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Stay warm on the way to where you're going and keep warm once you get there.

Designed to provide versatile warmth during long-distance treks, backcountry adventures, and alpine climbs, the Outdoor Research Women's Aria Down Hooded Jacket features 650-fill down insulation and a lightweight construction for the ultimate in all-around functionality.

  • 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

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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!


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Perfect All-Around Down Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Size Purchased: 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+!

Hey Kevin - thanks again for taking the time to write. I use the Aria under my shell as well and it is perfcet. Most of the time, however, I use it alone, as it is a great weight for fall and winter. If it gets colder than that, I go with the Incandescent!

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happy sister

  • 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.

      Does the shell have a DWR it...

      Does the shell have a DWR 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.