- Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Lightweight
- Design Features: Fully Adjustable Hood, Zip Chest Pocket, Zip Hand Pockets, Left-hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack, Internal Front Stormflap
- Functional Details: Double-Separating Center Front Zipper, Elastic Cuffs, Elastic Drawcord Hem
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric: Pertex® Quantum GL, 100% nylon 10D ripstop shell, Pertex® Quantum, 100% nylon 22D ripstop lining, 800+ fill power responsibly sourced goose down insulation
Center Back Length: 30˝ / 76 cm
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 17.9oz / 508g (L)
- Excellent jacket, super warm and compressible (Review by Liam)
This is a great jacket. It's warm, amazingly light and stuffs into its own pocket easily. A must have for ski tours in colder weather and any winter camping activity. The double zipper would also make it a terrific belay jacket. The front zip is a little tricky to get the hang of, I found it stuck right at the bottom almost every time, but once you get the hang of it you'll get it every time. It's like a front door lock with bit of a personality. The hood is awesome and just as warm and cozy as the rest of the jacket.
(Posted on 5/17/16)
- Great warmth but thin exterior material that gets snagged on branches (Review by LifesNextAdventures)
I've owned the Incandescent Hoody for a little over 3 months. Which may not seem like long but if you go on outings and adventures as often as i do it takes it's toll on gear. First off i want to say this is the warmest down jacket\hoody i've ever owned with great loft! It is also very packable as it fits into it's own pocket though it is a VERY tight and a bit of a "chore" to get it in and zipped. Doesn't repel water as good as i was hoping either. My wrists are average size for a 5' 6" athletic man and there is a significant gap about 3\4 inch where wind goes up my sleeve. Exterior material is VERY thin and gets snagged often showing the down in several spots (very noticeable against black). Only other complaint is that the Black is VERY shiny which i hate and everyone notices! My wife and i are full-time travelers\adventurers so our gear gets well used but taken care of. We have been in Alaska traveling for about a year now which is why we purchased the Incandescent hoody in the first place. Check out our Blog: LifesNextAdventures.com Thanks for reading!
(Posted on 3/19/16)
- Stop searching, this is the one you want. (Review by Matt)
All my downs are OR, I've played with a few others, but stopped when I got to this one. I am 5-10 180 athletic build and wear the medium. (Also a medium in the transdecent) This jacket makes me wish I lived in permanent cold weather just so I can live in the complete comfort it offers. So soft, so warm, and so well made. Nothing I can add that others haven't already said. This thing is just perfect. Blue is what I got, looks very nice.
(Posted on 2/16/16)
- Light and warm (Review by Justin)
Great jacket with excellent loft and instant warmth. Pockets are very warm, hood is well fitting under a helmet and the face fabric seems to resist the feathers 'leaking' very well.
(Posted on 12/22/15)
- Top Shelf (Review by Bestbuilder)
The fit and finish of this jacket is excellent. Details like zipper protection tape on the inside storm flap (yes its down filled) make this jacket stand out. The tapered bottom cut wraps right where it is suppose to and the zipper pulls are contoured and have grippers so using with gloves isn't an issue.
The Pertex Quantum fabric is great except in black it has the "wet look" reminiscent of the late 70's, but I don't really care about the fashion of a garment so I didn't down grade it for the fabric look.
All in all a great jacket, yes it is worth it.
(Posted on 5/4/15)
- Typical OR Quality for the backcountry (Review by Rosemary)
I ordered the Incandescent Hoody because I wanted a lightweight 800 fill down jacket for my work. As a wildlife field biologist and tracker, I spend over 300 days in the field every year in the Rockies and the desert through all weather situations.
This hoody is a perfect layer under my expedition fit shell and can easily be layered with a warm fleece.
I have taken this on a backpacking trip on the Continental Divide in colder weather this fall and it kept me warm and toasty in cold conditions in the low twenties with precipitation.
I found it runs true to size for me and the fit was perfect.
I highly recommend this item and look forward to putting it through its paces this coming winter.
