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Men's Refuge Hooded Jacket

#268090

High-loft VerticalX™ insulation keeps you warm, dry, and comfortable even when wet
$199.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR pewter
SIZE: XXL - In stock
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The Refuge Hooded Jacket is the pinnacle release of VerticalX™, the new technology from Outdoor Research that delivers resiliency, breathability, and stretch in a synthetic insulation piece that keeps you warm even when wet. VerticalX™ combines a superior warmth-to-weight ratio with breathability and moisture management that's defining a new category of protective temperature control for the active adventurer. Plus, the Refuge doesn't skimp on purpose-built functional details, like a brushed tricot interior, internal shove-it pockets, and elastic cuffs and hems that trap in warmth. Water-resistant and resilient against harsh climates, the Refuge Hooded Jacket combines the best of weather protective ruggedness with lightweight compressibility that packs into its own pocket.
Fabric :
100% polyester 20Dx30D ripstop with mechanical stretch
VerticalX™ 100% polyester insulation 60 g/m2
Center Back Length :
30” / 76 cm
Weight :
18.3oz / 518g Avg weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Water-Resistant
Wind-Resistant
Lightweight
Design Features :
Adjustable Hood
Two Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
Zip Chest Pocket
Zip Hand Pockets
Left-Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
Brushed Tricot-Lined Front Collar
Brushed Tricot Back of Hand Inside Pockets
Carabiner Loop
Key Clip
Functional Details :
Single-Separating Front Zipper
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Elastic Cuffs

RATING AND REVIEWS

Recommended

4

It looked like the old uberlayer when I first saw the pic, but this is far tougher on the outside. Very wind resistant, handled light snow and rain well. On the flip side it doesn't breathe anything like the Uber, and does better as a top layer in poor and cold weather. Wore it on a bluebird day, and to be honest it didn't breathe that great and I was too toasty until the wind kicked in during the afternoon and it was just right. Could be worn with a light layer underneath to freezing conditions easily. With the strong outer layer I didn't feel the need to baby this at all, it's pretty tough. Not very stretchy, quite stiff at first but it does break in some. I'm 6'4" 225-235 depending on season, generally lean. I'm a XL tall if it's available (hint hint...:)), I find OR often leans to me being a XXL for length (I've got a long torso) but it often makes it too baggy in the middle. This one was snuggish in the arms/shoulders at XXL, though it has broken in and become better that way. Is a little baggy in the middle, but not to the point of thinking I should return it. I would say consider sizing up, but I'm not an ideal OR fit like many people on here are. I like it. Tough, versatile, surprisingly warm for it's weight if you can find the right fit. Wish more colors were in XXL. PLEASE make Cobalt in XXL!

Northern CO

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I love the jacket. Good fit and windproof. Would buy it agai

5

I use it every day but also when I do say hikes or am camping. Great jacket

Michigan

great jacket

5

i use this jacket backpacking, stay warm down to 30 degrees, very water resistant, light, good alternative to a down jacket as it is more durable and water resistant

washington

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Very nice!

5

The start of the main zipper could be improved. Looking forward to bad weather to really test the coat in.

X

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I love it!

4

I love it!

Québec canada

Pro level quality

5

I used to be a down purist. Since the growth of the quality of insulation like that in the Refuge (or BD's version) I'm more inclined to choose an insulating layer for any outdoor activity which will increase sweat from physical exertion - winter hiking, humping patrol sleds uphill, digging tower pads, etc. The Refuge is well made, firs5 quality, and does what it is supposed to do (keep me warm!).

Burlington VT

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Good Jacket

4

This is a good jacket. Construction and materials appear to be up to the usual Outdoor Research quality. While the sleeves and waist length are good, the jacket is a tad snug in my chest and shoulder area when zipped. Not enough to exchange for a larger size though. It will be perfect to wear under a larger jacket when temps get below freezing, or on warmer days when I can wear it unzipped.

Montana

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This jacket is awesome

5

I've only had the jacket for 2 weeks. I like the feel of the jacket and it holds up nice in the cold. We will see how it stands the test of time.

North Carolina

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Durn near perfect

4

This garment is spot on in so many ways. Think of it as a Atom LT from the dead bird guys except way more durable. The face fabric is heavier which lends the jacket to weigh more but is not delicate as other layers can be. Fit is slim fitting but in a good way. I'm 6'1", 195, 32" waist and the large is spot on. Plenty of length and the sleeves are plenty long as well. The only whacky thing is the cuffs have quite a bit of extra material. Its like they built it so I could wear one of those crazy INVICTA watches that are sold on TV late at night...I mean there is quite a bit of excess material. All in all would totally snag another one.

Washington

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Rad jacket

5

Great jacket so far. Time will tell how durable it is, but so far so good. Black goes with everything, so I've worn it every day since I bought it. Its plenty warm for the PNW winters, roomy enough to layer underneath, and not too puffy that it can be a warm mid layer under a shell or another jacket. It fit under my old OR Mithril jacket as a test but I'd prefer to wear it under something without a hood. It's light enough to throw in the pack on summer backpacking trips for those cool alpine evenings and mornings. (Will make a good pillow too) I went with the OR refuge over similar jackets from Patagucci because OR seemed like it had the best make up for a breathable jacket. I'm tired of buying insulating layers that don't breathe well. The Refuge breathes awesome and fits my style of layering nicely. 6' tall, 205 lbs with broad shoulders. I went with the XL and fit is great. I'm stoked I bought it.

WA

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Discussions

I'm looking for a jacket for backpacking this winter. Mostly in the smokey mountains. I need a jacket that's breathable when hiking but also warm on cold nights at camp which of your jackets fill this role the best I like the refuge and the ferosi winter. Which of these is warmer?

Josh

Josh, the refuge would be a warmer option, as it will dry faster then the winter ferrosi, and the winter ferrosi is a heavy option, hoping this helps dial in a winner.

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Size & Fit Guide

MEN’S APPAREL - MEASUREMENT GUIDE & SIZE CHART


Measurement shown in:
XS S M L XL XXL
CHEST 33”84 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124
WAIST 27”69 30”76 32.5”83 36”91 39”99 43”109
HIPS 33.5”85 36.5”93 39”99 42”107 46”117 48.5”123
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.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.