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Outdoor Research Boost Jacket

Weighs 152g (Medium size)
Code: SS17263
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The Outdoor Research Boost Jacket is a lightweight, versatile running jacket, thanks to its 20D nylon mechanical stretch ripstop fabric in the body, combined with the stretch polyester/spandex 90D stretch woven panels that make this garment water-resistant, wind-resistant, breathable and quick drying.

Outdoor Research says:

We're not going to say it will make your training run or speed ascent actually fun (as opposed to "fun"), but it will help. Stretch polyester/spandex panels down the sides and under the arms dump heat when you're working hard uphill, and the mechanical stretch ripstop nylon body blocks the wind to keep you warm when you turn around to head downhill in a cool alpine breeze. Thumb loops and finger loops keep the sleeves down, and a rear pocket holds your energy gel or bar and turns into a stuff pocket when you need to de-layer.

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The Outdoor Research Boost Jacket is a lightweight, versatile running jacket, thanks to its 20D nylon mechanical stretch ripstop fabric in the body, combined with the stretch polyester/spandex 90D stretch woven panels that make this garment water-resistant, wind-resistant, breathable and quick drying. The fact this jacket is so lightweight and zips into it's own chest pocket, as well as offering 30 UPF sun protection make it a great piece to keep in your rucksack on day trips in fair weather conditions. The well-placed rear stash pockets and reflective logos are perfect for runners too.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Fabric Performance: Water-resistant, wind resistant, breathable, quick drying, lightweight, movement-mirroring stretch, hybrid mapped construction
  • Design Features: Zip chest pocket doubles as stuff sack, reflective logos, key clip
  • Functional Details: Single-separating front zipper, internal thumb loops, finger loops, low-pro binding cuffs and hem
  • US style Zipper with slider on the opposite side to UK Zipper
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By placing quality first, we can offer the finest guarantee in the industry for each and every product – the Outdoor Research Infinite Guarantee™. We believe so strongly in the quality of the apparel and gear we make that if our product fails to meet your needs at any time, we are happy to replace it. Our products are guaranteed forever.

  • Small weighs: 140g
  • Medium weighs: 152g
  • Large weighs: 162g
  • XLarge weighs: 172g
  • Fit: Trim fit
  • Centre back length: 73cm
  • Fabric: 100% nylon 20D mechanical stretch ripstop body, 86% polyester, 14% spandex 90D stretch woven panels

 

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
January 30, 2018 | F. B.
Outdoor Research Boost Jacket

Outdoor Research seem to live up to the brand name because the OR Boost Jacket has literally been designed and tailored to the needs of runners and fast-paced outdoor/mountain adventurers. After completing several test runs over the past month, I must say that this jacket amazes with exceptional versatility without sacrificing performance or comfort. I tested the jacket in various conditions: urban trails and road runs (recovery and downtempo runs), mountain and trail running in the Eastern Lower Alps (long and demanding ascents, hill sprints, long descents, half marathons and 30k runs in very windy environments), field and track (speedwork, uptempo, fartleks, intervals). Temperatures during test runs: between 15 °C and -12°C. WEIGHT: 10/10 The Boost is a super lightweight contender weighing in at bare 152 g (size M). Compared to the other running jackets I have, I can hardly feel the presence of the OR, which is a highly welcomed feature both during speedworks and prolonged runs. When carried as an extra layer, it doesn’t overload your running backpack, and is perfectly in line with the expectations of minimalistic runners. BREATHABILITY AND WIND RESISTANCE: 10/10 These the two features go hand in hand, and this is the area where the Boost is likely to outperform its competitors. The exceptional breathability allows great temperature regulation, and spares the hassle of de-layering during runs; I usually didn’t have to unzip the jacket on long uphills and climbs. I did the primary wind resistance test during a prolonged winter trail run (12k demanding uphill followed by a 16k descent on a cold and very windy north face): the wind was totally blocked without dampness building up in the jacket. Because of the excellent temperature regulation, the OR Boost also allowed me to wear thinner baselayers even on winter runs. If extra warmth is required (e.g. on exposed and windy ridges or in very cold temperatures), a lightweight down or synthetic running vest can be comfortably worn above the jacket. Nevertheless, it took me some time to re-arrange my layering habits in accordance with the Boost capabilities. COMFORT AND FIT: 10/10 I really liked the athletic and true-to size fit of the jacket, especially the cut of the forearm parts of the sleeves that are wide enough to prevent extra moisture building up and soaking the sleeves and the gloves (which I often experienced with my other jackets). In addition, the sleeves can be comfortably adjusted with the internal thumb and finger loops, along with the low profile binding cuffs. Thanks to the stretchy 2D nylon ripstop fabric in the body, the jacket provides great freedom of athletic movement and activity. In my opinion, the lack of a hood is another feature that makes the Boost a great running and mountain training jacket. I personally do not like a hood bouncing around (not to mention the extra weight and the hassle of aligning it to the running pack), I always prefer to wear a windproof running cap or a headband. WATER RESISTANCE: N/A In heavy snowfalls and drizzling rain the Boost collected nice water pearls on the surface, never allowing moisture invade the jacket. I didn’t expose the Boost to heavy or torrential rain, since it doesn’t claim or promise to perform as a rain/shell jacket (Though it may stay dry for quite a while). PACKABILITY: 9/10 The Boost easily zips into its own chest pocket, and nicely fits in any running backpack – or even in your palm. DURABILITY: N/A After 24 running sessions the Boost shows no signs of wear. NICE-TO-HAVE FEATURES: Rear-pockets with key-clip: nice to have as a back-up but I could live without them. The OR Jacket is so lightweight that my car key was bouncing around in the rear pocket, pulling the jacket down- and backwards in an uncomfortable manner. The chest pocket is more suitable for storing small items (gels, bars, tissues). Two thumbs up for the reflective elements! The OR Boost dries very quickly. I often drive to somewhat remote running areas, and I really love that the jacket completely dries on the backseat on the way home. Lovers of hut-to-hut hiking will also appreciate the ultra-quick drying. BEST USE: The OR Boost is an excellent choice for all kind of running activities: trail, fell and mountain running, ultras, track and field runs, road and urban runs. The OR Boost will definitely be my companion also on prolonged hikes, rock-climbing tours, as well as fast-paced mountain and outdoor activities. Windy seashores, star-gazing at night, chilly mornings on campsites or mountain tops – or wherever I need a lightweight and protective jacket. The OR Boost is performance-oriented, athletic jacket; I therefore wouldn’t use it as an alpine emergency or mountaineering jacket.

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