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Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™

#243085

The Trifecta Of Warm Jackets
$325.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR black
SIZE: L - In stock
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Warm, weather resistant, compressible insulation. The Diode is the best of all worlds. Perfect for preserving warmth in cold, damp environments where pure down could wet out, the ingenious Hybrid-Mapped insulation and fabric of the Diode provides functional, water-resistant warmth in variable conditions.
Fabric :
Pertex® Endurance 2L, 100% nylon 30D ripstop hood, shoulders, and upper sleeves, Pertex® Quantum, 100% nylon 22D ripstop body, PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Down Blend, 70% goose down, 30% polyester in body, PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation 100% polyester, 60 g/m2 in hood, shoulders, and upper sleeves
Center Back Length :
29½˝ / 75 cm
Weight :
18.4oz / 521g Avg. Weight for size L
  • Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Hybrid Mapped Construction, Lightweight
  • Design Features: Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood, Two Internal Shove-It™ Pockets, Zip Chest Pocket, Zip Hand Pockets, Internal Zip Chest Pocket, Left-Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack, Internal Front Stormflap, Integrated Hood Cordlocks
  • Functional Details: Double-Separating Center Front Zipper, Pocket Placement Above Harness or Pack Belt, Hook/Loop Cuff Closures, Elastic Cuffs, Elastic Drawcord Hem

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ORMen's Diode Hooded Jacket™
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

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5.0

Great thermal layer

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from Vancouver, BC

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Extreme Conditions
    • Hiking and Camping
    • Skiing/Snowboarding

    Comments about Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I haven't put it through its paces yet but so far I've used it as an inner and outer layer; awaiting the winter season and then see how it does on a climb or two - would post back if my opinion changes. Fit is as expected, I'm 6 foot and about 160 pounds, the medium fits well.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Belay Puffy

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    from US

    Site Member

    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I stick this coat in the category of a cross between a belay parka and an alpine puffy.
    I love it. The fit is primo, especially the hood! Why haven't more companies figured out how a great hood fits?
    It's warm, it leans towards for-fitting and every feature gets two big thumbs up from me.

     
    5.0

    Love It

    By 

    from US

    Site Member

    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    As others have noted, it has a slimmer fit, but its slight form-factor makes it perfect for layering over (soft/hard shell, etc.). On the other hand, I'm 6', 185lbs. and the medium fits me perfectly. I'm a bit soft in the midsection, so the fill compresses a little when I pack layers beneath it, but there is no pulling of the fabric/stitching. Still, if you plan to layer a lot, or are a between-sizer, the large would still fit slimmer than most medium puffers. I noticed cold spots when I first put it on in 35 degree weather, but I do not notice any now, after regular wearing. I suspect that giving it a good shake upon purchase would help eliminate any threat of cold spots. Also, the gusseting and longer arms help reduce lifting and exposure around belly or wrists.

    All that said, it's an amazing jacket: comfy, warm, more durable than the average pure pertex quantum, light, packable, great attention to detail (love the wrist closures -- hook-and-loop as well as elastic), hand warmer pockets. Love it. Oh, and it's stylish/flattering, which is a plus.

     
    4.0

    Great jacket but not the burly belay jacket you may be looki

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    from CA

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    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I love this jacket. I've used it in many settings from wilderness winter camping in Ontario to wet and humid belays in the PNW. The fit is fantastic (im 6'1, 150lbs) the medium was great for me with room for extra layers underneath. They say standard fit but it feels closer to a slim fit I found.

    The hood is large and roomy, accepting a helmet as if it were a close friend.

    I appreciated the sympathetic insulation when moving around in wet snow.

    Stuff sack pocket is a useful addition and makes for easy transportation up a climb if need be.

    Arms are nice a long which is great and the cuffs are bomber. Sometimes the bottom pocket zippers require two hands to close when fully open but that is a minor issue.

    Biggest issue for me was that it wasn't the the burly belay coat I wanted when things get artic. On really cold days, I'd want something that's a little more beefy.

    All and all a great multipurpose piece that works well on its own or under a shell.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This the love of kittens!

