Mountain Hardwear was founded in 1993 by a small band of outdoor industry iconoclasts. They saw the industry changing, compromising quality and dumbing down products to serve less technical users. Mountain Hardwear was founded to buck this trend in order to stay true to the needs of outdoor athletes.
Outdoor Research has been building award-winning outdoor clothing and gear in Seattle since 1981. Outdoor Research stands behind every product they make with the Outdoor Research Infinite Guarantee® warranty.