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Super Alpine Down Parka - Men's

4.612244897959184 out of 5 stars
49 Reviews
$311.32 - $478.95
Up to 35% off


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Why We Like The Super Alpine Down Parka

The Outdoor Research Super Alpine Down Parka is built to provide superior warmth and durability for all of our cold-weather adventures. This piece brings the heat with an 800-fill down and protects that lofty filling with a super durable Pertex Quantum face fabric that easily brushes off snags and abrasion.


  • Parka built to provide burly warmth through the winter months
  • Pertex Quantum Pro face fabric offers exceptional durability
  • Down insulates with lightweight warmth all day long
  • Helmet-compatible hood helps you stay warm at the crag
  • Multiple pockets keep you prepared and relaxed while outside
  • Adjustable wrist cuffs enable hands to stay free
  • Item #ODRZ8AM
[face fabric] Pertex Quantum Pro (30D nylon), polyurethante coating, [lining] 30D nylon
800-fill down
Center Back Length
helmet compatible
[external] 1 zippered chest, 2 hand, [internal] 3 mesh stash
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 10.2oz
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 49 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 36 reviews

Fits Slightly Large

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5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2024

Good at -40 c

Excellent survival jacket, good at -40 c. Recommended for everybody who lives in Alberta.

Edmonton hiker

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5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2024

Really warm

Much warmer than my last winter jacket. Made with typical OR quality and attention to detail. I'm so happy I got this parka for a New England winter.

Harry I

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5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

Warm Enough for Aconcagua

I used this parka and the OR Foray rain jacket to block the wind on Aconcagua in December and never got cold.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 22, 2023

Great jacket and sizing

The jacket is very warm and fits great. I'm 6ft tall and 200lbs and bought a size Large. It'll fit thin layers underneath it for me, which is all I'll need.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2023

Almost too warm for anything above 15F / -10 C

I purchased this for the winter of 2023 - living in the mountains of Central Oregon and have found its basically bombproof as far as cold. 6'0" and 170 LBs and the Medium is a good fit. I could add a light layer underneath to extend the temperature range, but haven't experienced cold enough weather to need that. The high neck is great to keep out the wind, and the hood adjusts well. I haven't tried it in wet weather, but again I wouldn't wear if it was raining. It's simply too warm for that. I have two other Parka's that are very warm, including an LL Bean Maine Wardens parka. But this is what I reach for when the conditions are brutal and I know I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2023

Just what I was looking for

A really warm, bomber jacket was needed and this one fits the bill perfectly. The pockets are all warm and secure, the hood is great, all seems well made. There's more winter to come this year (we all hope) so there will be more opportunities to test it more later, but for now it looks like exactly what was needed.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2023

Fluffy goodness

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Fluffy, warm and comfortable. Used it in the rain and it was water resistant for a couple hours. Long sleeves and a big hood, keep you covered up.


Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

December 11, 2022

The sizing is off but amazingly warm

This is an AMAZING jacket. However i had to send back, get a refund and then get a Medium. I am 200lbs, 5'11''. I am a LARGE in absolutely everything I own. I ordered a Large and I was swimming in this. It wasn't a little big it was really big. It fit like a XL. Other then that, when I got my medium it fit like a glove in every way. I would recommend fitting this in the store before buying unless you are prepared to return if it fits improperly.


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5 out of 5 stars

November 7, 2022

Getting Through The Long Winters

This is the best down coat I've come across so far. The sizing is a tad generous which is perfect for an alpine down coat that would be thrown on over other layers. The hood is very generous and helmet compatible and creates a pocket of warmth around your face which is really nice when you wear glasses and don't want them freezing up from your breath all the time. I've been wearing this in some of the -10C weather here in Alaska with just a t-shirt and felt great. A couple layers and I don't doubt it will get you down to -40C or below. The exterior fabric is fairly water resistant while still feeling breathable, and if feels like it could take a couple of mild scrapes and come away intact. I've been able to tuck the jacket into the bottom of a day pack with plenty of extra room for other equipment. The compression factor is likely not as nice as thinner shelled down coats but for the combination of price, protection, and warm I think this is a great deal.


Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2022

Wanted to Love it!

Warm jacket with great potential! I really wanted to love this jacket but it had two problems: 1. The adjustable kept disengaging so that was annoying. For use with a helmet, this would not be an issue. 2. The sleeves had two problems for me; Velcro adjustments get caught on everything and the down at the top of the arms kept shifting and did not provide adequate warmth. Baffles here would have made a big difference.


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