Outdoor Research Speedstar Jacket - Polartec® Power Shield® (For Men)

Closeouts. Outdoor Research's Speedstar jacket is a unique lightweight hybrid that's effective across a wide temperature range. It combines Polartec® Power Shield® high-loft fleece and wind-blocking Polartec® Power Shield O2® fabric for improved performance during high-output activities in cold conditions.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tom from Tennessee on Monday, December 15, 2014
    Bought as gift but appears to be made for COLD weather.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by lovelennon from well on Monday, November 24, 2014
    i buy six one for my chinese friends ~they like it very much ~
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Here comes the snow! from Michigan on Monday, November 17, 2014
    Great detailing, blocks the cold Michigan wind and snow, great fabric inside and out and the quality is terrific. My husband just loves this coat! A lucky find !
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Floodwater from North Alabama on Saturday, November 1, 2014
    I wanted a good jacket this year, one that could stand the elements. I spend all my time outdoors either whitewater kayaking, backpacking or climbing. I got the Speedstar and I like a lot of things about it so here goes my true review.
    I live in North Alabama, we might get an inch of snow one weekend, me might get a foot once every blue moon. The speedster is light weight yet warm enough to use as an outer layer. I would compare it's warmth to that of a light jacket. It is very comfortable after a week, even more comfortable after a month. It does need some breaking in. The outer shell is tough against limbs and rocks, I haven't torn it yet.

    What I don't like about it is that it does not have pockets at waist level, only on the chest. Who does this serve? Not me. I am tempted to buy some material and have it sewn on the bottom portion by a professional so I will have some pockets. I get it, its an ice climbing jacket, and ice climbers don't have hands so they don't need pockets whilst strolling around town on a crisp night. Well, if they had put pockets on the bottom it would serve as a wonderful everyday jacket, then I would rate this a 5 star jacket.

    All in all its a good jacket that looks cooler than it functions. I get compliments every time I wear it, and usually by some pretty good looking girls.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Randy from Buffalo on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    with a snug fit (the middle is not baggy) this OR Speedstar jacket has kept me warm on the occasional cold spring days and/or evenings here in the northeast. Yesterday was a chilly 40F, and it started to rain so I simply put the hood up and I stayed dry and comfortable. I love the versatility of this coat; It feels light, but keeps me warm. My only issue is finding a place for my hands in the jacket. It seems that this is not for someone standing on the sidelines, which leaves one looking for some place to put their hands but it's not so awkward that I'd return it.
  • Reviewed by Steve from Western Massachusetts on Friday, March 21, 2014
    Great jacket for it's purpose. Windproof, warm, and pit zips when you need them.
    Interior pocket would have been a bonus.
    I am 5'11'', 160 lbs the medium fits perfect, with room for a fleece layer when needed.
  • Reviewed by Ayaz from Dover, NJ on Thursday, March 20, 2014
    I have lots of soft shell jackets, but have never seen anything like this. Its a combination soft shell, hard shell and fleece. Its got R2 type fleece backing the grey fabric, super plush and warm in upper torso, hood. shoulders and arms. The red portion in the back, bottom torso and elbow is classic Polartec Power Shield, thin and stretchy. Its a great combination for active winter use. I got it for backcountry and downhill skiing, to pair with my ArcTeryx Gamma SK pants/bibs I picked up here (excellent and cheap), since ArcTeryx doesn't make a jacket to go with the pants. But can see it being a good top for lots of winter activities.

    I've been wanting it for a while but the price was too high, until I saw it on STP for half the price of the next best site. Thanks. The fit is like other OR Jackets, trim and long limbed. I am 5'10", 200lbs, 42" chest, 36" waist, 34" sleeves and the XL fits a bit long in torso and sleeve, and a bit loose. May order Large to see if its a better/trimmer fit. XL should be good for 6 - 7 foot tall, 44-46 inch chest, 36-40 waist person with long arms.
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