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Outdoor Research Linchpin Hooded Jacket - Men's

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    Made to move.

    Rapid ascents in rugged alpine environments demand a jacket that will repel the wind and remain breathable when you're on the move. The Outdoor Research Men's Linchpin Hooded Jacket does this and more with a thee-layer Gore Windstopper shell, circular knit softshell face, and huge hem-to-bicep underarm zips. Designed and built with versatility in mind, the Linchpin will eliminate your need for a closet full of shells with a well-conceived design that will work well whether you're climbing in the alpine or ski touring on a clear and windy day.

    The Linchpin may be minimalist in looks, but what features it does have function well during a wide range of activities. The two-way front zip can be adjusted to accommodate a belay device, and the stretch panel underarms make climbing in the jacket as comfortable as possible. Zip the TorsoFlo underarm zips down when you need to lose heat quick, and take cover from light flurries and below treeline mistings beneath the wire-brimmed hood and tall stand collar. The Linchpin has just enough pockets to keep the essentials in tow with two vertical-zip hand pockets, a diagonal zippered chest pocket, and one internal mesh media pocket all right there.

    • Gore Windstopper three-layer softshell
    • 30D polyester circular knit face fabric
    • Critical seams taped
    • Regular fit
    • TorsoFlo hem-to-bicep ventilation zips
    • Adjustable, wire-brimmed hood
    • Elastic cuffs with molded tabs
    • Item #ODR00AR

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore WindStopper (3-layer), [face fabric] 30D polyester, [backer] 100% polyester knit mesh
    Seams
    critical seams taped
    Fit
    standard
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    [large] 29.5 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    [external] 1 zippered chest, 2 hand warmer, [internal] 1 zippered media
    Venting
    2 underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    [large] 22 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Almost the perfect ski touring jacket

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

    So close. The giant vent zippers are awesome. Anyone who actually skins uphill a lot knows just "breathability" won't cut it. Being able to go up with zippers wide open, then close up & head downhill (vs. taking off your pack and changing layers) is great. Only complaint here is that the jacket has to be pulled really really taut for the pit zippers to move. I understand this is a trade-off for flexibility/comfort. Maybe I'll get used to it.

    My only real complaint is the interior chest pockets -- they're too narrow! They won't fit my 120mm skins, which nowadays are on the skinny side. I realize this won't be a problem for all users, but OR's promo video even shows someone stowing skins there.

    The fit is good. Maybe the torso is a tiny bit baggier than it needs to be for aerobic activities with minimal layering underneath, but with some skins in the chest pockets (as intended), it'd be perfect.

    This is a really nice jacket. A++ on the venting, hood & neck areas, cuffs, and fabric. Still probably better than anything else out there for getting sweaty in cold/windy weather. Two tiny tweaks and it'd be the perfect ski touring jacket.

    Overall good softshell

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

    I think it's hard to find a good overall soft shell jacket these days. So many models and brands to pick from. For years i loved the OR Ferrosi jacket. I still think it's great but many days it's to thin for me and just not warm enough.



    I recently used the OR Linchpin jacket on a trip to Patagonia. I found this layer to be really versatile and great for climbing. It is a bit heavy but you get what you carry. I found it the perfect blend of warmth and keeping me dry. While on my trip i would carry just this jacket and used this both as my soft shell and hardshell. This jacket cut the wind and kept me warm.



    The pockets are in good spots so i could get to food or my topo when i needed to. The hood fits easily over a helmet and secures quickly when it's windy. The side zips are super nice for venting quickly while carrying a pack.



    The only downside is the weight of this jacket, but it's perfect for cold weather climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering in cold conditions. I also think it will be good for cold days ski touring.



    I'm 6'1 about 170lbs and found the size Large to be a good fit for me.

    Overall good softshell