Category: Outdoor Research

  • Outdoor Research Sun Bucket hat

    Sweet deity's ass, the heat! If you're baking in the sun like everyone else this summer, you need a reliable hat. Amateurs wear baseball caps: the tried and true boonie hat is still the standard do-everything, go-everywhere chapeau for serious weather protection. Outdoor Research knows hats, and their stellar selection of toppers includes my favorite…

  • Outdoor Research Supercharger pant

    Outdoor Research makes some phenomenal clothing, and we're particularly fond of their soft shell selection. The OR Supercharger pant is a great example, with some cool features that show OR isn't afraid to improvise. The Supercharger is made from all-time hall-of-fame material Schoeller Nanosphere, which is the holy grail of soft shell: it breathes like…

  • Outdoor Research Gripper gloves

    You're heading into cold, dry conditions and you need a glove that is warm, but not too bulky. It should be windproof, and it should work both on its own and as a liner inside a larger, warmer glove or mitten. Finally it should have great grip. You're looking for the Outdoor Research Gripper glove,…

  • Outdoor Research Ferrosi jacket

    We've raved about the Ferrosi line from Outdoor Research before, but it's worth a redux. OR came out with the Ferrosi line for men and women a year or so ago, and while you can't find the products on their website you can still get great deals on them online if you look. Consider this…

  • Outdoor Research Ferrosi women’s capris

    Yeah, that's purple baby! Not to worry, Outdoor Research's Ferrosi women's capris – also available in a man-pri, a.k.a. "3/4 pant" - comes in very attractive and more subdued brown mushroom (much more of a handsome brown than the online pictures show) and gray pewter as well as the bright berry color. But hey, go big or…

  • Outdoor Research Alibi women’s jacket

    OK, so here's the deal: occasionally somebody tries to do something different with a new jacket design. It almost invariably fails miserably, and it is universally and deservedly mocked. But once in a great while, that somebody actually succeeds in building a better mousetrap. Today, that better mousetrap is the Outdoor Research Alibi jacket. We got…

  • Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi gloves

    Alibi is (a) part of the name of a very cool little bar in Seattle's Post Alley across from the truly nasty Gum Wall; (b) part of the name of a movie that would be absolutely horrible except it stars Paulina Porizkova; or (c) new gloves from Outdoor Research that absolutely rock the ice. OK,…

  • Outdoor Research Banff Bodysuit

    Holy catwoman! Make no mistake, the Banff bodysuit from Outdoor Research confers superhero powers, just like the men's version, the Saturn Suit. It just doesn't get much better than Polartec Power Stretch 150 over every square inch of your body. The Banff does the Saturn one better with full sleeves, complete with thumb loops. The…

  • Outdoor Research StormTracker gloves

    UPDATE: We still love the StormTracker for all the reasons listed below, but unfortunately our suspicions about durability have borne out. The leather is just too thin and wears out too quickly under any sort of actual use. We can't recommend the StormTracker for anything other than hiking and driving. ORIGINAL 4/20/2009 POST: Sweet glove of…

  • Outdoor Research Gorilla Balaclava

    One of the best things about mountaineering is being able to wear a balaclava without getting pulled over by the police or kicked in the head by Chuck Norris. When it's time to get your inner ninja on pull on a Gorilla 'clava from Outdoor Research. The Gorilla goes normal clavas one better with a collection…