Expect all the features you want in a backcountry-friendly kit, including Helly’s Life Pocket in the jacket—an Aerogel-lined pocket to keep phones and other tech from the dreaded battery-drain. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM MST Monday-Saturday, Outdoor Research Fortress Jacket - Mens, Black/Storm, Medium, 2714141344007, Customer Reviews for Outdoor Research Fortress Jacket - Men's, by Anyone can make a 3-in-1 jacket, but a 4-in-1? Fortress Clothing, Mount Pleasant, Utah. One test run with the Exolight Jacket and we can see why. A solid set-up for whatever comes your way. Please try again later. Please check your email for confirmation message. Leave it to hipster skate brand 686 to up the ante. It looks like it was taken straight off of a well used VHS tape. Yes zip has broken seams to be a quality issue on this item. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Otherwise, the Floodlight is a pretty typical winter down jacket. Before making my order, I read the reviews about this item and everyone was disappointed with the zip. For years, Outdoor Research’s tagline was “Designed By Adventure,” and though ‘adventure’ itself wasn’t defined, it was clear from the products that the company had outdoor roots and the gear was designed with mountain athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in mind. – Wind Proof | DWR Finish, Your email address will not be published. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 February 2020, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2018, Great quality jacket ,for a very reasonable price. With space-age insulation and colors that pop, this is the stuff you really, really want. It's the cheap zip that's the let down. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Smashing Jacket - Light Weight Zip !! Customer Reviews for Outdoor Research Fortress Jacket - Men's. Available on Amazon here: Dakine Gearhart Gore-Tex 3L Shell. JOSIE CARTER. 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The long hem keeps my butt warm, the long sleeves keep my wrists cozy and the fleece-lined hand pockets negate the need to carry gloves everywhere. The Corbet’s jacket is ideal for variable conditions when comfort and performance are both king. I could zip it up without too much difficulty but unzipping the last bit of the zip was very difficult. Fortress 204/BK-L Large Selkirk Soft Shell Jacket - Black, See all details for Fortress 204/BK-L Large Selkirk Soft Shell Jacket - Black, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. From top to bottom: Dakine Gearhart Gore-Tex 3L Shell (Orange); Outdoor Research Fortress Jacket (Blue); Spyder Hokkaido GTX Jacket (Yellow); 686 Smarty 4-in-1 Complete Jacket (Brown/Black); Jack Wolfskin Exolight Jacket (Dark Blue). Sounds like something made for the sporting goods stores that sell The Northface and Columbia clothing, where people are looking for name recognition and looking good “out on the town”. Other bells and whistles include underarm vents and powder skirt on the shell, mesh goggle pocket, headphone loops, and a pass pocket. It’s in here. In addition to its technological advantages, the FutureLight material is surprisingly pliable and soft to the touch—a fabric you want to keep wearing all day. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. These non-insulated ski kits are made for active days in the elements. The jacket itself is nice but, like other reviewers, I thought the zip was very poor. Super ski jacket!!! The jacket’s fit is noticeably tighter than any other belay-style parka I’ve used. Scott’s premium freeride kit employs pliable Gore Stretch panels at the elbows, shoulders, and back of the shell, and the knees and lower back on the pants for true freedom of movement as you shred, hike, or skin. But, if I put anything in there, even a pair of gloves, I am once again unable to close the main zipper without significant effort. (Side note: As recently as the Fall/Winter 2017 workbook, OR’s Infinite Guarantee® stated that it “warranties our products forever and is the finest guarantee in the industry.” Now, for Fall/Winter 2018, their website states that “Outdoor Research® gear is guaranteed to perform throughout the lifetime of the product.” There’s a big difference between ‘forever’ and ‘lifetime of the product.’ And as far as I can tell, there was also no public posting or notification that the warranty terms have changed — so if I bought a product when it was guaranteed ‘forever’ will it still be eligible for warranty years from now, or has it changed to a new ‘product lifetime’ metric?). Compared to the men’s Skyward, the women’s is slightly lighter at 1 pound 6.3 ounces, shorter at 27 inches (69cm) down the back, and sold in different colorways. We love the Andermatt pant, lightly insulated with Swisswool—wool from black sheep who live high in the Alps—and equipped with a roomy thigh pocket with carabiner and Merino inserts on the butt and knees for extra warmth and comfort.