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Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket - Men's


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    5 Reviews


    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

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

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    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.

    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!

      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.