Outdoor Research Expands Great Plains Mountain Stuff Relationship to Manage Sales in South Central Territory


SEATTLE, Wash. (June, 19, 2013)Outdoor Research, the independent, Seattle-based manufacturer of outdoor apparel and accessories, this month expands the sales region of its rep agency Great Plains Mountain Stuff to include the South Central states of the U.S., including: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. Based out of Boulder, Colo., Mountain Stuff has covered the Rockies territory for Outdoor Research for more than 20 years.

“Great Plains Mountain Stuff has done a fabulous job for us in the Rockies,” said Alex Kutches, Vice President of Sales at Outdoor Research. “We are looking forward to the added investment they have made in their agency to continue our growth in both the Rockies and South Central territories.”

The Mountain Stuff team comprises four active sales representatives: Tom Gordon, Leta Sharpe, Kate Williamson and Richard Weight. Combined, the reps share over 70 years of sales experience in the outdoor industry. In addition to Outdoor Research, the group currently represents Osprey and Western Mountaineering. No stranger to the new region, Mountain Stuff founder Tom Gordon worked out of the Central territory before leaving to pursue his passions in the Colorado mountains.

Gordon has assembled a dedicated, productive team servicing all levels of retail in the Rocky Mountain region. With longstanding relationships and a solid following, Mountain Stuff has broadened its business strategy and skillset to include the South Central territory.

Mountain Stuff is eager to show the new Spring 2014 Outdoor Research product line to the retailers of its newly expanded territory. To contact Mountain Stuff, please email founder Tom Gordon at tom@mtnstuff.net.

About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle – with in-house manufacturing and prototyping capabilities at our company headquarters – Outdoor Research was founded in 1981 after a failed piece of gear on an Alaskan climbing expedition inspired ideas for a better design. Ever since that first product, the X-Gaiter, put Outdoor Research on the map, we have been 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. Design abides by the maxim ‘make it better, not just new or different,’ and our gear is backed by our Infinite Guarantee®. We listen, value and empower each other and our fellow adventurers – we invite input from our customers, athlete ambassadors and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations Test Team. We’re independent, letting us 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 backcountry and sidecountry skiing. We’re growing, as a company and as individuals. And we’re having fun along the way.