Outdoor Research

A passion for human powered adventure inspired the birth of Outdoor Research, an outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Washington. And 27 years later, this passion remains as strong as ever. But their goals have expanded to embrace a greater mission: their customers’ experiences of human powered adventure. Over the years, they’ve learned it’s not simply about what we think. It’s about listening to our customers and building their ideas into our products.

Truly useful gear is the result of a process that begins by paying careful attention to the needs of outdoor adventurers. By listening to these people, Outdoor Research achieves a clear purpose for the functionality of each product. From this, they deliver what is the hallmark of OR products: functional gear that works and lasts. As a result of placing quality and function first they offer the finest guarantee in the industry – OR’s Infinite Guarantee®.

For us, Outdoor Research products are Designed By Adventure® and every day we work to make our gear reflect the adventures for which they are designed. To keep their focus true, they look to the following sports for inspiration:

* Alpinism
* Backcountry skiing / riding
* Hiking
* Backpacking
* Ice climbing
* Rock climbing
* Trail running
* Paddling

Of course, the gear can be used effectively for many activities, but they start with these core sports when looking to solve the problems faced by outdoor enthusiasts.

As outdoor enthusiasts, Outdoor Research knows people are designed by their adventures, changing as they pursue their sports. They also know, because their customers have told them so, that the gear they use should also be Designed By Adventure®. With this inspiration and Outdoor Research’s passion for adventure, they continue to develop gear that helps their customers reach the top, find a new edge, discover new adventures and environments and uncover new parts of themselves along the way.

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