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Outdoor Research Diode Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

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    When your down jacket leaves you wanting more.

    Chances are if you spend a good amount of time in the mountains, you have a love/hate relationship with your puffy jacket. While a good down jacket is an invaluable accessory to any climbing or backcountry ski trip, it can be a real pain in the behind to coddle whenever there is the slightest bit of moisture in the air, which is all the time. The Outdoor Research Men's Diode Hooded Down Jacket aims to fix this through its Hybrid Mapped construction that sheds moisture in areas prone to contact snow and rain and a down blend fill throughout the body of the jacket.

    Starting at the hood, shoulders, and sleeves, the Diode is equipped with a waterproof, breathable two-layer shell to shed moisture, which is then backed by the water-resistant Primaloft Gold insulation. In the body where weather resistance plays second fiddle to breathability, the Diode is fitted with a breathable and tear-resistant Pertex Quantum fabric, which allows the goose down, Primaloft blend insulation achieve more loft to efficiently insulate your core. While most puffy jackets tend to be minimalist in design, the Diode is anything but minimalist with a helmet compatible hood, fully adjustable cuffs and hem, and a zippered left pocket that doubles as a stuff sack. In addition to all of those features, the jacket also features two internal pockets, a wire-brimmed hood, and an internal, media-compatible media pocket.

    • Hybrid Mapped construction
    • Down and synthetic insulation
    • Standard fit
    • Helmet compatible, adjustable hood
    • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
    • Drawcord adjustable hem
    • Stowable design
    • Item #ODR00AQ

    Tech Specs

    [hood, shoulders, and upper sleeves] Pertex Endurance 2L (100% nylon 30D ripstop), [body] Pertex Quantum (100% nylon 22D ripstop)
    [body] PrimaLoft Gold (70% goose down, 30% polyester), [shoulders, hood, and waist] PrimaLoft Gold (60g)
    [external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest (media), [internal] 2 stash, 1 security
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing, skiing
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    Great Gift!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I gave this jacket as a gift to my boyfriend in what I thought was the fantastic Baltic/Typhoon color way. He was very skeptical to this at first and then he put it on. Now he wears it as his primary insulation piece for camping and evening activities. The color has grown on him and he finds it to be very comfortable!

    He says it's a great more form fitting jacket that's lightweight and perfect for cool spring and summer evenings.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Men's Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I bought this coat for me and I'm a gal!
    Absolutely LOVE It. The 2 tone blues with the red is so fashion forward and makes it easy to stand out in a crowd. I love the turquoise stich thread inside the royal blue color, also.
    As far as fit goes- well, typically, if I buy in MENS, I get a medium to accommodate my bust. That's what I did here and will say this much- the fit is snug. This coat is cut on the slim side but will be fine as long as I'm just wearing a slim top underneath. (as in no sweaters or fleece is going to work, comfortably) The arm sleeves are lengthy but nothing I can't manage. Honestly, it's such a beautiful coat. And WARM...indeed. It pairs nicely with my tangerine snow pants, too.
    This gal is really thrilled.
    Wait until the compliments start pouring in when I wear this and I inform other women, "Psst! It's a Men's Jacket!"
    You will likely sell the rest of your stockpile.


    Pillow Soft

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I bought this jacket for myself but found that it was always missing from the closet when I went to put it on. The culprit was my better half, she always steals it, the colorway is very unisex friendly. Once you put it on you will understand my wife's envy. This jacket is super warm and quiet, it has a great hand and you just want to wear it all the time. Some great features are the headphones port from the chest pocket and the hand pockets are fleece lined. I hate putting cold hands into cold pockets and these fleece lined pockets are money. Also, I'm not a huge fan of hoods, but I love jackets that have them, it just feels nice around your neck, and with the high collar of this jack along with another fleece lined front zipper area near your chin, makes this jacket my go-to for comfort and style. Used it to sleep in on a very cold night in the Wasatch, it kept me toasty warm all night!

    Pillow Soft

    Love it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    As others have noted, it has a slimmer fit, but its slight form-factor makes it perfect for layering over (soft/hard shell, etc.). On the other hand, I'm 6', 185lbs. and the medium fits me perfectly. I'm a bit soft in the midsection, so the fill compresses a little when I pack layers beneath it, but there is no pulling of the fabric/stitching. Still, if you plan to layer a lot, or are a between-sizer, the large would still fit slimmer than most medium puffers. I noticed cold spots when I first put it on in 35 degree weather, but I do not notice any now, after regular wearing. I suspect that giving it a good shake upon purchase would help eliminate any threat of cold spots. Also, the gusseting and longer arms help reduce lifting and exposure around belly or wrists.

