research Igneo Pants - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men) - Waterproof, durable and warmer than a shell pant, Outdoor Research Igneo pants beg to be used on cold days when you're heading out the resort gates.
3. Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoodie - Zip Neck (For Men) - The Whirlwind hoodie delivers featherweight wind protection and during outdoor adventures. It packs down small, and the stretch-woven fabric feels as soft as a knit.
4. Outdoor Research Highcamp PrimaLoft® Gloves - Waterproof, Insulated (For Women) - Get a grip on exceptional comfort and versatile performance in Outdoor Research's Highcamp PrimaLoft® gloves. These lightweight, low-bulk gloves protect your digits with Ventia Dry waterproof breathable membrane.
5. Outdoor Research Contact Gloves - Insulated, Pittards® Leather (For Men and Women) - A great balance of warmth and dexterity is within grasp with these extreme-quality gloves, featuring a genuine Pittards® leather palm.
Outdoor Research Gear Giveaway
Would you like to win a FREE product from the Sierra Social Hub? Comment below letting us know what Outdoor Research product you'd most like to receive for free. We'll pick one comment and send the winner the product of his or her choice. The winner will be contacted by email and announced on the blog on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
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