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Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's

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    Insulation you can hike, climb, and ski in.

    Insulating puffies and fleece jackets both have their merits, but when you combine the two you get the best of both worlds. The Outdoor Research Men's Deviator Hooded Insulated Jacket puts synthetic insulation throughout the body and sides to keep your core warm, and places Polartec stretch fleece at the arms and back to wick moisture and provide full mobility whether you're hiking, climbing, or ski touring. Polygiene active odor control keeps the stink off when you're out for a few days, making this jacket great for backpacking or multi-day alpine climbs. The close-fitting hood is helmet compatible, and a drawcord at the hem helps to seal in the heat when you're ready to take a break.

    • 7D ripstop nylon front and side panels
    • Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency arms and back
    • Polartec Alpha lining
    • Synthetic insulation in the body
    • Polygiene active odor control
    • Trim fit
    • Flat-seam construction
    • Hem drawcord
    • Item #ODR009G

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [front and side panels] 100% nylon, 7D ripstop, [back, arms and hood] Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency, [lining] Polartec Alpha
    Insulation
    synthetic
    Fit
    trim
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 hand, 1 chest
    Claimed Weight
    10.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & camping, alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    This is the ONE

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

    When I travel and am feeling unsure what layers to bring, the Deviator always makes my decision easy—I bring it every time. It’s warm, but never too warm. It fits great. (I’m 6’ and 170 lbs and wear a large). It works great as a stand-alone layer, as a midlayer under a shell, or as a cozy piece for airports and planes. I seriously never want to take this thing off!

    Wish it were warmer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I do love this style of piece, breathable where ya want it and insulated were you want to retain heat. The hood fits nice, not quite under a ski helmet but good for a transition and on the uphill. Thumb loops are better than some older OR piece I've had. I got this piece as a replacement for an OR Acetylene jacket (my favorite midlayers ever!) and I'm a little disappoint in the warmth of the Deviator compared to it. Much more breathable and more like a baselayer with insulation in the front.
    Now some folks might prefer this piece for its warmer weather versitility but I'm left wanting more.
    Pros: Fit is awesome with great mobility. Chest pocket is big enough for a smart phone. Body mapping is down very nicely. The Polartec fabric is soft and breathable.
    Cons: Thinner fabric than I'd like. No zippers on the hand pockets so they're only good for warming hands. Also would prefer no hood to prevent "hood stacking. Because of its thin, close fitting nature its prone to odor after a few tours.
    All in all, this is a well built jacket with quality materials. It can be used for cycling, climbing, skiing and running. I'm just missing the Acetylene.
    If this jacket were made of Wool and functioned the same or had a bit more thickness and looser fit I'd rate it a 5.

    My husband loves this

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Was really worried about sizing--but thanks to my awesome Gearhead Lisa, we got the size right! My husband won't take it off--he loves the fit, durability, comfort and functionality. Perfect layer! I have the women's version and love it too!

    Great mid/outer layer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    Great mid/outer layer that provides a trim fit for layering over and torso wind protection as an outer layer. Quality materials and construction as with all OR products I own. The hood fits well with or without a helmet.

    Curious about sizing...?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    Odds are you are struggling to figure out sizing of this thing. I even contacted a Backcountry rep through chat and they were fairly useless as they didn't have personal experience and almost lead me to pick the wrong size.

    I'm 6'0 male. Roughly 180-185lbs. Chest around 41-42". 33" waist.

    I'm right in between Med and Large for most tops and it really depends on the cut. I ended up getting a Large and am pretty sure that's the way to go. Rep tried to tell me to get an XL and that would have been way too baggy. I probably could have pulled off a medium but I think that would have been really tight in the chest area.

    The "slim" fit of this feels like it's mostly in the chest. The lower half of this is sort of billowy/baggy. Yes, there's a drawstring to cinch it but I don't find that necessary. My L is pretty form-fitting but still has some space around the stomach area....not a ton that it would blow in the breeze or look bad. I'm just saying it's not AS slim as in the upper body. Frankly, it looks and feels fine. A Medium would likely have been very very form fitting. A Large is snug but has enough room to wear something thin underneath it. Point is, if you are in between sizes, you'd probably do well to pick the larger size. If you are right on the money w/their sizing chart, and you don't have a huge gut, pick your normal size and remember that it's supposed to be a slim, active fit.

    Great for the money, may not hold up

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    The fit is a little snug, but using it for AT Skiing its perfect for me. Keeps me comfy and dry. The outer layer on the chest seems fragile and prone to tear; we'll see after the season. Happy for now!

