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    Floodlight Down Jacket

    You've often dreamed of a puffy that can handle winter's wrath with dry warmth, and Outdoor Research made that dream come true with its Men's Floodlight Down Jacket. You're sure to stay nice and toasty in frigid temps thanks 800+ fill down insulation, but this jacket also has a Pertex Shield+ shell protecting you from stormy conditions. Outdoor Research also welded the baffles to eliminate cold spots that conventional sewn-through constructions create, not to mention Outdoor Research taped all the seams for maximum waterproof protection. 

    Additionally, the shell's fabric leaves the jacket with a lightweight appeal, incredible breathability, softness, and the freedom of movement you need to hike, ski tour, and climb comfortably in colder weather, and the ultra-compressible down means you can squish this jacket in to your pack for hot climbs up the skin track. The Floodlight also features an adjustable hood with a wire brim that stays out of eyesight. Adjustable cuffs and hem keep the jacket in place while you walk, hike, pull, stretch, and play out on the mountains. Shove-It pockets offer a dry place to store climbing skins, goggles, water bottles, and other bulky items you need to keep warm. And the hand-warmer pockets are always available to toast up your numb digits even if you have a harness or backpack on. 

    • A versatile, cold-weather staple for ski touring or hiking
    • Tenacious nylon fabric withstands elements in stride
    • Down insulation is secured welded baffling
    • Windproof lining prevents gusts from zapping core warmth
    • Myriad of pockets keep necessities close
    • Drawcord hem and adjustable hood seal out cold
    • Item #ODR00HC

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane] Pertex Shield+ (2-layer), [face fabric] Pertex Quantum (100% nylon), [lining] 22D ripstop lining
    Insulation
    800-fill goose down, Thermolite (100% polyester)
    Baffle Construction
    welded
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 internal, 1 chest
    Recommended Use
    skiing, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Where's the down?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    Got it for the Pertex shell/puffy combo. Unfortunately the puffy part didn't come with it. Under 1" of loft. IMHO should have used synthetic in this application since they skimped on the down. Down only works when lofted. When it gets cold I put my Feathered Friends vest on top. Silly, but keeps me warm. Love the shell material, but I already have shells. Plastic brim support rod broke into tons of pieces. Arms don't articulate very well. Been using OR since the gore mitt and gator days. Seems like the quality control and design is pretty hit or miss lately. Similar issues with a few other items. Pants with inseams 2" short, elastic that falls apart after a few washes, etc. $400 and I still need a puffy. Haven't bought OR since. Hate to say it, but as a guide and life-long outdoor recreationalist, I've been starting to buy my clothes at the big box member store solely because the quality is about the same. Happy to pay the price and support these companies, but need the quality and design to match.

    Like a hug from a cloud

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    This thing is stellar ! It is your classic down jacket but the outer layer feels more substantial . The wrist straps are nice in adjusting when you have gloves or no gloves, etc.
    The double zipper is great because it allows you to belay comfortably. It just jams a little when you go to undo it sometimes, a common occurrence with these double zippers.

    Very Toasty

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

    First experience with an OR jacket. It has not disappointed. I did not get cold on my winter camping trip to Dead Horse. I've worn it as just as everyday jacket to and from school and work, as well and it has stood the test of a Utah winter. Highly recommend.

    Almost

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    It was so close, but for some reason OR put a semi-rigid plastic wire in the brim of the hood instead of a more typical sheet of flexible material as a stiffener. After a couple of seasons the wire was broken in 4 places and the sharp ends were tearing holes in the brim of the hood. The jacket was still useable, but I ended up returning it because I was annoyed to pay ~400 for something with such a blatant design flaw. OR, if you're listening, please change this feature for the next generation floodlight.

    Otherwise I liked it a lot. A little tight on me. I probably needed an XL. I didn't find it quite as warm as my old 650 fill Marmot, but it was nice not to look and feel like the Michelin man. I wore it several times in the rain, and while water resistant I wouldn't wear it in a true deluge. I usually brought a hard-shell if rain was in the forecast.

    Ahh! Thank you! I know they have paid attention to that for future products. They updated the material on this and other products, so that shouldn't happen. Still, I have only heard of this happening a few times, the entire duration of the product. Thank you for the review -
    Leta
    OR Rep

    Tight fit and a one-way zipper.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I finally decided to order the OR Floodlight but when it arrived I found the large to be tight and I was disappointed that it had a one-way zipper, which did not allow me to open the bottom of the jacket, since it was especially tight around the hips. In the past OR down jackets in large have fit just fine. but not this one . Sleeve length and jacket length were fine but I did not want something I was going to wear in the field to be this tight.

    Daily Driver

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    Super comfortable for daily winter wear here in Salt Lake City. Kept me toasty on frigid early am outings. Awesome jacket at this price

    Mega-Puffy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I was comfortable wearing this alone in 20-35 degree temperatures. It's 800-fill down means it has high quality insulation for a good weight-warmth ratio, and it sure does have a lot of insulation. The Pertex Shield will actually ward off a decent amount of moisture, but like all down insulation I would avoid being caught in the rain without an outer layer. I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for something to keep you warm on cold nights camping around the fire!

    Loved it at first

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

    I loved the fit and the warmth of this jacket. I got it for Christmas 2017. In January the zipper stopped working. This year I started wearing it and the fabric is so flimsy. I had my keys in my pocket and bumped up against the counter and the jacket ripped on the outside. It has another rip on the rear end. It’s leaking feathers everywhere. I wrote to Outdoor Research and they won’t stand behind their product. I paid almost 400.00 for this jacket. It hasn’t even lasted a year!!! I do not recommend spending all of this money for such a piece of garbage. North Face and Patagonia would definitely stand by their products!!

