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Outdoor Research
Aspire Trench Jacket - Women's

4.882352941176471 out of 5 stars
17 Reviews
Current price: $149.37 - $174.30 Original price: $249.00
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Why We Like The Outdoor Research Aspire Trench Jacket

We like the Outdoor Research Aspire Trench Jacket because it's long on water protection but short on weight and bulk. The secret is the GORE-TEX Pac-Lite Plus membrane, which is durably waterproof and windproof, but also light and highly packable. That keeps the trench long and lean, giving us a lightweight rainjacket that we can wear comfortably in all four seasons or easily stuff in a pack, purse, or suitcase for our emergency shell.


  • Trench-length version of OR's popular Aspire Jacket
  • GORE-TEX Pac-lite is waterproof, windproof, and extra breathable
  • Fully seam sealed for complete waterproof protection
  • YKK Aquaguard zippers for waterproof pockets
  • Center front storm flap to protect main zipper
  • Adjustable hood can be worn with or without a helmet
  • Snap tab wrist cuffs can be worn tight or loose
  • Drop-tail hem for more coverage in back
  • Item #ODRZ8LL
Responsible Collection
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX Paclite (2-layer), [face fabric] 50D polyester
fully sealed
Center Back Length
1 zippered chest, 2 hand
Claimed Weight
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

5 based on 17 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 15 reviews

Fits True To Size

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4 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2024

Could use some improvements

The hood is problematic. I am 5'2" and 98lbs. The XS fits well with room to layer a fleece or puffer underneath. I have worn it in downpours and stayed dry. The hood could be more generous and the thing to tighten it is awkwardly placed on the back of the hood and doesn't work well to make the hood snug around your face. Wearing a beanie underneath makes it too small to be effective. The brim isn't adequate to keep rain off my face and glasses. I end up wearing a rain hat over it. I also wish the coat had snaps all down the front and not just at the top and bottom. Sometimes snaps are faster and easier than using a zipper. I also wish it had inside pockets. Overall it is a cute, functional, light raincoat that packs up small and is great for travel.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Cute AND functional!

I mostly got this to use as a 'city' rain jacket, with the idea I wouldn't wear it out as quickly as all my other gear. It's the longest, lightest shell I have now, so I wore it for a morning to shovel snow while the weather alternated sideways snow and rain. It kept me perfectly dry, blocked the wind, and I never overheated, even with multiple layers underneath. So yeah, I have my super cute pink rain jacket and an epic storm shell. The bottom end of the zipper on mine is a little finicky. I've had this issue with zippers on other layers(various brands). At this point, I just consider it a quirk of outdoor gear.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 9, 2023

Marrying Functionality and Style

I work in an outdoor environment and I am always on the hunt for a long raincoat. I have noticed that OR raincoats are on the thinner side which is incredible in the spring/summer, but I live in Seattle and it's never terribly cold but it's cool and the rain just feels soggier in the winter. I've not really found a winter coat that can withstand 6hrs of being outside in a 35degree downpour. I could have tried their Stormcraft Down Parka but I already owned a puffy I like so I bought this coat in 2 sizes up so i could wear the nano-puff under it. The waist cinch/drawstring really only gathers in the back (which might be a drawback for some) However, I find that it just gathering in the back hides that I bought it a little big and gives it a shape that doesn't look too wonky/ like I'm being swallowed. This coat marries functionality with style better than most raincoats. It fits my work needs, but I also like that it's not so "technical" looking that I can wear it to dinner and get compliments. I love it so much, I'm genuinely considering buying a second in my size that I can wear in the summer I'm that obsessed with this coat.


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5 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2023

Excellent trench!

This trench is beautifully and classically cut. Both stylish and functional! I live in Washington state and am out and about all day for work, so a reliable rain layer is an essential. This one exceeds expectations.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 17, 2023

Perfect Rain Jacket!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 2"

I can't believe how lightweight this jacket is, and it feels soft, not crinkly. The fit is great and true to size, but I wouldn't be able to fit a chunky sweater under it without the sleeves feeling tight, so if you want room for bulky layers underneath, size up one. The drop hood is perfect for keeping my neck protected when not donning it, and I love the side snaps to let me be a little more mobile while still having the extra coverage of a longer length. I haven't worn it in a downpour yet, but it's GORE-TEX, so I don't doubt it'll keep me dry.

Cherie L
5 out of 5 stars

September 29, 2023

Great jacket!

I purchased this jacket for a trip to Iceland and the UK where I knew it would be very windy and rainy- I'm happy to say that this trench held up and met all my expectations! The gortex blocked the wind well and kept me drive in all types of rain conditions. I wore it on a longer hike in heavy rain and wind, and while the inside layer looked darker when I took it off than normal and maybe slightly damp to touch, my clothes under this were all fully drive, so it did it's job for sure. The zipper at the bottom is finicky, but I found if I tried to pull up on the zipper with my left hand and kept the zipper perfectly aligned, it worked fine- this also seemed to get better with ongoing use. Only feedback is that they need to add the adjusters to the sides of the hood so you can fully cinch the hood around your face. The back part you can cinch does help hold it on there, but in strong winds I still found it slipping off. Improving the design to add this would totally address that problem.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 15, 2023

Fantastically functional

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This jacket was exactly what my wife needed for work as a large animal ER veterinarian. First time this jacket was taken out it was put to the test in a thunderstorm throughout the night. Kept her dry but also stayed out of her way while working.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 9, 2023

Exactly as I was hoping

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This raincoat is perfect. Sizing, adjustable features (hood, waist, wrists) easy and effective. It is very light, and can roll up small if necessary. Kept me dry on my christening walk in a significant rain. No regrets for purchasing this jackets. Oh, and I love that it is long enough in the back to cover a tunic top.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 7, 2023

Perfect trench/rain jacket

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This was a replacement for my Prologue trench which Outdoor Research no longer makes. I am very pleased with this trench and has many improvements! Very impressed with it. I'm 125lbs 5'5" and athletic build and I purchased the xs.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2023

Love it!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Only one rainy blustery day so far and it preformed beautifully. It's perfect for PNW rainy day hiking and walking.


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