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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 cobalt
SIZE: S - 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

Outstanding Warmth

5

This is a super warm jacket. Paired with a thin long sleeve base layer and I'm good to go in temps down to mid 20's. Looks good too, not to puffy. I've debated between this and a down puffy but in the PNW moisture is a big issue and I need something to keep me warm when it's moist out.

Tacoma, WA

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Great outdoor winter jacket

5

Great winter jacket. Pair it with a long sleeve shirt or hoodie for the ultimate warmth.

Detroit

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Slim fit but great for a mid layer jacket

5

Great jacket but best for temperatures above 30°F.

Escanaba, MI

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Awesome Jacket

5

I got this to layer with other pieces for cold days. I ordered up a size after reading other comments about the shoulders being a bit tight and am happy with how this one fits.

Canada

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Great Jacket

5

For my commute to work, casual, and for outdoor winter activities like x-country skiing.

Clancy, MT

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Good for town, so-so for trail

4

A good choice for casual or around-town wear. Warm enough over indoor clothes to spend some time outdoors with temps in the 20s (maybe lower—that's what I have so far). The hood adds a whole dimension to the warmth--it heats up really quickly. Here's the thing—the cut is slim. When they say standard fit, that's sizing it as a mid-layer, which is really its intended function. It works fine as an outer layer if sized accordingly. This is essentially my mild-conditions puffy. It's not super lofty, by the way, but the insulation is efficient and you can seal the hem up tight to limit air exchange. It's replacing a very old synthetic puffy, and while it's much less lofty than the older jacket, the insulation is much more advanced and delivers equivalent or better warmth with less bulk. As for my knock against it as a trail item, the fit is not really dialed in. The shoulders specifically are not well shaped, so as another review notes, the body of the jacket rises when you lift your arms, and I can feel the seams pulling when I lift my arms or round my shoulders. To say that the garment has stretch is technically true, but is really a slight exaggeration. There are some strategic panels with a bit of stretch, but if you handled this jacket in a store, you would not think it was "stretchy" unless you read the hang tag. I think it would be more fair to say that it has some ease built in. Given the incredible explosion in amazing stretch fabrics in the past few years, I think the bar for what really qualifies as stretch in clothing is a bit higher than this. Happy with the jacket? Yes, because I bought it to use as a single throw-on layer for cool to cold conditions in town. Not quite as versatile as I had hoped for more active pursuits, but that was never my main intention, so in that capacity it's good enough.

Upper Midwest, USA

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Great Synthetic Insulation!

5

Was looking for a Synthetic type insulated Jacket that was somewhat lightweight, warm and durable. I really love the Ferossi winter hoodie but this jacket shaved 10 ounces and seems to be just as warm and durable. So far this jacket works well in temps 30-60, anything below that I usually layer up and/or go to my down jacket. My only wish would be for a little more stretch but doesn't seem to be an issue so far.

Norcal

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For those who loved the Cathode & are considering the Refuge

3

I own 2 of the discontinued OR Cathode hooded jackets, both last years model and a model from about 3 years ago. The 4 things that I loved about the Cathode that are better than the Refuge are; less weight, less puffy, smaller pack size, and more breathability. The Refuge is warmer than the Cathode if that is more important to you than the the 4 items mentioned above. As for the rest of the features, the refuge matches or surpasses the Cathode. The Refuge also has a slim fit like the Cathode so if your borderline its better to move up in size. I like and will keep my Refuge, but I will continue to search for something closer to the older Cathode, which was the epitome of perfection for me.

Midwest

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Excellent mid weight coat

5

Fits longer in the body

Canada

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My Go-To Jacket

5

I love this jacket, it has quickly become my go-to, everyday jacket. I have used this jacket from about 40-65 degree weather with just a t-shirt underneath and it has been perfect. I have no doubts it will perform well in weather a bit colder than that, with or without more layers. The fit feels perfect, although as a rock climber I do wish for a little more room in the shoulders. When I reach above my head the bottom of the jacket comes up. Oddly the sleeves stay put, so I supposed that speaks to the fantastic wrist closures. Overall this is my favorite jacket by far, and it looks great in the cobalt! I get compliments all the time!

Springfield, MO

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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.