Maximize your warmth.
Puffy jackets are ubiquitous in the outdoor community for their amazing warmth-to-weight ratio. Unfortunately, most down jackets leave you shivering-cold once they're compromised by outside moisture from snow showers and humidity. Solving this problem of moisture ruining the down's lofting ability, the Outdoor Research Women's Diode Hooded Down Jacket features Hybrid Mapped Insulation that blends in synthetic insulation for added moisture repellency, particularly in zones prone to perspiration during outdoor adventures.
Hybrid Mapping places a PrimaLoft Down Blend into the body of the jacket, which is comprised of 70% goose down and 30% synthetic insulation (the down is RDS Certified). What this does is prevent the down from saturating with moisture in humid wintertime climates and inclement weather. Going one step further for maximum warmth, PrimaLoft Gold synthetic is placed in high-perspiration zones for fiery heat retention when you're pushing peaks, ice climbing, ski touring, and engaging in fast-paced activity.
The shell of this puffy is Pertex Quantum, which is soft enough to allow the down to fully loft, all without worrying about it migrating and leaving you with cold spots. The areas coming into contact with oncoming weather (e.g. shoulders, hood, sleeves) feature Pertex Endurance 2L fabric for water-resistance and extra breathability. Other notable features include a helmet-compatible hood with wire brim, plenty of integrated pockets, a double-separating front zipper, and elastic drawcord hemline.
- Functional down puffy for excursions in nasty weather
- Hybrid Mapped Insulation for warmth in wet conditions
- Body features PrimaLoft Down Blend for heat retention
- Sweat-prone zones use PrimaLoft Gold for moisture-resistance
- Pertex Quantum fabric allows down to fully loft (along body)
- Pertex Endurance 2L for breathability and water-resistance
- Helmet-compatible, wire-brimmed hood for alpine use
- Double-separating front zipper adds venting
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- Q & A
Performant insulation for big pursuits
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 145lbs
This is a well-fitting, performant, and packable layer for those looking to get into the mountains. I take it with me on climbing trips, on backcountry skiing days during transitions, and even backpacking. I live in the PNW, so the synthetic hoody, hem, and cuffs, as well as the 70% down and 30% synthetic hybrid insulation in the core ensure I’m warm, even when wet. It’s not as warm as an 800-fill jacket that’s equally as puffy, but I have found it to hold in warmth better than any other 650 fill I’ve owned (and we don’t always need 800+-fill anyway).
I’ve found the fit to be great: a good length and roomy enough for layers but still cut in a flattering way. The hood fits over my ski helmet as well, keeping cold off my neck! I also love the fleecy, large pockets and the inside “shove it” pockets. Makes it easy to toss in a pair of gloves or my rock shoes to keep them warm while belaying.
This jacket is a good value compared to its competitors. And with the infinity guarantee that some others don’t have, why wouldn’t you try it?