Women's Havoc Jacket

Style# 97811OR

When fast-moving, wet - and cold-weather belays or ski descents call for a lightweight, insulated, multi-functional shield against the elements, look no further than the Havoc Jacket. A favorite of Outdoor Research® Ambassadors and employees, the updated Havoc is the ideal layer for cold, wet, windy and frequently changing conditions. Lightweight and highly technical, the Havoc™ features warm PrimaLoft® Eco 60g insulation behind a durable, weather-resistant and breathable WINDSTOPPER® shell.

Standard Fit






  • Water Resistant
  • Windproof
  • Fully adjustable hood
  • Double-sliding front zipper with internal stormflap
  • Zippered internal chest pocket with media port
  • Two zippered hand warmer pockets; one doubles as stuff sack
  • Stretch binding on cuffs
  • Drawcord hem


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric GORE® WINDSTOPPER® 2L, 100% nylon, 100% nylon 30D lining, PrimaLoft®Silver Insulation Eco 60g

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 16.1oz / 455g (M)

Customer Reviews

Super! (Review by Julia)

I wear my Havoc jacket all of the time. I bought it for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in -30 degree Celsius weather, and it has held up tremendously well. The Windstopper fabric keeps out all of the wind while remaining super breathable in high paced activities. There are two hand warmer pockets which are super toasty and roomy for lots of stuff. Also the double chest pockets help keep me pretty organized. The elastic sleeve cuffs are also great for keeping sleeves out of the way if you are layering.

I do have a problem with the hood, however. The hood is not helmet compatible and there is not a no-hood option to this jacket (I also wear this jacket for climbing and snowboarding). I really do wonder why OR made the decision to make this hood not helmet compatible??

(Posted on 8/31/15)

great jacket! (Review by Hayley)

Excellent jacket! Bought it for ice climbing. Perfect cut for women, eliminating the typical boxy fit a lot of jackets seem to have. High-fives for the two-way zipper, which I think every jacket should have.
My only two beefs:
Hood: Yes, it's fully adjustable, but I really wish the hood was bigger to fit over a helmet better. It fits, but it's tight and restricts movement when looking up. In general, I find women's climbing jackets never have big enough hoods compared to men's versions. And I don't have a massive melon!
Sleeve cuffs: Either make a thumb loop to keep them under my gloves so that ice and snow don't go down the sleeve, or have a strap that can cinch them down over top of the gloves.

(Posted on 8/18/15)

Lightweight and warm (Review by Jenni)

Love this jacket. It feels like there's nothing on your skin, but it keeps me so warm. I can wear it in 30-40 degree weather with hardly anything for an under layer and still feel warm.

(Posted on 11/19/13)

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