Men's Maximus Jacket™

Style# 55126OR

The Maximus is an alpine workhorse built with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® Pro 70D fabric and GORE-TEX® Pro Stretch panels in keys areas—such as under the arms, and on the elbows and hood—to enable even greater freedom of movement. Replete with features to batten down the hatches when a wicked winter storm blows through, the rugged Maximus ensures you'll be protected regardless of conditions or terrain.
Trim Fit


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  • Hybrid-Mapped Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Windproof
  • Durable
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Fully Adjustable Hood Fits Over Helmet
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
  • Halo Hood Closure
  • Fully Adjustable Hood Rolls Up and Stows
  • Bonded Hood Cordlocks
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Double-Sliding TorsoFlo™ Hem-To-Pit Zippers
  • Dual Zippered Napoleon Pockets
  • One Internal Pocket and One Pass-Thru Pocket
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Hand Pockets Set Above Hip Belt Or Harness
  • Articulated Elbows
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Drawcord Hem


Fit: Trim Fit

Fabric:GORE-TEX® Pro 3L, 100% nylon 70D body // GORE-TEX® Pro Stretch 3L, 93% nylon, 7% spandex 70D stretch woven panels on arms and hood

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 20.6oz / 584g (L)

Customer Reviews

Great shell for deep winter and shoulder seasons (Review by Outdoorsy)

This shell is great in colder weather or storms to protect from rain and wind, but cool enough on its own for shoulder seasons. Lightweight, it folds up small enough not to add to your pack too much.
The Maximus is versatile, as it makes a great shell for winter and a good choice for spring storms. Highly recommended for practicality and excellent quality, brilliant small details and good fit.

(Posted on 3/4/16)

Durable & cut right (Review by Dylan)

At 6'2" and 160lbs, I'm the long lanky type that has difficulty finding anything that fits me well. My previous Gore-Tex shells from other companies weren't "trim fit", so I purchased mediums, which ended up being too short for my arms and torso. This Maximus Jacket is cut beautifully. I ordered a large and it is the appropriate length without looking like I'm swimming in fabric. A very heavy jacket perhaps not best for a summer backpacking trip, but if you need something to rely upon to keep you protected from wind, rain and snow, look no further!

(Posted on 2/1/16)

Rugged, well- built, but sized too trim (Review by SnowSaver)

Just got this jacket. Superior quality workmanship and features. I really like everything about this jacket except the fit. I was told even though it was "trim" fit, it was designed to go over an insulator. I'm 5'9" and 158 pounds, athletic build, and this jacket is too tight with a 200 weight fleece underneath. I wear a medium jacket in every other brand I have used. I'm really disappointed because I won't be able to use it.

(Posted on 12/14/15)

Best hardshell I have (Review by Curt)

I am extremely happy with my purchase of the maximus. I wear it all the time. I have been completely dry in rain, and snow, it breathes very well even after hiking I have been dry with very minimal sweat on the inside. The venting is an awesome feature. You will read reviews that say the competitors breathe better but in all reality all GORE TEX PRO is the same even from other brands (I contacted Gore myself). I also love the trim fit, it gets rid of the excess bulk in the stomach area and the jacket moves with you. If your looking for an all around do all shell pick the OR Maximus you won't be disappointed.

(Posted on 10/24/15)

Bit of odd sizing but absolute burly! (Review by seerabike)

I'm 6'1, 165 and the small fits me like a glove...a rather tight glove but I personally found the medium a bit sloppy. Sleeve length and shoulders are perfect; arm pits and waist are a bit tight. But after snowboarding in the sloppiest condition I've ever seen at Stevens Pass I stayed utterly dry as my buddies soaked through in their fancy boarding jackets. Used downtown Seattle working as a high rise window cleaner. The close fit is appreciated with a full body harness while the pit zips are brilliant for when I move to a sunny wall.

(Posted on 2/24/15)

Superb jacket (Review by jwasko)

I am 6'2" and the Large in this Jacket fits so so so good. I had first ordered the Mentor jacket in Large, but returned it because I didn't like the fit (too baggy). I went with the Large in the Maximus Jacket, and it fits right in between the Medium and Large of the Mentor Jacket. So if you are unhappy with the fit of the mentor, consider the Maximus, because the whole jacket is a massive step up in fit and quality. I highly recommend the maximus jacket. The fit is superb. My only qualm is the mesh used on the inner pockets. I wish the materials used were more substantial for the pocket linings.

(Posted on 11/18/14)

Bulletproof Hardshell (Review by Clinton)

This is truly a mountain-ready hardshell. Tough as nails, yet incredibly breathable, the Gore-TexPRO fabric has handled everything from alpine to tropical rainforest for me. I like the dual chest pockets and the overall fit. The side zips took a little bit to get used to, but with both sides open, it really allows good venting when you get warm. This is my go-to jacket for the mountains.

(Posted on 8/6/14)

Yes Please (Review by Zachary)

This jacket is as awesome as it gets for alpine mountaineering. Tough as nails, it has no holes despite 2 summers of abuse so far. It has stood up to rain and snow without letting a drop in while at the same time never been too hot in the sun (mine is blue, I'd be weary of wearing a black one). I've worn it twice up Rainier and wore while leaving camp Sherman in the middle of the cold night until getting back in the late morning sun. The side zips are awesome, allowing ventilation while open if its warm but blocking wind and chill when cold. Large sleeve cuffs are also nice for gloves. This piece is crucial for my alpine wardrobe and I will replace it with the same jacket no doubt (if it ever needs to be).

(Posted on 7/11/14)

Excellent Product for Demanding Environments (Review by Alaska Guide)

I guide canoe and mountaineering expeditions in S.E. Alaska. This is a harsh and unforgiving place and the Maximus has handled it all. Weeks of non-stop rain, heavy snow, dense rainforest, and of course weeks of ocean paddling. When I'm not hiding in my dry suit I'm taking refuge in my Maximus. My trips are up to fifty field days long, the OR Maximus is the only gore-tex jacket that has survived a Tongass Program unscathed, and I did not go easy on it. The 70D exterior is bomber and the jacket is sufficiently light for any outdoor pursuit. Excellent product.

(Posted on 5/24/14)

great jacket with one needed improvement (Review by ole einar)

Love this jacket...But please add zippers to the sleeve openings for all your technical shells. This is a must since users wear big bulky gloves/mittens and the sleeves go over these gloves/mittens. The zippers on the sleeve opening would make it much much easier to put on and to remove the gloves/mittens.

(Posted on 2/10/14)

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