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Outdoor Research hat line evolves in Fall 2014 with new technologies, new styles in ski, HighEx, mountain life

By continually evolving how fabrics and technologies are paired, OR pushes the boundaries of technical function in headwear.

SEATTLE, Wash. – Well known for setting the bar in technical and mountain life headwear, for Fall 2014 Outdoor Research continues to expand its performance category, and also adds a variety of women’s mountain lifestyle hats, designed for casual use with underlying technical performance.

Outdoor Research Fall 2014 Hat Collection: Trailbreaker Beanie, Nord Hat, Luster Beanie, Svalbard Beanie, Flurry Cap

Barrow Beanie – The Barrow Beanie blends a casual around-town look with a warm, comfortable feel. A 100% full polyester lining ensures breathable warmth, while a pom-pom matched with vibrant colors ensures a fresh mountain look. $25.

Skye Beanie – Using a cashmere, angora and lambswool blend, the Sky Beanie feels as luxurious and soft as it sounds. For women looking for a beautiful, functional yet casual look, the cable knit pattern and ribbed cuff provides a superb balance. $40.

Trailbreaker Beanie – Evolved from the tried-and-proven Trailbreaker Pants, the Trailbreaker Beanie employs a stretch softshell exterior for weather resistance and wind protection. Inside, a Radiant LT fleece earband lining keeps thing cozy. Laser-cut earholes allow for unimpaired hearing and ports on the exterior provide sunglass integration. $29.

Nord Hat – With a 100% polyester exterior and a Radiant LT fleece earband, the Nord Hat is focused on providing weather protection during aerobic activities in a highly wicking package. The quick-drying polyester fabric uses Polygiene for odor control. $23.

Luster Beanie/Headband – The double-layer micro polyester and spandex blend of the Luster Beanie deflects biting winds and excels at wicking moisture during high-exertion activities. Couple its technical features with paisley and plaid prints, and the Luster offers a creative and fun hat for the Nordic track or other high-exertion pursuits. The Luster Headband takes the technical aspects of the Beanie and puts them in a higher-venting package. $29, $19.

Svalbard Beanie – Made from 100% lambswool, the redesigned Svalbard Beanie keeps you warm in the coldest conditions and ensures style points with its classic plaid exterior. A Gore WINDSTOPPER fabric earband provides wind protection and laser-cut earholes allow for unimpaired hearing. $34.

Endeavor Hat – A modern take on the classic Gore WINDSTOPPER Outdoor Research hatWINDSTOPPER, the Endeavor Hat offers ultimate performance via hybrid construction with its segmented fleece crown, WINDSTOPPER earband and back stretch panels. $29.

Longhouse Cap – With its sweater-knit, heathered polyester fabric, flatlock stitching, stylish brim and graded earband, the Longhouse Cap is sophisticated looking and highly functional. $27.

Exit Cap – An update to the Exit Cap offers a cleaner and more modern look. A breathable and warm AlpinWool fabric is used for increased functionality and style. The updated radar silhouette has a structured brim and a soft, moisture-wicking fleece interior. $30.

Women’s Flurry Cap – Stay protected in the backcountry or on a hike with the Flurry Cap all while maintaining a touch of style. A wool blend exterior, using AlpinWool, and a soft fleece lining keeps you warm and feels comfortable against the skin. $32

Carlisle Cap – Take your favorite trucker hat, winterize is it with warm wool on the crown, brim and back adjustment, and you have the Carlisle Cap. A fun and stylish sweater knit panel on the front gives you some added bonus points. $34

Prismatic Cap – The updated, fully seam taped Prismatic Cap offers an expedition-worthy design with a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex exterior and a Radiant Fleece earband for warmth. A structured plastic brim deflects light snow/rain and helps to shield glare, while a one-hand back adjustment allows for easy on-the-go fixes. $45.

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.