Living in Redmond means that you spend your time playing in the beautiful outdoors of Central Oregon. From Smith Rock State Park to Lake Billy Chinook and the Cascade Mountains, there are endless opportunities to hike, fish, climb, kayak, boat, bike, and camp. Even though most of our days are sunny, the mountains and high desert offer a full range of weather conditions, without the proper gear and attire, your great outdoor adventure can quickly turn…less great.

Fortunately, the experts at GreatOutdoors by Altrec.com, headquartered in Redmond, Oregon, know exactly what you need to get the most from your outdoor adventure. If you’re hiking at Smith Rock, the temperature can dramatically change depending on whether the sun comes out, the winds pick up or the clouds roll in, so it’s important to be prepared with the correct clothing layers. The trails can be dusty, rocky, or slippery, so you need proper hiking boots as well.

Everyone in Central Oregon knows that a puffy jacket is a necessity for life in the high desert. The North Face, Mammut, and Patagonia offer an array of warm puffy jackets to keep you cozy. If you’re already filling up your summer with camping adventures, you’ll want a comfy sleeping bag to keep you warm on chilly nights and a tent to match the needs of your activity, whether you’re backpacking in the mountains or car-camping with the family at The Cove Palisades State Park.

Don’t forget to document your adventures with a GoPro HD camera. You can snap an incredible panorama of Central Oregon with a fish eye lens and capture your own perspective of your adventures with any of the mounting systems. Check them out online at www.Altrec.com to find your active Redmond style.