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Men's Optimizer Jacket


Optimized for durable weather protection during active endeavors
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR charcoal
SIZE: L - In stock
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Heavyweight weather is no match against this lightweight powerhouse of a hard shell. Pairing best-in-class durability, superb breathability, and Gore-Tex Active for ultralight waterproof protection – the Optimizer Jacket does just that: Provides an optimal balance of rugged weather resistance and mobility for light-and-fast mountain missions.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX Active 3L
55% polyester
45% nylon
20D ripstop face with 100% polyester 20D backer
Center Back Length :
30” / 76.2 cm
Weight :
12.9oz / 366g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Fully Seam-Taped
Laminated Construction
Design Features :
Fully Adjustable Helmet Compatible Hood
Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood
YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon Center Front Zipper
Internal Front Stormlap
Zip Chest Pocket
Zip Hand Pockets
Carabiner Loop
Internal Zip Pocket
Key Clip
Functional Details :
Dynamic Reach™ Underarm Panels
Double-Separating Front Zipper
Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Pocket Placement above harness


Ultra light weight goretex jacket


Currently using this jacket for my commute 5 days a week. Very impressed with the breathability and love how the large hood fits perfectly over my helmet.

Vancouver BC


Overall great jacket the dimensions seem a little off


So I got this one for me. for reference I'm 5'9 145lbs slimmer build 38/40 suit size. I hoped to get a medium but ended up having to try a large and small. Some reviews said the jacket ran small some said it was true to size. It ended up that the small fit me best but I do have some areas I would improve. Basically the sleeves are much longer then other jackets, shirts etc in my experience and the torso is shorter. This played out that the sleeves on the small fit me great but the torso is a little tighter then I'd like, its workable but still, and the torso is also shorter then I'd like so either tighten up that waist cord or expect drafts. Now you'r probably saying well get a medium but then the sleeves would be way to long if the large is indicative of how the sleeve length changes between sizes. Add in that the sleeves are quite baggy and use a velcro style cinch instead of the elastic style that is on the Interstellar I purchased for mom I opted to go with best fitting sleeves I could and sacrifice on the torso. Now don't get me wrong the jacket has grown on me but I had reservations upon first inspection.



Tougher and thinner than I expected, pleasantly surprised


I was looking for a lighter replacement for my Maximus jacket that could be more of a 4 season shell and not just winter. I took the gamble as the Optimizer is significantly thinner but I have layers for days. I recently took this slick jacket high up into Olympic National Park and it saw the worst of the worst while keeping the water out, fitting well, and breathing. The fatigue color was also on point, as this is going to be my jacket for hunting season. I was < 60 yards from a bull elk last weekend so the color works. I wish OR made more mid layers like the Cathode in camo or fatigue, it would be the rage of the hunting community.

Bozeman, MT


Nice as a minimalist but sized small compared to other OR ja


I had a hard time deciding between this jacket and the Interstellar. I went with the Gortex Optimizer. I can't comment on the fabric used in the Interstellar but hopefully the Gortex ends up being better because there isn't much more to the jacket. Once I had it in hand, it seems that pit zips might have been nice to have for the extra $ but it would have added weight and we'll see if the pocket design works for ventilation. In a Large, It fits very tight for a 6' and 185 pounds male. I have the Helium II I use for backpacking in the same Large size and it has plenty of room for a fleece. Not this jacket. Last disappointment is the hood. No matter how I configure the various adjustments, the bill keeps coming down too low, making it difficult to look while belaying.

Aspen, CO


Great jacket!


I was a bit worried about the lack of pit zips on this jacket, but they aren't necessary at all with this Gore-Tex active. Packs small and is most certainly waterproof. Great jacket overall

Boulder, CO


Great Product


Great rain jacket, light and pack able. Definitely enjoying this jacket. Only con is the size. I'm 6'3", 190 lbs and usually fit a large if I don't want to layer as this is meant for a summer rain jacket. I ordered large and it was to tight around the waist, I'm a 34", I had to order the XL, it's a little bigger but I made it work. Great quality jacket.

Ontario, Canada


Optimier vs Interstellr


I got this jacket as a warranty replacement for another shell that I had through OR's excellent warranty program. After ordering both the Interstellar and the Optimizer jacket, I chose to return the Interstellar and keep the Optimizer. For reference, I am 5'8" and around 160 pounds. I have a 40" chest and 31" waistline - I usually wear a medium shirt. I bought this jacket initially in medium, but decided I wanted it to be more fitted and exchanged it for a small, which results in a comfortable and trim fit. I chose the Fatigue color, which looks great. For comparison as far as Gore-tex goes, I own a Foray jacket and an Arc'teryx Theta AR. What I really like about the foray versus the other two jackets is its less-noisy and less crinkly material that the Optimizer brings to the table with the Gore Active shell. This shell appears to feature the same lining (Gore calls this a "backer" material) as my Arcteryx jacket does, which is superb as is does not cling to clothing or hang on to body odor, and makes sliding the coat on over a layer that would tend to "grab" other jakcets and bunch up when you put it on a nonexistent issue. This is where the interstellar fell short - it features a fleece - like backer that catches on clothing, makes static build up in fleece, and bunches up in the sleeves and body when you put it on and take it off. So far, I feel that the philosophy of using the jackets pockets to double up as vents is sound in theory and practice. This seems quite effective, and I don't find myself missing the pit-zips my other jackets have as I don't feel they are necessary in the Optimizer. Additionally, the lack of pit zips keeps the jacket lightweight. One surprise bonus was the design of the collar/hood, which really mimics the Arcteryx storm collar quite well, which offers excellent protection from the elements.

Mentor, OH


Beautiful Jacket!


This jacket is very lightweight and completely waterproof. Due to the lightweight nature of the material it will be interesting to see how the jacket wears over time. So far this jacket has been great!



Great coat that fits my needs


So far I really like this parka. I'm an avid backpacker and skier and the coat gets used for both. I really like the customizable hood and the fact that I can access the pockets with a pack on. This parka is very light and takes up very little room in my pack. I can't comment yet on durability because I haven't owned it through an entire season, but so far so good. Large size is a little small on me, but still works. I'm 5'10" 175 with 43" chest. I only gave 4 stars because I can't comment on durability at this time.



Perfect packable shell


Keeps the water out, breaths when I work up a sweat skinning up a slope, and adds close to no weight to my pack. Love this.

Washington State



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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.