Industry Press Release

OUTDOOR RESEARCH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MIKE HATTRUP

04/24/2009

Snowsports Legend to Collaborate on Product Development

Seattle, WA (January 6, 2009) — Outdoor Research, manufacturer of functional solutions for human powered adventure, today announced that that effective January 2009, Mike Hattrup will begin a new consulting relationship with the Seattle based company. “Mike’s diverse experience within the ski industry will contribute valuable insight on an already strong line of products,” said Christian Folk, PR Coordinator of Outdoor Research, adding, “Mike has been a pioneer in the evolution of skiing. From the birth of freeride to an AMGA adventure ski guide, Mike’s a great fit for the Outdoor Research approach and position”

Hattrup, a legend in extreme skiing with a career spanning more than two decades, previously partnered with Outdoor Research during the mid-1990’s. Hattrup is excited to reignite a relationship with OR, noting “I wanted to work with Outdoor Research again because I like the direction the company is going. OR is a great brand that’s small and agile and has a history of making truly functional products.” Hattrup adds, “I’m excited to help build a progressive line of clothing that incorporates backcountry features with free ride fit and styling.”

“Mike has an incredible stoke for skiing,” notes Folk, “We are all excited to have him aboard!”

About Outdoor Research:?

Based in Seattle WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure. Outdoor Research offers technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed up with OR’s Infinite Guarantee. In 2005, OR became the North American distributor for Exped, an innovative Swiss company with many “new classics” in its line. Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access, and educational efforts of a variety of organizations and encourages our customers to do the same. ??Outdoor Research – Designed by Adventure.