(Posted on 10/4/14)
- This is your safety net! (Review by Nick)
When looking for something to take on an early spring hike on the Appalachian Trail, I knew I needed a piece both lightweight and warmth packaged into a durable shell. The forecast looked like we could be expecting anything from 30’s during the day, down to the lower teens once the sun sets. This things packs down small with the 800 fill, and very lightweight for the warmth it offers. When I received the jacket I was initially impressed with the Pertex fabric. Its very lightweight, yet after brushing it against tree limbs and brush, I was surprised that I walked away without a snag. It seems very durable, yet doesnt sacrifice that with weight.
The baffles are unique here, and they don’t follow the traditional horizontal puffies that are out there, which I like. I also like the orange supernova because its different as well. The fabric is unique in the sense that its thin enough that you can see into the baffle and view all of the feathers. I can see why some might balk at this, but not only does it offer functionality, it also becomes a talking piece as well.
Naturally, with many other items from OR, you can expect the napoleon pocket, stuff sack pocket, and a bottom-up zipper. I find this to be a much needed feature on many jackets to dump extra heat. Another great feature that I enjoy is the hood. Many of the hoods have pull strings, yet this one...possibly to save weight uses an elastic seam on on the hood to offer a snug fit each and every time.
If you are looking for something one step above the Transcendent Sweater in terms of warmth, yet continue to offer you the durability and packability you have come to expect from OR...this is your jacket!
(Posted on 8/26/14)
- Awesome puffy warmth (Review by climbskihike)
This is an amazing down jacket for a slim build climber/skier type.
The fit is perfect for me (medium, 6' 160) and it is light, very warm, very packable, and looks great. I've had a few down jackets and this is by far the best. For typical conditions in the lower 48 this seems plenty warm to me.
(Posted on 8/20/14)
- Good warm and fitted. (Review by BeardedCanadian)
I am a professional outdoor educator and my gear gets lots of use, but not necessarily abuse. I take great care of my gear almost to a fault. I purchased this jacket before leading a course in the Gila Mountains in New Mexico last fall. The temperatures only got down to the mid teens Fahrenheit (-5 to -10 Celsius) at night and I didn't take any other layers other than my hiking shirt and baselayer.
With the Incandescent Hoody I was never cold. This jacket kept me warm and cozy. I was a little worried about the thin material, especially in the prickly Southwest, but I never had an issue with the jacket, but like I mentioned I am very careful with my gear. Well that isn't completely true. I did tear the fabric on the outside of the hood when I was packing it to fly down south. It got caught on the zipper when I tried to stuff it in the pocket stuff sack. After that I didn't use the pocket as a stuff sack. I normally just stuff it inside my pack loosely and that seems to work well.
I also used it in Sub Zero Fahrenheit temperatures in Northern Canada this winter along with a shell and a fleece. It kept me moderately warm, but if I stopped moving for too long I would get a chill. That being said, I wouldn't say it was intended as an Arctic jacket, but it works in a pinch.
The only negatives about this jacket, and I am being picky is I got the orange color and you can see the down through the shell fabric. I don't really care, but some people might. Also the Pertex is delicate if you are not careful with it, so if you are hard on your gear you may want to find something a bit more durable.
I am 5'10", 190lbs and 44" chest and the medium fits me like a glove with my baselayer and outer shirt on. I can also get a lightweight fleece under it. It is fitted unlike other down Jackets, which is the way it should be. I have a Medium Foray Shell and it doesn't fit over the jacket without compressing the down and me feeling very constricted. I also have the Axiom Jacket that is a large and it fits pretty well over the jacket, with the exception of the forearms which are a bit tight.
Great Jacket. I didn't put a "Positives" section because there are too many. I only wish they had pants to match.
(Posted on 3/13/14)
- Excellent Jacket - stylish and comfortable (Review by Mo Khan)
The Incandescent Hoody is the best down jacket i have ever owned. The light weight of the jacket almost makes you feel like you have nothing on yet it manages to keep you warm and comfy. Its almost like the jacket adjusts to the temperature you're in. I bought the Supernova/Diablo color and have gotten so many compliments on the styling of the jacket and the exquisite color. Can't wait to order the jacket in Abyss and get an awesome shell for it also.
(Posted on 2/7/14)