Adaptive and Warm.
There's something to be said about staying comfortable while navigating the ever-changing terrain of the Alps. Case in point, the Ortovox Men's Dufour Insulated Anorak has a vested interest in promoting equal parts adaptive warmth and performance. Weighing in at just over eight ounces, the Dufor features a blend of synthetic and SwissWool insulation for adaptive warmth. In turn, this insulation combination regulates your temperature, manages moisture, and is very compressible—so you're able to trek, relax, sweat, and layer atop it appropriately.
Not to mention, the wool component of the Dufour's insulation is naturally odor-resistant, meaning you can come out of the hills after a long wander and not offend lingering bystanders at the trailhead. Durable Toray fabric encapsulates the blended insulation, offering protection from light moisture and winds. The elastic bound-cuffs and hood discourage pesky winds from sneaking their way into your baselayers, while the exaggerated front zipper allows you to dump excess body heat in stride. And naturally, no pullover would be complete without a chest pocket, which offers secure respite for small necessities.
- A technical pullover for alpine activities
- Minimalist silhouette maintains compressible design
- Blended wool insulation manages moisture and warmth
- Long front zipper releases excess body heat quickly
- Chest pocket keeps necessities secure
- Elastic-bound hood and cuffs seal out cold drafts
- Item #ORT004W
- Q & A
A Different Pathway to Warm
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 160lbs
I really liked this anorak but it was a bit tight in the torso for me. If I could get a Large it would allow a light sweater or similar core layer to be underneath and still have plenty of room. The sleeve length is really good. Wool is the way to go and Ortovox is the leader in integrating wool into high tech fabrics and designs. Light weight but thermally efficient, this is a great intermediate layer that can be worn if you are putting out the energy, moving fast and the weather is not the best.