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Basement - Outdoor Research Optimizer Gore-Tex Jacket

GORE-TEX Active 3L Shell / 28,000 HH / RET: <3 MVTR
Weighs 348g (Medium size)
Code: SS18217
  • £259.99
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  • RRP £369.99
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Outdoor Research Optimizer Gore-Tex Jacket

The Outdoor Research Optimizer Jacket is a lightweight yet durable shell made from waterproof and highly breathable Gore-Tex Active 3 layer fabric. Optimized for durable weather protection during active endeavors. 

Outdoor Research says:

Heavyweight weather is no match against this durable yet lightweight hard shell. Using the waterproof toughness and breathability of GORE-TEX Active, the Optimizer Jacket is sure to be your new favourite four-season outerwear piece.

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Outdoor Research's Optimizer Gore-Tex Jacket has a similar feature set to the Axiom Jacket while also utilising Gore-Tex's waterproof and breathable Active 3 layer fabric. The main difference between them is the fact the Optimizer has a 20D ripstop face fabric compared to the 30D used in the Axiom. It may not be as durable but it does make it a lot lighter, and still a 20D face fabric is pretty tough.

The outer feel of the jacket is quite soft (for a hardshell) and it feels comfortable to wear - it also has a grid pattern to the face fabric which has a nice look to it. The fabric hasn't got as much of a stretch to it like the Axiom, but still works well in active use.

The Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood is helmet compatible and the pockets have been placed so you can still use them while wearing a harness. Internally the pockets have a mesh lining, this enhances the jacket's breathability as its not compromised by more than a single layer of fabric.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:  Advice on choosing a waterproof shell at Ultralight Outdoor Gear Hydrostatic Head explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear MVTR & Breathability explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  • Design Features: Fully Adjustable Helmet Compatible Hood, Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood, YKK AquaGuard Zippers, YKK AquaGuard Vislon Center Front Zipper, Internal Front Stormflap, Zip Chest Pocket, Zip Hand Pockets, Carabiner Loop, Internal Zip Pocket, Key Clip
  • Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable, Lightweight, Fully Seam-Taped, Laminated Construction
  • Functional Details: Dynamic Reach Underarm Panels, Double-Separating Front Zipper, Hook/Loop Cuff Closures, Elastic Drawcord Hem, Pocket Placement above harness


  • Small weighs: 332g
  • Medium weighs: 348g
  • Large weighs: 362g
  • XLarge weighs: 378g
  • Fit: Trim
  • Centre Back Length: 30" / 76.2cm


  • GORE-TEX Active 3L, 55% polyester, 45% nylon, 20D ripstop face with 100% polyester
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