- Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
- Double-Separating Center-Front Zipper
- Fully Adjustable Hood Fits Over Helmet
- Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
- "Halo" Hood Closure
- Zippered Napoleon Pocket
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Drawcord Hem
- Contrast Top Stitching
- Elastic Cuffs
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric Pertex® Quantum, 100% nylon, 22D face // 800+ fill down insulation
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 23.6oz / 669g (L)
- Looks good but has multiple cold spots (Review by Here and There)
The main body of the jacket is pretty warm. I've warn this Jacket on -40 days and have been warm enough. However, the forearms of the jacket do not insulate very well at any temperature below -10, especially in the fold of the arm, it seems all the down gets pushed away very easily, leaving only the pertex fabric between you and the elements. Another cold spot exists just behind the armpits, again I think this is due to the down being pushed away and leaving a thin layer of fabric. This isn't a huge problem if you are being active in the jacket, but if your a standing still belaying or whatever, then the jacket lacks efficiency in keeping you warm. The pertex fabric also seems to be quite delicate. Mine has ripped very easily in a couple spots. This jacket is not meant for wilderness trips where you need to be moving through varied terrain in cold weather, the slightest catch on a tree and it'll likely rip. Being Marketed as the warmest Jacket OR makes, I would have expected things like multiple cold spots would not be an issues. This is not to say that the jacket isn't warm or useful, it is just not what I expected. I do like it, it looks great, and it packs up pretty small for the loft. Hopefully the cold spots and fabric choice gets worked out in the future.
(Posted on 8/18/15)
- Super Warm (Review by gary)
i wore this at the Ouray Ice Festival this year, while wating to climb as well as on belay. Others were standing around shaking from the cold and i was toasty warm! the double zipper is perfect for getting to your belay device and the collar keeps out the wind, really nice.
(Posted on 1/21/14)
- A Warm Hug on Cold Winter Days (Review by A Warm Hug on Cold Winter Days)
I bought this jacket after moving to MN from NC at the beginning of winter and realizing I needed something warm if I were to survive thru to spring. This jacket was the perfect choice. The hood and neck closure are a life saver. I'm bald and choose to shave my head in lieu of trying to fake a comb over. This leaves my smart part exposed to the elements. It's nice to not have to wear a hat and just flip the hood up when walking out in the elements for short trips. The large interior pockets are great for holding your gloves and hat. The baffle seem on the left arm of the first jacket I bought let loose within a month. OR was kind enough to ship me a replacement while I still used my old one. Now that is service! (Thanks Pete) TNF will fix your stuff but you've gotta wait six months. I have a couple TNF and Mountain Hardware jackets in my closet but this is the go to when the wind is howling and it's really cold out. I've worn this outside when the wind chill is -30 and felt nice and cozy. My only complaint is that the Pertex material allows a good amount of Down to escape. Doesn't necessarily affect performance but I get tired of brushing feathers off of my shirts and sweaters every time I take off the coat. Not a deal breaker....just an item for improvement.
(Posted on 1/10/14)
- Great warmth for the weight (Review by jstar)
Recently picked this up for cold weather hiking and wearing in the NE winters. This jacket is very lofty and warm compared to its weight. The fabric seems to breathe really well keeping me comfortable over a wide range of temperatures. The zippers are solid and the jacket turns into a fleece lined pillow when packed into the pocket. Good price when compared to similar jackets.
(Posted on 11/25/13)
- Sleek, Warm, Solid. (Review by Caitlin)
Just got this jacket a few days ago. I'm female and Outdoor Research didn't appear to make a women's version, so I ordered a men's small. My measurements are as follows: height- 5'6", chest- 37 inches, hips- 37 inches. The fit actually ended up being awesome: not baggy whatsoever but definitely enough room to add 2-3 layers for really cold days; and long enough that it just covers my butt when standing. Definitely not like other jackets where the midriff section gets drafty. The jacket definitely tapers at the bottom to eliminate this problem as well. The puffiness factor is pretty big; it feels like a really solid down parka. Definitely not an 8000 meter parka, but perfectly in between that and a down sweater. It might be too puffy to fit under a semi-fitted shell without losing some loft, but so it goes.
A day later I took it out for a cold day at the crag. Temperatures hovered around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and there was a lot of sitting, standing, and waiting that took place before climbing. I tend to be a pretty cold individual, so underneath I wore a long-sleeve fleece and a down sweater. While wearing this jacket, I was incredibly warm, even after extended periods of belaying. Features I enjoyed were: the plush draft collar and the over-sized hood which was, to my delighted surprise, very puffy and warm. Almost disproportionately puffy, which I really liked; if my neck or head got cold, I could cinch the hood around my face and I'd be warm in a jiffy. The hood size would definitely accommodate a helmet well, though we weren't using helmets that day. I also liked the pockets: they go beneath the layer of down and are therefore very warm, and also are quite deep as to hold a set of gloves and a hat easily. I'm pretty happy it had a belay zipper too, which is self-explanatory.
Lastly, the jacket is really light, which is typical for down jackets, but in the sense that features didn't weight it down. The Pertex quantum fabric is really light, quite thin, but so far durable, and allows the jacket to compress really well. Overall it's a pretty sleek jacket; not a ton of bells and whistles but has all the main stuff that you'd need on a down parka, and it does those things really well.
Overall, I'm really happy with this jacket. I was mostly nervous it wasn't going to be warm enough, but those doubts are pretty much gone now. I'm definitely excited to take it out more this winter.
(Posted on 11/25/13)
- Men's Maestro Jacket™ (Review by By Moboy56)
i wore this in Ecuador while climbing Antisana and Cotopoxi. i have the first generation Maestro, which would turn into a pillow via a pocket on the back. i had to size up however with the 1st Gen. jacket. i can't speak for the new one. but if it's like the first, it will be warm in the coldest conditions.
(Posted on 7/31/13)