    All that said, it's an amazing jacket: comfy, warm, more durable than the average pure pertex quantum, light, packable, great attention to detail (love the wrist closures -- hook-and-loop as well as elastic), hand warmer pockets. Love it. Oh, and it's stylish/flattering, which is a plus.


      I am someone that is perpetually seeking the perfect jacket, it's my Moby Dick. This jacket is close in some ways and lacks in a few others. I've read other reviews about fit and quality issues, some of which I'm seeing people relate odd fit to poor quality, which are two very different things. I'm about 5'11" 215lbs, with a larger gut than I would like (mmmmm soda) I bought a large as I do in all outdoor research products. The large fits snug around the mid-section and does seem to have more space than I would like in the armpit and shoulder area, but those could just as easily be attributed to my body opposed to OR's fault. Quality; tough. Mine has seen enough chances to fail that I feel good recommending the quality of it, on top of that, OR has the best guarantee I've encountered. They replace everything!!! The jacket is relatively warm, considering I got it on a sale I'm satisfied with warmth to cost ratio, though I don't think it's warm enough to use as an everyday, every use outer layer in real cold situations. Overall I think it's a solid but not fantastic jacket.

      This thing is a workhorse!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 167lbs

      If you are looking for a big lofty, overstuffed puffy, this jacket might not be for you…But hang on a second…If you want a very warm, somewhat fitted, compressible jacket that can be used as both a mid and outer layer, look no further!! This thing is a workhorse!
      I find the fit to be true if not a tad snug—I’m 5.9, 167 lbs with a 40” chest and have a medium. You might consider ordering a large if you want more layering room.
      You can read through the product description to get the tech-specs and whatnot, but the features that really stand out to me are:
      • Sheds light rain; heavy rain or all day mist will start to seep but, I’ve gotten it pretty wet and the down never clumped—dries fast, overall pretty impressive in this regard.
      • Thoughtfully reinforced high-wear spots, yet this jacket still maintains a light-weight build.
      • Two-way zippers.
      • Pocket stuff sack (a must for any belay/bivy jkt).
      • The hood is huge, fits a climbing helmet, but also cinches down comfortably.
      • Huge internal pockets (another must for gloves and those times you need to put a hot-water bottle inside your coat).
      • The wire brim in the hood is super thick, and surprisingly effective in keeping warmth in.
      • Outstanding mobility due in part to the slight form-fit.

      Great fit!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      I am kind of a jacket wh0re, and have many down jackets from Patagonia, Arcteryx, GoLite, etc. I wanted to try something new - this jacket was a great pickup! I have a muscular frame, and am typically a medium but at 5'10" 175 with broad shoulders, a 41" chest and a 31" waist, lots of down jackets fit well in the arms but are too baggy in the waist or too tight in the chest. I also don't use for climbing, so no need for a higher cut in the front - to me, that just means strange fit and less protection against the cold. Pulled the trigger on the Diode after much research, and glad I did - fit is awesome from chest down through slim waist. Super warm jacket so far when wearing out in 20-30 degree weather. Love the details in the hood, different baffle patterns and the Velcro cuffs. This one is a keeper!

      Less than expected but a keeper

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      With synthetic over the shoulders and hood where my puffys always seem to get damp in the PNW I was all about this piece from OR.
      The fit is about the same as the incandescent jacket and maybe the old Choas jacket, with the roomy body and sleeves. Very long, actually longer than both those jackets. Keeping the hips warm and easily accommodating a thicker layer underneath.
      This thing is feature packed which I love! huge "stuff it" style pockets inside,higher hand pockets, fully adjustable hood and velcro sleeves. Double seperating zippers are a subtle but key feature for me.
      Admittedly those features made me keep the jacket cause I am very let down in its actual warmth.
      Having owned the Incandescent, Choas, superlayer, and transcendent jackets over the years I was lead to believe this would be in the thicker "expedition" style or belay jacket. But its only about as warm as a Transcendent, other mid layer puffys.
      I think OR should throw double the weight of down in this thing to bring it to the level of being used as a stand alone piece or real cold weather jacket.
      Will work for the PNW to about 10k or 20 degrees.

      Less than expected but a keeper

      Hey Leta,
      It did cut off... Luckly that some program I have recovered it.
      Basically, I don't find the jacket warm. Materials, features and fit are awesome. But wind cuts through the front between the pocket and main zipper. A wind stopper layer like the old Havoc or simply more insulation would be nice to see.
      I've found myself wearing a trim fitting synthetic midlayer and this over it to avoid cold while ski touring in the upper teens, low 20s