    Great down jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: med
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    It's not the most lightweight down jacket out there but it is very warm and decently wind and waterproof. It's also classic outdoor research quality so you can be sure that you'll be getting a great jacket.

    Classic OR quality

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 205lbs

    I just the got the jacket and have not had a chance to test it in any cold weather however from a quick tour around the house I am pretty happy. Material and workmanship looks good- what I would expect from OR. I can't remember if the spec's mentioned it however it does have a two way zipper what is great b/c I am looking for this to replace a Patagonia Das Parka as a belay jacket. I normally wear a large in pretty much all OR jackets however I ordered an XL large so I didn't have issues layering underneath. I tried it on with a base layer, light fleece, OR iceline jacket (not a thin jacket) and the XL was perfect. The XL packs down into a 3 liter stuff sack no problem. Cant wait until its time to use it.

    Looooooove this jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    We used this jacket on a recent camping trip in High Country of Colorado. Temps were below freezing with rain and this jacket performed excellently. It shed rain and kept my mother-in-law, who is from warm, sunny, Spain, dry and toasty. The hood is also filled with down and was a huge help when the sun went down. I would highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a little warmer puffy than normal but doesn't want to look like the Michelin Man.

    Amazing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Took this jacket camping last weekend to Goblin Valley. Temperatures got between 15-20, with gusts of wind on top of that, and this jacket held up to the test. It blocks wind out really well. Love the simple design, and it was comfortable. I can see why some say it runs slightly (very slightly) large, but given the chance, I would go with the medium again. I have an average to slim build. My height is actually five feet and 9.5" but the the review won't let me put that below.

    Holy Smokes!

      This jacket gives the middle finger to cold! Super warm, light and has lots of functional pockets. I’m 6’1”, 220 lbs with a 34” waist and the XL fits great for me. I live in Colorado Springs so I’ve had the opportunity to get it out and test it in some single-digit temps and it has performed excellent. Highly recommend this one overall.

      Holy smokes!

        This jacket gives the middle finger to cold, wind and rain. I’m 6’1” and 220lbs with a 34” waist...bought a XL and it fits great with plenty of room for a couple layers, which is rarely necessary. Lots of pockets...interior storage is nice, exterior pockets are perfect. This is the one piece that has made me a huge OR fan.

        So good looking...and so warm! Barrie

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 140lbs

        One very windy day I was very cold in my not-windproof 800 wt. down jacket which I intended to take on a high altitude trip to Japan. Because of that shock I now own and have positively tested the OR Floodlight jacket (in pewter). I cannot feel the icy blasts anywhere covered by this great jacket! My only problem now is finding a stuff sack to pack it for the flight. Can you recommend the correct size and brand for this purpose?

        Hey Georgia,

        Great review! As for the stuff sack, check out the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Stuff Sack (item # ODR1079)! You'd be fine with the XS size, which is 4L, and it even comes with a free travel soap. Let me know if you have any questions :)

        Best,

        Zina
        801-523-4038

        The Goldilocks conundrum

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: SMALL
        • Height: 5'11"
        • Weight: 155lbs

        You'll undoubtedly face the same dilemma we all end up in...a dozen or more tabs open in your browser, debating the ethics of down fill, shopping for the perfect jacket. Tough break: there's no such thing...However, the Floodlight comes close if you're looking to spend time in Iceland in the spring, or want to look climber-chic hanging out in Camp 4 in January. Not too bulky, not so thin that it falls apart.

        I'm slim, 5'11", 155lbs, single digit body fat. I get cold VERY easily, especially if I'm just standing around taking photos, or casually walking around Reykjavik. That said, with a long sleeve compression top, $10 Costco fleece, and this jacket in size SMALL, I was perfectly warm in Iceland, despite winds strong enough to rip the doors off a rental car, and rain that will leave welts on unprotected skin, (15°F ambient, 40-60mph winds). I bought a SMALL and it fits just about perfectly; just enough room for layering underneath. Have also used it while skiing in slushy wet conditions at only 8,000', and the jacket held up great. It's waterproof to the point that it's not going to let you get wet in anything less than a full day in a car wash. That said, if you're going to wear a backpack a lot, consider wearing a Frog Togs rain shell on the outside to avoid abrading the Pertex shell.

        To be clear, I have the 1st gen version of this. I understand OR skinned it with better Pertex, added more down fill, and some stretch panels in the pits for the 2nd gen version. I'd love to upgrade, but I have a feeling mine will never wear out, so I'm taking it with me on the PCT in 2018! (Unless OR wants to gift me the newest version in Pewter/Lemongrass ;)

        Nice water repellent down jacket

          6' 2", 180 lbs...large is slightly...large. I most likely could have gotten away with medium - the sleeves are slightly long and the body is slightly large. But, that makes for a great outer jacket that I can layer a lighter down jacket and thermals under. With a mid-weight fleece, it works well down to 0 deg F just walking around. I live in Fairbanks, AK and with this jacket, layered with a Basin & Range Wasatch 800 down jacket, I'm good down to -30 with only a t-shirt underneath.

          Not quite it

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: XL
          • Height: 6'0"
          • Weight: 220lbs

          46L jacket, 38" waist, 59 Yr Old Dad build. Wanted this the moment I tried it on at local outfitter. Great warmth, great features, great weight and materials. Love, love, love the hood. Problem for me is it's too narrow at the bottom. Not its problem. It's literally all me. Consequently, it rides up or pulls zipper apart. Have to return for shorter style. Sad to see it go.

          Unanswered Question

          description lists 800 down and thermolite. where is the down and where is the thermolite. also what are the qualities of thermolite.