Outdoor Research
USINFO | 2013-05-30 17:21

Outdoor Research is an American outdoor apparel and gear company located in Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 1981 by “physicist turned outdoor adventurer” Ron Gregg, who led the brand until his death in 2003.Since then the company has been run by Dan Nordstrom, a Seattle native and outdoor athlete, who acquired the company after Gregg's death. Outdoor Research produces a variety of outdoor products geared towards alpinism, backcountry skiing/riding, hiking, backpacking, ice climbing, rock climbing, trail running and paddling.However, the brand is known for its collection of gloves, gaiters, headwear and storage systems. Among these are the Crocodile Gaiters™ and Seattle Sombrero™ rain hat. Outdoor Research also produces a number of shelter systems, which are based around their lightweight bivies.
Since the early 90’s the company has also provided the US Military with line a of gaiters, headwear, shelter systems and tactical gloves.
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