Outdoor Research®, have built an entire company from a feeling: ...
...the urge to get out. It's what drives them. They love going to work every day and inventing ever better solutions to what nature throws our way. But they're more than just the gear they build. They're part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by that common need to be outside. The Outdoor Research tribe is devoted to exploring outdoor passions and challenging themselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet that they love so much.
In 1981, a brilliant scientist and adventurer named Ron Gregg watched his frostbitten partner get airlifted off a glacier on Denali. He'd spent months planning a new route in the purest style, skiing 100 miles from the road to the base of the climb. Barely halfway to the summit, their trip ended with the failure of a simple pair of gaiters. Stubborn to the end, Ron refused a seat on the helicopter and descended alone for two weeks, pondering what had happened. Somewhere along the way he realised he could both fix the gear problem and devote his life to pursuing his passion for adventure. By the end, he knew one thing for sure: He wasn't going back to his old job.
Ron Gregg built Outdoor Research on the idea that life is an adventure, and the best gear makes it more fun. Though he died tragically in an avalanche more than a decade ago, his legacy remains at our core. In our world, it's not about chasing heroes; It's about being on the journey. Their goal is to do all they can to expand the tribe of people who share their belief that progress is spiritual and life is unimaginable without the quest.
The guys at Outdoor Research are pretty sure that the bigger their tribe gets, the better off the world will be.
Outdoor Research. Designed By Adventure.