Outdoor research was founded by scientist/adventurer Ron Gregg after an event in which a failure in a pair of gaiters caused his partner to be airlifted off the glacier that they were on due to frostbite.

Ron decided that he could improve the current outdoor gear that failed so dismally and so founded Outdoor Research. A company which focuses on the journey, the adventure, and aims to provide the best gear possible to make it more enjoyable.

With such a beginning and with principles like these it is not surprising that Outdoor Research offers an infinite guarantee on their quality products.