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Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Jacket - Men's

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    You owe it to yourself.

    If you've ever worn an ultralight down jacket under a shell on a frigid day, you know that you're not going to find anything much warmer or more comfortable. If you haven't experienced this revelation yet, don't delay one season longer and pick up the Outdoor Research Men’s Transcendent Down Jacket now. This baffled puffy is packed with 650-fill goose down that gives you the ideal amount of warmth for frigid belays, bone-chilling lift rides, or, when worn on its own, brisk nights around town. It's highly compressible, too, so it accommodates a shell without problem or, when you're carrying it in your pack just in case, you can pack it into its own front zip pocket for easy portability.
    • Item #ODR0800

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 20D polyester ripstop, [lining] taffeta
    Insulation
    650-fill down
    Hood
    no
    Fit
    standard
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Powder Skirt
    no
    Pockets
    2 hand, 1 chest
    Claimed Weight
    13 oz
    Recommended Use
    layering, trekking, relaxing at base camp
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Warm and stylish

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

    I have used this jacket hiking, skiing, backpacking, and just basic car camping. I bought this jacket when I was about 230-240 lbs and it fit great. I have lost some weight so it runs big for me now. I would go with the size large for my current specs. Any questions let me know!

    Warm and stylish

    Sizing Help

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    If looking for a slim athletic look and are around my size, suggest going with the Medium over the Large. The warmth and look are great and the color is true to display.

    Would recommend

      Definitely would recommend this jacket for anyone who is looking for a lightweight jacket that keeps you warm. Can fit under a shell with ease. Has a nice fit to it.

      Too big in shoulders, arms

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small

      This jacket has all the right features. The pockets and neck are lined with soft material, that make the jacket feel warmer. The problem for me was fit. Looking at the size chart I thought I was between a Small and a Medium (5'8, 155), so I ordered both. Small was a better fit, but the sleeves felt baggy in the forearms, and just big in the upper arms. I am not a body builder, but I am in pretty good shape. The fit was off enough that I am returning the jacket. There are so many of this type of jacket on the market, now. I read a bunch of reviews of different brands, and every one has some complaints about fit. Of course they all also have a lot of positive reviews for the fit. It probably makes sense to just keep looking until you find the one that fits you best

      Great Jacket

        Spent a lot of time looking for a lightweight insulated jacket like this. Looked at a lot of Patagonia/north face/ etc. This was definitely the jacket to buy, very satisfied with my purchase. It's super lightweight and very warm, and less expensive than other jackets in its class. Stuffs down into the right pocket really easily. If you are looking for a good down jacket get this one!!! You will not be disappointed.

        Love the fit, pretty warm, stuffs.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        I've used this OR jacket in Southern California for the last week or so, night temps ranging from 45-50F including an evening boat traverse over the ocean and it does a solid job of keeping my core warm. It's interesting to notice my legs feeling cold in wind and yet my chest actually feeling very toasty. This jacket is distinctly warmer than an REI Windbrake fleece and much lighter. I don't know how it performs in heavy heavy winds or deep cold.

        The good:
        - Warm core - Down fill is pretty good and stuffs nicely, but the arms are not nearly as warm as the chest.
        - Fit / Aesthetics - well-fitted, great waist cinch, and nice color. (Dusk/Night)
        - Fleece pocket liner
        - Great value - a durable, warm, dry-weather down jacket.
        - Stuffs into its own pocket


        The not as awesome:
        - No DWR / no Hydrophobic Down - Limits this jacket to arid climate ventures. (Understandable for the price point)
        - Mine seems to consistently leak a bit of down. Almost every time I wear it, I notice little while strands fluffing out of the outside seams on the arms/shoulders. Will update after a few weeks have passed to see if this is still happening...

        Philip, Thank you for the thorough review! This is a great product, and with the feedback you give, we do have others that would hit the mark, but they are also more expensive. It's the gear trade off, you know! For a waterproof down jacket, OR does not believe in hydrophobic down - we don't think treating the down is the way to go, rather giving a waterproof shell to cover, as in the Floodlight Jacket.

