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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Wind Warrior Hat

Wind Warrior Hat

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

As advertised, logo isn’t as visible as it is in the photo which I like

on November 13, 2018

Panorama Point Poncho

Panorama Point Poncho

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

Great quality rain poncho, perfect for anyone to through on over sweaters or coat in cooler weather (or without in warmer weather)

on November 10, 2018

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Gradient Beanie

Gradient Beanie

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

Love the fit...The size on the inside label indicates it is a "one size fits all" but the web site was more specific (thankfully!) . It indicated that it would fit my large size (22 inch) head and it was wool (so noted for it's warmth and wearability). The beanie has a lightweight inner lining of fleece as a band on the inside so it is not scratchy at all. I am allergic to every other thing on the planet, so wearing this all day w/o negative repercussions is awesome. You can wear it to cover your ears or make a cuff. It will definitely manage the chill Colorado weather I will encounter soon as I relocate.

from Sarasota, FL on November 09, 2018

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Prologue Refuge Jacket

Prologue Refuge Jacket

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

I love this jacket. This is my second coat by Outdoor research. My first one is a rain shell that is also great. It's unlike most other jackets out there in design. I especially like the gold lining with the green outside. It's also surprisingly warm for such a thin jacket though this is not a winter jacket - more of a spring/fall layer. I was hoping for something a little warmer and ended up buying a second, warmer jacket by TNF instead but I kept this one because I like it's looks so much. It also works well as a layer beneath my new thicker down coat.

from Brooklyn on November 04, 2018

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Biosensor Liners

Biosensor Liners

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

These are the only all wool glove liners I can find. All wool is much warmer than the synthetic blends other liners have. They tend to wear out quicker than the blends, but for the warmth i am happy buying these more frequently.

from CT on October 31, 2018

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Conway Beanie

Conway Beanie

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a cute hat and probably nice and warm. It's lined with fleece, however along the forehead the wooly edge was irritating my skin and was too tight. Have to return it :(

on October 30, 2018

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Feedback Flannel Shirt™

Feedback Flannel Shirt™

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

Great fit. Great feel. Only complaint is there are no more available!

on October 27, 2018

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Ferrosi Wide-Brim Hat

Ferrosi Wide-Brim Hat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

The brim on this hat is much wider than it looks in the picture.

on October 12, 2018

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Cloud Fest Rain Hat

Cloud Fest Rain Hat

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

Very nice hat, great rainwear, easily packable, roll it up throw it in your car, in your golf bag, nice for rain or shine. It’s not as structured as the photo shows you. Fits true to size, I was between sizes and went with L/XL, the adjustable drawstring at the back of the crown takes up the slack.

from Minneapolis on October 11, 2018

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Sonnet Hoodie

Sonnet Hoodie

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I loved the color of this hoodie, I ordered Swell. I ordered a M. I have a large bust, so normally order a M in these types of shirts, or an 8. This fit fine, but the sleeves stuck out very strangely. If the sleeves had been laid normally, I would have kept it.

on October 06, 2018

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Sun Runner Cap

Sun Runner Cap

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

Love this hat. Comfortable. Light. Cute. Blocks sun from neck. Ordering another color.

on October 01, 2018

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Sun Runner Cap

Sun Runner Cap

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

Outdoor Research makes excellent clothing. For sun hats I prefer their Outdoor Research "Activeice Cap" for design and comfort. This Sun Runner Cap, at least on my head, just "looks goofy". I would have purchased this if the cape had been sewn around the brim similar to the Active Ice cap. The Sun Runner seems to have a longer cape. It is very comfortable. It has a chin strap and it accommodates my DeWalt earmuff style hearing protection when I am using power equipment outdoors. It would be good for fishing and would accommodate a gaiter. I can't get past my looking goofy in it.

from Boise on September 24, 2018

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Swift Cap Camo

Swift Cap Camo

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

Sorta oddly shaped hat... Looks kind of goofy.

