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Women's Aspire Jacket

#243794

Best Selling Versatility, Durable And Waterproof
$215.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR black
SIZE: M - In stock
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This lightweight shell jacket and pant collection contains two of our best sellers and offers all-season features providing solid protection when a downpour sets in for the long haul. Waterproof and extremely breathable GORE-TEX® fabric shrugs off the wear and- tear of the trail, while TorsoFlo™ side zippers on the jacket allow poncho-style ventilation when body heat needs to escape and ¾ side zippers on the pants offer on-trail functionality. Feature rich, this jacket and pant combination works as hard as you do, looks good and packs down tight once the weather breaks.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX® with Paclite® product technology 2L, 100% polyester 50D plain weave
Center Back Length :
263/4” / 67 cm
Weight :
13.7oz / 388g Avg. Weight for size M
GORE-TEX
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Design Features:
  • Fully Adjustable Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Hem-To-Bicep TorsoFlo™ Venting
  • Zip Arm Pocket
  • Zip Hand Pockets
  • Left-Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Functional Details:
  • Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
  • Pocket Placement Above Harness
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Cuffs
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORWomen's Aspire Jacket
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wet weather (8)
  • Hiking and camping (7)
  • Cold / extreme (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      75% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AWESOME fit and small sizing!

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget...Read complete review

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget later.

Thank you thank you thank you OR, FINALLY an x-small jacket made with x-small proportions! I LOVE the elastic on the cuffs, there isn't tons of extra fabric folded up under the Velcro letting water in, and the sleeves aren't 5 inches too long bunching up unneeded at my hand. The hem length is also perfect, hits just below my butt which is great for cycling and additional coverage, but isn't so long as to feel like I'm wearing a dress. I'm 5ft tall (95#) the x-small can fit a down jacket + fleece underneath, but doesn't look huge with just a t-shirt.

Other greats things: great ventilation options(pockets are backed with mesh so theoretically would also vent), double zippers on the front opening and also pit/hip ventilation. All the zippers feel sturdy. Seam taping all looks smooth and well done, there are also minimal logos and stitching (many other jackets have lots of logos and stitching which then require seam tape to make waterproof). When folded into the pocket, there is a small loop so you can hang the stuffed jacket from a harness/backpack. The hood didn't fit great over my bicycle helmet (didn't try a climbing helmet) but the cut is nice enough that it fit well under the helmet and I could turn my head in all directions and visibility wasn't affected.

The only negative thing I can say about this jacket is that the storm flaps behind the pit/hip vents aren't made with the gore-tex material. I read numerous reviews saying this jacket is stellar in even the hardest rainstorm so maybe I'm just being paranoid, but since the pit/hip zippers don't look to be the water resistant type, it seems odd that the storm flap isn't made from gore-tex. I'll have to wait for it to rain to really test this out, but so far I'm in love! As long as it doesn't leak this is officially my new favorite jacket and I will be looking at buying outdoor research gear first before looking into other brands.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Suggested gear alterations

I have not used the jacket yet but I have already noted a few things I wish we're different. 1.) the elastic in the wrist is a bit much making the Velcro closure...Read complete review

I have not used the jacket yet but I have already noted a few things I wish we're different. 1.) the elastic in the wrist is a bit much making the Velcro closure unnecessary. I,d do away with the elastic and stick with the Velcro so the cuff can be sized to any preference. 2.) I prefer the two-way zippers on the pockets. Two-way zippers make it easier to get into and out of the pockets when wearing a backpack. 3) I like the concept of the Velcro loop to fold up the hood but I think my hair will probably get stuck in the Velcro and this May get annoying. 4.) what's with the lack of an internal pocket!?

I do like the fit of the jacket with the small being quite roomy which will allow for under layers to fit nicely. The quality seems good and I am sure it will be a good jacket.

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4.0

Everything you need and durable!

By 

from Western Massachusetts

About Me Professional/Guide

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Hiking and Camping
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Women's Aspire Jacket:

    Used as primary rain jacket for day hikes in the white mountains of New Hampshire

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too long
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Good rainjacket, not blown away but serves it's purpose.