        Anyway, thank you again for writing!

        Leta
        OR Rep

        Excellent Jacket

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

        This jacket is very light weight and very warm. It packs down to a very compact size in the attached stuff sack. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good down jacket. For me the medium size fits well and leaves some room for a few layers underneath if need be.

        Good jacket

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        Ordered this jacket and received it lickity-split. Appreciate fast shipping. The jacket is extremely light. You can feel warmth immediately once on. I am 5'9", 150# and it fits me perfectly. The jacket is toasty in a cold car (it was 24 degrees in northern Minnesota this morning) but once outside needs to be paired with another layer. Breeze gets through the coat. I do not think the jacket justifies a $200 price tag, but getting it on sale at a third off is more in-line. It is a very comfortable jacket and fits well.

        Amazing

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium

        Great jacket. More form fitting than most jackets, meaning it warms up quicker and stays that way. The design of the pockets is fantastic; roomy, yet nearly invisible. The collar is great because it doesn't stick up in your face like most down jackets. Very comfortable, very warm, and hands down best jacket I've ever owned.

        A Pound for Pound Beast

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

        Let me start by saying: This thing is awesome. I've owned and used it almost a year and never hesitate grabbing it when it's cold outside. I'm an infantry Marine stationed in Quantico, VA. I needed a warming layer for nights in the field that would fit under my issued gear, wouldn't weigh me down, and wouldn't take up a bunch of space.

        The 650 down fill is more than adequate at keeping you warm. The elastic cuffs and pull chord waist keep drafts out, which I have found to be vital for staying warm.
        The 2 hand pockets are clutch for warming your hands, especially if you need to keep them gloves free for a bit. The chest pocket is a nice touch for holding random little things. All three have zippers which keep drafts out and items in when you aren't using them.
        The neck lining is nice and soft and doesn't get itchy or annoying when zipped all the way up.
        There are a couple of pockets in the liner that are perfect for storing your gloves and keeping them warm when not in use.
        There were a few nights in the bivy (~20 degree weather/1ft of snow) that this thing was a little too toasty. I just folded it up into its pocket and used it as a sweet down pillow.

        I love it and would buy it again in a heartbeat. The sweet cherry on top is the price. I spent a lot of time comparing down jackets and have not been disappointed with my choice.

        Thank you for the great review! This jacket is certainly a top piece for OR. Yes, you are right about the price... Other jackets may be similar, but not at $199! OR put great thought into the feature set, and my favorite is the hand pocket that turns into a stuff sack. The best part of it being that on one side, we use brushed tricot, which gives it a soft fuzzy feeling next to your face when it's a pillow. Awesome job, OR!

        Leta
        OR Rep

        Just Brilliant

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

        Whoever made this jacket obviously deserves some type of award. The jacket is super warm, has a comfortable fit (just a little slim), water-resistant and layers well under my TNF shell. Packs into its own little pocket (a plus!). Do not knock the 650 down fill; it is beyond warmer than some other 800 down fill jackets (I'm looking at you, Patagonia). The only real criticism I have is the sleeves are loose at the forearm but honestly when I do things, its hardly noticable. I got my jacket for under $100 but I would pay full price for a new one if need be. I would highly recommend this jacket. It has superseded all of my expectations and makes a damn fine jacket!

        More versatile than I expected

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Small

        Among the uses I've found for this jacket are: casual warmth running to the store or the gas station, layering under a soft shell (awesome), keeping warm reading or watching TV (my fleece blanket is feeling rejected), Travel (light weight and packs small), keeping in the car in case I need it (worked out great when someone decided to rear end me and I had to stand around waiting for the officials).

        I've found the jacket keeps me comfortably warm when temps are in the 20's and it is still not to cozy for 50's. It fits just right, cuts a sharp silhouette, and attracts compliments. Construction is excellent quality, down is well distributed, and it doesn't leak feathers.

