- February 16 2012
Does its job well
I bought the OR Neoplume jacket a few months ago and am impressed with its warmth:weight ratio and the features it offers. Info on the actual amount of Primaloft fill seems to vary depending on which site you look at; however, it seems consistent with other 60g items I own or have seen. This jacket looks great and offers microfleece collar and pocket liners, single pull shock cord at waist, one internal zipped pockect big enough for a smartphone, small corded snap-clip inside the left pocket for use when jacket is stuffed into it, and sleeve cuffs that are secured by having half of the cuff be elastic and the other half adjustable with velcro. This jacket, like nearly all OR stuff I've tried, is on the smaller end of the size range, meaning that it is nearly a slim fit; perhaps a 1/4 size below regular sizing. Overall, I like this jacket a lot. It has great features, keeps me warm, is easy to layer above and below, and provides a little variety in a world seemingly outfitted entirely with NF clothing. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
- January 18 2012
Excellent Multi-Purpose Layering Piece
I purchased this jacket as an all weather layering piece for Alaska weather. The Primaloft insulation works very well in wet climates and the thin profile of the jacket fits well under a wide variety of outer garments. I have been surprised at the overall warmth of the jacket and find it very capable of handling 10 degree days with wind. Under a good shell, it is all I need for extended outings below zero. As with all Outdoor Research products I have purchased this jacket is very well made with a lot of thought in the details of the garment. The location and size of the pockets are excellent, and the addition of the interior chest pocket is a nice plus. I also really like the adjustable sleeve opening. All the other jackets I looked at had simple elastic cuffs which are I feel limit the flexibility of glove choices and are less comfortable. The jacket packs down very small making it a great choice to throw into your pack for almost any outing. The only negative may prove to be overall durability. The exterior is a very lightweight material and may be prone to tearing. I have not had any problems with it to date, and will mostly be using it as a mid layer with an outer shell so I don't anticipate an issue.
- January 10 2012
Jacket is very stylish. It is not bulky, like some down Jackets IProvivides excelllent warmth in zero weather, but I doubt it would be warm enough in extremely frigid temperatures. It tends to run a little small, especially through the chest so if you are a a true medium you may have to order a large. Otherwise a beautiful jacket!!
- October 17 2011
Provides great warmth for how light it is. This has been my go-to jacket for almost a year now. Tremendous quality! Great for most Seattle days October through April. I'm 5'11" 170 and the M fits great. Use on its own most days. Layer under a shell and you won't need anything else.
- August 12 2011
Great fit, perfect for moderate cold
I'm a true medium and this jacket fits me perfectly. It's not too baggy and has more of a tailored fit, though I wouldn't call it slim. It's perfect for as cold as it gets here in Southern California, but you would probably want something heavier for really cold weather. Or at least some serious sweater and/or thermal beneath.