Outdoor Research Men's Aspect Soft Shell Jacket
Light and breathable enough for rigorous hiking and skinning but with the waterproofing and warmth for ripping back down in comfort the Outdoor Research Aspect Soft Shell Jacket for men provides the best from the worlds of climbing and skiing. Bonded soft shell outer fabric is water resistant and breathable and a brushed fleece interior adds insulating while being super soft. Worn alone as a light jacket or under your favorite shell for unreal warmth this snow jacket will become an integral part of your winter collection. Waterproof zippers help keep the elements out and in an update of the classic armpit vents, CrossFlo chest to hip vents let you cool off quick when hiking. A high collar and storm flap full front zipper give this coat a classic look
- Material: Water-resistant and breathable Hybrid bonded soft shell
- Brushed fleece interiors
- Water resistant zippers
- Double-separating full front zipper with external storm flap
- High standing tricot-lined collar
- Zippered hand pockets
- Cross-Flo™ chest to hip vents
- Interior media pocket
- Left chest zip pocket
- Dual drawcord hem adjustments
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- December 27 2011
Outdoor Research Aspect SofT Shell Jacket
Take this from someone who has purchased his fair share of outdoor clothing over the years, this Aspect Jacket by Outdoor Research is a keeper. I used it on several occasions in vastly different conditions and it works. My first use was a winter backcountry hike where the temperature and elevation changed drastically. With roughly 2,000 feet of elevation change, I used the side venting to the max at the start of the hike where it was very warm. At 11,500 feet I zipped up tight with a thin down sweater on underneath and the strong cold wind at the summit did not penetrate the jacket. With a pack on I must admit adjusting the side zippers takes some getting used to. Not a big deal but one should allow for a dry run with a pack on before heading out. The chest fit is snug without feeling constricted. I have long arms and it is great to actually wear a jacket that doesn't short arm me when I am reaching out for something. Lastly and most importantly. The Aspect Jacket does ventilate as advertised and is rock solid in cold sub freezing temperatures. The quality and construction is commendable. I am looking forward to using this jacket on an upcoming backcountry skiing hut trip.
- November 3 2011
More of a ski-lift or casual jacket
I was looking for something a little lighter and breathable so I returned it, but this would work well as an outdoor workwear type jacket or as a dry weather ski lift jacket. It's pretty heavyweight, and loose fitting but the fabric is very thick and heavy duty. The pit zips are great, since they cut diagonally across the sides and don't bunch up under the arm pits. I decided to go for the OR Cirque softshell which has a fleece interior but is very slim fitting and lighter weight.