        Super lightweight and extremely warm

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

        This down jacket is amazing. It is SO warm, extremely lightweight, and fits into the breast pocket with ease. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a versatile, light, but warm down jacket. I honestly haven't run into any cons at all. I am 6 foot 2, 190 pounds, and I first ordered an extra large, and it was way too big. Large fits perfectly for me!

        LOVE. IT.

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

        I bought this jacket as a first down jacket. Its unbelievably lightweight, warm as could be, and well....semi-waterproof. I wore it hiking at about 4K feet (east coast) with a pretty strong winds and a temp of about 30 degrees. I was out for about 5 or 6 hours and was never cold. It easily compresses into my pack. Im not a small guy by any means (5'11, 280) and the XXL fits well with several layers underneath. it comes to just below my waist as well.

        I do wish I would've spent the extra money to get the hooded version, but this coat is amazing regardless. Outdoor Research has nailed it with this one. IF it ever wears out, I'll be purchasing it again

        Pretty sweet coat!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        I'm a 6'2, 192 lb guy and the Large fits pretty well. I love the way the panels come together; I'm relatively thin, but the way they made it makes me look broad and muscular when I put it on! My ONLY complaint is that the sleeves could be about one inch longer. The sleeves would have been fine with the XL, but then the body would have been huge. I returned a Marmot Quasar - which I really liked - but the sleeves were just too short. Because it is 650, I don't wear it below 25 or so, but with a smart wool or IB thermal, it's pretty nice. I do get compliments when I wear it around.

        Take it Everywhere

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

        I'm 6'0/180lbs and the large fits me well. I've had this jacket for about six months and so far its been great. I took it on a trek over the Salkantay pass in Peru and it provided warmth when I needed it. It packs into its own pocket and is really light; perfect for varying temperatures. Also made a comfortable pillow.

        Take it Everywhere

        Everyday work horse

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

        I use this pup almost everyday when its between 40 to -10 deg F. befor going out to play, i throw this on over whatever layers i plan to use as my "pre-heater". and when im out on weekend excursions this is always on the pack list be-it for peak bagging or waiting for a shuttle after a long paddle. Like all outdoor research products its the perfect blend of materials to give the durably needed for constant use but also being light weight. ive used and abused it for the past 2+ years and its still going strong and keeping me warm. when/if it goes ill be getting another.

        Bomb diggity

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

        This jacket is simply awesome. When you put this baby on, it has the weight of a T-Shirt but keeps you toasty in virtually all conditions. I currently live in FL ( unfortunately...sorry FL natives!) and can rock this on a cool day without overheating whatsoever. On the flip side, when I took it out to Steamboat I had forgot my ski shell and was comfortable skiing in this when it was a brisk 10 degrees out. I am 5'8 / 155 and the medium fits perfect. It is baggy enough to allow for some light layering but not so baggy that you feel like your swimming in it. OR seems to always deliver and this jacket is no exception.

        Speechless

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        I bought this jacket except my version has the hood and I am beyond happy with this thing. I am not good with layering usually and in VA in can get pretty chilly sometimes so when going to work where all I have to have on is my work t-shirt I can throw this thing over it and still stay toasty warm then only have to unzip it and I'm ready to go. If I do end up hiking though I have an outdoor research fleece pullover I wear under it also for extra warm and during the polar vortex that came through I still didn't get cold except my face.. I am really happy with this jacket and know that it will get the job done for years to come! My only suggestion even though this version doesn't have the hood is that the hooded one could be tucked way. Would give it 6 out of 5 stars then. I highly suggest this to anyone looking for a kick ass mid-weight down jacket!

        I have broad shoulders the chest for me would be close to snug/ perfect at large but other packable down jackets I have had to go to xl because of being very tight in the shoulders I am 5.9 210 does anyone have a recommendation between large and xl? Thanks

        Does this jacket run small or is it full...

        Does this jacket run small or is it full cut? I am 5'9" and weigh 200. Any suggestions on size?

        How does this jacket compare to the Patagonia...

        How does this jacket compare to the Patagonia down sweater, as far as fit goes? I am 5'8, 160 and wear a small Patagonia. It fits snug but better than the medium. I would be looking for a similar fit.
        Thanks