    By 

    from Breckenridge, CO

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Women's Aspire Jacket:

      I've tested this jacket sea kayaking in a rainstorm, backpacking in Denali National Park in constant rain, hiking in Colorado thunder storms, and white water rafting in Colorado. It has held up pretty well through all of these activities. I did not stay 100% dry but for the most part it is a good jacket.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      good jacket

      By 

      from utah

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Warm
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Hiking and Camping
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about OR Women's Aspire Jacket:

        I like this jacket I only wish it had a long internal pocket. I searched a longtime to find a rain jacket with an internal pocket, but I never found one. This is one of the biggest gripes my husband and I have about rain jackets. It's such a practical pocket to have. THis fits a little big. I could have gone with a small for sure, but at the same time, with a medium I will at least be able to wear a down sweater/jacket or fleece underneath and not feel restrictive motion. I like all the adjustable areas in the hood, sleeves, and hemline. A lot of adjustability options are a necessary thing with rain coats.

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect rain jacket

        By 

        from St Louis

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Hiking and Camping
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about OR Women's Aspire Jacket:

          Great, lightweight rain jacket for stuffing in the backpack.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great jacket!

          By 

          from MT

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Extreme Conditions
            • Hiking and Camping
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about OR Women's Aspire Jacket:

            I'm a field biologist who bought this jacket for my summer fieldwork in a very rainy place. After three months of cold and wet, I can say it's kept me dry in downpours, has taken a beating, and looks like I just got it. There are a few things I'm not crazy about: the wrist openings are elastic with velcro but the elastic is a bit too tight, the front zipper can be a little sticky to start sometimes, and I'd personally prefer lined pockets (as is, there's only mesh inside the pocket, so the wind can cut through when they're open). But those are pretty minor complaints. Overall I love the extensive pit zips, roomy hood, and solid waterproof performance. It's hard to find breathable gear that keeps you bone dry, and I think this jacket gets it done.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great jacket!

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Stylish
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Doesn't Breathe

            Best Uses

            • Hiking and Camping
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Women's Aspire Jacket:

            Great jacket! Love it!

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            love this jacket

            By 

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Environmentalist

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Warm
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Hiking and Camping
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Women's Aspire Jacket:

              My field site has very variable weather, so a good shell is indispensable. The jacket is waterproof with well-placed vents and a close-fitting hood. I layered my synth jacket underneath and stayed comfortable despite gusting winds and a sudden downpour.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              5 years and counting!

              By 

              from Philippines

              About Me Environmentalist

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold Weather
                • Hiking and Camping
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Women's Aspire Jacket:

                I love this jacket to bits. And after 5 years it's only now that the seam seals are peeling. I work with small holder farmers and indigenous people on ecological agricultural methods and reforestation in the tropics and the weather can go from extremely hot to raining buckets within hours. This is a lifesaver - packable, waterproof, and the poncho us just so handy that you can wear the jacket, gear and all in a jiffy. However, I'm afraid the seams will let water in at any moment.

                Now to look into that infinite guarantee!

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Good "all round jacket"

                By 

                from CA

                Site Member

                Comments about OR Women's Aspire Jacket:

                So far I absolutely love this jacket. I have yet to be caught in a severe rain storm with this jacket, but so far it has kept me dry in lighter showers. Lately I've been wearing this on our warmer winter days with an insulator underneath, and it holds up great to the chinook winds. As a result of this, I must say that this jacket is a great multi-purpose jacket.

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic!

                By 

                from US

                Site Member

                Comments about OR Women's Aspire Jacket:

                Great shell! does what you'd expect and the cornflower blue is a nice color. Roomy enoughfor light layers underneath.
                (me: 5'5, 135#, curvy).

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                Size & fit guide

                Women’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


                Mesurement shown in:
                XS S M L XL
                BUST 32”81 34”86 36”92 39”99.5 42”106
                WAIST 24”60 26”66 28”71 31”79 34”86
                HIPS 34”86 36”92 38”96 41”104 44”112
                INSEAM 29½”75 30”77 30½”77.5 31½”80 32½”82.5
                *All sizing is based on your body measurement.
                We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.