Men's Vanguard Jacket

Style# 55320OR

Designed for the skier who needs ultimate protection across the widest range of climates, the GORE-TEX® soft shell fabric of the Vanguard Jacket™ provides warmth and ultimate protection against wind, deep snow and wet storms.

Relaxed Fit






  • Hybrid Mapped Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Fully Seam Taped
  • Tonal Seam Treatment
  • Water-Resistant Zippers
  • Fully Adjustable and Detachable Hood Fits Over Helmet
  • Adjustable Wire Brimmed Hood
  • Bonded-In-Hood Cordlocks
  • Double-Separating Front Zipper
  • Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
  • Double-Sliding CrossFlo™ Chest-to-Hip Zippers
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket with Media Port
  • Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Inner Lift Pass Pocket
  • Integrated RECCO® Reflector
  • Removable Powder Skirt with LockDown™ Technology
  • Articulated Elbows
  • ThumbDrive™ Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Drawcord Hem


Fit: Relaxed Fit

Fabric: 100% nylon, 3-layer GORE-TEX® fleece-backed soft shell body, tricot knit backer on hood/sleeves

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 35.7oz / 1012g (L)

Customer Reviews

Nice but... (Review by Uglier)

Just made my first use of the jacket, it is certainly well made, versatile, and as warm as needed with layers underneath. However the sizing is a problem for me, the body size is perfect but the zip up collar and hood (over a helmet) are unusable because they are too small. I guess I do have a larger head but you would think the collar and hood would be made large enough for all. OR, is there any chance I could get a larger hood? Any possible solution for the over-tight collar?

(Posted on 12/31/14)

Solid Construction (Review by Ken More)

This jacket is of extremely high quality and the construction is rock solid. I love the soft shell, which is comfortable and the rain just bounces off of it like bullets hitting Superman. It has pockets all over the place. I'm still discovering new ones. I haven't actually gone skiing with it yet, but for wearing around wet and rainy Seattle, it's been great.

2 minor complaints. The hood is big enough so that you can wear a helmet, but because of that, it doesn't fit well without one. The only way I can keep it from going over my eyes is to cinch up the back of the hood all the way and then it just looks weird. I also would have preferred that they had used the fleece backing on the sleeves as well as the body. Just to keep my body heat even.

(Posted on 11/25/14)

My go to jacket for boarding (Review by t.Bone)

I've had many jackets and shells over the years and I find this one to be my favorite. I recently purchased this jacket to try out a softshell from OR to see how it compares. I'm not disappointed one bit as this jacket can withstand the elements as well as breath enough to keep you cool. I found this jacket to be the most comfortable of any jacket I use and love the design in fit as well as options. The amount of pockets are great and the tuck away powder skirt is very handy when it's not needed. I've used this jacket in dry as well as wet and humid weather and it works great in both conditions! The cross chest venting is another great idea by OR and it works well even when I'm riding with a pack. Many great features to this jacket to go along with the performance, love it!

(Posted on 3/25/14)

Very very good Jacket (Review by Patrol 1)

The Vanguard is a great jacket, hard wearing, solid construction with lots of great features and pockets. We've been using it in the Cairngorms in Scotland for our Ski Patrol this season, can't fault it even in the changeable conditions of the Scottish Highlands.

(Posted on 3/14/14)

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