I can descent.
You reached the summit just in time for sunrise, and you'd like to appreciate it in all its glory, so pull the Outdoor Research Men's Incandescent Hooded Down Jacket out of your ski pack and stay warm from the first sliver of light until the sunrise's reddish orange dims into a brilliant blue. This jacket is surprisingly warm for how light it feels in your pack, and it compresses compactly so you don't sacrifice much room. The Pertex Quantum shell has just enough water-resistance to shed snowspray if you feel like you don't need a ski shell that day.
- Ultralight down jacket for ice climbing and ski touring
- Down insulation has an incredibly lofty fill rating of 800
- Pertex Quantum GL shell is super light and water-resistant
- Halo adjustment in hood for a precise fit
- Item #ODR00N6
- Q & A
Light and a furnace
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 155lbs
I'm not saying this would be my single warmth layer on Rainier in January, but I am saying it's almost too warm for anything other than deep winter or high altitude bad weather in the PNW. It's glorious. Snow camping, "just in case," mountaineering...so light, so warm, and it stuffs into a tiny ball in your pack. Deserves way more conversation in the Rab Neutrino category, and it's both lighter and packs a lot smaller than the Fitz Roy, and has about the same amount of insulation. Highly recommended.