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Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Sweater - Men's

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    For the modern transcendentalist.

    Walden might have been a longer book if ol' Henry David would've had the Outdoor Research Men's Transcendent Down Jacket to keep his high-minded self warm and comfortable as he meditated on the deeper intersections between man and nature. Chances are you're not in the market for a jacket to wear as you build a hermitage near a remote lake (or maybe you are), but if you're looking for an insulating layer that will keep you warm between pitches during late-season desert climbing trips, around high-mountain campsites, or during biting-cold transitions on the skintrack, then you'll do well to consider the Transcendent Down Jacket.

    This no-frills down sweater is insulated with 650-fill goose down for near-instant warmth and is lined with a soft taffeta lining that's easy on the skin for those rare instances you decide to go shirtless underneath this jacket. The 20D ripstop fabric withstands wear and tear from arrant tree branches and abrasive granite when you're bushwhacking to a new crag or exploring a poorly maintained trail, and the stowable design allows you to pack this jacket down into one of the hand pockets when you want a pillow to relax on as you ponder beta or just need to shed a layer and stash the jacket in your pack.

    • Down insulator ideal for backpacking, climbing, and camping
    • 650-fill goose down is lightweight, lofty, and compressible
    • Soft taffeta lining is soft against the skin
    • Durable ripstop fabric withstands wear and tear
    • Hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
    • Tricot lining at collar and hand pockets provide warmth
    • Bound cuffs and adjustable drawcord hem
    • Item #ODR0800

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 20D polyester ripstop, [lining] taffeta
    Insulation
    650-fill down
    Baffle Construction
    stitch-through
    Fit
    standard
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Hood
    no
    Pockets
    2 hand, 1 chest
    Claimed Weight
    13 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, backpacking, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    I really wanted to like this jacket

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    But it runs big, dumping heat with every body movement so it's not up to the task. Great color selection, and a great set of features - sizing needs to be improved. Not everyone is a football player.

    The Perfect Down Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    This insulator is lightweight and comfortable with a soft lining. I wear it around town and find it perfect for fall hiking. The pocket stuff sack is great for backpacking and the ripstop fabric ensures the jacket will hold up to constant wear.

    My go to jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    when it cools down, this is my go to jacket. love how light, comfortable and unassuming it is (in fact, it's my second one). it's also my standard under shell wear for snowboarding and skiing. super comfortable, true to size and the right amount of warmth. this is no 850 fill jacket, but just right for layering

    Awesome jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    This jacket is an amazing value. I wear it daily and it is my go-to jacket. I walked to work in 20 degree weather recently and my core didn't even think about getting cold. This is a great buy. I'm 6'2" 190 lbs and a large fits me perfect.

    Good Looking Jacket, Athletic Fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I really like the looks and fit of this jacket, and it's very light. However, it's not meant for below 25 degree temp, especially if it is windy.

    I love it, but arms are big. DWR?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    I wanted a warm. compressible, lightweight down jacket. This is the one I picked, and I love the look and the cut in the body. I do think the arms are longer than normal and baggy near the shoulder though. While this does give great ease of movement, it also gives a bit of a "michelin man" look while relaxed. That said, it is super comfortable and an excellent value.

    I'm considering washing this with Nikwax Down Proof to give it a bit of water resistance (the only feature it's missing for me), but would be curious if this is advisable or not before moving forward.

    Damn, that runs small!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 2xl
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 250lbs

    OK, I'm not a little guy.... but. I just received this jacket and tried it on. It is at least a size too small, but only in the gut. I have Columbia, Solomon, North Face and Marmot - all are 2XL, none of which are too tight.

    My Great Down Jacket Review

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    So I recently purchased 7 different down jackets so I could wear and compare and select the one I liked best. This was my great down jacket review, not because the review was great, but because the breadth of comparisons was pretty extensive. The ones I compared were the Marmot Zeus, Marmot Tullus, Mountain Hardware Nitrous, Mountain Hardwear Micro Ratio, Patagonia Down Sweater, The North Face Trevail, and the Outdoor Research Tanscendent. I'll put comments on the others in the listings for each. The reason I selected these are that they all are basically medium-weight down jackets (not extreme light or heavy) and were comparable on the prices. Backcountry was having a sale and all these were marked down to between $123 to $160.
    What I wanted was a top layer jacket without a hood (don't use hoods very often). I generally don't use down jackets like these as a layer under anything because of their bulk. I prefer a synthetic for that. I have a huge down jacket with a hood for very cold weather. I wanted one that was less bulky and more suitable for activities.
    So the Tanscendent. The Tanscendent was a nice jacket and I'm rating it pretty good based on features and construction -- because it's a nice jacket. However I returned it because it didn't fit me right. The one I had was Dusk/Night and it's a nice looking color.
    Fit: The fit was good through the body but was too big in the arms - circumference. I usually get an XL because of wide shoulders and long arms. I think the Large would have fit my arms better but it would have been too small in the torso. The bottom of the jacket hit between the top of my pelvis and my hip joints. The fit looks good through the shoulders. What I mean by that is that it doesn't look too square or too slouchy. I have a Marmot Quasar (ultra-light down) that is really square in the shoulders. As a result it looks kind of weird and pointy at the end of the shoulders. This one looks more natural.
    Comfort: The jacket was very comfortable. The fabric feels good to the touch and the jacket is quiet when moving. The hand pockets are a bit more to the side than I would have liked and the openings could be a bit more angled. Neck and cuffs are basic but fine.
    I ended up returning the Tanscendent and choosing the Patagonia Down Sweater as it felt a bit warmer, and lighter (800-fill down vs the Tullus' 650-fill down). However, this jacket is a good value - if the fit works for you.

