Men's Chaos Jacket™

Style# 57801OR

The evolution of our mountain-guide-favorite, the Chaos Jacket™ is the warmest, lightest and most packable synthetic wet-weather alpine and ice belay parka available. Perfect for shielding alpinists from howling wind and cold, damp conditions, the Pertex® Endurance® face fabric shrugs off rain and snow, and the warm, synthetic PrimaLoft® One insulation holds in the heat in even the wettest conditions. A carefully tailored fit allows for athletic movement, a high collar and close-fitting hood with unique side-gasket system seal out the weather and protect your face, and harness-compatible handwarmer pockets with elastic closures keep your digits warm for complicated ropework and the handling of ice tools.

Standard Fit

Color:

 
Abyss/Glacier
Black/Charcoal
Hot Sauce/Black

Size:

 
S
M
L
XL
XXL
$250.00
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Features

  • Two Stretch Binding Hand Pockets
  • Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Drawcord Hem
  • Water Resistant
  • Wind Resistant
  • DWR Coated Zippers
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Double-Separating Center-Front Zipper
  • Fully Adjustable Hood with Stretch Fabric Panels
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood

Details

Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric Pertex Endurance®, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop face // Pertex Quantum® 100% nylon 20D Ripstop lining // PrimaLoft® One Insulation: 170g body and sleeves, 133g hood

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 26.8oz / 759g

Customer Reviews

Awesome Jacket (Review by Jonathan)

Bought the Chaos 'cause I flat hate the cold. It far exceeded my expectations. Rarely do I need to add layers on top or multiple layers beneath. Great durability and STOPS wind and water. Hood is VERY well built and performs well even without a helmet. I'm a XXL (formerly athletic build HA!) and the sleeves and back fit well (normally have issues with biceps area and not able to cross my arms).

(Posted on 3/29/14)

The "sleeper" in OR's lineup, so good (Review by Peter)
Quality

I originally purchased this synth-puff as a parking lot/dog walk/bar crawl jacket to replace an old huge-puff that had too many burn holes from bonfires in it. I never expected to actually want to haul a "big synth" on ski tours, that’s what highly compressible down is for, right? I have been completely surprised that this has become one of my favorite pieces of gear, ever. It’s actually a pretty light layer of Primaloft, not too bulky, but the Pertex shell blocks all wind and sheds wet grossness, so this jacket hits well above its weight class. It’s amazingly warm, especially when it’s puking snow and windy. The hood works perfectly, easily adjustable w/ or w/out a helmet while wearing gloves. Pertex is also pretty quiet, so unlike other shell fabrics, you can still hear while wearing the hood. The side pockets have no zippers, so you can thrust cold hands in there during skin transitions without fumbling or scraping frigid knuckles. There’s a huge internal pocket for warming up liner gloves and skins on the way down. The fit is loose enough to layer over your normal gear, but won’t flap in the breeze. The hem sits low, protecting your butt when skiing deep pow. In other words, this is a furnace level synth-puff worth packing in your ski touring bag.

(Posted on 1/19/14)

Top Shelf (Review by Coldy Locks)
Quality

The Chaos is top shelf. I've never owned a nicer jacket. Super warm, lightweight, awesome functionality. The hood is great; super warm, nice draw strings. Jacket fits great; I'm 6' 215 lbs. athletic build, bought an XL, couldn't be happier. If you're on the fence about another jacket, let this review sway you, you won't be disappointed.

(Posted on 12/21/13)

Men's Chaos Jacket (Review by cascade climber)
Quality

I think the OR Chaos is the best synthetic parka on the market. I prefer it over midweight down jackets because it's just as warm and far more durable. The Pertex Endurance fabric is light but not flimsy like a lot of down pieces. Won't have to worry about your expensive jacket getting ripped every time you use it.

The new model is a little more "athletic" fit than previous years I've worn (2009 and 2012).

(Posted on 11/5/13)

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