Closeouts. With its DWR-treated Pertex® Quantum ripstop shell and 800 fill power goose down insulation, Outdoor Research's Incandescent hooded jacket offers featherweight warmth and outstanding durability for cold conditions in the high alpine.
Reviewed by mudmom from Boston on Monday, September 16, 2013
This jacket is not the most flattering but it has so many other good attributes you can forgive it. It's practically weightless. The down is very full through the shoulders and arms which makes you look really puffy but all that down keeps you extra toasty. The hood is well cut, not to big or too small. The color is beautiful.
Reviewed by mountain girl from northern Sierra, CA on Sunday, September 08, 2013
this thing is weightless. DWR-treated pertex is as high tech, light and functional it gets for down insulation. unfortunately the L is way too big and have to return it (i'm a size 8 for jacket but have board shoulders and long arms and some brands and styles i can go for a large. so was hoping with layering option it might fit - L was the only size available on STP when this jacket caught my eyes).
i'm not a blue person but the bluebird color is truly beautiful and the fabric is silky (semi-transparent likes all Pertex, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea).
Reviewed by Elsabae from Maine on Thursday, August 22, 2013
Just trying this on, after a few seconds I could feel myself heating up! This jacket is almost weightless and the fabric is silky soft. The blue is a pretty color - it really is bluebird blue. The down shows through a little giving it subtle mottled look. (I like the effect.)
The fit is true, I would say (I usually wear a 4-6 and ordered S), assuming that one would be layering it over a base layer and a fleece. The sleeves seem a little long for the size. That could be intentional to allow you to pull them down for extra hand warmth. I checked the size chart on the OR site before ordering. The cut is flattering. The back swoops down several inches for good butt coverage. The hood is elasticized so it automatically snugs around your face and stays put.
Overall it is puffier than the many of the lightweight layering down jackets. Might be better as an outer layer, rather than between layer. The DWR fabric is a big bonus.
The reviewer who found it odd might be comparing it to a street jacket, rather than a technical jacket for outdoor sports.