Stay warm without getting sweaty.
The high-output nature of ski mountaineering and touring can make staying comfortable difficult, but Ortovox's Piz Palu Men's Jacket aims to remedy that particular problem by combining breathability, wind, resistance, and insulation in perfect proportion. The body of the jacket is made from Pertex, a durable, lightweight, and wind-resistant fabric designed to help your core stay warm, while the forearms, waist, shoulders, and hood are made from Naturetec Light, a highly breathable and durable softshell that will help you stay sweat free during periods of serious exertion. Inside, the Piz Palu is lined with Swisswool, a warm, wicking, and breathable blend of merino wool and synthetic fibers, so you'll stay warm without getting sweaty. Ortovox also engineered an adjustable hood for some extra warmth, pack-compatible chest pockets that double as core vents, and a drawcord hem to prevent wind and spindrift from blowing up your back.
- Pertex face fabric
- Naturetec Light softshell forearms, waist, shoulders, and hood
- Swisswool merino-blend lining
- Adjustable hood
- Pack-compatible chest pockets double as vents
- Drawcord hem
- Item #ORT000Y
- Q & A
Love this baby!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I absolutely love this hoodie. Yes its pricey but you get what you pay for...
I wore this jacket a lot. I hiked for about 35 days in the Everest region with this bad girl! She kept me warm for sure. On the really cold windy days I would throw my gore shell over it and boom I'm super warm at 16k going over huge passes with winds pushing you around at 50 mph.
The hood is amazing. Probably big enough for a helmet but has adjustments so it can fit nice and snug if you're just rocking it out on the town.
The vents on the side can be used as pockets for your hands if need be. They are also deep enough to put all sorts of good stuff in AND are great vents in case its a bit too warm.
It is super light and packable. The wool insulated areas keep you super warm and its much more wind resistant than a normal fleece hoodie. This was my go to fleece/mid layer while I was up in the mtns.
Can't give this jacket enough props. Just amazing...