Outdoor Research Men's Optimizer Jacket

Outdoor Research Men's Optimizer Jacket is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
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4.5 Star Rating
$398.95 - $399.00

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Product Description Item No.   10361080

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Optimizer Jacket

  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible hood
  • Wire-brimmed halo-hood
  • YKK AquaGuard zippers
  • YKK AquaGuard vislon center front zipper
  • Internal front stormflap
  • Zip chest pocket
  • Zip hand pockets
  • Carabiner loop
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Key clip
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Fully seam-taped
  • Laminated construction
  • Dynamic reach underarm panels
  • Double-separating front zipper
  • Hook/loop cuff closures
  • Elastic drawcord hem
  • Pocket placement above harness

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Features: Zipper Garage, GORE-TEX, Windproof, Adjustable Drawcord Hem, Waterproof, Internal Pockets
Weight: 12.9 oz
Back Length: 30 in.
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible, Fixed
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 3
Internal Pockets: 1
Jacket Fabric: 55% Polyester, 45% Nylon
Waterproof: Yes
Windproof: Yes
Type of Waterproofing: GORE-TEX Active 3L
Product Technology: GORE-TEX Active
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Rainwear
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Regular Fit

GORE-TEX Active Jackets are designed and built to provide amazing breathability for highly aerobic activities, while still providing complete windproof and waterproof protection from the elements. GORE-TEX has built their reputation on quality and performance, and are the gold standard for active weather protection.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great rain jacket, light and pack able. Definitely enjoying this jacket. Only con is the size. I'm 6'3", 190 lbs and usually fit a large if I don't want to layer as this is meant for a summer rain jacket. I ordered large and it was to tight around the waist, I'm a 34", I had to order the XL, it's a little bigger but I made it work. Great quality jacket.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Optimier vs Interstellr I got this jacket as a warranty replacement for another shell that I had through OR's excellent warranty program. After ordering both the Interstellar and the Optimizer jacket, I chose to return the Interstellar and keep the Optimizer. For reference, I am 5'8" and around 160 pounds. I have a 40" chest and 31" waistline - I usually wear a medium shirt. I bought this jacket initially in medium, but decided I wanted it to be more fitted and exchanged it for a small, which results in a comfortable and trim fit. I chose the Fatigue color, which looks great. For comparison as far as Gore-tex goes, I own a Foray jacket and an Arc'teryx Theta AR. What I really like about the foray versus the other two jackets is its less-noisy and less crinkly material that the Optimizer brings to the table with the Gore Active shell. This shell appears to feature the same lining (Gore calls this a "backer" material) as my Arcteryx jacket does, which is superb as is does not cling to clothing or hang on to body odor, and makes sliding the coat on over a layer that would tend to "grab" other jakcets and bunch up when you put it on a nonexistent issue. This is where the interstellar fell short - it features a fleece - like backer that catches on clothing, makes static build up in fleece, and bunches up in the sleeves and body when you put it on and take it off. So far, I feel that the philosophy of using the jackets pockets to double up as vents is sound in theory and practice. This seems quite effective, and I don't find myself missing the pit-zips my other jackets have as I don't feel they are necessary in the Optimizer. Additionally, the lack of pit zips keeps the jacket lightweight. One surprise bonus was the design of the collar/hood, which really mimics the Arcteryx storm collar quite well, which offers excellent protection from the elements.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Jacket! This jacket is very lightweight and completely waterproof. Due to the lightweight nature of the material it will be interesting to see how the jacket wears over time. So far this jacket has been great!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coat that fits my needs So far I really like this parka. I'm an avid backpacker and skier and the coat gets used for both. I really like the customizable hood and the fact that I can access the pockets with a pack on. This parka is very light and takes up very little room in my pack. I can't comment yet on durability because I haven't owned it through an entire season, but so far so good. Large size is a little small on me, but still works. I'm 5'10" 175 with 43" chest. I only gave 4 stars because I can't comment on durability at this time.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect packable shell Keeps the water out, breaths when I work up a sweat skinning up a slope, and adds close to no weight to my pack. Love this.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket Great jacket! Came just in time for a nor'easter. Kept me totally warm and dry.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very good jacket but beware of the sizing. very lightweight and highly breathable while giving very good weather protection. got the fatigue color that in reality is something between green and gray. the picture in OR's website does not accurately depict the color but i guess this is due to the computer monitor.
Date published: 2018-03-02
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Is this jacket meant to replace the axiom? Is it an appropriate jacket for winter climbing?

Asked by: jackie27
Hiya jackie27, thanks for your question! This jacket is not a direct replacement for the Axiom Jacket, but they are very similar in style and tech. This jacket is an excellent choice for winter climbing. It fits true-to-size with a little extra room for layers. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2018-03-05
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- + Size Guide

Outdoor Research Men's Jackets

Chest 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist 29" 32" 35" 38" 41"
Hip 36" 39" 42" 45" 48"

Chest / Bust: Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

Hip: Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top or your leg.

TRIM FIT: Close-cut apparel that moves with the wearer.

STANDARD FIT: A looser fit for comfor in both technical and causal apparel.

RELAXED FIT: Baggy-cut layers designed for the wearer to move within.