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Outdoor Research always has lots of new solutions for the warfighter. They’ve taken their success in Modular Glove Systems and taken it to operational clothing. ADS and Operation Research, an Operational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE) partner supplier, attended the leading weapon industry trade show, SHOT Show, in Las Vegas last week.

Soldier Systems Daily (SSD), a well-known publisher in all things military products, technology, and trends, highlighted Outdoor Research’s four-layer deep clothing system that is meant to wick away moisture and retain heat while still offering flexibility and mobility in their blog. Read the full article about all the products highlighted. The following is a sampling from the SSD article.

tradecraft outdoor research apparel

The Outdoor Research 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.

infiltrator outdoor research apparel

The Infiltrator Jacket and Pant is impressive. They’ve incorporated W.L. Gore and Associates 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 Compatible 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.

softshell outdoor research apparel

The Obsidian Pant and Obsidian Hooded Jacket, made from Tweave four-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. 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 and laser cut, glued pockets, stitched for added durability. Lots of stretch in these garments in addition to DWR coating.

prevail outdoor research apparel

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

foundation zip top outdoor research apparel

Foundation crew and zip tops and bottoms. Made from Polartec Power Wool, a plaited knit construction, can be laundered with no adverse effect to the wool. It’s a bicomponent fabric (poly and wool) with moisture management, low odor, and low shrinkage. Foundation offers an athletic fit.

colossus parka outdoor research apparel

The Colossus Parka 180 gram PrimaLoft Gold insulation. Protection in -26 °F mountain field trials. It has an internal neck baffle, similar to a sleeping bag, with offset quilting to reduce cold spots. Adjustable hood and an internal stuff it pocket for water bottles, etc.

Outdoor Research’s Berry or TAA-compliant clothing systems provide our military service men and women with the mission critical yet comfortable clothing they need while in theater.

For more information about Outdoor Research’s clothing systems, contact a knowledgeable ADS Representative at 866.845.3012 or email us at

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About Soldier Systems Daily

Government and Military Acquisition professionals, industry leaders, and consumers alike rely on Soldier Systems Daily for its up-to-date reporting and in-depth analysis. The Soldier Systems Daily logo, created by Mil-Spec Monkey when the site went live in 2008, symbolizes the individual warrior through the traditional Davinci’s Vitruvian Man representing how art and science combine to outfit the Soldier. It's blended with a 1960s futuristic feel in the form of the Olympic Sports Pictogramme-style which alludes to the athletic facet of the Warrior. Like Soldier Systems Daily, it holds the rugged individual as its core with a nod to the past and a look to the future.

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