Looking for gift ideas for the holidays? Check out these eight Outdoor Research items that will make the outdoors-loving people in your life jump for joy.
Spread the holiday cheer with these outdoorsy, sporty, and adventure-ready gifts from Outdoor Research. An innovative maker in the outdoor industry, Outdoor Research offers products that span the gamut from high-tech backcountry gear to ultra-cozy flannels (and everything in between).
With such a wide selection, there’s something for everyone. Read on to find the perfect Outdoor Research gift for those on your nice list.
The wear-all-day Echo Hoody makes a great gift. It has UPF sun protection, and a lightweight, performance fit. The hoodie will work as a base layer in the winter and a great active layer in the summer when you find yourself out on sunnier trails.
Zip Sack Compression Sacks: From $25
Packing sacks are a travel must-have, and these ones from Outdoor Research are particularly awesome. They are super-lightweight yet can still hold up to rugged adventures. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the frequent traveler, these make a great gift.
Built as a lightweight option for stormy, undesirable weather, the Helium Rain Jacket is a great windproof, waterproof layer. Anyone who spends a lot of time out on the trails will appreciate this minimalist yet functional jacket.
These pants make a great gift for the outdoorsmen and women wanting versatility and style in their wardrobe. The pants come in a variety of styles, but we like the zip-off convertible version built with 90-denier stretch-woven ripstop and multiple zippered pockets. These are quick-drying, high-quality pants for any outdoor occasion — what more could you need?
While definitely a higher-end gift, these jackets are worth it due to the design and features. The Hemispheres collection from OR has won several accolades for its “stretchy, bomber, all-weather protection.”
Tested by GearJunkie (you can read our review here), this waterproof-breathable shell would make a great gift for the outdoor-loving, high-alpine adventurer in your life. Put simply, it’s a great jacket to both give and receive. To round out the kit, check out the Hemisphere Bibs as well, available for both men and women.
If you’re looking for a great gift for your adventurous friend or family member, these gaiters are it. Built with 1,000-denier foot panels and 70-denier leg panels, the Crocodile Gaiters work just as well keeping you dry crossing creeks in summer as they do keeping you warm and dry on any snowy hike. It’s a practical product for all four seasons of adventure.
One of our picks for best women’s flannels of 2019, the Feedback is superb, not too heavy, and completely comfortable flannel. It fits well and is a great way to add versatility to a fall or winter outfit. Snag this for the campfire-loving outdoor enthusiast in your life.
Aksel Gloves: $65
Whether you’re looking for work gloves for morning chores or an option to wear out in heavy winter elements, these will perform. This classic work glove has a cow belly shell, making them super-durable for when you’re chopping wood. And the wool-and-polyester lining will keep even the most active hands warm and dry.