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Men's Maximus Jacket™


An Office Jacket—For Those Who Work In The Mountains
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR hot sauce/agate
Infinite Guarantee
What we do in life echoes in eternity—or, perhaps more likely, while you’re having a beer or a burrito after your alpine climb. Designed to take the all-season abuse from guides who spend their winters in the North Cascades, the Maximus is a stout shell built from tough 70D GORE-TEX Pro with GORE-TEX Pro Stretch panels where you need it to flex. Updated with a lower arm zipper for additional venting and to allow easy zip-in or zip-out of your glove gauntlets.
Fabric :
100% nylon 70D plain weave body
93% nylon 7% spandex 70D stretch plain weave panels
Weight :
22.9oz / 649g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Fully Seam-Taped
Laminated Construction
Hybrid Mapped Construction
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood
Hood Rolls Up and Stows with Secure Clip
YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon Zippers
TorsoFlo™ Venting - Hem-To-Pit
Two Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
Zip Chest Pockets
Zip Hand Pockets
Internal Zip Chest Pocket
Internal Front Stor
Functional Details :
Dynamic Reach™ Underarm Panels
Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
Cuff Zips
Pocket Placement Above Harness
Stretch Panel at Base of Hood
Articulated Elbows
Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
Elastic Drawcord Hem


Great jacket


This is the 3rd iteration of this jacket for me and they keep making improvements. The only downside for me is the new zippered sleeve cuff that stiffens the sleeve considerably on a jacket that's meant to be flexible.

Ottawa, Ontario


My confidence jacket


If I know the weather will be dry and sub-freezing I'll bring a down hoodie. If I know the weather will be dry and moderate I'll bring a softshell. Under any other circumstances, or if I'm uncertain of weather conditions around the freezing point the Maximus jacket is a no brainer. This is my confidence jacket because it clears my head to know I'm safe, so I can spend my energy keeping my group safe.



Very specific fit but burly


It's a very tough and burly jacket. I've worn it in all sorts of weather and it's definitely kept me dry. My issue is the armpit size is too small. I'm 5'10", 155 lbs and medium fits great with just enough room to layer (without getting puffy). Unfortunately the armpits are proportionately small which can make certain layers a challenge and in general just feel weird. Since I mostly use this jacket for snowboarding I might look to replace with something different. It gets a recommend from me, but know what you're getting into with the armpit size.

Ann Arbor, MI


Quality Grar


Excellent jacket and very warm with layers. It 3L Goretex Pro, how could you go wrong. Great sale price, thank you!

Bellingham, WA


Waterproof and solid but bad zipper sleeve design


This jacket is awesome with the exception of the zipper cuffs. They rub my wrists raw after wearing for 2 days. I will return for new updated design as soon as available. That's what I LOVE about OR products and service. Best in world :)

Sunny Seattle


Gore-Tex Pro Protection - perfect year-round


This replaces my OR Mentor (Gore-Tex Pro) jacket that's about 10 years old. I love the protection the Gore-Tex Pro provides. Alone it's versatile for year-round wear. I travel all over the state of Alaska and typically just take this jacket and maybe a fleece to layer under and it's all I need to stay warm. I take mine everywhere. My first outing with the Mentor was Snowmachining (snowmobiling) in Nome, Alaska in -20F weather riding at speeds between 20-50mph. I had the down jacket and radiant pants underneath. The Gore-Tex Pro material did't allow any wind through. I stayed extremely comfortable during my ride, except for tiny gaps between my jacket and gloves which gave me a great appreciation for how great the jacket stopped the wind. My new Maximus feels even more rugged than my Mentor at the same weight. So far it has stood up very well to the constant rain in Juneau, AK. It feels warmer than my Furio and much warmer than my ultralight Foray. The Maximus provides the ultimate protection. It's comparable to my military gore-tex in quality of protection, but in a much lighter weight design at only about 23oz. If you prefer the versatility of layering, the Maximus Jacket and Pants are the best of the best! Only negative would be the foot log zipper that runs from the cuff and runs up your forearm. I have a scar on my palm that it rubs against, but adjusting the cuff Velcro has almost completely eliminated it. I don't notice it on my other arm. I'm excited to see how much I like it this winter when I throw on a large pair of gloves or mittens. I won't miss it if it goes away. Even better, I would love to see the Mentor come back as an additional Gore-Tex Pro option. I'm 6'4" 250 and this jacket fits well in the standard fit. But, I would love to see a similar Gore-Tex Pro jacket and pants offered in a relaxed fit so it's easier to layer.

Juneau, AK


OR lacks a good hardshell


I have been wearing different iterations of the Maximus jacket since roughly 2011. Several have gone back due to malfunctioning zippers, and as you probably know, OR service is second to none and has always accommodated my requests. Upon receiving this updated Maximus jacket, I realized it is finally time for me to branch out to other companies in search of a hard shell that meets my needs. The addition of the cuff zipper was the final straw, an unnecessary feature that added significant weight to an already overweight jacket. While I have always appreciated the durability, waterproofing, and breathability of Gore-Tex Pro fabric, Outdoor Research simply is not keeping up in the category of 3 layer hard shell. Until OR can provide just the simple functions necessary, and get the weight down to 16 oz or less, I will regrettably be steering clear of OR for the 3 layer hard shell.

Northern Wisconsin


Burly bomber. But then....


This is my 2nd version of this burly rain shell. The first one was a little strang and had a feeling of an 80's Michael Jackson stage jacket with zippers going all over the place. That one finally was destroyed and OR was happy to replace it. This is why I buy OR again and again. This one is vastly improved in style and function. Real hand pockets. No 900 zippers all over the front of it. Great interior pockets and organization. It certainly will keep the water and rain out and even keeps a little heat in for a hard shell. I like a more robust piece over a featherweight that's going to fall apart. OR does this well. I love the jacket, however.... as if tacking on a terrible unwanted piece of unrelated legislation on a bill in congress.. somebody added these horrible firearm zippers then decided to use the super stiff aquaseal zips that pucker and feel like you're wearing tongue depressors in your sleeves and the darn things unzip on their own!! Why! Why would you do this? I suppose putting this over other layers or something? I don't know. I hate them. My only hope is that this jacket eventually fails and OR has fixed this by then. Otherwise I simply love the jacket. I wore it through hurricane Harvey in Beaumont TX and it kept me dry and didn't fail even while helping move cars in the flood and crawling on asphalt.

Central Valley CA


New zipper cuffs design mistake


Jacket fits great. I am disappointed overall. The cuffs have a zipper that come unzipped and there really is no need for them. As always OR customer service is awesome. This jacket is going back. OR told me this has been a common complaint. Look for it to be changed next year.

Mt Rainier


Excellent gear!


Great gear and awesome warranty! You guys rock



Men's Maximus Jacket™

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Does the Men's Maximus jacket have a snow skirt?


Hi Austin, The Maximus Jacket does not have a snow skirt. Thanks for contacting OR,


Nope. It's not really a ski jacket


I'm interested in the fit of this jacket and I'd also like to know if it has a powder skirt. I'll be using it for downhill skiing. I measure 42" at my chest and 32" at my waist. Could I fit into a medium and still have room for a base layer and an OR down layer? Thanks, Jon Jack


Hi Jon, The Maximus Jacket does not have a powder skirt. In a size Medium it has a 45" chest/44" waist so it should be able to accommodate a base layer and an down layer. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Size & fit guide

Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart

Measurement shown in:
CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”91 39”99 42”107 45”114 48”122
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
SLEEVE-LENGTH 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
*All sizing is based on your body measurement for graded styles.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.