Outdoor Research Lodestar Polartec® Power Shield® Jacket (For Men)
About Outdoor Research Lodestar Polartec® Power Shield® Jacket (For Men)
Closeouts. Outdoor Research's Lodestar Polartec® Power Shield® jacket is built for alpine and backcountry adventures. The supple, soft shell is wind- and water resistant, dries quickly, and has a fleece backing for added warmth without added bulk. Pass-through pit zips offer ventilation when you need it, and the wire-brimmed hood is helmet compatible.
Specs about Outdoor Research Lodestar Polartec® Power Shield® Jacket (For Men)
- Closure: Two-way,YKK®,Zipper
- Zipper: Right
- Fabric: 95% polyester, 5% elastane (back), 100% nylon (face)
- Lining: 100% nylon (face), 100% polyester (back)
- Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
- Total weight: 1 lb. 12 oz.
- Made in China
Outdoor Research Men's Size Chart
Note: Measurements in inches.
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Great FunctionVerified Buyer Reviewed by Want to Go Climbing from NC on Monday, February 20, 2017Seems to be the earlier version of the coat (zippers and no Polartec Power Shield Pro) but still very functional. Fits a bit large (5' 11", 200 lbs a bit large on me with thin underlayers).
Best Soft Shell So FarVerified Buyer Reviewed by FishEx from Montana on Tuesday, December 20, 2016The Lodestar Jacket immediately became a favorite for high-exertion backcountry skiing. Venting is great for the ski in, and once all the zippers are closed up, the jacket is totally windproof and warm. Hood is gigantic (as intended) and I haven't worn it with a helmet yet, but should work great for in-bounds and more aggressive lines in the back country.
I'm 5'10" about 200 pounds and usually fit a Large in outerwear. Since this was advertised as a trim fit I went with the XL and am happy I did. Sleeves are on the slightly longer side for me, but that's much better than the alternative. Jacket feels roomy, but not sloppy. According to most gear manufacturers, my shoulders are a bit broader than they should be, given my 35" waist. This jacket works with my proportions pretty well and I've been more than comfortable on the last few outings while wearing it in 10 to 30 degree winter environments.
All construction seems top-notch and OR has some of the best customer service in the outdoors industry, so if anything ever goes awry I'm confident that they will take care of me. All in all, a fantastic investment in quality gear at really nice STP pricing!
Great Fit & Warm!Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Camper from Oregon on Friday, November 4, 2016I needed a new jacket for the winter and this is more than enough. Obviously it's warm, light and appealing with multiple vent holes to cool off as well. The special designed hood takes some time to get used to however it can be worn just fine without a helmet if you tighten it. One of my favorites jackets I have ever owned!
Great JacketVerified Buyer Reviewed by Justin from Tennessee on Friday, October 28, 2016I have yet to field test this but the quality is fantastic. I have gone out in 30-40degree temps with nothing on underneath to walk the dogs and I feel like I am still inside. Very warm so far. Fit is right. I am 5'8'', 160lb muscular build and the medium is spot on with a base layer and a midlayer fleece underneath. Otherwise it still fits nicely with just a shirt.
Excellent Jacket for Skiing!Verified Buyer Reviewed by Snow Rider from North Tahoe on Wednesday, March 16, 2016I am a Tahoe resort and slackcountry skier. I am 6' 4" and 200 pounds. I bought the Speedstar Jacket in XL last year for spring skiing at Tahoe and it was perfect for the warm conditions. I wanted to find one in XXL to fit over a mid-layer for colder days, but never found one. One day, I saw the Loadstar jacket in XXL and bought it right away. The difference is that the Loadstar has hand pockets and seems to be an overall looser fit, even thought I am comparing XL to XXL. The fit is really good for me and the arms are long enough to use under-the-cuff gloves with no 'pull-off.' The pockets are great and the pit zips are awesome! I wear a medium to heavy mid-layer and it is perfect for the 25 degree mornings into the 45 degree days on the mountain. I usually ski bell to bell and it is great to have such a versatile jacket. It has even withstood some pretty good rain showers with no problem! I have not tied it under a shell jacket, but I think it would make a good layer for that use, although the hood might be a minor issue. Oh yea, the hood fits over a helmet with ease and allows plenty of motion for side-looking for safety. I say 4+ stars for this piece!!
Question & Answer
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“Hello, I bought the outdoor research lodestar jacket. I was familiar with this jacket, which is supposed to combine sections of polartec powershield pro fabric (more water proof) with polartec high loft fabric ( more breathable). The jacket I received seems to only have the high loft material? I'm confused. Even the oldest models of this jacket seemed to have both fabrics. Is this a pre-production model or something? What model year is the jacket that I purchased? I don't want to complain, but I absolutely need to understand the type of fabrics being used so that I can use the jacket appropriately in the back-country, or return it if it does not meet my needs. Thanks in advance.”
I was not able to find the exact year, but this is the fabric according to Outdoor Research:
Polartec® Power Shield® High Loft 2L, 100% nylon ripstop face with 95% polyester, 5% spandex high pile fleece backer // Polartec® Power Shield® Pro 3L, 84% polyester, 16% spandex face with 100% polyester grid fl
“What year of the load star jacket is this? ”
I was not able to ascertain the exact year, but this is the link to the official page: https://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/mens-lodestar-jacket-f14.html