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Men's Realm Jacket

#244054

Waterproof And Air Permeable Protection
$279.00
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR lemongrass
SIZE: XXL - Out of stock
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When you’re battling spindrift and mixed precipitation on aerobic alpine assaults, put your faith in the ultralight, waterproof and incredibly breathable weather protection of the Realm Jacket. Built with waterproof, breathable and air permeable AscentShell™ stretch fabric, the streamlined Realm is a revolutionary jacket in the hardshell category.
Fabric :
AscentShell™ 3L
100% nylon 20D mechanical stretch ripstop face with 100% polyester 12D backer
Center Back Length :
30” / 76 cm
Weight :
10.9oz / 308g Avg. Weight for size L
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Air Permeable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Design Features:
  • Fully Adjustable
  • Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon Zippers
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Zip Chest Pockets
  • Internal Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Functional Details:
  • Dynamic Reach™ Underarm Panels
  • Single-Separating Front Zipper
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Cuffs
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

Excellent rain jacket

5

This is a great rain jacket. Love the color and feel. Breathes really well. I have two minor gripes. First, no hand pockets. This is a minor issue. Second, it runs a little small and it's a little tight on my hips even though it fits my arms chest and stomach great. Great jacket, but maybe size up.

Bay area CA

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A good choice

5

I am happy with this jacket. Be sure to get a size that fits your chest well so if between medium and large, go for the large to allow for layering if you want to be out in cold weather.

NJ

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Ultra Light Hard Shell

5

The lightweight material used to make the jacket surprised me! The weight of the jack is extremely minimal which is great for high output activities like ski touring, x-country skiing and mountaineering. Initially I was concerned that the jacket might rip if it gets caught on a tree branch, however I've owned a few articles of clothing from OR that were also super light and appeared easily ripped but survived many excursions. So this shell won't take up much room in your pack and can provide that shield you need for the wind/snow/rain you encounter on outdoor adventures.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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Awesome.

5

Great piece. Can keep on on the way up and keeps rain off but breathes, keep on the way down and keeps wind off.

Seattle, WA

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Nice

5

Love it

IN

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Perfect addition to the quiver.

5

Very happy with this purchase. Works great with layers after a hard alpine ski walk when you are staring down a chilly decent.

Ketchum, ID

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Not windproof, dangerous in the cold

1

This is a great design that is let down by the fabric. Being advertised as an alpine climbing jacket, this thing should be undoubtedly windproof. An alpine shell is something you put on when its nuking and you need to keep moving. I had this out in -10 degrees with sustained 40mph winds with gusts to 70-90. The 40mph wind whipped right through this jacket and oh god those gusts felt like a firehouse of ice water. My legs, in my ems waterproof breathable pants, were perfectly fine, no problem. Likewise my wife's rab spark blocked the wind flawlessly. My hands in my OR mitts were toasty as well (until my body started shutting blood from my hands to my frozen core....)2 Similarly, we were 1000 feet up a gully on a somewhat milder day and again this thing just did NOT block the wind. Very disappointed. I can not, in good conscience, recommend ascentshell to anyone going into the alpine. In situations where the wind chill could make a difference between hypothermia and completing the climb, this material can get you killed. On the other hand, it's probably a sick warm weather backpacking shell because it sure does breath!

New Hampshire

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Fabric is not windproof, at all.

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So the design is great except for the fabric. Had it out in the White Mountains of NH in -10 degree weather. Winds were sustained at 40mph with gusts to 70-90 mph. Wind absolutely tore straight through this thing. I could feel the cold penetrating this thing the whole day and oh god when those gusts hit, it might as well have been a firehose of ice water. My legs were perfectly fine in my EMS waterproof breathable pants. The wind never got close to getting through it. My wife's Rab spark also held off the wind without a problem. I can not, under any circumstances, recommend the AscentShell fabric for anything approaching alpine conditions. It gets windy up there!! If you're going to take this into the alpine, take a wind shirt with you. That being said, the jacket is sleek looking, fits well, is very light weight and would probably make a killer warm weather rain jacket. Bottom line: For the depths of winter where you're trying to shield yourself from icy winds halfway up a 2000 foot ice climb, this jacket is dangerous and could get you killed if you depend on it to fend off the wind. Sorry to sound dramatic but it's true.

New Hampshire

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Impressed!

