Outdoor Research traces its roots back to founder Ron Gregg, a nuclear physicist who saw the outdoors as his true workspace, exploring the farthest reaches of the map whenever possible. In 1980, a harrowing experience on Denali led Ron to realise the critical need for reliable outdoor gear. Refusing to return to his old job, he set out to solve the problem himself, creating the functional and versatile X-Gaiter™.

This innovative spirit became the cornerstone of Outdoor Research, where Ron's research-led approach to problem-solving continues to drive the brand forward. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Outdoor Research gained recognition for its functional and quality outdoor gear, designed to push the boundaries of innovation while ensuring the utmost protection for outdoor enthusiasts.

Since its founding in 1981, Outdoor Research has remained committed to manufacturing its protective equipment in the USA, supporting American jobs and producing high-quality, Made in the USA products. With facilities in Seattle, WA, and El Monte, CA, Outdoor Research maintains close oversight of production, allowing for swift and efficient creation, testing, and distribution of protective equipment.

Beyond manufacturing, Outdoor Research prioritises environmental protection and social responsibility, striving to minimise its impact on the planet and uphold ethical standards throughout its operations. From product design to sourcing materials and partnerships, Outdoor Research is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of sustainability and social consciousness.

By blending innovation, quality craftsmanship, and a commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Outdoor Research continues to lead the way in providing protective equipment for outdoor adventurers, medical professionals, military personnel, and all those in need of reliable gear beyond their homes.


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