The Radiant Hybrid insulates your body from the cold so you can enjoy outdoor activities.
- Radiant fleece fabric in torso, top panels, and hood provide superb warmth in chilly temps
- Radiant LT fleece fabric in side body and under arms for maximum breathability
- Polygiene active odor control helps keep your funk at bay
- Off-set center front zipper, flatlock and wrap-around seams for comfort
- Thumbholes help prevent the Radiant's sleeves from riding up when you layer it beneath your shell and block out the cold
- Close-fitting, balaclava-style hood helps protect your head and face from the elements
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How's the hoodie when worn under ski helmet?...
How's the hoodie when worn under ski helmet? Comfortable? Suitable dedicated balaclava replacement?
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
A great warm layer. Not water or wind proof so it stands as a layer from a base layer to mid layer or even the outer later on a nice day. I like the hood and the side zip is actually quite nice. A medium for me is a better base layer and larger works well as a mid layer
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This jacket does its job but a couple things really bothered me. I used it as a mid layer while skiing and it did keep me very warm. The hood fits nicely and i really like the side zip. Unfortunately the zippers are way too small and nearly impossible to use with gloves on. The fit was a little off and bunched up quite a bit under a shell. Not a bad jacket but i like my Patagonia R1 much better.
Hi......is the color of the Radiant Hybrid...
Hi......is the color of the Radiant Hybrid Hooded Top shown in the OR Radiant Video the 'Ember' color, or a different more orange color from last season. The color of the 'Ember' on the site page above appears more copper, or rust, not bright orange.
Outdoor Research Radiant Collection
Outdoor Research® Climbing Ambassador Shingo Ohkawa talks about the Radiant Fleece™ collection of warm, breathable shirts, jackets and hoodies. Radiant Fleece™ layers are the perfect combo of warm, insulating fleece where you're most exposed to the elements and breathable light fleece where your body needs to let heat escape. Wear them under a shell for extra warmth on stormy high alpine epics or as your outer layer on a cool morning approach, or throw it over a tee on the way to grab your morning coffee; these piece works as well under or over, as an inner or outer layer. Don't worry - we won't blow your cover if you can never find a time when you're not wearing them to give them a wash.
Does the inside also have a smooth/hard...
Does the inside also have a smooth/hard finish, or is it standard soft fleece?
Inside it semi-soft
Guy is right--the inside is a semi-soft fleece with a flat, wind-blocking exterior. Under the arm is a "grid" fleece--grid blocks of loftier fleece with thinner fleece between blocks for more breathability. I have the women's jacket version and it is the most comfortable fleece I've every owned...
Another piece for the quiver
I seem to be wearing this all the time ... in town, in the mountains or grabbing coffee. This Radiant hoody seems to regulate my body temps with some type of weird voodoo magic. I usually prefer down/synthetic insulation over fleece because of the warmth/weight ratio. But this jacket is amazingly comfortable and the fit moves with you without getting in the way. Recently, I was working in the snow where other folks were putting on their puffies to stay warm. Instead, I just put up the hood and stuck my hands thru the thumb loops and it kept my body heat from escaping - wallah, didn't need my down jacket. Because it's thin, there's less bulk underneath my gortex jacket so I get better freedom of movement. Nicely done OR!