    Nice down jacket, sized for layering

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    This is a straightforward, well-made down jacket. It has lofty 650 fill down, but not a ton of it. It is roomy, not a trim fit, so layering over a fleece or softshell in cold conditions is not a problem. Colors and fabric finish are nice. I'm happy with it. It does not have a DWR finish, so a shell over top would be a must in wet conditions.

    Warm and stylish

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    I have used this jacket hiking, skiing, backpacking, and just basic car camping. I bought this jacket when I was about 230-240 lbs and it fit great. I have lost some weight so it runs big for me now. I would go with the size large for my current specs. Any questions let me know!

    Warm and stylish

    Sizing Help

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    If looking for a slim athletic look and are around my size, suggest going with the Medium over the Large. The warmth and look are great and the color is true to display.

    Hey Jeffrey, based on your height and weight, I would have suggested a medium. This is a standard, rather than a trip fit. My brother who it 197, 5'11" fits great in a large.

    Thanks for the question,

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Too big in shoulders, arms

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    This jacket has all the right features. The pockets and neck are lined with soft material, that make the jacket feel warmer. The problem for me was fit. Looking at the size chart I thought I was between a Small and a Medium (5'8, 155), so I ordered both. Small was a better fit, but the sleeves felt baggy in the forearms, and just big in the upper arms. I am not a body builder, but I am in pretty good shape. The fit was off enough that I am returning the jacket. There are so many of this type of jacket on the market, now. I read a bunch of reviews of different brands, and every one has some complaints about fit. Of course they all also have a lot of positive reviews for the fit. It probably makes sense to just keep looking until you find the one that fits you best

    Love the fit, pretty warm, stuffs.

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

    I've used this OR jacket in Southern California for the last week or so, night temps ranging from 45-50F including an evening boat traverse over the ocean and it does a solid job of keeping my core warm. It's interesting to notice my legs feeling cold in wind and yet my chest actually feeling very toasty. This jacket is distinctly warmer than an REI Windbrake fleece and much lighter. I don't know how it performs in heavy heavy winds or deep cold.

    The good:
    - Warm core - Down fill is pretty good and stuffs nicely, but the arms are not nearly as warm as the chest.
    - Fit / Aesthetics - well-fitted, great waist cinch, and nice color. (Dusk/Night)
    - Fleece pocket liner
    - Great value - a durable, warm, dry-weather down jacket.
    - Stuffs into its own pocket


    The not as awesome:
    - No DWR / no Hydrophobic Down - Limits this jacket to arid climate ventures. (Understandable for the price point)
    - Mine seems to consistently leak a bit of down. Almost every time I wear it, I notice little while strands fluffing out of the outside seams on the arms/shoulders. Will update after a few weeks have passed to see if this is still happening...

    Philip, Thank you for the thorough review! This is a great product, and with the feedback you give, we do have others that would hit the mark, but they are also more expensive. It's the gear trade off, you know! For a waterproof down jacket, OR does not believe in hydrophobic down - we don't think treating the down is the way to go, rather giving a waterproof shell to cover, as in the Floodlight Jacket.

    Anyway, thank you again for writing!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Excellent Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    This jacket is very light weight and very warm. It packs down to a very compact size in the attached stuff sack. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good down jacket. For me the medium size fits well and leaves some room for a few layers underneath if need be.

    Good jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    Ordered this jacket and received it lickity-split. Appreciate fast shipping. The jacket is extremely light. You can feel warmth immediately once on. I am 5'9", 150# and it fits me perfectly. The jacket is toasty in a cold car (it was 24 degrees in northern Minnesota this morning) but once outside needs to be paired with another layer. Breeze gets through the coat. I do not think the jacket justifies a $200 price tag, but getting it on sale at a third off is more in-line. It is a very comfortable jacket and fits well.

    Amazing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Great jacket. More form fitting than most jackets, meaning it warms up quicker and stays that way. The design of the pockets is fantastic; roomy, yet nearly invisible. The collar is great because it doesn't stick up in your face like most down jackets. Very comfortable, very warm, and hands down best jacket I've ever owned.

    I have broad shoulders the chest for me would be close to snug/ perfect at large but other packable down jackets I have had to go to xl because of being very tight in the shoulders I am 5.9 210 does anyone have a recommendation between large and xl? Thanks

    Does this jacket run small or is it full...

    Does this jacket run small or is it full cut? I am 5'9" and weigh 200. Any suggestions on size?

    Best Answer

    I think it runs slightly small! I normally wear a L but bought this jacket in an XL, and it fits perfectly! Just enough room for a base and a thin fleece. I'm 5'11", 210lbs, stocky build. Awesome jacket by the way!!

    How does this jacket compare to the Patagonia...

    How does this jacket compare to the Patagonia down sweater, as far as fit goes? I am 5'8, 160 and wear a small Patagonia. It fits snug but better than the medium. I would be looking for a similar fit.
    Thanks