4

My first 2 days back-to-back in this jacket were a good test: Nordic skiing in the rain, and skinning/touring on a dry, breezy day with a snow squall and warmer temperatures (upper 30s). I was very impressed. If there were half stars I would go with 4.5. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Ascentshell, but it really impressed with its waterproofness during real rain, but I didn't have to unzip anything and get exposed to the precipitation while Nordic skiing to vent, which is good because it doesn't have any (other than one pocket). The next day Was a weird day weatherwise: a little cool and breezy to just wear my baselayer, but too warm for much insulation. It got pretty breezy toward the ridgetop and I could notice it was not quite windproof.; it was a little cooler than other hard shells. I felt well-protected during a snow squall at lunch. I was looking for something a little more substantial than my Helium II, but keep the weight and bulk down. It filled the bill admirably! My design quibble is the one small interior pocket - no skins in here! - and the fact it was a little cool. But that also wasn't entirely unexpected from my research, so it was a known tradeoff.

Seattle, WA

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My new ski touring shell

5

I just got this last week and have worn it twice in conditions that were a great test: a rainy day on Nordic ski trails and a windy day ski touring in the upper 30s. I was really impressed with it on the Nordic trails. I wasn't moving too fast so not full exertion, but I stayed dry from the inside and outside. Excellent light weight, but burlier feeling than my Helium. Second day was a moderate ski tour but we had gusty winds the last few hundred feet of ascent, so I wanted a shell even though it wasn't rainy. I took it off at lunch and it was dry on the inside (no condensation). Definitely not quite as warm or windproof as Gore-Tex, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Supple and not too crinkly. Hood worked great over my helmet, and worked without a helmet on the Nordic trails. Really impressed for such a light weight shell. Well done!

Seattle, WA

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Men's Realm Jacket

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Discussions

What kind of upkeep/care is needed to keep the ascent shell material waterproof? Is it similar to event fabric that needs frequent treatment to keep it from bleeding through? I am debating between the Realm jacket and the Axiom jacket with waterproofing being my main concern. For example, bashing through wet alders in the rain, will the branches force water through the ascent shell fabric? Thank you for your help. Marshall

Marshall

Hi Marshall, We recommend following the specific garment care instructions. Typically you will want to wash and dry the jacket at least once every two months or if you start to either feel or see the fabric not performing, or if the jacket is dirty. The AscentShell is sort of similar to the eVent material in that it has a lot of pores that let out vapor out. The difference is that we use liquid PU to create very fine fibers which are laid in a random manner to create a non-woven laminate that not only let air out, but a micro amount of air in. The overlapping fibers do not allow liquid water to infiltrate the barrier. The openings allow for air permeability to help circulate air through the garment. I would personally go with the Realm over the Axiom, the eptfe membrane found in Gore-Tex membranes requires a pressure differential for the jacket to be breathable. The Bolin is another alternative to consider, it is the Realm Jacket with beefier nylon on the top of the arms, shoulders, and hood. My only concern is that either jacket (Realm or Axiom) could possibly tear if you'll be brushing up against trees not that the branches will force water through the membrane. You may want to consider a jacket with more durable nylon. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Hi, I am wondering if OR makes a women's jacket that is an equivalent to the Realm? I am looking for a jacket that is waterproof but doesn't leave me sweltering when the temperature rises into the 50-60F range here in southeast Alaska. This jacket looks perfect.....for my husband....and I can't seem to find something similar in the women's line, which is incredibly disappointing. Please tell me there is something I'm missing?!

Lauren

Hi Lauren, Currently, the Women's equivalent to the Realm would the Clairvoyant Jacket (item 243821). It features Gore-Tex Active 3L shell, which is very similar to AscentShell in terms of breathability. Next Spring, we'll have something new, but I can't say more than that! Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

I am 5'10" 165lbs I usually buy a medium, but I would like to use the realm over a down vest or air nano jacket. Would a medium work for that?

Mark

Hi Mark, In a size Medium the Realm Jacket has a 44" Chest, a center back length of 29", and a sleeve length of 36". Depending on your build it may or may not fit a layer underneath. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

I am wondering how the sizing works for the arm length on the Realm Jacket? As per the sizing chart I am a Medium chest and waist however I have long arms (36/37 shirt size arm length). I don't want the arms to be to short yet a Larger may be to big around the body. I typically would only wear this over a few layers (base & soft-shell). Hoping for advise on which size to get!

Jeremy

The size M Realm Jacket has a sleeve length of 36" (taken from the center back neck seam to the center of the cuff). The size L Realm Jacket has a sleeve length of 37". Sounds like either size could work well for you!

Jordan

Size & fit guide

Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


Mesurement shown in:
  XS S M L XL XXL
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.