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Ortovox Ortler 3L Jacket - Women's


Ortler 3L Jacket

The Ortovox Women's Ortler 3L Jacket is thirteen ounces of superior waterproofing and breathability bolstered for highly active sports like backcountry touring, ice climbing, and mountaineering. Its Toray Dermizax membrane boasts extreme waterproof ratings and even better breathable ratings to keep you comfy if it starts snowing on the ascent. A 3-layer construction keeps this jacket remarkably thin and light so you can pack it when it isn't snowing on the ascent. Ortovox added merino mesh paneling for excelled thermal regulation, moisture management, and ventilation catered to active pursuits. There are zippers under each sleeve for additional ventilation, and adjustments at the hood, hem, and cuffs create a secure seal from snowy weather.
  • Light hardshell made for backcountry touring and mountaineering
  • Toray Dermizax membrane boasts superior waterproof breathability
  • 3-layer construction keeps the shell light and packable
  • Merino mesh inserts excel thermal regulation and ventilation
  • Zippers under each sleeve amplify airflow
  • Adjustments at hood, hem, and cuffs secure coverage
  • Item #ORT007I

[membrane/laminate] Toray Dermizax NX, [face fabric] 100% nylon, DWR finish, [lining] 100% polyester [details] 72% polyester, 28% virgin wool
Waterproof Rating
Breathability Rating
fully sealed
1 chest, 1 upper arm
underarm zips
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, ice climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Love this jacket!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 9"
165 lbs

I have put this jacket through the paces and am super impressed with how it has held up. The vents are great and easy for me to reach when I need to open them and there is enough space in the front for me to stick my skins on the descent. I have wide shoulders and this jacket fits perfect and hits my hips at the exact spot I like. I am 5'9 and weigh 165 and I wear a Large. This leaves plenty of room for my transceiver and extra layers. I like the front chest zipper pocket, its handy spot for snacks and the cuffs are great for sealing in cold air. I spend time standing in snow pits teaching and the hood has enough give to pull over my head, even with a helmet, without pulling tight. The small pocket in the arm is great for resort skiing for a pass. I highly recommend this jacket!

>Rating: 5

Great for skiing or climbing!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 6"
145 lbs

As a mountain guide in Alaska, I use this jacket year round! In the winters, it's the first thing I grab for ski trips. It's the perfect weight - burly enough to not worry about it tearing easily, but not so bulky you hate to toss it in your pack. The pit zips do the trick on the uptrack, and it provides a nice wind and moisture barrier on the way down! The fit is fantastic - enough room to fit my bulky shoulders, but not flared out at the waist like so many jackets like to do for our ladylike hips. The wrist cuffs are nice and wide, and tighten down nicely to fit into the gauntlet of my ski gloves - allowing for a nice seal and toasty wrists. If I could modify one thing, I would add additional pockets - for ski straps, leatherman, glove liners, and lots of snacks! The color scheme is also fantastic and looks super sharp! I am a member of the Ortovox team and have been given this product to test and use.

>Rating: 5

Stands up to the worst PNW storms

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 5"
155 lbs

Ortovox was kind enough to send me this jacket to test and review. I am new to skiing so have mainly been bringing it to the resort although I hope to bring it to the backcountry and mountaineering trips in the Spring. Pros: I have had many shells and always had issues with them wetting through at some point even with re-waterproofing. I have taken this into some of the worst storms in the PNW (Rain, snow, sleet, etc) and it kept my torso completely dry even when my "waterproof" gloves and pants had completely wet through. If I am ever unsure about the weather forecast I will always reach for this shell because it has proven it can hold up. Cons: No pockets. I am assuming this is because it is meant to be a mountaineering shell and worn with a harness/to keep the weight low. Since I have been testing this downhill skiing at the resort, the lack of pockets was a little bit of a bummer. I doubt I would miss them while roped in though. The fit is also a little narrow in the hips. Probably fine for a lot of women, but I have a much larger bottom half than top half so keeping the jacket over my hips is a struggle, especially when I have snow pants on underneath. Overall this is a great jacket and one I will reach for often, even with the slight fit issue and lack of pockets!