OROS Apparel Launches Streetwise, Storm-ready Gambit Jacket

October 19, 2022

The Gambit uses advanced body-mapped SOLARCORE to deliver zero-bulk insulation.

Portland, OR (October, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – OROS, the innovator of next-generation thermal apparel, has announced the launch of its Men’s and Women’s urban-meets-outdoor styled, storm-ready Gambit Jacket.

The Gambit integrates a dual-shell design with a waterproof hardshell upper and flexible softshell lower and, as always, the zero-bulk insulative qualities of OROS’ SOLARCORE® technology. The Gambit provides intelligent thermal properties by offering active and passive ventilation and rain-ready construction that’s equally at home in the city or on a weekend car-camping mission.

The Gambit Jacket’s chief insulator, SOLARCORE®, is a proprietary technology made from Aerogel, a material created by NASA to insulate spacecraft. In partnership with the agency, OROS has devised a novel way to incorporate Aerogel into pliable SOLARCORE® foam that can be set into clothing to provide heat with significantly less layering and bulk.

Progressive body-mapped SOLARCORE® panels deliver low-bulk warmth and heat retention while allowing for breathable, all-day comfort. Seam-sealed, two-way stretch 20k/20k waterproof recycled polyester fortifies the Gambit’s chest, shoulder and arms against precipitation. Plus, an eco-friendly PFC-free DWR coating bolsters the water-resistant two-way stretch poly/elastane mix around the stomach and torso.

In creating the Gambit Jacket, the design team at OROS sought to make a shell that would excel in cold, wet environments–from après ski in Whistler, BC, to a wintry walk in Central Park.

“We made sure the Gambit Jacket could easily move from one condition to the next without losing its key attributes of comfort, breathability, storm readiness and heat retention,” explains OROS Cofounder and CEO, Michael Markesbery. “Personally, it’s my new go-to shell for when I’m not sure what my day’s gonna bring—which around Portland, is pretty much always.”

The Gambit Jacket is scheduled to launch on October 21, 2022 with an MSRP of $340.00. For more information on OROS Apparel, please visit:

About OROS

OROS is a team of experimenters, visionaries, and craftspeople united by a shared vision of a future forged from relentless curiosity and innovation. The OROS founders bring a unique scientific perspective to the outerwear industry. As comfortable in a research lab as they are on the side of a mountain, they leverage emerging NASA technology to develop advanced thermal materials and high performance, low impact apparel that equips humans to experience our world unencumbered. For more information, visit