In 1981, scientist and mountaineer Ron Gregg founded Outdoor Research with the aim to broaden life’s adventures—and to equip trailblazers with the right gear. Through the decades, they’ve put a stake in the ground as the premier brand for protective essentials for every terrain, whether it be the snow-laden backcountry of Lake Tahoe or the lush coast of Kauai.
Always adaptive, Outdoor Research has now turned their attention to face masks, making it their mission to craft the highest-performing option for adults and children alike.
Three key elements set Outdoor Research’s face masks apart from the rest. Each piece is treated with HeiQ V-Block, originally created for medical equipment, to shore up the textile against microorganisms and bacterial funk. The masks’ filters resist over 95% of viruses, bacteria, and particles in accordance with ASTM test standards. What’s more, the design is downright comfortable: The roomy construction creates more breathing space, and the nose wire makes the mask easy to shape for the perfect fit (and to keep glasses from fogging).
With the new mask mandate in effect, there’s renewed hope for a completely maskless future—but in the meantime, Outdoor Research has you covered.
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