    Hey Nick, thank you for the review. The fabric on the chest is very light, allowing for maximum breathability and packability. Consider it a trade off to something burlier that won't work as well as the Deviator does. It WILL hold up if you recognize that it is lighter fabric and you need to not trash it - it just wasn't designed for maximum durability, but maximum breathability and packability. Be nice to it and you will love it!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Fit is small, and jacket is fragile

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'd been eyeing this jacket up for a long time as it seems perfect for folks who wear a pack a lot. The fit is snug in the middle. I ordered a medium (5'5", 150lb) and just too snug around the chest. I'm afraid ordering a large would have also been too baggy for it to be a solid base layer. I found that the layer of synthetic filled in the chest was just too fragile. Sure, any "puffy" is going to be a bit soft, but all my others have held up well, where this tore very easily after brushing up against a bush. I had to return it. Too bad, I still love the style and the idea behind this jacket.

    Hey Tim, agreed on the sizing. We are working to adjust, but the fit of this piece is still a trim fit. Remember, this piece is not built as a base layer, so for you to have a little room underneath is not bad.
    The fabric on the Alpha is critical to its breatability, air permeability, etc, so yes, it is light. And because of that, it needs to be treated with a bit more care. There are trade offs in all outdoor product, and if you want a layer to bushwhack in, this is not the one.
    Hope this helps, and I am sorry this jacket wasn't the right piece for you.

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Good warmth for weight, but fragile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I bought this "mid-layer" to keep me warm underneath bigger, puffier layers, or as a layer for running/climbing in colder weather. It's surprisingly warm for how thin it is and seems to be very efficient at keeping accumulated sweat buildup at bay. I do think the material could be ever so slightly thicker on the sleeves to match the insulation over the core.

    My main issue is with how thin the outermost material is. Though very windproof and warm for its weight, I managed to make two small tears in the fabric after using the hoody outside only a few times. Outdoor Research offered to honor their lifetime warranty and send me a new one, which was helpful, but if your main applications involve bushwhacking, chimney-ing, or otherwise thrashing your gear you might want to look elsewhere.

    If you're looking for a warm, lightweight mid-layer for any sort of active application that has you sweating and doesn't normally tear through your clothing, this is a good choice.

    EDIT: After using this piece for almost a full year I'm looking in to buying my second (and possibly third). Though the face material is a bit fragile the insulation tends to hold up well in the wash so my small tears have not rendered the layer useless.

    This jacket is PERFECT for long, cold approaches so as to keep me from being sweaty and gross and cold when I arrive at the cliff (or boulder, I generally use it for climbing). I couldn't find my cycling base layers one cold morning and used the Deviator instead and was floored by how well it worked. Perfect insulation, breathability, and some windstopper up front. Though Leta has said this is not intended as a base layer it is what I use it primarily for, and I love it.

    Other outdoor clothing companies need to take note and make something in this same category. For now, OR has the market cornered. Leta's response should be a good indication of how well this company will take care of you. They are honest and generally quick to respond...the lifetime warranty helps me sleep at night but seems as if it's something I will rarely/if ever have to worry about.

    Zane, fair review and thank you. This is definitely not for bushwhacking and chimney-ing. Just like a super light down piece with a very light fabric, this jacket needs to be used in areas where you aren't going to tear it up.
    This piece is a rock star when you use it for active insulation - skinning up hill on a cold morning, runs or rides outside in chilly weather, etc. Or, of course as a mid layer too. The great thing about the Deviator is that it is awesome at delivering insulation without having you overheat.

    Thanks again for writing, and sorry for the delay!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Great performance, poor construction

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I love this jacket. It has excellent temperature regulation (both hot and cold) and is very light and comfortable. However, within 6 weeks of pretty light wear, the seams on the sleeves went at multiple spots. Thankfully Outdoor Research has a liftetime guarantee but it still sucks that you have to treat your outdoor wear with kid gloves.

    Good Insulating mid layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I like this layer a lot. Typically I have worn an R1 Hoody or something for a mid weight layer for all outdoor activities. The insulation in the chest/body helps keep me warmer and helps cut the wind, but also breaths while i'm moving at a high rate. The hood is awesome and fits over my climbing helmet perfectly! I've found this layer to be part of my new kit.

    My only issue is i've found the polartec alpha material easy to tear and shred. Granted I was climbing a chimney with this layer on, so overall pretty happy with this layer.

    Uses: Ski touring and resort skiing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, and just city life!

    Great performance, poor fit.

      According to the sizing chart, I am a size small. I ordered a medium because I read that this ran small. I am now returning it for a large. I understand the close to body fit and actually enjoyed that part. The fatal error to me is the body length. With the body pulled down flush against my torso this is only about 1/2 inch overlap with my waistband. This means your base layer needs to be tucked in to keep your belly warm, and any arm movement much less and over head movement results in my belly being exposed to the chilly air. Aside from that I liked this as light cover for chilly spring AM where a thicker jacket would have been overkill. My only hope is that the large isn't to baggy everywhere else and provides that length I need.