    By 

    from US

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    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    Fit:
    I am about 6' 160lbs with a semi-athletic build.
    I love the trim fit in the torso area, it is so rare to find a jacket that doesn't feel like maternity clothes. If you got a beer belly, you will have a lot of other options for you, so let us fit guys have this one. The arms are long enough and wide enough for layering without a restrictive feel. I also really like how far the hem goes, I am not exposing my back when bending over.

    Aesthetics:
    I do wish there were more color options, aesthetically it is kinda a ugly jacket too me.but the dual colored zippers makes up for this!

    Function:
    This jacket pretty much checks most the boxes. Warm, packable, durable, light, double separating zippers, enough pockets, very weather resistant, easy to layer under and over. The insulation used gives me more confidence in not dying in damp weather like in the PNW. There isn't any looseness to the jacket to catch on stuff either.

    It isn't the warmest jacket out there, nor the most wind resistant (due to sewn through baffles), the hood is okay'ish (wouldn't mind a non-hooded version) or even the lightest.. But the features defiantly make the diode distinct in which demographic it is meant for. (mountain guides, SAR, or other outdoor professionals)

    Overall, I love this jacket, many of you fit guys will too! If you favor function and fit over fashion, then the Diode is worth checking out.

     
    3.0

    Great jacket, but fit is too trim for beacon

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    from US

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    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    First things first: I am a 5'9" 175 lb 50 year old father of 2 weekend warrior with the body that goes along with it (not trim). That said, other medium jackets from OR (Ferrosi, Cathode) fit just fine, even with my beacon on. I can't zip this jacket closed wearing my beacon. The fit is definitely trim, even though the description says standard.
    That's a real bummer, because otherwise it seems fantastic. I love the idea of hybrid insulation, and the fabric feels great. Unfortunately I bought it as an overlayer to throw on during rest breaks or winter camping but it is cut much too tight for my use. I might try a large, but i think the sleeves will likely be too long.

     
    4.0

    Great Piece, specific fit

    By 

    from US

    Site Member

    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I've been using the Diode for a little while now and it's the perfect weight for most lower 48 winter days but it you're looking for part of a bivy kit, you might want to go heavier.
    I'm 6' 160, have a slightly positive ape index and was suprised that the size Medium that I ordered has sleeves that are almost a little long. Aside from that, it's an athletic fit that doesn't offer a ton of room for layering underneath, but you could get away with wearing it under a larger shell in wetter climates.
    Great piece of gear but definitely worth trying on if you're not sure about fit.

     
    4.0

    A Go-To Piece Of Kit

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    from US

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    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I've owned my Diode for just over a year now - purchased Fall 2015. I have spent more hours in this jacket than any other that I own. The features are great: velcro cuffs, adjustable hood, belay zip, internal pocket, hybrid insulation, etc. and it has seen days on ice/mixed climbs, multipitch rock climbs, campfire nights, road trips, and the like.

    The jacket isn't as warm as a true full down parka, but if you're in cold weather and moving you'll be happy with the warmth it provides. With some layering, this jacket will keep you happy in all but the worst environments.

    It has held up well for it's use as I've so far only managed a small tear in the shell on the arm of the jacket. I'll continue to abuse it until time comes for a replacement.

     
    5.0

    big fan of this jacket

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    from US

    Site Member

    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    Bought this jacket to take as a heavier puffy on Denali. Super happy with the quality, especially the hood. For the amount of warmth, it's incredibly light, and compresses very well. Highly recommend this jacket.

     
    5.0

    Great fit on the Diode!

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    from US

    Site Member

    Comments about OR Men's Diode Hooded Jacket™:

    I am kind of a jacket whore, and have many down jackets from Patagonia, Arcteryx, GoLite, etc. I wanted to try something new - this jacket was a great pickup! I have a muscular frame, and am typically a medium but at 5'10" 175 with broad shoulders, a 41" chest and a 31" waist, lots of down jackets fit well in the arms but are too baggy in the waist or too tight in the chest. I also don't use for climbing, so no need for a higher cut in the front - to me, that just means strange fit and less protection against the cold. Pulled the trigger on the Diode after much research, and glad I did - fit is awesome from chest down through slim waist. Super warm jacket so far when wearing out in 20-30 degree weather. Love the details in the hood, different baffle patterns and the Velcro cuffs. This one is a keeper!

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    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”124.5
    WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
    HIPS 33”84 36”92 39”99.5 42”106 45”114 48”122
    INSEAM 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.