3L Ortler Jacket
For lightweight protection from the elements on high-alpine adventures reach for the Ortovox 3L Ortler Jacket. It's fully waterproof and windproof to protect you from the variable conditions you'll face on speedy backcountry touring treks and high-altitude summit pushes, but it's also breathable and super light on weight, ensuring that discomfort won't play a role in your mission. The front zipper has two-way functionality so you can maintain access to a harness while still staying protected from the elements, and the helmet-compatible hood delivers that added coverage you need when whipping winds and sudden snows rear their ugly heads. Zippered underarm vents let you easily expel heat when you're attacking steep pitches, while merino-mesh lining at the chin collar provides a necessary dose of comfort. To round things out you've got a chest and arm pocket that are both easy to reach with a pack or harness on.
- Grab ultralight protection from the elements with this alpine shell
- Waterproof and windproof fabric shuts out snow and rain
- Two-way front zipper lets you access a harness with your shell on
- Underarm vents let in cool air when your ascent has you heating up
- Helmet-compatible hood keeps you covered from inclement weather
- Harness and pack compatible pockets offer easy-access storage
- Merino-mesh lining at the collar gives you added comfort
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- Q & A
Stretchy and Dry
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'7"
- Weight: 180lbs
This has become my go-to foul weather jacket. Its like and packable enough that I take it everywhere and I have never been wet wearing it. I like that it has pit-zips so I can regulate temperature on the go, and the hood works great over a helmet.
I really like the harness/pack compatibility, it has one large chest pocket and no hand pockets. I am occasionally miffed I can put my hands in my pockets, usually just when I am standing around wearing the jacket casually. But I love that there are not zippers pressing into my hips when I have a harness or a pack on (which is often).
I primarily use this thing for skiing, both resort and backcountry but it has a great fit and the stretchy material make it awesome for ice climbing when its drippy.
I usually wear a large in Ortovox jackets but the XL Ortler fits me perfectly
I am a full time, year-round mountain guide and a member of the Ortovox North American team I received this gear to test and use.
Ortovox Ortler Jacket
My wife and I in our Ortler Jackets skiing volcanoes in Oregon