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About Outdoor Research Varia Jacket - Waterproof (For Women)

Closeouts. We heard winter was shaking in its boots when Outdoor Research created the Varia jacket; the waterproof breathable Pertex® shell and insulated, wind-resistant liner stand off against the cold and wind every time.


Specs about Outdoor Research Varia Jacket - Waterproof (For Women)

  • Waterproof materials: Pertex®
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Length: 26" (based on size medium)
  • Lining: 100% nylon
  • Insulation: EuduralLoft
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Pertex®
  • Weight: 2 lb.
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Waterproof Guide


Outdoor Research Women's Size Chart

Top Size XS S M L XL
Bust 32 34 36 39 42
Waist 24 26 28 31 34
Hips 34 36 38 41 44
Inseam 29 30 30.5 31 32
Bottom Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Waist 25 26 27 28 29.5 31 32.5
Hips 35 36 37 38 39.5 41 42.5
Inseam 29.5 30 30 30.5 31 32 32

Note: Measurements in inches.


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4.312500 5 Overall Rating: 4.3 Based on 16 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mountain lover from Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, August 3, 2010
very pleased with quality
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  • Reviewed by No more hat hair! from Minnesota on Sunday, November 10, 2013
    I love this jacket. Everything about it is perfect. It is sooo warm. I really like the length, too.
  • Reviewed by Kate from Colorado on Saturday, January 21, 2012
    This jacket had a strange fit. I purchased both the small and the medium size just in case they sold out and I needed a different size. Neither of them fit. I is usually wear a size small. The small was way too small all over and the medium was way too short in length. The style also is not flattering. The jacket looks boxy as it is not fitted at all. The neck area also in this jacket is very stiff. Not a comfortable jacket to wear at all for me. I returned them both.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Cons: Poor Fit
    • Describe Yourself: Advanced
    • Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living
    • Sleeve Length: Feels too short
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by PBA from Tennessee on Thursday, December 30, 2010
    I plan to use the water repellent shell without the liner in wet, warmer weather. As a winter jacket, it is perfect for me, and I love the colors. At first I was troubled by the liner sleeves coming out when I pulled my arm out, and then I realized that a cleverly placed loop at the end of the liner sleeve attached to a snap loop on the shell. Great design features and warm. The only downside is no hand warmer pockets in the rain shell.
    • Best Uses: Backcountry, Casual Wear, Hiking
    • Chest Size: Feels true to size
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living, Hiking, Winter Sports
    • Pros: Stylish, Warm, Waterproof, Well designed, Wind Resistant
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dinkerdoo from West Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, December 17, 2010
    This is a poor fit, and not true to size at all. I think that instead of ordering a jacket based on what size I wear, I will physically try on jackets to see which brands do fit/and true size, etc. Sierra offers such great discounts, it was too good to pass up, but too good to be true.
    • Best Uses: Backcountry, Snowboarding
    • Chest Size: Feels too small
    • Cons: Poor Fit, Poor Ventilation
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Gear Usage: Winter Sports
    • Pros: Durable, Good construction, Warm, Waterproof
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jessica from Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    The XS was super small and the small seems a little on the large end of true-to-size. The colors are not at all like in the photo for the sky/expresso. The blue is more robin's egg and brown is a milk chocolate.
    • Best Uses: Casual Wear
    • Chest Size: Feels true to size
    • Cons: Too short
    • Describe Yourself: Intermediate
    • Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living
    • Pros: Lightweight, Waterproof, Wind Resistant
    • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?: No

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “I'm trying to cut down the weight of my pack. What is the weight of the outside waterproof layer (without liner)? Thank you!”
    Asked by Anonymous from Oakland, CA on 1/21/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The weight of the shell is just under 1lbs. I hope this helps.
      Answered on 1/24/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What is a powder skirt? And is there any way to cinch it up at the waist or base of jacket to keep in warmth?”
    Asked by Curious from LaGrande, Oregon on 11/14/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • Powderskirts are on the inside of the jacket and have an elastic strap/band that snaps together around your waist snugly, and is at the same time attached to the inside of your coat. It cinches around your waist sort of like a belt. This then keeps the snow/powder from getting in up through your coat.
      Answered on 11/17/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Is the storm flap of the shell fastened by velcro or snap closure (all along its length please)||Thank you.”
    Asked by LH from australia on 7/14/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • The storm flap is velcro.
      Answered on 7/20/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Could you please tell me the actual chest measurement of the inner and outer jacket, in the size 8 - 10.”
    Asked by Kerry from Australia on 6/14/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • The chest measurement for this jacket in size medium is 44" and for the liner it is 43".
      Answered on 6/21/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care 1 from Sierra Trading Post
  • “could you tell me the length of a size large... I want to order this jacket but read the reviews about it being short in the length. I am 5"10.”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 5/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • A Medium is 26" and the large I measured was 26.5". Each item differs slightly but that will be about the average measurement for a large. I hope this helps.
      Answered on 5/8/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post

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.