Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research started in 1980, when the need for a better gaiter was brought to founder Ron Gregg's attention: his climbing partner on Denali was suffering from severe frostbite, in part due to badly designed gaiters. Since then, the company has tackled anything that looked like it could use improving with fantastic results: expedition and mountaineering standard gloves, the last word in bivvies, and beautifully-designed headwear.