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Outdoor Research – Wilderness Cover

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Outdoor Research suggests these uses for their waterproof/breathable Wilderness Cover:
1) Wear it as a poncho
2) wear it as a poncho with the bottom cord cinched up around your waist
3) use it as a waterproof bivy sack
4) rig it as a mini-shelter or tarp
5) stuff it in the included stuff sack and carry it with you to use while backpacking, hunting, hanging out at a music festival, or crewing at an ultra marathon
6) keep it handy so you can show your friends all the cool stuff it can do.

In fact, OR claims the only thing you can’t do with their Wilderness Cover is use it as a raft, but they’ve obviously never built a poncho raft.

Offered in Black and Hops (seen in photos).

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Thanks JK!

SHOT Show 17 – Outdoor Research

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

OR always has lots of new stuff for the warfighter. This SHOT Show they’re unveiling an entire clothing system which can go four layers deep.  They’ve taken their success in modular give Systems and taken it clothing.

We’ll start with their new Foundation crew and zip tops as well as bottom. Made from Polartec Power Wool, which is a plaited knit construction, they can be laundered with adverse effect to the wool. It’s a bicomponent fabric (poly and wool) which also gives moisture management, low odor and low shrinkage. Foundation features an athletic fit.

Next is the Barrow Pant made from Polartec WindPro and is a heavy weight insulating layer which can be worn alone or under a shell. It’s built with stretch and mobility in mind.

On the softshell side they’re offering the Obsidian Pant and Obsidian Hooded Jacket. These are made from Tweave 4-way stretch with a lighter version of Tweave under the arms. In fact, all of the garments feature their Dynamic Reach construction with no seams under the arm. However, they’ve added SuperFabric along the elbows of the Jacket as well as the rear of the Pant. The Jacket has a helmet compatible, adjustable hood. The Pants feature a slated button fly. The Pants also incorporate laser cut, glued pockets which is stitched for added durability. Lots of stretch in these garments and they’ve also incorporated a DWR coating.


The Prevail Hooded Jacket is a super lightweight wind jacket. It is almost silky and has some breathability but the full zip helps with ventilation as well. It has adjustable hood and packaway fabric. This Black version is a prototype.  Production will be Coyote and MultiCam.  


Their puffy garments go by the name of Tradecraft and include Jacket, Vest and Pants. They are all insulated with varying weights of PRIMALOFT Gold. The Vest features 130 gram fill while everything else is 70 gram. The Vest also has stretch panels under the arms. All of the garment shells are DWR treated 40D ripstop. However, the Jacket offers 70D on the upper arm and the Pant also has 70D on the lower leg and rear for abrasion resistance. Full sides zips for don and doff on the Pants.


The Colossus Parka 180 gram PrimaLoft Gold insulation. They’ve taken it down to -26 deg in mountain field trials. It incorporates an internal neck baffle, similar to a sleeping bag and has offset quilting to reduce cold spots. The hood is adjustable and an internal stuff it pocket for water bottles, etc.


Although not commercialized, they’ve made a few in MultiCam Alpine.

The Infiltrator Jacket and Pant is impressive. They’ve incorporated WL Gore & Assoc’s FLEX2FIT stretch fabric in key areas, combines with Gore 3-Layer Light and Fast. In addition to the mechanical stretch, their Dynamic Reach construction was great when I tried the Jacket on. In addition to the Helmet Comaptible Halo Hood design, which moves with your head, they’ve added two TorsoFlo venting zippers at the hips. Additionally, the pockets are mesh so that when you open the zips, you get some decent ventilation.


The Pants have 3/4 zip for don and doff a paling with SuperFabric knees and seat. Here you can see the hybrid construction with FLEX2FIT, SuperFabric and 3-Layer Light and Fast.


The Infiltrator Jackets and Pants will be available in April in Coyote, Grey and MultiCam.


Across the board, this set of garments is available as Berry or TAA compliant versions.

Outdoor Research products are available for unit and agency order through ADS Inc.

US Elite Offers 20% Off OR Gloves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Outdoor Research is 20% Off at U.S. Elite! Hold on to summer and don’t let go with a pair of Gripper’s! Do your research, get outdoors, grab a badass bargain at U.S. Elite.

Looking for a new pair of OR gloves? Use the U.S. Elite Glove Comparison Chart to help you get a good idea of which Outdoor Research glove might be right for you.

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US Elite – Outdoor Research Sale

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Outdoor Research 20% Off at U.S. Elite, just in time for summer! Outfit yourself for shootin’ guns and hitting the trails. Do your research, get outdoors, grab a badass bargain at U.S. Elite. Sale ends Monday, May 30.

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Be the first in line to access U.S. Elite’s Outdoor Research Sale!

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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All Outdoor Research gear is 25% off at U.S. Elite! Grab a new pair of summer patrolling gloves or a Seattle Sombrero on sale today!

Don’t forget to check out U.S. Elite’s quick guide to the Outdoor Research Overlord Gloves. Get them for as low as $82 at U.S. Elite!

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Half off your favorite gloves + 25% off Outdoor Research Sale Starts Now

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Enjoy 25% off from now until Saturday, Feb. 20 when you shop Outdoor Research at U.S. EliteGear!

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Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Outdoor Research Glove System

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Over a decade ago, Outdoor Research developed the Modular Glove System for USSOCOM. In the ensuing years, there have been upgrades to not only that system but to protective handwear across the board. One of those improvements is the introduction of options. Rather than a one-size-fits-all system, the concept of choices and a menu-based system has become popular. Now, OR has released a new handwear system with more options than ever.

 

This brochure from OR gives you a good overview of their latest Modular Glove System. The concept is that users will be able to choose which handwear best suits their operational requirememts rather than issuing a large kit to everyone.

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SHOT Show – Outdoor Research Introduces New Outerwear in WL Gore’s Topo Technology

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Outdoor Research has debuted a new jacket in WL Gore & Associates’ new Topo fabric.  Topo features a stretchable membrane.  

 

The jacket has an articulated, close fit in order to bring the jacket’s Gore membrane closer to the body where it will work better. The Brown segments you see are Topo and allow the jacket to stretch when you layer up for colder temps, yet keep the jacket as close to the body as possible in order to move the perspiration out through the membrane.

 

You can place order now in MultiCam and Coyote.

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