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Ortovox Piz Bianco Insulated Jacket - Men's

$350.00

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Piz Bianco Insulated Jacket

Taking its trust in wool outside of the limits of a baselayer, Ortovox implements wool in some way or another into every one of its garments. The Piz Bianco Insulated Jacket utilizes the temperature-regulating benefits of Swiss wool in an insulating layer that can be worn on its own or under a shell. The Swiss Virgin wool insulation helps regulate your body temperature while transporting moisture away from your body, making it ideal for aerobic activities in cold and high environments commonplace to ski mountaineering and alpine touring. Ortovox updated the Piz this season with a merino wool lining to enhance temperature regulation, moisture management, and breathability. The nylon micro ripstop shell readily resists tearing, and it is fitted with a water-resistant membrane to protect from moisture. Its ergonomic fit helps to insulate and allows you wear a shell over this jacket when the weather turns foul.

  • Wool insulator designed for alpinism and mountaineering
  • SwissWool gives light warmth, moisture management, and breathability
  • Merino wool lining enhances temperature regulation
  • Windproof shell resists snowfall, light moisture, and abrasion
  • Item #ORT006S

Material
[shell] 100% nylon, [lining] 100% virgin merino wool
Insulation
150g SwissWool (88% virgin merino wool, 12% polylactide)
Fit
regular
Hood
adjustable
Pockets
2 hand, 1 chest
Claimed Weight
1lb 2oz
Recommended Use
ice climbing, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

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>Rating: 5

Great Winter Jacket

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

This is a great winter jacket. I use this most everyday throughout the winter, either wearing it or having it in my pack. It is warm, breathes well, and packs small. There is nothing better than putting this on when stopping on the summit or while digging a pit. It also looks great out on the town.

>Rating: 5

THE BEST EVER

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

The best jacket I have ever had. Very warm and stylish.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic jacket for snow activities!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
182 lbs

I had a chance to put this jacket through its paces recently while snow tubing up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The jacket held up extremely well even in 20-25F weather and moderate snow flurries. I stayed bone dry all through. The hood is fitted and quite tight around the head. The overall quality of the jacket is superb and I love all the zippers/pockets on this jacket. Best of all, since this is a merino wool based jacket, there are no feathers poking through the outer shell (this is a big issue for me with Down jackets). Like I said above, the jacket will keep you very warm even in very cold weather. I wore a size M and was able to also wear a Patagonia micro light vest underneath w/o any issues. I spent most of time outdoors in just a T-shirt and this jacket, and it kept me dry and toasty throughout. The one nit I have is that the main zipper feels a lil 'light' and doesn't quite have the heft/feel that I expected. Guess this is to keep the overall weight down. Speaking of weight, this jacket is very light and packable (it doesn't come with a stowable bag though). I bought the Irish Green color and it looks absolutely fab! :) Do note that this jacket is of an atheltic fit. I was in between an M and an L, but I like a snug fit and chose the M. I had no issues with arm movements and was also able to wear a vest underneath this jacket like I mentioned above. In summary, I am extremely happy with this jacket and will recommend it very highly to anyone looking for a great jacket to wear on the mountains while pursuing snow activities of all kinds.

>Rating: 5

Most excellent!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
155 lbs

I have the Ortovox Piz Boe and was looking for something a bit warmer for colder days. This jacket is the BOMB! Amazing warmth for weight, I think better than any down jacket I have owned. Fit is spot on. Very happy with another Ortovox product and am a believer in swiss wool!

>Rating: 5

SWEET Street wear jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
185 lbs

WOW! This thing is great. I've never gotten more compliments on the way a jacket looked before. Keeps you warm down to about 23*F, good rain protection for short periods. The wool keeps you warm and does not also immediately fry you indoors, very convenient. My first time with this brand. Perfect jacket to wear apres walking around town in the 25-45 degree weather, or for light spring skiing. Quality for sure. The onlything that's a bit awkward is it's not exactly outerwear, and it's not exactly a mid layer to run under a technical shell, although you could, it just seems more like something made to be worn on the outside. No idea how you couldn't say this runs small for americans, definitely a more fitted european cut. If you're athletically built or in between sizes like i am, def go larger, will not look baggy at all.

>Rating: 5

AMAZING Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
173 lbs

This is my first piece of gear from this brand, as I had been looking for a new down jacket from companies like Patagonia and came across this brand. I'm a BIG merino wool fan, I have spent probably too much money on t shirts, base layers, etc on it, so when I found these folks making a jacket with wool instead of down I had to try it out. First the build quality is top notch and along the lines of Arc, Patagonia, etc. Very well made. Right now as I type this its probably 15 ish degrees in KC MO, and walking into the office I felt great in it. I got the dark navy and it looks great. Very easily could be used for casual day around town if need be. Interior is nicely done too with a nice interior packet on the right side and hip strings to adjust the fit at the bottom interior. Insulation feels very well done. Its a little heavier in weight vs down, but that does not bother me. I have yet to try and pack it down, but I can see it packing pretty tightly and being fine. For fit, I put true to size, but its definitely a slimmer fit. I have a bit wider shoulders from climbing and a medium is snuggish on me, but I like the fit, so just something to think about if you plan on layering underneath. All around I am very happy with this jacket and will be buying more of their products as long as they remain like this. Highly recommend anyone in the lookout for a new down jacket give these a try, I dont think youll be disappointed.

>Rating:

Excellent mid weight jacket

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