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Outdoor Research Virtuoso Down Jacket - Men's

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    Lightweight, compressible warmth for base camps and multi-day treks.

    The Outdoor Research Men's Virtuoso Down Jacket is extremely warm for high-mountain adventures and highly compressible for multi-day ski tours. Its Pertex Endurance shell is water-resistant, windproof, and highly breathable, and 650-fill down insulation locks in your body heat to keep you warm in frigid conditions. Outdoor Research equipped this jacket with a two-way front zipper for ventilation, internal Shove-It pockets for wetskins and water bottles so they don't freeze, and an integrated stuff sack lets you stuff this jacket into its own pocket and clip it to your pack when the day warms up. 

    • Pertex Endurance shell
    • 650-fill down insulation
    • Standard fit
    • Double-separating front zipper
    • Stretchy cuffs with hook-and-loop closure
    • Drawcord hem
    • Internal Shove-It pockets
    • Right hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
    • Item #ODR003O

    Tech Specs

    Pertex Endurance (nylon)
    650-fill down
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    1,000 mm
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    7,000 g/m²
    Center Back Length
    31 in
    2 Shove-It, 2 zippered hand (one with integrated stuff sack), 1 zippered napoleon
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 7.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, climbing, winter camping, multi-day touring
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Great belay jacket.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I really really love this for ice climbing belays. It is very puffy, which makes me feel warmer psychologically, but it nevertheless packs down quite nicely. I agree with others that the zipper is a little bit fiddly, but once you learn what it wants it works reliably - you just have to get it seated right. Runs huge compared to other OR jackets, by the way!

    Bad zipper

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


    I had purchased this jacket some years ago and it is a great jacket.The zipper has been poor for this jacket.It takes a lot of struggle to zip the jacket and its really difficult if you have gloves on you

    Agreed. My left pocket zipper failed, and the main has jammed a couple times as well as being difficult to start. OR customer service offered to replace my black jacket with a fluorescent green one because they are out of the other colors. Instead, I chose to have my jacket repaired at my expense ($40). My situation illustrates the problem with the OR warranty: They will gladly replace or give you a credit for any item, but if they are out of stock or the item is discontinued (which it's looking like the Virtuoso is), then you can be stuck having to pay for a repair, or having to fork over more money to OR to get the newer, more expensive replacement model. OR, you need to get set up with some repair centers.

    Great Puffy & customer service

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

    I bought this jacket a year ago and I really like it! Its light weight, fits me great and keeps me warm. While its puffy I dont feel like a marshmallow when wearing it. I primarily use it around town on cold Utah winter days. But whats really amazing is the customer service!! I caught the jacket on a sharp object and ripped a 1.5" hole in the material near one of the hand pockets. I emailed OR to ask them how to repair it and they suggested I submit a warranty claim for a replacement - which the sent me even before I returned mine!! I will definately buy more of their gear!!

    Good value

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I purchased this jacket along with a Mammut "Ambler" and chose to return this and keep the Mammut. I love the color (lemongrass), and the Pertex fabric seems durable although I was not able to test its weather resistance. The neck/chin fabric is super soft, but my chin was still mostly exposed when fully zipped. The hood adjustment was simple and effective as with the adjustment at the hem.

    My only concern with this jacket was the sew-through baffling making it lack insulation at the seems (see photo). I don't know enough about construction/insulation to say how this would affect overall warmth, but I like to avoid thin spots in my insulated jackets nevertheless. I chose the Mammut mainly for this reason.

    At 45% off, it'd be well worth the price, and Outdoor Research's infinity warranty on their products is superb and much appreciated.

    Good value

    Great for really cold temperatures

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

    I've used this jacket over a fleece hoodie in temperatures down to -40F and stayed warm while moderately active (slow snowshoeing). If I'm just standing around, it's comfortably warm down to around -20F and below that, I can feel heat bleeding off. I'm sold on having hoods on all my puff coats and this one is great - fits well and is really warm. This is one of those jackets that feels over-stuffed or inflated (a good thing when it's cold), so the down doesn't have room to shift around much and stays pretty well distributed. It's my go-to jacket for all but the most extreme low temperatures. I've used at high elevations (up to 16k) in the Pamirs in December and January. It did the job well. Large fits me well (5' 11

    If you run cold, look elsewhere

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

    I purchased a Virtuoso two years ago for the purpose of a belay jacket while mountaineering. I shopped around at other brands but couldn't find anything with these features at the price I found. Sadly, I've been sorely disappointed with it. Whether wearing it on top of layers, by itself, or sleeping in it, I've never been warm.

    While I'm generally a colder person, my thinner, synthetic jackets (specifically the Arc'teryx Atom AR) have proven to be far warmer. Clearly, everyone's experience is different and unique. Because of this, don't simply take my word for it - research thoroughly and try-on as you can.

    Hey Darick, really sorry you had a not so good experience with this jacket. We do have a specific belay jacket with primaloft and windstopper, but as you say above, price was a concern. I have the women's version and I run cold, so its been a good one for me! Thank you for taking the time to write!

    OR Rep

    Great jacket

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

    I'm 510 160 w 61 wingspan. Large fits perfect. Very warm and durable. I beat the crap out of it though bouldering through winters and put multiple holes in it from branches to lantern burns. Eventually, after 3 years the zippe broke. I sent the jacket full of patches back to OR and they replaced it brand new bc of the zipper failure. OR stands by their products and I would buy from them again. I have footage of me sending the gill egg dyno in this jacket in -5 degrees But I can't upload it

    Super Warm. Packable!

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

    Excellent product! Used it several times for winter backcountry/mountaineering trips. Perfect Belay Jacket. As soon as I stop moving, this comes out and goes over everything. It packs small(ish) into its own pocket. It also fit under my hardshell (XL Arcteryx Alpha SV) when we got caught in a surprise blizzard.
    A MUST for cold-weather backcountry trips. Also works great around town :)

    Zipper work fine!

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

    Love this jacket! I have had no zipper issues. I've stayed warm at camp with negative temps and it packed up well for when I was on the go.

    TERRIBLE zipper

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    I am so disgusted with this product. I could not even zip the jacket. I kept trying and trying to get the zipper to work and eventually I could get the zipper to work about one out of three tries. Not exactly a great feature when you are in the cold and trying to get it to work.

    Unanswered Question

    Does this jacket have "sewn through" construction like the Incandescent jacket?
    I like my incandescent but sewn through puffy jackets... are silly. Tired of getting cold in my big puffy.