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Outdoor Research Radiant Hybrid Hooded Top - Men's

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    The Radiant Hybrid insulates your body from the cold so you can enjoy outdoor activities.

    Don't let the frigid air get the best of you, put on the Outdoor Research Men's Radiant Hybrid Hooded Top. Made with heavyweight Radiant Hybrid fleece fabric, this breathable hoody helps keep you super warm in freezing temperatures.
    • Radiant fleece fabric in torso, top panels, and hood provide superb warmth in chilly temps
    • Radiant LT fleece fabric in side body and under arms for maximum breathability
    • Polygiene active odor control helps keep your funk at bay
    • Off-set center front zipper, flatlock and wrap-around seams for comfort
    • Thumbholes help prevent the Radiant's sleeves from riding up when you layer it beneath your shell and block out the cold
    • Close-fitting, balaclava-style hood helps protect your head and face from the elements
    • Item #ODR0803

    Tech Specs

    Radiant Hybrid (fleece), [Cuffs, hood, & thumb loops binding] Lycra
    Insulation Weight
    2 napoleon zippered
    Center Back Length
    29.5 in
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, winter camping, skiing, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    This is the closest to perfect I've found in my extensive search for a light fleece with "tech" features. I found I reallly liked the coverage options (long sleeves, thumbholes, balaclava hood) on the most recent iteration of the Patagonia R1 but was disappointed by the R1's fabric quality (especially for the insane price) and found it to be either too warm or too cold for my needs. By comparison, the Radiant has pretty much everything I was looking for in a tech fleece.
    I find the fit of the Radiant to be outstanding--"trim" means relatively fitted for a fit frame, with enough room in the shoulders/chest and a taper so that the torso/waist isn't baggy. Compared to Patagonia, I really appreciate how Outdoor Research seems to build their products in fit shapes and non-vanity sizes. This helps with both looks and warmth. Although the fit is slim/trim, the length is generous, which addresses a complaint I tend to have with garments that advertise as slim. The hood on this fleece is nice and snug and the offset zipper at the chin is awesome.
    I love thumbholes but have been dissapointed by several fleeces with sleeve cuffs that are too wide/loose for sealing off the wrists. My R1 cuffs were annoyingly loose after only a few roll ups. The Radiant solves this gripe with sensible use of elastic cuffs.
    Finally, I like the targeted use of non-grid and grid fleece and the use of a full zip. I found the full grid fleece of the R1 to be still too warm for active use in temperatures down to the teens (F) but too drafty to provide consistent warmth even when relatively still/sheltered (e.g. in my low 60s house). The non-grid body of the Radiant is quite a bit better about not venting heat when I want to be warm and the full zip allows for ease of layer adjustment or removal; regardless of the relatively high breathability inherent in almost any fleece, I find that I need to actively manage layers if I want to prevent being soaked w/ sweat. Overall, the fleece has so far been the perfect amount of warm for starts and stops during active use in N. Idaho winter temps or for sitting around in a chilly house. I'm sure it'll be great for around camp use during Spring/Fall.
    Minor Gripes: The zipper pulls are smaller than they should be for winter use and a few more non-tech colors would be nice.


    Thank you so much for this great review! The Radiant is a fantastic piece, and often gets overshadowed by it's more technical brothers and sisters in our line up. I really appreciate your thoughtful comments here - well done!

    Happy Trails,

    OR Rep

    Just an amazing company.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xl
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I wrote a review before how I wasn't happy about the quality of outdoor research Radiant hybrid hoody, but now I deleted that review because outdoor research is an awesome company to work with. The people are friendly and the service is top notch. I will continue purchasing outdoor research products because they stand behind there infinite warranty. After my experience with them they now have a lifetime customer. thank you backcountry for the advice, and the great prices on all your gear.

