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Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's

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    Insulation you can hike, climb, and ski in.

    Insulating puffies and fleece jackets both have their merits, but when you combine the two you get the best of both worlds. The Outdoor Research Men's Deviator Hooded Insulated Jacket puts synthetic insulation throughout the body and sides to keep your core warm, and places Polartec stretch fleece at the arms and back to wick moisture and provide full mobility whether you're hiking, climbing, or ski touring. Polygiene active odor control keeps the stink off when you're out for a few days, making this jacket great for backpacking or multi-day alpine climbs. The close-fitting hood is helmet compatible, and a drawcord at the hem helps to seal in the heat when you're ready to take a break.

    • 7D ripstop nylon front and side panels
    • Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency arms and back
    • Polartec Alpha lining
    • Synthetic insulation in the body
    • Polygiene active odor control
    • Trim fit
    • Flat-seam construction
    • Hem drawcord
    • Item #ODR009G

    Tech Specs

    [front and side panels] 100% nylon, 7D ripstop, [back, arms and hood] Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency, [lining] Polartec Alpha
    2 hand, 1 chest
    Claimed Weight
    10.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & camping, alpine touring
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    Great for the money, may not hold up

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

    The fit is a little snug, but using it for AT Skiing its perfect for me. Keeps me comfy and dry. The outer layer on the chest seems fragile and prone to tear; we'll see after the season. Happy for now!

    Hey Nick, thank you for the review. The fabric on the chest is very light, allowing for maximum breathability and packability. Consider it a trade off to something burlier that won't work as well as the Deviator does. It WILL hold up if you recognize that it is lighter fabric and you need to not trash it - it just wasn't designed for maximum durability, but maximum breathability and packability. Be nice to it and you will love it!

    OR Rep

    Fit is small, and jacket is fragile

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'd been eyeing this jacket up for a long time as it seems perfect for folks who wear a pack a lot. The fit is snug in the middle. I ordered a medium (5'5", 150lb) and just too snug around the chest. I'm afraid ordering a large would have also been too baggy for it to be a solid base layer. I found that the layer of synthetic filled in the chest was just too fragile. Sure, any "puffy" is going to be a bit soft, but all my others have held up well, where this tore very easily after brushing up against a bush. I had to return it. Too bad, I still love the style and the idea behind this jacket.

    Hey Tim, agreed on the sizing. We are working to adjust, but the fit of this piece is still a trim fit. Remember, this piece is not built as a base layer, so for you to have a little room underneath is not bad.
    The fabric on the Alpha is critical to its breatability, air permeability, etc, so yes, it is light. And because of that, it needs to be treated with a bit more care. There are trade offs in all outdoor product, and if you want a layer to bushwhack in, this is not the one.
    Hope this helps, and I am sorry this jacket wasn't the right piece for you.

    OR Rep

    Good warmth for weight, but fragile

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

    I bought this "mid-layer" to keep me warm underneath bigger, puffier layers, or as a layer for running/climbing in colder weather. It's surprisingly warm for how thin it is and seems to be very efficient at keeping accumulated sweat buildup at bay. I do think the material could be ever so slightly thicker on the sleeves to match the insulation over the core.

    My main issue is with how thin the outermost material is. Though very windproof and warm for its weight, I managed to make two small tears in the fabric after using the hoody outside only a few times. Outdoor Research offered to honor their lifetime warranty and send me a new one, which was helpful, but if your main applications involve bushwhacking, chimney-ing, or otherwise thrashing your gear you might want to look elsewhere.

    If you're looking for a warm, lightweight mid-layer for any sort of active application that has you sweating and doesn't normally tear through your clothing, this is a good choice.

    EDIT: After using this piece for almost a full year I'm looking in to buying my second (and possibly third). Though the face material is a bit fragile the insulation tends to hold up well in the wash so my small tears have not rendered the layer useless.

    This jacket is PERFECT for long, cold approaches so as to keep me from being sweaty and gross and cold when I arrive at the cliff (or boulder, I generally use it for climbing). I couldn't find my cycling base layers one cold morning and used the Deviator instead and was floored by how well it worked. Perfect insulation, breathability, and some windstopper up front. Though Leta has said this is not intended as a base layer it is what I use it primarily for, and I love it.

    Other outdoor clothing companies need to take note and make something in this same category. For now, OR has the market cornered. Leta's response should be a good indication of how well this company will take care of you. They are honest and generally quick to respond...the lifetime warranty helps me sleep at night but seems as if it's something I will rarely/if ever have to worry about.

    Zane, fair review and thank you. This is definitely not for bushwhacking and chimney-ing. Just like a super light down piece with a very light fabric, this jacket needs to be used in areas where you aren't going to tear it up.
    This piece is a rock star when you use it for active insulation - skinning up hill on a cold morning, runs or rides outside in chilly weather, etc. Or, of course as a mid layer too. The great thing about the Deviator is that it is awesome at delivering insulation without having you overheat.

    Thanks again for writing, and sorry for the delay!

    OR Rep

    Great performance, poor construction

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I love this jacket. It has excellent temperature regulation (both hot and cold) and is very light and comfortable. However, within 6 weeks of pretty light wear, the seams on the sleeves went at multiple spots. Thankfully Outdoor Research has a liftetime guarantee but it still sucks that you have to treat your outdoor wear with kid gloves.

    Good Insulating mid layer

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

    I like this layer a lot. Typically I have worn an R1 Hoody or something for a mid weight layer for all outdoor activities. The insulation in the chest/body helps keep me warmer and helps cut the wind, but also breaths while i'm moving at a high rate. The hood is awesome and fits over my climbing helmet perfectly! I've found this layer to be part of my new kit.

    My only issue is i've found the polartec alpha material easy to tear and shred. Granted I was climbing a chimney with this layer on, so overall pretty happy with this layer.

    Uses: Ski touring and resort skiing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, and just city life!

    Great performance, poor fit.

      According to the sizing chart, I am a size small. I ordered a medium because I read that this ran small. I am now returning it for a large. I understand the close to body fit and actually enjoyed that part. The fatal error to me is the body length. With the body pulled down flush against my torso this is only about 1/2 inch overlap with my waistband. This means your base layer needs to be tucked in to keep your belly warm, and any arm movement much less and over head movement results in my belly being exposed to the chilly air. Aside from that I liked this as light cover for chilly spring AM where a thicker jacket would have been overkill. My only hope is that the large isn't to baggy everywhere else and provides that length I need.