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The Men's Virtuoso Jacket by Outdoor Research. At the end of a long, exhausting, and exhilarating day of travel through snowy backcountry, nothing feels better than settling into camp by pulling on warm dry socks and a warm puffy down jacket. Lofty 650+ down fills the M's Virtuoso Jacket keeping you warm in even the most frozen conditions. With a fully insulated hood, drawcord at the hem and elastic wrists with hook and loop tabs, warmth stays at your core and not a breath of cold is let in. If a sudden drizzle falls, water-resistant fabric keeps you dry when there are many peaks and ridges between you and the trailhead.
DECENT FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Virtuoso Hoody
Two zippered hand warmer pockets
Right hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack or fleece-backed pillow pocket
Two internal Shove-It pockets
Zippered internal pocket
Zippered napoleon pocket
Double separating front zipper
Brushed tricot-lined collar
Elastic cuffs with hook/loop
The SPECS of the Outdoor Research Men's Virtuoso Hoody
Weight: (L): 23.3 oz / 659 g
Center Back Length: 31" / 79 cm
Pertex Endurance 100% nylon, 30D shoulders and arms
100% polyester 20D Ripstop body and hood
650 Down Fill insulation
44D 100% nylon lining
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My lady bought this jacket for my birthday and I am completely satisfied with tthe jacket. It kept me super warm (even hot sometimes) in 0-degree with mild wind. I'm still waiting on colder temps.It's relatively h2o resistant and can easily stuff under a hard shell. It also stuffs great as a whole - down to the size of 2 mangos (size M).
We just returned from epic ski tour in Canadian Rockies- Wapta Traverse. I call this jacket my trusted friend! What else do you want on a long ski tour...warmth, lightweight and big pockets for stuffing skins etc..Don't forget hood works over helmets when skiing bigger terrain on those cold deep powder days! A1 all the way!
I had mixed opinions of this jacket at first. The biggest problem for some with this jacket is the zipper. As a belay jacket it has two zippers to open bottom for ropes. I myself don't need this feature but I must tell you it will take you a few break in times & patience to get use to zipping this jacket up. The first few days I hated it, it was very difficult to zip. Now it's just like any other jacket, I don't even think about it, but if you have a short fuse or time is an issue for you, you probably will be really frustrated at first with this system. I'm usually a Mont-bell jacket kinda girl.
The zippers on this product are poorly chosen. Try a Sierra Designs Manic on and you'll see good winter zippers. The pulls are too small and the zippers too tight."Two internal shove-it pockets..." where is the second one? There is a small internal zip chest pocket that in no way should be called a shove-it pocket. I expected a second mesh pocket.The hood cinches down so it can easily accommodate a helmet or bare head. Many lightweight belay parkas only have elasticized hoods.The down distribution is thought out well in the virtuoso; very little down where backpack shoulder straps would go, and more down over the chest and core.Also, the jacket very easily packs into it's own pocket
Hmmm had this jacket for a week plus, and sending it back tomorrow... not sure if anyone else has tried to zip this jacket with cold hands or gloves but can't be done!!!! moose jaw is closed tonight or I'd be talking with them out this return. I love the product and hope I just got one that is bunk...
"Outstanding! Warm, Light and highly compressible."
I've had this jacket out several times when snowshoeing in the Adirondacks. It pops out of the pack and puffs up with a few shakes. The hood is plenty big for a helmet and the entire jacket breaths well. I use the jacket when I stop for an extended periods to take pictures. I find that any moisture from the hike has evaporated from my polypro and softshell after about 20 to 30 mins with this bad boy on. I have also noticed that the jacket doesn't take on this moisture (key!) The jacket will also fold into one of its pocket to create a nice pillow. However, I like to use it to wrap around my camera.
I recently got this jacket for the cold winters on Lookout Mountain. I am very impressed with how warm this jacket is for how light it is. I have a couple other down jackets, but neither one of them are as light as this one. I got the OR sweater initially, but it wasn't enough to wear alone on 20 and under days. I read a few reviews from OR and decided that this jacket was what I needed. The down hood fit over my climbing helmet without choking me and helps me stay toasty. The jacket becomes a pillow. Girls love hugging me...they love the puffy jacket! Also a plus.
I have used this jacket out in -25 F and was impressed with the warmth and packablility of this jacket , it packs super small great for backcountry travel. Highly recommended. My brother was so jealous he went and order one as soon as we returned from the backcountry.