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Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket - Men's

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    The lighter you are, the faster you can be.

    Fast-and-light alpine climbs and backcountry ski tours call for the Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket. Its three-layer Gore-Tex Active shell guarantees waterproof protection in a more breathable package for truly active endeavors, and fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing snowflakes and raindrops from seeping through. A trim fit gives less bulk and less weight, and a mechanical stretch ensures full mobility.

    • Three-layer Gore-Tex Active
    • Fully taped seams
    • Trim fit
    • Adjustable wire-brimmed Halo hood
    • Hook-and-loop cuffs
    • Harness-compatible hand pockets
    • Internal mesh media pocket
    • Item #ODR009B

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Active 3L, [body] 20D nylon ripstop
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    trim
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, drawcord
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest, 1 internal media
    Claimed Weight
    [size L] 14.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, alpine, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    Simple and awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I've been using my Axiom jacket for just over three years now and it's never let me down. From rainy days in New York City to thousands of vertical feet up and down the Wasatch this jacket has been my go-to for every season. I've used tech wash twice and washed it another 3 times, and the waterproof properties are still holding strong - the GoreTex Active is pretty resilient. I've never had reason to use OR's renowned warranty, but a friend of mine with the same jacket had an unfortunate accident with a cliff band on a ski day out, and they replaced his jacket no-questions-asked. I'm 6'3", 165lb. and the XL fits well, without too much extra bulk, but I could probably get away with a L. I just prefer the XL for the longer sleeves, personally. I still anticipate this jacket giving me a few more years of bomb-proof weather resistance!

    Bombproof; the only shell in my pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I just returned from a month and a half in Patagonia from a trip during a wetter than usual season. The unsettled weather and rapidly changing conditions meant that I was usually wearing a hard shell, even while approaching and climbing. During periods of heavy movement, I would wear the OR Ferosi, but then layer up with this on the outside when things got real. It saved my bacon and turned out to be extremely durable.

    Durability:

    I climbed plenty of technical mixed and ice pitches that put holes in my pack, pants, and other layers, but this thing looks brand new. I like the larger than normal zipper teeth, which seem more robust than some of those on other jackets.

    Fit:

    I went with a large as I usually wear the jacket as my outer-most layer, sometimes even over a midweight down-layer while burning time in cold, snowy conditions. This fits well for me in the those cases, but I also have broad shoulders. When wearing only over a t-shirt or something, the fit is a tad big. Fits nicely over my helmet without restricting movement and the sleeve length is good for swinging tools.

    Bottom-line:

    Used for what it is meant for (bad weather), this is the shell you want for the price, durability, and fit - though the latter is subjective.

    Bombproof; the only shell in my pack

    very different fit compared to old one

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I used to have the first version and got this year's version as a warranty replacement. I'm a little disappointed with the current iteration. First the good, it's still a very nice jacket and the quality is superb, I like the addition of the double zipper and the wire brimmed hood. Other than that I much prefer the older version. You can't pack this jacket into it's pocket, this used to be possible, not anymore. The fit is really weird, the older one was also slim fit but the current version is really slim in the hem area compared to shoulders and arms. While the older version seemed to be more of a normal slim fit the current version would be perfect for those with wide shoulders and really long arms, but with a chicken legs, if you size up to have some room around your thighs, the arms are likely to be too long. Old version medium was a perfect fit, current one is just too long in the arms and a little boxy with just about perfect space in the hem around my waist and thighs, if I size down to a small the jacket won't go over my thighs and I'd have to use is above my waist line. No I have to figure out what to do with my warranty replacement that doesn't fit me like the original one.

    I'm still giving 4 starts for the exceptional quality and detail on this jacket!

    Great Shell!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    This jacket has been great for me! Great top layer for cold, wind, and snow. The only complaint I have is when it is -20 or colder the zipper becomes very hard to operate. Otherwise this is a great shell!

    Great Shell!

    Runs small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is a really nice jacket but it would have been better if it was a relaxed fit vs slim fit. Couldn't put any layers on under jacket. Have to return.

    Seems Great, Tough Fit for Shorties

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    This jacket really seemed like it would be awesome except that I have one of those short/muscular chest body types that makes it impossible to get a good fit from most sizing schemes. The small size Axiom had longish length in the sleeves, reasonable length in the hem and was just barely roomy enough around my chest if I had nothing but a very light baselayer underneath. Anything more and it was far too restrictive around my chest and shoulders. The medium had ample (read: too much) room underneath for 4 layers of varying size plus a bulky down jacket. It also had a hem that descended halfway to my knees and sleeves that extended at least an inch past my fingertips. Anyone with a similar body type (39-40 inch chest measurement and below average height) should beware of 'form fitting' or 'slim fit' garments if a proper fit with any reasonable layering underneath is desired.

    I think it's simply an issue of 'fit type' (slim, athletic, regular, etc) vs. outlying body types (short, muscular like myself; tall and very thin). From now on I'll know to be cautious of slim fits for this reason. Also a peril of ordering online without being able to try before buying! The quality of the jacket, however, seemed superb.

    Bombproof and ultra compact.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I bought this model a couple years back prior to it having hand pockets and velcro cuffs. Owning it for two years, it's been my everyday carry jacket as a college student and outdoorsy person in Alberta (winter temps run from 32 to -40). The waterproofing and breathability are solid, the stretch in the material is a lifesaver, and it's ultra lightweight, packable design has been great as I keep it in a small pocket of my backpack at all times in case the weather turns and I have to brave a blizzard on my commute home. The only features I wish I had were hand pockets and velcro cuffs which has since been added.

    The model I own runs quite small. I usually wear size small (I seriously am a size small in most outdoor brands despite being 180), but this jacket is too snug to comfortably layer under in a small. Also, the jacket is cut with long sleeves and a short body, more like a typical softshell than snowboarding shell. Notably, the 20D material does lend it thin enough it provides no insulation of its own unlike the heavy skiing oriented shell jacket I own. Otherwise I have been quite happy with it and surprised by its durability despite being such a lightweight material as I have commuted, hiked, winter camped, and even used it as a shell when running in the winter.

    Bombproof and ultra compact.

    Go To Touring Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I have been using this jacket for the past couple years now and absolutely love it. Great athletic fit, lightweight, breathes well, and protects - pretty much everything you could want for touring or alpine pursuits.

    Go To Touring Jacket

    Really nice for a shell

      Walking in this jacket on a windy day, I can feel the wind blasting all around me but this shell just cuts through the gusts like a knife. Excellent waterproofing- moisture just beads right up. I'm 6'1" 220. The L fits but I went with the XL which gives me room for a baselayer and a hoodie.

      failed before i even got outside

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size

      Hood draw broke the first time i put it on. The stiching just gave out. Back country? Didn't eve make it out of my living room.

      Arrrggh! Mark, I am so sorry! This is an award winning jacket, and you got a lemon. PLEASE understand that we do our absolute best to make sure the product is bomber, but as with any brand, sometimes a bad one can slip through. Clearly, that is what happened.
      Did Backcountry take care of you? I will tell you that no matter what, Outdoor Research will take care of you, no matter how long you have the jacket. It's our Infinite Guaranty.
      I hope that you will give OR another shot. And again, I am so sorry this happened to you!

      Leta
      OR Rep

      Does this have pitzips?
      If so are they the OR torso flow style?
      If it doesn't have pitzips, what might you reccomend? I'm looking for a very light minimalist hardshell with pitzips and preferably Gore Active shell.