Category: Outdoor Research

  • Outdoor Research Saturn Suit

    There are few things better than strapping on Power Stretch. A Power Stretch suit would be one of those few things. Outdoor Research hooks us up with the Saturn suit for men, a Farmer John style one-piece suit that makes all the right moves. The Saturn is light, barely over a pound, and true to…

  • Outdoor Research Flash crampon pouch

    Flash! Ahhhh! Savior of… the Universe! I still can’t decide whether that movie sucked or was cool. The Outdoor Research Flash crampon pouch is comfortably on the cool side. A crampon pouch is not exactly rocket science but OR puts some nice touches on theirs. There are two drain grommets on the bottom, the dual-action…

  • Outdoor Research Sun Runner hat

    You all know what I think about running. That said, runners do contributed to product development in much the same way lab rats do. Case in point: hats. The Sun Runner hat from Outdoor Research is the latest in my endless quest for the perfect soft mountaineering headgear. The Sun Runner is synthetic so it’s…

  • Outdoor Research Ergo jacket

    At some point in the recent past women’s outdoor gear makers successfully merged stylish with functional. Exhibit A in this trend is the women’s Ergo down jacket from Outdoor Research, complete with funky-cool flower on the shoulder. Filled with superlofty 700 down the Ergo shines as a layering piece, and at only 13oz and a…

  • Outdoor Research Alibi gloves

    The Outdoor Research Alibi glove is a true multi-sport product: ice climbing, S&M, B&D, or anytime you need sticky rubber wrapped around the shaft of your tool. (Really, sometimes these reviews just write themselves…) More than just fetish handwear for watching the latest Japanese tentacle-porn, the Alibi glove actually enhances climbing performance. Designed to be…

  • Outdoor Research Option shirt

    The Outdoor Research Option long sleeve zip jersey is fully buzz-word compliant: laser die-cut, glue-bonded, hydrophobic action, thermodynamic fabric. In plain english, it’s a windshirt. In plain hip-hop, it would be plush threads pushin’ real, yo? But never mind that. The shirt is light enough at 14.1oz and cut for a loose fit, plus it’s…

  • Outdoor Research Accessory Straps

    Tying crap down is both art and science, although some folks manage to avoid both approaches. We call them yard sale people, ’cause that’s what it looks like when their bombproof rigging job blows apart and scatters gear hither, thither and yon. Do not be a yard sale person. Use reliable straps like these 3/4"…

  • Outdoor Research Water Bottle Parka

    Another optional piece of gear. Optional, that is, in the same way that dying of thirst because your water bottle is frozen solid at altitude is optional. If you prefer your water in liquid form you’ll want one of these. It’s a little lighter and now has a velcro strap to secure it to your…