Outdoor Research

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Based in Seattle, WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure with a product line of technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed by Outdoor Research's Infinite Guarantee.

A company with deep roots in human powered adventure, Outdoor Research got its start in the garage of a dedicated mountaineer/physicist-turned-gear developer after faulty gaiters thwarted an attempt at summiting Denali. Experience spawned inspiration, and a revolutionary new gaiter solution was born. Nearly 30 years later, Outdoor Research continues its long tradition of creative innovation by carefully listening to the requests and feedback of its customers, ambassadors and employees, all who push boundaries within their sport.

Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access and educational efforts of a variety of organizations. Through stewardship and education, the wild lands that provide a playground of adventure for hikers, skiers, climbers, alpinists, paddlers, runners, and backpackers will be pristine and accessible for generations to come.

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Etta Beanie

Etta Beanie

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect fir for me! I have been looking for years for a slouchy beanie that fit my head and complimented by face (heart shape). This beanie fit the bill! Not too tight, not too sloppy, adorable color (teal). My head measures ~22in, so for people with smaller heads this may be too big.

on March 20, 2019

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Apollo Jacket

Apollo Jacket

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The Apollo Jacket form Outdoor Research is the perfect rain jacket for me around town and getting outside on the weekends. I love the fit and styling and PRICE! I would definitely recommend this Apollo rain jacket to anyone.

on March 14, 2019

Ferrosi Capris

Ferrosi Capris

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Ordered a size 6, which I was afraid would be too small. Was just right for my 5’6”, 133 lbs. Comfortable, attractive...just what I was looking for my hiking trip to Utah and Arizona in June.

from Charlottesville, VA on March 13, 2019

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Zendo Pants

Zendo Pants

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

These were very comfortable, but i felt like they would not travel well. Looked very wrinkly and almost like I needed to iron them, which is not what I want to do for active/hiking pants.

on March 11, 2019

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Solar Roller Hat

Solar Roller Hat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Just what I needed for an upcoming trip. We are carry on people so being able to flatted a hat in my bag was key. Super lightweight and had the strap that i was looking for. Perfect,

on March 10, 2019

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Prologue Moto Jacket

Prologue Moto Jacket

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great light jacket. Nice form-fitting shape. Great for when you just need a light layer. Super packable! Seems to run true to size, but if you’re not sure I’d go larger.

from Seattle on March 07, 2019

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Ferrosi Capris

Ferrosi Capris

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very flattering cut. Really nice lightweight fabric. 5'5 and 130lb--size 4 fits great. Going to buy more colors!

from south florida on March 05, 2019

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Solar Roller Hat

Solar Roller Hat

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is perfect for travel as it folds flat. So lightweight that I weighed it on my kitchen scale. My XL is 1 3/4 oz! XL is big but you have the cinch in the back so no issues. Have a bunch iof travel coming up and we’re carry on people so I am thrilled.

on March 02, 2019

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Zendo Pants

Zendo Pants

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Nice casual pant. Waist is wide and comfortable. Looks good on the trail or gym.

on February 27, 2019

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Zendo Capris

Zendo Capris

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Super light weight - too light for me! I really don't think they will wash well. Good fit. I'm usually a tight 6 and these fit perfectly.

on February 27, 2019

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Oasis Sun Sombrero

Oasis Sun Sombrero

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Outdoor Research has become my “go-to” brand for sun hats. The Sobrero style in muted purple color joins the original hat in white purchased a year ago. I love that Outdoor Research hats come in sizes S, M and L which is key if you want the hat to fit properly on your head! The wider brim helps to shade the eyes and the chin strap is appreciated on windy days.

on February 24, 2019

Verglas Gaiters

Verglas Gaiters

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

These are incredibly large in circumference, not women's large sized.

on February 16, 2019

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Woolly Sensor Liners

Woolly Sensor Liners

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I liked these - lightweight and functional, but they were really large. I have skinny, but large hands for a woman and the smalls were too big.

on February 15, 2019

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Peruvian Hat

Peruvian Hat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is a great choice for a surprisingly warm and windproof hat for anyone with an enormous melon like myself. Function first style second...you looking at me! Buy it, you'll love windblown doggie walks with your girlfriend, finally!

from Coast of Maine, brrr on February 14, 2019

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Phosphor Mitts

Phosphor Mitts

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very warm and worryfree use, being it swiping the snow away from the lid of the garabage can or having a snowball fight. It's tested in the recent cold wave, -3F (about -20C). I'd like it to be a little more flexible. And the cuff could be shorter so that it doesn't push up the sleeves of my coat.

on February 06, 2019

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Woolly Sensor Liners

Woolly Sensor Liners

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are comfortable glove liners: I wear them inside my bulkier gloves so that I can use my keys and phone without exposing my bare hands to the cold. The fit runs large: I regularly purchase gloves in size Small and therefore ordered a small, but they are larger than I had hoped. The touchscreen tips on the thumb and index finger work great. My phone recognizes my fingers better with these gloves than my previous set of Smartwool liners

from Ottawa, ON on February 05, 2019

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Pl 150 Sensor Gloves

Pl 150 Sensor Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit great...perfect glove for cool to cold weather

on February 05, 2019

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Women's Riot Gloves

Women's Riot Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These gloves are perfect for Chicago winters. The quality is great and I don't feel like they are at all too clunky. So happy with my purchase!!

from Chicago on January 26, 2019

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Zendo Shorts

Zendo Shorts

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

These seemed like really nice shorts. They do stick out on the sides a bit and aren’t flat along the leg on the sides. I had to send them back. I got a size 2. I’m 100 lbs, 5’2”. They were too big.

on January 25, 2019

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Women's Riot Gloves

Women's Riot Gloves

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

Nice quality but too expensive

on January 24, 2019

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Brassy Beanie

Brassy Beanie

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I did not realize it’s actually a kids hat- I bought it for myself and it fit my 2 year old! It’s a really soft hat but I gave it 3 stars because it doesn’t say that it’s a kids hat anywhere on the description.

on January 19, 2019

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Melody Ear Band

Melody Ear Band

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I really like the style of an ear band vs. a head band because the wider area over the ears covers more for better wind protection. The material is thin but still keeps you warm. Unfortunately this Outdoor Research (a great brand) is just too tight for me so I am giving it to my daughter. Back to my Turtle Fur Head Bands which unfortunately ZAPPOS doesn't carry?!

on January 17, 2019

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Pl 400 Sensor Gloves

Pl 400 Sensor Gloves

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Absolutely love these. They're comfortably warm down to about 25 degrees and slim enough to be used as liners inside another glove. They're not great in heavy wind or rain, but I didn't really expect them to be. Touchscreen fingers and thumb work really well on some screens, not so well on others. The grip on the palm is great for driving, and the grip on the fingers is great for pulling cards out of my wallet. I can't really ask more of a pair of fleece gloves.

from Chicago on January 16, 2019

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Zendo Pants

Zendo Pants

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I got these Outdoor Research Zendo pants for hiking and climbing, but they have turned into some of my favorite pants! They are water-resistant, which helps when crossing smaller streams. The pockets were perfect and didn't bunch, like other hiking pants I have. I've enjoyed the breathable and lightweight technology they have incorporated into the materials.

on January 16, 2019

Rumi Sleeveless Shirt

Rumi Sleeveless Shirt

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very comfortable and flattering. The fabric is soft enough to be easy to wear. I got a Large and wear a 36DD bra. It fits without button gaps.

on January 06, 2019

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