All the right fabrics in the right places, easy to pack and carry with you.
If damp, cold alpine environments don't deter you, the Outdoor Research Women's Cathode Insulated Hooded Jacket will keep you warm and comfortable while you contort up glacial rock faces. 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, breathable, and water-repellant polyester Schoeller panels under the arms, across the back, and in the hood optimize movement and breathability and stand up to hard use. Water-resistant PrimaLoft One 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 this excellent packability, you can easily carry this jacket with you to use if and when you need it during longer excursions, early mornings, or damp days.
- Pertex Quantum nylon, Schoeller stretch polyester panels
- PrimaLoft One 60g insulation
- Slim fit
- Fully adjustable hood with stretch fabric panels
- Internal front zip stormflap
- Stretch binding at cuffs and drawcord hem
- Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
- Item #ODR1221
- Q & A
Can this jacket keep you warm in 30-40 degree weather?
I like the question because it brings up another one: what are you doing? Belaying (ie, sitting there and not moving?), backcountry skiing, hiking? With active use, this jacket is great, and it has side panels that allow for venting. Hope this helps!
Can I use this jacket for running in cold, wet weather? Does it have inside pockets?
It doesn't have internal pockets, nor is it waterproof (or even water-resistant), so I wouldn't use it in wet weather.
Its not water resistant, but that being said I have run in it and been caught in sleet/wet snow. It performs very well when wet, but doesn't protect you from getting wet.
Can someone please tell me the sleeve length of size M and L and if possible shoulder-to-shoulder length? I have longer arms and it's hard for me to decide.
I went ahead and measured this jacket in both a medium and a large. Medium has a sleeve length of 34 inches from the center of the back and the shoulder to shoulder measurement is 17 inches. Large has a sleeve length of 34.5 inches from the center of the back and the shoulder to shoulder measurement is 17.5 inches.
I hope this helps you out ! :]
I am 6' with long arms and legs, and a Large fits me well, the medium fits better in the torso, but the arms are too short.
Does this jacket have any type of waterproofing...
Does this jacket have any type of waterproofing on it? I saw that it is recommended for skiing. I live in the PNW and need a jacket that can keep me warm and dry in wet snow.
Hello and thanks for the question.
The Pertex Quantum nylon fabric is slightly water resistant and windproof. This would be an excellent mid-layer choice for the PNW, but it is definitely not going to keep you totally dry in wet, snowy conditions. For that you would need to layer this piece under a waterproof hard shell. If you want some suggestions, don't hesitate to chat or call in and our Gearheads would love to make recommendations.