- Fully Seam Taped
- Fully Adjustable Hood
- YKK® AquaGuard® and Double-Separating Front Zipper
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Double-Sliding TorsoFlo™ Hem-To-Bicep Zippers
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Arm Pocket
- Elastic Cuffs
- Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
- Drawcord Hem
- Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric: GORE-TEX®, 2.5L, 100% polyester, 50D with Paclite® Technology
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 13.7oz / 388g (M)
- Great Travel Jacket (Review by LuvOutdoors)
This is a jacket I feel compelled to write a review on -- it is that good!
First I need to mention the front two-way zipper. I will not buy a jacket without a front two-way zipper -- it makes it so easy to adjust the fit. It makes it so easy to go from a rain storm to the driver's seat in a vehicle without taking off the jacket. There are at least ten different reasons on why a front two-way zipper is needed, but I will spare you and just say it is needed.
I love the pit/side zipper vents -- more adjustability that is built-in.
The cuffs have half elastic and velcro -- another great feature that prevents sleeve-droop.
The pockets are huge zip pockets -- they will really get a workout from me!
Fabric-wise, you can't get any better than Gore-tex.
Hardware -- this jacket has the best!
The hood is great; one that I can just flip up if caught in a rain storm. The hood also has adjustability.
I was looking for a jacket that would pack down to nothing, both in mass and weight -- one I can travel with. This jackets packs down to practically nothing.
Size-wise, the cut is generous. I fit into a medium. I bought a large in the event I want to put some fleece layering under it.
Outdoor Research, keep up the good work with the two-way front zippers!
(Posted on 7/12/15)
- Suggested gear alterations (Review by AJB)
I have not used the jacket yet but I have already noted a few things I wish we're different. 1.) the elastic in the wrist is a bit much making the Velcro closure unnecessary. I,d do away with the elastic and stick with the Velcro so the cuff can be sized to any preference. 2.) I prefer the two-way zippers on the pockets. Two-way zippers make it easier to get into and out of the pockets when wearing a backpack. 3) I like the concept of the Velcro loop to fold up the hood but I think my hair will probably get stuck in the Velcro and this May get annoying. 4.) what's with the lack of an internal pocket!?
I do like the fit of the jacket with the small being quite roomy which will allow for under layers to fit nicely. The quality seems good and I am sure it will be a good jacket.
(Posted on 7/25/14)
- Super Versatile (Review by Sade)
I love my Aspire Jacket- it is the perfect all around jacket. It's lightweight enough that I bring it hiking/backpacking and durable enough that I use it skiing with layers underneath.
(Posted on 2/6/14)