    Versatile Mid-Layer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    What can I say? Probably the most comfortable hoodie/midlayer I've ever worn. Soft, warm, awesome fit. (I'm 6'0" 175 lbs) I love that the sipper goes all the way up to your nose and gives you that windblock layer for your neck and face that never seems to be covered. Throw on a shell, some goggles, and you're wind and snowproof. Fairly thin and breathable, so if you're looking for a cold weather coat, probably look for something warmer, but for active sports like climbing and skiing it's a great midlayer. Did I mention it looks good too?
    Look at the bottom of my review for my contact info. Feel free to email or call if you have any questions about my review or this product.

    Versatile Mid-Layer

    This is the perfect layer.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I love this jacket! Amazingly warm for such a thin layer, and the hood works great under a helmet. I used it exclusively as my mid-layer for this season of ice climbing, and was never dissatisfied. Good mobility, warmth, durability and function for such a simple jacket.

    excellent warm mid-layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I primarily use this for winter hiking, snowshoeing and year-round mountaineering as a warm mid-layer between an athletic fit baselayer and OR ferrosi windshirt. The hood fits nicely under a climbing helmet. The offset zipper is a bit tight on my neck when fully zipped up and the zipper pull is tiny but I just girth-hitched a stretchy, color-coded hair tie to it (stolen from my daughter) and it's now really easy to use with gloves on. I don't own an R1 to compare this to, but with the $60+ price difference I'm not likely to.

    Solid layer

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

    A great warm layer. Not water or wind proof so it stands as a layer from a base layer to mid layer or even the outer later on a nice day. I like the hood and the side zip is actually quite nice. A medium for me is a better base layer and larger works well as a mid layer

    Not Bad

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This jacket does its job but a couple things really bothered me. I used it as a mid layer while skiing and it did keep me very warm. The hood fits nicely and i really like the side zip. Unfortunately the zippers are way too small and nearly impossible to use with gloves on. The fit was a little off and bunched up quite a bit under a shell. Not a bad jacket but i like my Patagonia R1 much better.

    Outdoor Research Radiant Collection

    Outdoor Research® Climbing Ambassador Shingo Ohkawa talks about the Radiant Fleece™ collection of warm, breathable shirts, jackets and hoodies. Radiant Fleece™ layers are the perfect combo of warm, insulating fleece where you're most exposed to the elements and breathable light fleece where your body needs to let heat escape. Wear them under a shell for extra warmth on stormy high alpine epics or as your outer layer on a cool morning approach, or throw it over a tee on the way to grab your morning coffee; these piece works as well under or over, as an inner or outer layer. Don't worry - we won't blow your cover if you can never find a time when you're not wearing them to give them a wash.

    Another piece for the quiver

      I seem to be wearing this all the time ... in town, in the mountains or grabbing coffee. This Radiant hoody seems to regulate my body temps with some type of weird voodoo magic. I usually prefer down/synthetic insulation over fleece because of the warmth/weight ratio. But this jacket is amazingly comfortable and the fit moves with you without getting in the way. Recently, I was working in the snow where other folks were putting on their puffies to stay warm. Instead, I just put up the hood and stuck my hands thru the thumb loops and it kept my body heat from escaping - wallah, didn't need my down jacket. Because it's thin, there's less bulk underneath my gortex jacket so I get better freedom of movement. Nicely done OR!

      Unanswered Question

      How's the hoodie when worn under ski helmet?...

      How's the hoodie when worn under ski helmet? Comfortable? Suitable dedicated balaclava replacement?

      Unanswered Question the color of the Radiant Hybrid... the color of the Radiant Hybrid Hooded Top shown in the OR Radiant Video the 'Ember' color, or a different more orange color from last season. The color of the 'Ember' on the site page above appears more copper, or rust, not bright orange.


      Does the inside also have a smooth/hard...

      Does the inside also have a smooth/hard finish, or is it standard soft fleece?

      Guy is right--the inside is a semi-soft fleece with a flat, wind-blocking exterior. Under the arm is a "grid" fleece--grid blocks of loftier fleece with thinner fleece between blocks for more breathability. I have the women's jacket version and it is the most comfortable fleece I've every owned...