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Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™

#243088

Active Insulation At Its Finest
$315.00
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR hot sauce
SIZE: L - In stock
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Perfect for aerobic climbs and ski tours, this backcountry chameleon provides the warmth of a synthetic puffy one moment and the breathability and quick-dry performance of a fleece the next, all without forcing you to add, remove or adjust your layers.
Fabric :
100% nylon 30D stretch woven shell, 100% polyester stretch mesh lining, Polartec® Alpha Insulation 100% polyester, 98 g/m2
Center Back Length :
29˝ / 74 cm
Weight :
19.9oz / 563g Avg. Weight for size L
  • Fabric Performance: Active Insulation, Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Breathable, Lightweight
  • Design Features: Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood, Two Internal Shove-It™ Pockets, Zip Chest Pocket, Zip Hand Pockets, Internal Front Stormflap, Key Clip
  • Functional Details: Double-Separating Center Front Zipper, Woven Mesh Inside Arms Provides Easy Glide, Elastic Cuffs, Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORMen's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (4)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Warm (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking and camping (4)
  • Cold / extreme (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 47 customers

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5.0

Not my first Uberlayer, won't be my last

By 

from Seattle

About Me Professional/Guide

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Everything
    • Extreme Conditions
    • Hiking and Camping
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

    My second Uberlayer, I wrote a review for the first so I won't go into too much more detail other than that but it's so good I got another. Fit wise if you are tall and slender go for that larger size

    • 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 out of 5

    By 

    from Canmore, Ab

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Hiking and Camping
      • Skiing/Snowboarding

      Comments about Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

      I love this jacket so much. It took me forever to actually get one because they never had the color or size I wanted. I checked every day for like a month until it showed up. I guess that's a true indication as to how popular it is. I'm 6'3 and have a large and it fits very well. I use this as a mid layer during ski season. Come spring skiing i completely removed the shell and went just with this. I wear this around town all the time and have it in my bag on any bike or hike. I even used it in Hawaii on a hike in the big island when light rain came in. I got stuck in a hail/ rain storm this summer on a mountain and I would not exactly call it waterproof in extreme conditions like that. It got pretty wet and luckily I had a rain shell to put over it. On a good note, it dried after the storm super quick and kept me warm. I never expect a mid layer to be fully waterproof so I still think it deserves a 5 star rating. This is probably the most diverse and well used jacket I own. I highly recommend this one!!

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

      Most Comfortable Jacket Ever

      By 

      from Kirkland, WA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking and Camping

        Comments about Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

        Absolutely hands down my favorite jacket I have ever owned. I take this thing everywhere! Super versatile and Uber comfortable.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great piece for summer Cascades

        By 

        from North NJ/NY

        About Me Professional/Guide

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Extreme Conditions
          • Hiking and Camping

          Comments about Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          Just used this as my heavy insulation layer for a Cascades summer trip - did Mt Baker twice and Shuksan N Face, then got weathered out of the Forbidden part of the Torment Forbidden Traverse.

          The jacket was really stellar. For a 3 am approach I could wear it, unzip it and it shed all moisture. It was warm for bivies and camp at night. The hood adds a lot of warmth and doesn't make you deaf and the whole package is very light, doesn't take too much room and as I said the synthetic insulation dries very quickly. This is a really good technical layer.

          PS - the pic is with the added layer of the Axiom and that's just a killer combo

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

          Very good!

          By 

          from CA

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          Very good jacket for high output activities in cold weather. I use it for backcountry skiing and fat biking. Stays warm even when wet, decent wind protection. The only thing that I like a little less is the sizing, the medium is a little tight and the large is a bit too big (usually I fit perfect in medium size).

           
          5.0

          Breaths like nothing else I own

          By 

          from US

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          Im 6'4" and a lean build. Size Large
          good long body and arms, some room to throw a midlayer under but not too much

          The main selling point is breathability like I have never seen but with decent wind and rain resistance. So versitile, need it warmer? put a flece under. need it water proof? throw a rain shell on top. Forget the rains shell and get caught in down pour? Well at least you are still warm even if you are a little wet.

          I have been a belay parka man my whole life. I went for high loft down and large baffles for maximum heat. I belive that when properly layered this jacket can match the parka most days. For extended sub zero temperature I still defer to my "michelin man" parka but this is a far more useful piece. Had I the budget for only one of the two I would choose the uberlayer.

          2 small complaints, not significant but worth noting. The pack in its own pocket feature doesn't work, the fits too tight. And the hood is oversized and awesome for a helmet but the wire brim it has needs a redesign, it's too small and just a tad in my peripheral vision sometimes.

           
          5.0

          Favorite Piece EVER

          By 

          from US

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          I can do everything in the Uberlayer. From ice climbing to skinning to skiing powder to winter-time bike commutes, this jacket is my all-time favorite. The fit is simply supreme. No extra 'bunches' of fabric or zipper, but I never wish it were longer or just bigger in general. My body runs relatively hot especially while climbing or touring, so it's very important to have a warm and breathable outer layer. I've tried countless other options, but I found what I want right here. Plus, hard shells are so 2010...

           
          4.0

          Good piece with a few flaws

          By 

          from US

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          I have never owned a piece of outdoor kit that was perfect. That being said, this jacket is only a few ticks away. Fit is snug, as it should be for a mid layer. I found this jacket felt tight in the armpits at first but broke in over a few days.
          Things I liked:
          -sweet hood
          -easy to use zippers
          -great temperature comfort range (25-55F with light breeze with single LS layer under for me)
          -material wicks and dries super fast
          -fleece lined pockets are worth the extra weight IMHO
          -with a bit of effort it will stuff into its own pocket, awesome for multipitch
          Things that can be improved:
          -I know I sweat a ton, but this is jacket retains stink like no their garment I've ever owned. Not sure if it is the insulation or the inner mesh, but even after laundering it still smells like
          Me. Guess it will keep it from getting swiped.
          -the outer material seems fairly burly but the stitching snags and pulls super easily. Again, much more than other similar outer layers I've owned.
          -wish outer material had more stretch, this would help with the snug feel.
          -don't think the two-way zipper is necessary, it is annoying when bottom one migrates up. This would make more sense on the Transcendent hoody.

          Overall, I really like this piece. It can certainly double as a mid or outer layer depending on conditions. With just a tee underneath I can go hard without overheating in sub-freezing temps. I find myself wearing it more often than not, as it is really comfortable. Would definitely buy it again.

           
          4.0

          Breathable

          By 

          from CA

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          Polartec Alpha works great for breathability. I rank it a bit more breathable or less warm than Arcteryx Atom Lt. It has a nice longer cut on the bottom to keep drafts out.

          Fit around the chest and shoulders is a lot more fitted than other jackets I have.

          I want OR to fix the zipper design. The lower zipper always rides up, so you have to always pull the bottom zipper down before you can hook the zipper in the tab to zip the jacket up.

          As well the YKK can be more minimal, it is a very heavy duty zipper they use. Use a smaller zipper, remove wire brim hood and trim down the zipper pulls to save as much weight as possible as this is a pretty heavy jacket for a lightweight insulator.

          The biggest negative is the zipper system. If they fix that, would give it 5 stars.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Armpit area too tight

          By 

          from US

          Site Member

          Comments about OR Men's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket™:

          A beautifully made jacket, definitely high quality fabrics and stiching. But, the openings from the torso into the arms were way too tight for me. I'm 5'11",158 Lbs. As a consequence the jacket was totally uncomfortable with cotton undershirt and sweatshirt underneath the jacket. I wanted to LOVE this jacket, if only it fit me!

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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.