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Outdoor Research Cathode Insulated Hooded Jacket - Women's

$198.95

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    Trusted design, updated materials.

    Outdoor Research isn't one to rest on its laurels, and that's why they updated their Women's Cathode Insulated Hooded Jacket. Winner of the 2014 Gear of the Year for its hybrid design, this season's version features a more wind-resistant mapped fabric on the sides and under the arms, as well as a fully insulated hood to keep you warm on high-altitude belays. The jacket's hybrid mapped construction puts the right fabrics at the right places to ensure you can move freely while staying warm without overheating.

    Tough, stretchy, and breathable panels under the arms, across the back, and in the hood optimize movement and breathability and stand up to hard use. Water-resistant PrimaLoft Gold insulation throughout the rest of the jacket insulates without bulk and stays warm even when wet. The jacket easily packs down so you can stuff the whole thing in the left hand pocket, which doubles as a stuff sack. Thanks to the jacket's excellent packability, you can easily carry this jacket with you when you need it on longer excursions or damp days.

    • A classic performance jacket with an updated design
    • Weather-resistant shell for protection during alpine activities
    • Updated side panels made from a more wind-resistant fabric
    • New fully insulated hood to keep you warm on chilly days
    • Left hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner loop
    • Elastic drawcord hem seals out chill
    • Trim fit leaves room for baselayers without extra bulk
    • Item #ODR00I6

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell and lining] Pertex Quantum (22D nylon ripstop), [underarm panels] 50D stretch double weave (96% polyester, 4% spandex)
    Insulation
    60g PrimaLoft Gold
    Fit
    semi-fitted
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    27 in
    Hood
    yes, adjustable
    Pockets
    1 zippered chest, 2 zippered hand
    Claimed Weight
    11.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Beautiful but not warm

      I just received this jacket. It's described as insulated but it's very thin. I'll never make it through a cold New England winter with this jacket.

      Hi Carol, I am sorry that this jacket didn't work for you. The jacket is really designed to wear actively in cold weather, meaning, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, etc... because it really allows your body heat and moisture escape through its breathable design. When you have something that is really breathable, it's purpose is not to lock in heat, but to allow it to get out, so in activity, you don't over heat.

      The other way to wear this piece is as a mid layer under another jacket. But if you were planning to use this by itself in the cold New England winter, the Cathode is not the jacket for this use. Hope this helps better understand this jacket!

      May I recommend the Outdoor Research Floodlight jacket for you? warm and waterproof, this jacket would be a great choice for your use.

      http://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-floodlight-down-jacket-womens?s=a


      Thanks,

      Leta
      OR Rep

      Best synthetic jacket

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

      I am 6' 160lbs and a large fits me well, including arm length which is rare. The torso is large enough for layers. The jacket spans many temperatures, I can run and ski in it in under 0 F temps, and it is a quick warm layer to throw on under a shell for most other temps until about 40 F. It breathes very well, and stays as warm as similar wool layers I have. The hydro is a brlliant blue, the ultraviolet is a bit more toned down than the website would suggest. The hood can fit over a helmet and is pretty basic. It packs down significantly smaller than you would expect given how warm it can be. Only gripe is with all OR jackets, the hand pocket zippers can catch the lining and get stuck.

      Versatile active insulation

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

      A climber’s and backcountry skier’s dream! Many competitors now have a lightweight down/synthetic-insulated jacket to keep the core warm while offering highly breathable side-paneling for heavy activity during cool temps, but OR took the extra step with the helmet-compatible hood! No need to make adjustments to the hood; it just fits and stays in place perfectly as it should! It’s still very compressible and warm (it’s been replacing my Aria hoody, for example, which I also love!), but it holds a very flattering shape to wear in town or layer under a rain shell. And stains wash out quite well (I’m a messy person) with a tech wash! The only gripe I can make is that the seam blew out of the breast pocket rather quickly. It’s a super fast and easy repair, so I didn’t bother taking advantage of OR’s excellent warranty on this (not that I could part with this layer for even a day anyway!). I’m 5’3”, 135lbs and a muscular build and I have a size S, which fits perfectly. I get full range of motion—no constriction around the shoulders and back!

      Versatile insulation for climbers

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

      A climber’s dream! Many competitors now have a lightweight down/synthetic-insulated jacket to keep the core warm while offering highly breathable side-paneling for heavy activity during cool temps, but OR took the extra step with the helmet-compatible hood! No need to make adjustments to the hood; it just fits and stays in place perfectly as it should! It’s still very compressible and warm (it’s been replacing my Aria hoody, for example, which I also love!), but it holds a very flattering shape to wear in town or layer under a rain shell. And stains wash out quite well (I’m a messy person) with a tech wash! The only gripe I can make is that the seam blew out of the breast pocket rather quickly. It’s a super fast and easy repair, so I didn’t bother taking advantage of OR’s excellent warranty on this (not that I could part with this layer for even a day anyway!). I’m 5’3”, 135lbs and a muscular build and I have a size S, which fits perfectly. I get full range of motion—no constriction around the shoulders and back!