Men's Mentor Jacket™

Style# 55103OR

Ruggedly designed, tested and built for ultimate storm-worthy protection in remote, big-mountain environments, the Mentor Jacket™ is a staple of the alpinist's quiver. The Fall ’13 Mentor™ utilizes a blend of lightweight, waterproof, breathable 40D and durable 70D three-layer GORE-TEX® Pro, updated with the latest Gore® technology, improving breathability by 28%. The design precisely targets high-wear areas with the 70D fabric -- like the hips and shoulders, places where a harness or pack often abrades the fabric – allowing us to shave weight in this fully featured alpine shell. The result is a racehorse with a workhorse pedigree: a lightweight, minimal and bombproof jacket offering reliable protection and technical performance in extreme conditions.

Trim Fit

Color:

 
Black
Glacier/Abyss
Supernova/Diablo

Size:

 
S
M
L
XL
XXL
CHF570.00
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Features

  • Fully Adjustable Hood Fits Over Helmet
  • Bonded-In-Hood Cordlocks
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Waterproof
  • Water-Resistant Zippers
  • Water-Resistant and Two Way-Separating Front Zipper
  • Two Zippered Internal Pockets With Media Ports
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Tonal Seam Treatment
  • Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
  • Hybrid Mapped Construction
  • Hand Pockets Set Above Hip Belt Or Harness
  • Durable
  • Drawcord Hem
  • Double-Sliding TorsoFlo™ Hem-to-Bicep Zippers
  • Breathable
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Articulated Elbows
  • Fully Seam Taped

Details

Fit: Trim Fit

Fabric GORE-TEX® Pro 3L,100% nylon: 40D body and underarms; 70D shoulders and lower sides

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 17.2oz / 488g (L)

Customer Reviews

Great shell, plenty of features (Review by Sam)

I've used this jacket for the past two days skinning Saddleback in Maine, so I can't truthfully comment on long-term durability, but the features have been great thus far. I was looking for a waterproof shell with enough room to layer a fleece or insulated jacket, and this fits the bill despite being described as having a "trim" fit. It's nowhere near as trim as my old Arc'teryx Seeker Comp (Sidewinder) or the OR Lodestar, which has a VERY athletic fit. I've been using the Mentor in conjunction with a wool base and OR's Havoc hoody. After fifteen minutes of uphill, I've had to shed the Havoc, unzip the pits, and remove my helmet. The Mentor does a really nice job of venting, while still keeping you covered, especially with the high collar in front. The Mentor's hood fit perfectly over a Bern helmet during snow squalls.

Other things I like: the heavier denier nylon on the shoulders and waist - essentially where your pack straps and kidney belt make the most contact. It seems the jacket will hold up well when touring with a backpack.

One thing to note, should this be an issue for you, is that there's a lot of material in the sleeves. They feel pretty baggy, even with an insulated layer. No big deal so far. Separately, I recall a few reviews discussing snug armpits that restrict movement. This doesn't seem to be an issue with the 2013 Mentor. I'm a fairly slim 6'3", 175lbs, with a 34" sleeve length and I went with a medium, if that helps... definitely enough room in the pits and plenty of sleeve length.

(Posted on 1/20/14)

HARD shell (Review by Hopper)

I have had a Mentor for 2.5 years. I have used it ice climbing, winter camping and backpacking. The full side zips are fantastic for ventilation and wearing a harness. The hood fits over a climbing helmet and adjusts well when not wearing a helmet. It is indeed completely water proof and bombproof. OR's infinite warranty is also great, although i would be surprised if I needed it with this one. The Mentor is well built. I would love to have another one!

(Posted on 11/25/13)

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