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Outdoor Research Uberlayer Insulated Hooded Jacket - Men's

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    When cold winter winds start to whip across the ridge you're climbing, layer up with the Outdoor Research Men's Uberlayer Insulated Hooded Jacket. Designed for high-aerobic ascents in cold winter weather, the Uberlayer is filled with a breathable and moisture-resistant Polartec Alpha insulation to keep you warm, even when you're sweating out last night's schooner of ale on the up-track. Inside the jacket is a polyester stretch mesh fabric to increase the jacket's overall breathability, while its adjustable hood helps to lock in heat when you're resting, rigging gear for the final pitch, or ripping skins before the descent. Two hands and a zippered chest pocket keep your lip balm, sunscreen, and that pepperoni stick you've been saving for the summit easily accessible. 

    • 30D nylon stretch woven fabric
    • Polartec Alpha insulation
    • Polyester stretch mesh lining
    • Trim fit
    • Adjustable, wire-brimmed hood
    • Inset Lycra cuffs
    • Drawcord adjustable hem
    • Item #ODR00AG

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 30D nylon, [lining] polyester mesh
    Insulation
    Polartec Hi-Pile Alpha
    Fit
    trim
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    29 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    [L] 19.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Breathable and warm! But also stinky

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

    This works great! I can keep wearing it during chillier XC skiing trips without overheating and soaking myself in sweat. Its comfortable to wear and not restricting. I dont know that I like the styling enough to wear it around town but thats not what I bought it for anyways.

    The one real issue I've had with it is its stink. I feel like I have to wash it every trip because it stinks so bad. Tech wash and sport wash make it smell just fine after the wash but just one mild ski trip later and the stench is back.

    It works so well for what its designed for Ill keep on wearing it but if anyone has any ideas on long term stink reduction I would appreciate it.

    Mason - Thank you for the feedback! I haven't heard anything about the stink, but my guess is that natural fibers (like wool and down) would work better for that purpose, but they would fail miserably at keeping you insulated while not overheating you... especially with the weight of the garment.

    Thank you for writing!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Very good indeed

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

    Similar in concept to the Patagonia Nano Air hoody, the Uberlayer is a little warmer, and a little more windproof. That makes it less comfortable for slouching around in, but perhaps slightly superior as an outer layer in cold weather. The wind rips right through the Nano Air so you really need a shell on top when it gets blowy. My only criticism is that the Uberlayer feels like it is cut just a little tight around the armpits. If you're a climber with big lats, or have muscular arms, you might prefer the looser fit of the Patagonia. Once you're working hard, however, you won't really notice.

    Uberlayer Saves the Day

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I have had this jacket for two days, so let me break it down.
    Day 1: Wear en route to climbing gym- receive compliments from friends and strangers alike.
    Day 2: Pack as a layer for an evening fly fishing outing. Almost immediately slip on a rock and fall into the river, submerging all worn clothing, and filling waders. Pull off wet clothing, and throw on the stowed Uberlayer (stowed in a dry pack). Almost immediately stop shivering. Fast forward 45 minutes- wrangle in a big ol brown trout. Does your jacket catch fish for you? If the answer to the previous question was no, you may need an Uberlayer.

    Pros:
    -Perfect combination of stretch (freedom of movement), trim fit (style), layerability (sort of a word, I googled it), and temperature regulation.
    -Lightweight, and stowes into it's own pocket for packing purposes without compromising warmth
    -Adjustable hood keeps your noggin warm when its not so pleasant outside
    -Literally saves the day

    Cons
    -Doesn't keep your toes warm when your waders are filled with water

    Although I have only had this jacket for a couple of days, I cannot say enough about it. I am 6'4, 180, and size large is spot on.
    I will update again the next time this jacket saves my life.

    Great insulation for all activities

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

    I've got this jacket and really like it. Impressed with the warmth and durability of the product. It sheds water and snow but keeps me warm.

    I used this jacket this summer while in the Alps climbing and probably have 50+ days in this jacket.

    I'm 6'1 170lbs and wear a size Large. I like the bigger size as i can fit it over my other layers.

    What does the insulation weigh in grams/m sq.? (60g, 80g, etc...) Is there more in the body and less in the sleeves? Or is it the same weight throughout the whole jacket? I keep having to go to other sites to find this info. If I'm already at your competition's site, I might as well buy it there. I keep finding the insulation weight missing in the descriptions of more and more jackets here. Backcountry used to always include this info. What happened Backcountry??

    Hey Adam, I am really sorry you are not finding this info on Backcountry. Thank you for drawing it to my attention, and I will be sure to pass this along to them. The Uberlayer has 98 g / m2 of Polartec Alpha insulation through out. It is a great active insulation piece for cold weather. If you are not being active, then the fabric will allow alot of air permeability, so it may not feel as warm as it does when you are active. Hope that helps.



    Leta

    OR Rep

    Looking for a good fall/winter jacket. Would this work for temps below 32 F? Wind resistance?

    Kelly, I would like to know more: will you be using this jacket actively? Skinning uphill,? running? Snowshoeing? This insulation is designed for active use, since it is air permeable, allowing your inner micro climate in the jacket to cool off and not overheat. Feel free to get specific, and I can help!



    Leta

    OR Rep

    I got a chance to try this jacket on today at my local REI store. I noticed that the rim of the hood has this bendy material. I'm really concerned that this might eventually snap after bending it too many times... Also I had a hard time stuff this jacket into itself. Has anyone had any of these issues?

    Jerry, I am so sorry that I havent gotten to your question yet! I understand your concern about the bendy material, but OR and other vendors have used this material quite a bit and it is solid. However, should anything happen to it, please know that OR will back it's products 100%. It's called our Infinite Guaranty. We will absolutely take care of you.



    Again, my apologies for the late response!



    Leta

    OR Rep



    PS - I have this in the women's version - AMAZING!

    I'm 6' 172lbs, would medium work for me?