- Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable, Fully Seam-Taped, Laminated Construction, Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Design Features: Fully Adjustable Helmet-Compatible Hood, Stand-Up Collar, YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers, CrossFlo Venting Chest-To-Hip, Internal Shove-It™ Pocket, Zip Chest Pockets, Zip Hand Pockets, In-Pocket Goggle Wipe with Tether, Removable Powder Skirt with LockDown™ Technology, Integrated RECCO Reflector, Internal Front Stormflap, Integrated Hood Cordlocks
- Functional Details: Single–Separating Center Front Zipper, Articulated Elbows, Thumb Drive™ Hook/Loop Cuff Closures, Elastic Drawcord Hem
Fit: Relaxed Fit
Fabric: GORE-TEX® 3L, 92% nylon, 8% spandex 78D face with 100% polyester brushed knit backer
Center Back Length: 30½ ˝ / 83 cm
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 29.6oz / 838g (L)
- Great Preformer - Love it (Review by Dave)
Bought a year ago to wear as my coat when preforming Ski Area Administrator duties for my agency. Superb performer in all weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Wanted a Gore-Tex coat with plenty of pockets, layer able and flexible enough to contort around while inspecting equipment. All star choice
(Posted on 1/12/17)
- Very well thought out jacket! (Review by Sam)
I'm extremely picky. I bought this jacket for use in resort and backcountry. I bought a Large and am 5'11" 195lbs. The fit is just right for me although I wear a medium in some other shells made by other manufacturers. I would generally agree with others who have said it runs a touch on the small side.
Great integration with OR pants using belt loop tabs in the powder skirt. So far so good in the La Nina season we're having up here at Mt. Baker!
(Posted on 12/29/16)
- My favorite jacket so far... (Review by Timmy G)
The jacket has great water-proofing, (which is why I bought it,) but the zippers are stiff, and the side pocket openings are noticeably on the small side. (maybe to keep things from accidentally falling out if you don't zip them closed?) The pit zips are better than old-school styles, but the zippers require very grippy gloves to unzip/zip.
I love the powder skirt, and the breast pockets. And the internal pocket is a bonus. It is an excellent shell, with emphasis on the 'shell' aspect. It blocks wind well, but is not insulated. The internal micro-fleece on the inside is just to give it a nicer 'feel' inside against any exposed skin, not for warmth really. So plan on layering up smart if you are above tree-line especially, or in weather more than 5 or 10 degrees below freezing.
Fit is roomy enough for most people. I'm 180 lb 6' guy, and the medium size has arms are just long enough, and with a chest area just roomy enough for two shirts and a mid-layer without getting too tight. If you are 200 lbs or more, you'll definitely need to get a Large or XL.
(Posted on 12/29/16)
- durable, dependable jacket (Review by BUCK)
I am 5'10, 170lbs...size MEDIUM fits me well. I do agree, the sidepockets are on the smaller side and the zippers are sharp so when you stick your hands into the pockets it's a little rough on your skin. No other issues, the gore-tex fabric is tough as nails and breathes well. I love the blue color, looks sharp and helps your friends identify you at the lift lines.
(Posted on 12/28/16)
- Great Jacket (Review by christian)
I used to love shell jackets but as I just seemed to be too cold this year to wear one. I finally decided to layer up and I'm glad I did so I could use this jacket. THIS IS A SHELL SO LAYER UP. I used this for skiing while in Jackson Hole and Big Sky. In Jhole the venting was great as it warmed quickly. In Big Sky we had wind and snow...loved the powder skirt and the big hood to go over the helmet. Plus the chin area with soft fleece is super nice and the cuffs are great for under the cuff gloves..so easy to use with gloves on.
Outdoor Research knows pockets: On every jacket I have they do incredible placement and use of material to put pockets where need them and on the White Room they nailed it. Inside stash pocket for the neck gaiter. Double Entry inside/outside pocket for cell phone. Outside pockets for lift tickets and other stuff.
I have accepted that I don't keep as warm as I used to and now I'm back to loving shell jackets and this is my favorite.
(Posted on 4/20/16)
- Could be warmer (Review by Nomad)
The design and quality of this piece is very good, large pockets, good vents and cinches etc. I have been using it for 8 weeks now in the French alps and I can say that this is nearly a REALLY good jacket, the truth is it's just not warm enough. The fleece lining is a good idea BUT it's not heavy enough to add sufficient warmth (despite some to the max layering) if they could produce this with a thicker fleece lining or some light insulation it would be perfect.
(Posted on 2/14/16)
- Great jacket (Review by AaronB)
I bought this jacket for skiing, which for me is mostly snowmobile accessed backcountry touring the Washington. We've had an incredible start to the season this year, with near record breaking storms. I've put this jacket through the wringer of WA snow, which can often be close to rain, including breaking trail on a snomo starting from relatively slow elevations and digging out when I've been stuck. Any deficiency in waterproof-ness would have been revealed. This jacket also has really great breathability compared to other fully waterproof jackets I've owned in the past. Keep up the good work OR!
(Posted on 12/29/15)
- Crappy zippers (Review by BaldEagle)
The jacket has a great feature set, but the zippers are terrible, and the side pocket openings are too small. The zippers are the worst I have ever used. Very stiff. The pit zips are an improvement over conventional designs in terms of placement, but the zippers require 2 free hands to unzip/zip - or a buddy to help. The side pocket openings are much too small for my hands, and when reaching for the zipper I would invariably grab the pit zips instead and zip them open. Given how hard they are to operate, that became frustrating. The zipper tabs are very close together when wearing gloves. It would have been better to offset them by putting the pit zipper closed position toward the sleeve rather than right next to the pocket zipper. The collar adjustment cords on the inside of the collar chafed my neck. I am torn whether to return this jacket. Maybe the zippers will get better with more use?
(Posted on 12/19/15)
- Another GREAT Jacket Review (Review by Jason)
I purchased this jacket for the 14-15 ski season and.......I LOVE IT!. Not restrictive and able to layer without losing flexibility. Plenty of pockets with ample size. Wore it to Steamboat Springs in April was able to stow away for the afternoons when the temps went up with ease. Front pockets openings could be a bit bigger for stuffing larger items in like ski gloves and etc.. Again.. I love this jacket and the quality that OR offers!
(Posted on 7/27/15)
- Outstanding quality and performance (Review by happy)
This jacket has been typical of OR Products. This jacket performs superb. I have had this jacket for nearly three weeks this new year 2015 and I have skied with it nearly every day at our local resort. I got the blue. Its bright! My kids can spot me out clearly in our common inversion that we experience most of winter. Zippers move well. Water beads up perfect. Jacket is quite and moves with me. I normally wear an XL Mentor Jacket, fits perfect with layers and without. I ordered the XL in this jacket and it is a touch big being a relaxed fit. I like it though and would probably order an XL again anyways for those super cold below zero days that require a bit of insulation. The only thing I would change is the location of the attached lens cloth in the left chest pocket. I would attach on opposite side of zipper for it snags when not properly pushed to the far left.
Other than that, OR keep up the good work! Big Thumbs Up and a pat on the back.
(Posted on 1/26/15)
- Great Jacket (Review by Daniel)
I recently purchased this jacket and absolutely love it. I wanted a good Gore-Tex jacket to shed the wet SE Alaska winter, and have not been disappointed in that respect. This is a very well made jacket.
The only thing I can say negative, is that the fit is kind of on the small side. I am a big guy (6'4", 240lbs) and wear an XL in every other piece of clothing I own. This fits ok, but will be kind of constricting when I try to wear more layers while skiing. I wish they would offer this in XXL in the colors besides black.
(Posted on 12/26/14)