Stay warm on the way to where you're going and keep warm once you get there.
- Ultralight shell construction employs 20D polyester ripstop for durability weight savings
- 650-Fill down insulation offers a high warmth-to-weight ratio, breathes like a champ, and rebounds well after repeated compressions
- Adjustable hood, internal front zip storm flap, and drawcord hem help seal out cold drafts
- Multiple pockets house the day's wares
- Stuff sack included
- Item #ODR0783
- Q & A
Perfect All-Around Down Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
This jacket is just about perfect for Seattle - Lightweight enough to not overheat you in 50 to 60 degree weather, warm enough to keep you comfortable down to around 40 or so. It's perfect as a layer under my OR Enigma rain shell, or on its own. I shave my head, so the down hood is a nice touch, and fits well over the headphones I wear (I can't wear earbuds; they never fit right). I'm 5'8" and about 175-180 lbs, and a womens' Large fits me just about right (I prefer the womens' cut and styling over mens' in most outdoor gear as long as it doesn't look too feminine, and this jacket doesn't!). I got mine for a spectacular can't-beat-it-price, but it's worth the full price if you're willing to pay the $200+!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: Runs large
Bought as a birthday present for my sister. She is pretty pumped about it. Seems to run a little bigger than usual with space to wear a jacket or sweater underneath. Is super warm and easy to pack up small if she doesn't want to wear or carry it.
goes with me everywhere
This isn't a big warm down puffy. It's great for a "hoody" just as the name implies. A warm insulating layer at a football game when the temp drops. Cuts the wind pretty well too. I keep it in my car for just those purposes. It's thin enough to add under a shell for a little extra warmth, comfortable to wear all the time, all around.
Cold and dry - bring this with you!
For me a down hoody needs to be not that bulky yet warm. The hood is so essential for those super cold days in Colorado. This down hoody fits those needs. As much as I love my sythnetic puffy's for wet cold weather, this jacket is just so much warmer and don't you always have a waterproof shell to throw on top if it gets wet out there? I was surprised to find that I fit into a size medium in this jacket - usually I'm a large - so it does run a little big. Of course this doubles as my around town winter jacket as well.
awesome down jacket - super light
my FAVORITE part about the OR Aria Hoody is that when the $#*% hits the fan outside, I just throw on my shell and I am all set. The Aria has all of the warmth WITHOUT the bulk, so I never feel like I am wearing 2 jackets. It kills it! I own TWO!
Lightweight yet warm
This is my new favorite jacket. It's so light weight you hardly know your wearing it, yet it provides enough warmth to keep you cozy kicking around town or camping. I slept in in while camping and the hood was awesome for keeping my head warm with out sleeping in a hat. It's easy to layer both under and over the jacket with out binding. The colors and cut are feminine as well. Love this jacket!
Great Light Belay/About Town Jacket
I depend upon my Aria Down Jacket as my "go to" light belay jacket for moderately cold days on the ice or rock. It keeps me warm, has ample room for my helmet inside the hood and packs nicely in the small stuff sack that comes with the jacket...I just clip it to my harness on multi-pitch climbs.
This jacket isn't just functional but also fashionable. The cut is flattering and I love wearing out on the town. I get lots of comments on the look of this down jacket.
pretty good between-season jacket
I wanted a stowable between-season jacket that wouldn't break the bank, that I wouldn't mind getting dirty or beating up on the trail, and I would recommend the Aria if you can find it on substantial sale. The down is quite thin, which is fine for my purpose, and the stitching goes all the way through (it is not off-set stitching) so all the stitched lines are very thin (hold them up to the light and it passes right through) and I'm sure this will result in cold spots. I wish it had off-set stitching, but for the sale price I scored it for, I'm not complaining...too much :) If it had off-set stitching, I'd give this jacket 5 stars. As a layering piece around and above 30 degrees, I'm thinking it should be fine for summer/fall camping. I'm 5'11" and the medium fits me pretty well - it's sized a bit generously to allow for layering underneath, but it is not too baggy. The arms are long enough for me, and the elastic wrists are perfect (I have small wrists, so if you have very large wrists, be careful). I often wish jackets were a bit longer (I have a long torso), and this jacket is no different. If you're of average height though, you'll probably be quite happy.The construction is of good quality all around - the interior pockets are well made with the detail of allowing for headphone pass-through, the main zipper is sturdy, and the stitching is uniform. Do be warned that with the light-colored jackets that have a dark interior color (mine is ice-blue with dark-blue), you will probably see the white down feathers through the thin fabric. It makes the jacket slightly mottled in appearance up close. If you care about that sort of thing, go with a darker color to hide the down. The hood is great - cinches nicely around the face and is sized well. I think the light weight and included small stuff sack will make the jacket perfect for backpacking and also for throwing in a day pack as an emergency layer if the weather turns.
(ps - If you don't need or want a hood, try out the North Face Thunder Jacket or the Backcountry 800 luft. I haven't tried on either of them, but they seemed similar in weight and cut.)
I am very happy with this jacket. I purchased a medium, I am 5'4 and 110 lbs. It is long enough to cover my back when I sit down. It is warm enough for Ohio winters. It is incredibly light and the material is soft and quite. The inside pockets are nice and deep. There is even one with a zipper and headphone wire hole. The hood stays on pretty well. I took one star off because for the first week or so I was was finding feathers on my clothes. Doesn't happen very often now and I have had it for about a month.
I bought this jacket last spring and love it. It's not for the heart of winter, but it is great for fall and spring.
On other websites the zippers on the "elderberry" jacket appear to be a contrasting bright purple, but in the Backcountry photo they appear to be the same darker purple color as the rest of the jacket. Is this just a fluke of the photo or is this jacket a different color than what is being sold on other sites?
You are correct - the picture hear does not show as much pop as is on the jacket. It's a subtle pop, but the zipper is not the same color as the jacket.
Hope this help!
Does the shell have a DWR coating...is it...
Does the shell have a DWR coating...is it water-resistant?
Yes, you can count on the fabric to have a DWR applied. Some DWR coatings are very durable and last, and some don't. Just keep in mind that the fabric will be only slightly water resistant. If you are exposed to anything more than some passing snowflakes, or very light brief drizzle of rain, then you'll want to protect the jacket with a full waterproof, or use a synthetic jacket in wetter climates. With down insulation, protecting your insulation is especially important on extended backcountry trips.