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Men’s Mountain Life collection from Outdoor Research balances style with technical performance

SEATTLE, Wash. – Mountain casual can sometimes be tough to nail down. It’s that never-ending balancing act between technical performance and an understated, classic look. And while style is key, it never comes at the expense of true technical function.

Those are maxims that abound in the expanding Outdoor Research Technical Sportswear collection for men. Pieces like the new Winter Bullwheel Jacket and Deadbolt Hoody provide casual style coupled with wind- and-water resistant, breathable shells. The plaid shirt is a staple in every mountain town closet, but the Tangent and Pitch Shirts add moisture management and wicking capabilities to classic looks. In the Rutland Pants, corduroy with spandex for extra mobility translates to both casual and performance wear. 

Winter Bullwheel Jacket – A modern take on the classic work jacket, the Winter Bullwheel pairs yarn-dyed woven stretch softshell flannel with a DWR finish, Thermore Compact insulation with a quilted polyester lining, and an exceptional cut to create an outer layer that melds style with weather resistance. This jacket repels cold, damp weather yet breathes well, all while providing movement-mirroring fit. Finer points include a full center front zip, one zippered security pocket on the chest, a second with a snap closure, and metal-snap closures on the cuffs. $175.

Deadbolt Hoody – Though it looks like a low-key hoody, the Deadbolt combines a durable softshell exterior, a waterproof-breathable Ventia laminate, and a fleece lining that’s bonded to the face fabric to meld comfort with weather protection in a work-styled jacket. The Deadbold handles any kind of tough winter weather while keeping style points high, and without looking overly technical. $160.

Tangent Shirt – Built with a polyester/cotton/wool blend, the Tangent Shirt looks great, feels comfy, and offers a superb warmth-to-weight ratio. The hollowcore fabric blend traps heats and wicks and dries quickly, while the cotton blend offers a pleasantly soft hand to the touch. A curved hem has a drop tail for added coverage. $85.

Pitch Shirt – Slightly heavier than the popular Feedback Flannel, the Pitch Shirt is ideal for mid-winter warmth or shoulder seasons fireside. Made with a hollowcore polyester and wool blend, the Pitch blends cozy wamth with the ability to wick and dry quickly. Two button chest pockets and a curved hem round out this buttery-soft, everyday shirt. $90.

Rutland Pants – Meld mountain style with a bit of stretch performance and you’ve got the corduroy Rutland Pants. Made from cotton with touch of spandex for stretch and a very fine corduroy pattern, the Rutland’s straight-legged fit offers a comfortable range of motion. Standard pant pockets – two in the front and two in the back – ensure these pants translate from crag to street with ease. $85.

Turnpoint Sensor Gloves and Driver Cap – Stay warm and in style with the Turnpoint Sensor Gloves and Driver Cap. One would never know the depth of the performance with a glance at the stylish Turnpoint Sensor Gloves, but it’s all there: polyester-wool blend construction, touchscreen-compatible fingertip technology, and a stash pocket with a hidden zipper. The cap is made with a wool blend and twill lining for breathable warmth. A stiffened brim conveys class and a comfortably modern fit. $39 for gloves, $38 for cap.

Yukon Sensor Gloves and Cap – Embrace your inner mountain man and stay warm with the Yukon Sensor Gloves and Cap. No need to ignore your smartphone or music device with the touchscreen-compatible Yukon Sensor Gloves. Warm fleece and a Sherpa lining ensure that hands stay warm and a durable suede overlay adds longevity. A wool blend exterior and soft fleece lining on the Yukon Cap provide seriouswarmth. And when winds pick up and temperatures continue to drop, lower the earflaps for additional comfort. $59 for gloves, $39 for hat.

About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle, Outdoor Research was founded in 1981. We are dedicated to building better outdoor apparel, gloves, hats and an array of other outdoor accessories informed by real-world testing. We develop innovative, functional, bomb-proof products that are beautiful in their simplicity. We strive to provide the best value to our customers, not shareholders. We are committed to our core sports: alpinism, rock and ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddling, trail running, and skiing and snowboarding. And we’re having fun along the way