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Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hooded Jacket

Polartec Alpha Insulation 98g/sqm
Weighs 530g (Medium size)
Code: AW15898
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UOG TOP PICK - Outdoor Research's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket - We've singled out Outdoor Research's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket as one of our top recommendations, its a Polartec Alpha jacket which means it will provide breathable insulation for active pursuits, but we like it because its got a technical hood, open mesh pockets and is quilted to keep the insulation in place. The hood has a wire stiffener and round the head cinch - so its a true mountain jacket.

The Uberlayer Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, wind and water resistant jacket with superior breathability using Polartec Alpha Insulation.

Outdoor Research says:

The ingenious design of the UberLayer Hooded Jacket places Polartec Alpha – a water-resistant and highly compressible Active Insulation – between a polyester mesh lining and a highly breathable nylon shell, dumping excess heat when you're on the move but holding it in during downtime.

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.

|Polartec Alpha, Overheating is Underperforming - So unlike traditional synthetic fill or down, Polartec Alpha allows a free exchange of air to keep you warm, comfortable and focused. Developed for U.S. Special Operations and now available for outdoor enthusiasts, it takes performance fabric—and you—to a totally new place. Click the Logo to read more...
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This highly compressible active jacket is made using a combination of Polartec Alpha Insulation and Nylon 3D stretch shell, but the real story is in Polartec Alpha itself, designed to be worn when you are active - so on the move - there are alternative insulation garments that are more suited to wearing around camp - Polartec Alpha is about keeping you vented even though you are also being kept insulated.

Its quite a breakthrough, especially for cold weather walking when you need insulation but start sweating hard when you reach a strenuous bit. Weight for weight Polartec Alpha is only about half as warm as Primaloft so the king of insulation keeps its crown - but Alpha has its place - I recently wore an Alpha garment all day while walking in Corsica in particularly cold conditions and stayed warm & comfortable for the duration - I kept checking my baselayer, which stayed completely dry.

The Uberlayer features two soft hand warmer pockets, one chest pocket, two large inner mesh pockets and an adjustable helmet compatible hood. It also has lycra cuffs and a drawcord hem so you can keep the heat in and cold wind out. The jacket would be comfortable to use with a harness as it has a two way center front zipper with an internal front storm flap. A warm, soft and comfortable jacket that would feel right at home on the crags.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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UOG TOP PICK - Outdoor Research's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket - We've singled out Outdoor Research's Uberlayer Hooded Jacket as one of our top recommendations, its a Polartec Alpha jacket which means it will provide breathable insulation for active pursuits, but we like it because its got a technical hood, open mesh pockets and is quilted to keep the insulation in place. The hood has a wire stiffener and round the head cinch - so its a true mountain jacket.

Help and advice: Synthetic Insulation explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear  
  • Water Resistant
  • Wind Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Two Internal Shove-It Pockets
  • Interior glide panels applied to lining at shoulder and arms
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Halo Hood Fits Over Helmet
  • Low-Profile Inset Lycra Cuffs
  • Drawcord Hem
  • Outdoor Research Linear Wordmark Logo
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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.

  • Fit: Trim Fit; Close cut apparel that moves with the wearer
  • Fabric: 100% nylon 30D stretch woven shell / 100% polyester stretch mesh lining / Polartec Hi-Pile Alpha Insulation 100% polyester, 98 g/m2
  • Center Back Length: 29 in. (L)
  • Small weighs 478g
  • Medium weighs 530g
  • Large weighs 554g
  • XLarge weighs 575g
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