Men's Lodestar Jacket™

Style# 56251OR

Built for frigid stop-and-go alpine climbs and aerobic vertical ice, the Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket strategically places breathable, lightweight, water-resistant Polartec® Power Shield Pro and quick-to-dry, warm Polartec® Power Shield High Loft where each fabric is needed most. This Hybrid Mapped design creates the perfect balance of breathability and weather protection, providing supreme performance in icy winter temperatures and inhospitable weather conditions.
Trim Fit






  • Hybrid Mapped Construction
  • Water Resistant
  • Wind Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Fully Adjustable Hood Fits Over Helmet
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
  • Bonded-In-Hood Cordlocks
  • Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
  • Pit Zips
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Articulated Elbows
  • Shaped Hook/Loop Cuff Closures


Fit: Trim Fit

Fabric Polartec® Power Shield® High Loft, 100% nylon face, 95% polyester, 5% spandex fleece backer // Polartec® Power Shield® Pro, 100% nylon face, 100% polyester fleece backer

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 27.1oz / 768g (L)

Customer Reviews

Awesome (Review by Powboyz)

Awesome jacket. Great hood and super warm but breaths. Pit zips work with one hand. I was able to drop a layer because of the warmth. Sleeves are long for climbing but the jacket still rides up. The only problem is its not long enough to stay under a harness when you climb. 5 stars if longer. 5 ' 11" 168 and a Med fits if you like a alpine slim fit.

(Posted on 3/2/15)

Excellent (Review by Alex O)

I recently received this jacket after weeks of anticipation and shipping delays caused by me not OR. I am 5' 9" 180lbs and normally wear a Medium in all things TNF. I ordered a Large in this jacket due to the trim cut and was very nervous about the size until I put it on. This jacket fits me perfectly with room for a base layer and fleece. Looks great, the color and quality of this jacket is amazing. When I put it on I was instantly warm.

My only issue is OR did not include any stickers in the shipment ;)

(Posted on 1/14/15)

Next Generation (Review by Jon C)

Great job OR - I don't want to sound like a fan boy, but this is fantastic. A few years back I learned that a high-loft/softshell was a great all-round base-layer for ice climbing in the Catskills. The Lodestar takes the game to a different level with more breathability, less weight, more stretch, a monster articulated hood, great sealing cuffs, pit zips ... ok I'm sounding like a fan boy! Thanks, this jacket begs you to take it out and beat it!

(Posted on 11/21/14)

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