Men's Transcendent Sweater™

Style# 57553OR

Warm, compressible and weighing practically nothing, the Transcendent Sweater is built to keep you comfortably insulated when the temperature drops, then stuff away into a corner of your pack when not needed. The sweater's 650 fill down fends off the cold when you're huddled at camp, yet stows neatly for uphill slogs. For multi-day treks, it packs down so small and light you'll have a hard time not finding space to bring it along.
Standard Fit






  • 650 Fill Power Goose Down
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Water Resistant
  • Brushed Tricot-Lined Collar
  • Internal Front Zip Stormflap
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Right Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Stretch Binding at Cuffs
  • Drawcord Hem


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric 100% polyester, 20D ripstop outer, 100% nylon taffeta, 44D lining, 650 fill power down insulation

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 13.0oz / 369g (L)

Customer Reviews

Can't say enough! (Review by Norm)

My first down jacket and now I wish I'd had it way earlier. I use this with my military gear too. It easily stuffs into a cargo pocket when not needed and when needed will fit over a flak or plate carrier. So far I've had it in 10 degree temps with no problem. I also went with the Transcendent Bennie that fits into the breast pocket well.

(Posted on 1/21/15)

supreme lightweight warmth (Review by slideswiper)

I purchased this jacket to throw in my patrol pack. Super lightweight, packs small, incredible warmth for the weight, and I now don't leave it in the bottom of my pack- I wear it all the time instead! Great for rewarming after coming in from a cascade snow day.
Also has an awesome outer pocket to hold iPhone, hand warmers, wallet, etc. Internal shove pockets hold my hat. Great choice!

(Posted on 1/5/15)

Awesome choice (Review by John)

The transcendent sweater is a great choice for an ultralight down jacket. Since purchasing this jacket about two months ago, I've already put it to the test on multi day trips backpacking and skiing in some very cold temperatures. In harsh conditions, this jacket works great as an insulation layer under a hard shell, and when the sun's out or even in some light snow, it's a very nice outer layer. It's very light and packable, and I really like the discreet chest pocket for conveniently stuffing away a phone or other small essentials. Originally couldn't decide between the hooded or nonhooded version, but I'm happy I chose the nonhooded just because it fits under a shell a little more easily.

(Posted on 12/23/14)



(Posted on 11/17/14)

Awesome and warm for the weight (Review by Curt)

This 650 fill transcendent jacket (sweater) is awesome. I have had it for several weeks and I can tell you if you buy it you will not regret it. I have warn this in temps of 30 above to 5 above by itself and it is very warm. The construction of the jacket is very nice the zipper never gets caught on the jacket due to OR adding a strip of material that goes the full length of the zipper (on the inside flap). I have tried other jackets of this type and OR has out done themselves again with awesome outdoor gear. Very Very happy

(Posted on 10/29/14)

Blows the doors off the comp!!! (Review by Attack7)

BLUF- my company receives samples of most of the industry's clothing......we were given another jacket of a likeness, then these were delivered to us! I must say, OR outdid themselves with this! I've worn it in DC, NC, and even up to the Pacific Northwest to the OR Hqs and Berry Compliant factory recently! Most other companies are a name but lack the performance! Outstanding!

(Posted on 3/8/14)

My Favorite (Review by Bryan K.)

I have owned this jacket for two years now, and going to another for next year. I work Ski Patrol and this year we have been incredibly cold in the midwest. This jacket has been all I've needed out on the 'hill' when wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath and my patrol vest on top. I absolutely love the fact that I can come in from the cold, remove the vest and feel completely comfortable in the patrol room. also like the fact that you can stay warm outside, then get in your vehicle and not feel like you have to remove some bulky jacket to be comfortable for a long drive. So light you don't even notice it being on! Highly recommend this 'sweater'!

(Posted on 2/15/14)

Staple (Review by J. Utah)

Light. Perfect amount of warmth. Have used it as a mid layer, but mainly gets used as an outer layer. Got one size bigger than I thought I needed, like a slinky it seems to expand and contract for what I want to use it for. Gets used so much I thought it warranted a review. I have had it for years and really like that it's not shiny. Got paint on it and it scrubbed it off. Very impressed. Get it.

(Posted on 1/27/14)

Single Best Piece of Gear for my Thru-Hike (Review by Timber)

I used this jacket everyday for 6 1/2 months on my Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail 2013. I only wore it hiking when it dropped below 25, but it went on immediately whenever I wasn't moving on those cold days, or early mornings/late evenings. One thing to note about this jacket is the design in which it stuffs into itself. It turns into a nice little rectangle with a soft fleece side which makes for one heck of trail pillow. Love this thing. Still wear it all the time, even with all the little repair patches due to popping embers.

(Posted on 1/1/14)

A Must Have! (Review by Nick)

A fantastic light winter jacket and fall backpacking piece. The ability for this jacket to keep you warm compared to the overall weight of the piece is impressive. As a standalone piece, this works well for me down into the 20’s with a layer underneath while partaking in a light to moderate activity. This thing packs down inside the right hand warmer pocket to about the size of a softball. Inside the pocket there is a loop to allow you to attach it to your pack, and a very nice little addition to the jacket.

Due to the multiple stitches for the baffles, this jacket does let a bit of a breeze through. I like to use a shell over this in windy, and colder conditions. This combination allows for plenty of movement, warmth, and wind protection. The fabric used at first glance appears to be prone to snags, but I have found it rather durable thus far. The one precaution I would advise are gloves that have Velcro. They appear to snag the cuffs a little with continued contact.

Having this on the trail, I have needed to launder this jacket, and I am always afraid of losing down through the process. I have found on two occasions that the down stays where it should be, and doesn't clump up. A short cold machine wash, a short tumble dry with a few tennis balls, and line dry it still appears brand new. At 5’ 10” and 185 lbs, the medium works very well for me. I wouldn't feel that its an athletic fit, buts its just barely loose enough to offer good movement, but not too baggy.

A fantastic piece, and with the weight and packability of the jacket, this will always make the trip in the pack from now on. I can’t believe I have lived without this jacket for so long. Don’t hesitate, get yourself one!

(Posted on 12/29/13)

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