on September 20, 2018

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Lightstorm Bucket

Lightstorm Bucket

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

I like this rain hat. It fits well, it looks nice, and I love the fact that it has the chin strap in case of wind. The fabric is nice, and shakes out well after being scrunched up. I haven’t worn it in the rain yet, but the fabric certainly feels like it will be water proof. I purchased this for an upcoming trip, and am hoping it will be as nice as I think it will! And I LOVE the wonderful service I get when I order from Zappos!

from Central Illinois on September 09, 2018

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Wadi Rum Pants

Wadi Rum Pants

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

Need a different size. ps no "adjustable, internal cord".

on September 05, 2018

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Wadi Rum Pants

Wadi Rum Pants

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

Love them but need to exchange—remember they have spandex so factor in some stretch in deciding size! 5’7”, 142lbs, need a 6

on August 26, 2018

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Ferrosi Capris

Ferrosi Capris

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

Regarding Outdoor Research Ferrosi Capri: I love the fit, the color, how light they are, but are NOISY, very noisy! I will probably returned them as I feel self conscious about it! You can see people turning their heads as I pass by them...unacceptable for me! I also bought a Columbia Capri with the draw string at the knee, they are nice also ,light a bit too wide around the hips, and also Noisy more so then the Outdoor Research, I will return them. These sport items are in general more original then the cotton one, but the noise effect in the all synthetic should be definitely addressed. I would have give them 5 stars if it was not about the NOISE I wish I could find great cur, style, fit in cotton or cotton mix fabric.

from West Hollywood, CA on August 25, 2018

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Ferrosi Summit Shorts - 5"

Ferrosi Summit Shorts - 5"

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

The quick-dry, stretchy materials is terrific. There is a soft lining in the waistband that adds an extra touch of comfort. The pockets are good sized. Note: they run a bit small. I usually wear size 4, but they felt too tight in the leg opening. I exchanged for a size 6, which fits perfectly.

from Apex, NC on August 22, 2018

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Ferrosi Pants™

Ferrosi Pants™

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

I really didn't like this material - seems like it would be quite hot as well. I returned. Also the legs fit quite loose. Overall they looked pretty bad on me and felt bad too.

on August 21, 2018

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Performance Trucker - Run

Performance Trucker - Run

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

Very comfortable band. Feels airy. Nice style.

on August 20, 2018

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Zendo Capris

Zendo Capris

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

I love these pants! They are very comfortable with a soft waist band and wash up perfect! I plan to use them for a trip to Italy with carry-on only luggage, so light, quick dry and wrinkle free are what I was looking for. They have become my favorite everyday pant for working around the house and yard. Warning though: I usually wear a size 6 in pants and these were only available in a 10 so I thought I'd give them a try knowing other OR pants I have run small...they fit perfect. There is a drawstring if you need to tighten the waist.

from Bend, Oregon on August 19, 2018

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Sonata Vest

Sonata Vest

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

This is a great short vest. I wanted something warm in a shorter length to be able to wear while mountain biking or other activities. Seems a lot of vests are longer in style which, for me, gets in the way while on my bike. It also rolls down easily to fit in a pack. The price is higher than I wanted to spend, so I’m still on the fence in that regard, but I’m having trouble finding short down vests at a lower price point.

from Colorado on August 17, 2018

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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

Overall a great hat for outdoor activities. Provides lots of shade and the materials was breathable.

on August 12, 2018

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Cloud Fest Rain Hat

Cloud Fest Rain Hat

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

Liked it. Kept me dry

on August 12, 2018

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Horizon Jacket

Horizon Jacket

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

Super cute functional Rain jacket. Hits below the hips, great coverage. You can really cover up on this one. Lots of pockets. And when you sit, it has side zippers that allow for more seat, hip room. There is no need to inzip the jacket its self, you can just unzip the sides. Cool. Layer under. Its more like a shell, than a insulated warm jacket. Great wind breaker. Look forward to wearing it and being a part of my ever changing wardrobe.

from Santa Cruz, ca on August 11, 2018

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