Outdoor Research Vanguard Gore-Tex® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

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About Outdoor Research Vanguard Gore-Tex® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. For the skier who just can't seem to hang around the designated and nicely groomed runs, there's Outdoor Research's Vanguard jacket, made for exploring all the side- and backcountry has to offer. It offers complete waterproof breathable, windproof protection, warm fleece lining, chest-to-hip adjustable ventilation, a removable powder skirt and interior stash pockets for gear.


Specs about Outdoor Research Vanguard Gore-Tex® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Closure: Two-way,Zipper,YKK®
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 30" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 92% nylon, 8% spandex
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Total weight: 2 lb. 4 oz.
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide


Outdoor Research Men's Size Chart

Top Size S M L XL XXL
Chest 37 40 43 46 49
Waist 29 32 35 38 41
Hips 36 39 42 45 48
Bottoms Size S M L XL XXL
Waist 30 32 34 36 38
Hips 37 39 41 43 45
Inseam 31 32 32 33 34

Note: Measurements in inches.


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4.615384 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 13 reviews

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jeb Mac from Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Vanguard is OR's top of the line jacket with a lifetime guarantee; and it shows in the quality and details including Gore Tex 3-layer fabric bonded to a light interior fleece. Waterproof zippers are well placed and easy to operate, stitching is tight and uniform and the arms are articulated for... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Linda D from New York on Friday, December 25, 2015
    This was a gift for my husband. He does not ski, but this will be great for walking the dogs and snow blowing!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MT POW POW from Seattle/Bozeman on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Fit is slim but comfortable, length is good. I thought it would be thicker, with the fleece lining, but its pretty thin...not necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected. Color is awesome.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brian from North Carolina on Friday, December 11, 2015
    This jacket is bomb proof. Although I did not field test it, it appears very durable and weatherproof. However, that also means heavy (2.4 lbs per the specs). I'm not sure about its breathability, but it does have nice side vents. The vents are not armpit vents ,but start at the side of the chest and go down to above the area where the powder skirt is. As far as sizing goes I felt that the arms were big (a tad long and also wide around the wrists). I am 5'9", 160lbs and got the medium. As it turns out I needed a lighter weight, more packable jacket for an expedition, but thought I would try this one because of the sale. This would probably be great for daily use at the resort or even backcountry if weight and packability are not considerations and if the weather conditions are bad (cold, windy, snowy)--probably too much for bluebird days.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Matt from Utah on Sunday, December 6, 2015
    Haven't been out on the mountain yet but jacket is very well constructed and pockets are numerous and well placed. I like that hood can be removed for blue bird days as well.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Montana Michael from Montana on Saturday, September 5, 2015
    The fit is slightly large so my title has no reference to that (I had read earlier reviews so I ordered a small when I am normally a medium); It is made tight referring to the structure, which is a huge bonus when in the snow for long periods of time. I haven't had much time with the jacket but from an early test it's a good choice, and at the price from Sierra it was an excellent choice.

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About Outdoor Research

The concept for Outdoor Research was devised in 1981 when climber Ron Gregg’s planned ascent of Denali was cut short, ending prematurely with his frostbitten partner being airlifted off a glacier. The cause was a faulty pair of gaiters. During his descent, Gregg resolved himself to create better gear, a resolution that soon led him to build the first pair of award-winning Outdoor Research gaiters. The concept was simple: Make outdoor apparel and gear with a clear focus on reliability. In the many years since, this brand has continued to blaze new trails with cutting-edge products that now include Outdoor Research gloves, jackets, backpacks and Outdoor Research hats, all engineered to exceed expectations in the most demanding conditions on the planet.