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Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. A storm shell engineered for big mountain conditions, Outdoor Research's Mentor jacket shows you the ropes with a blend of lightweight, waterproof breathable Gore-Tex® Pro fabric and bombproof construction.

Average Rating based on 8 reviews 4.250000 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by like7 from LA on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    it's good
  • Reviewed by mikiek from SE Texas on Friday, February 27, 2015
    Didn't even try this one on outside - boxed it back up and returned it. The external fabric is ridiculously noisy and stiff. Sounds almost like Christmas morning crunching up all the wrapping paper.

    I had compared features with several other jackets - all had hoods which I really didn't want. This had the best features and including being able to "stow" the hood. That was a joke. There's one loop in back, so you roll the hood a few times (the brim keeps you from rolling it small & tight) and then fasten the loop. But the material is so stiff the hood immediately begins to unroll.

    I had high hopes for this jacket. For other applications I'm sure it would be just fine, but it's not for me. I do give STP high marks for the easy return.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by RW from Chattanooga on Thursday, February 19, 2015
    Great Jacket, Fits very well, I bought the XL.... I have a pretty big build at 5'10" 225 lbs with a 48" chest and a 34" waist. Gore-Tex fabric kept me dry during a snowboarding trip. Just wish the arm holes were cut a bit larger, but that's a problem i have with almost all jackets.
  • Reviewed by Flyfishin from South Carolina on Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Ordered this jacket to replace my tired North Face shell. Very happy. Ordered the large which turned out to be a great fit for me (5-10, 175 lbs, 42R, 34 waste). I wanted something that I could wear over a down jacket if the weather got squirrley and this is perfect. Medium would have been too small. Sleeves are a little long but not as much as other jackets that I tried such as Arcteryx. This is an awesome deal for such a technical jacket with Gore-tex pro.Super light weight and love the pockets. The cinch cord for the waste is a little fiddly but this is really nit-picking the jacket. Hood cinches down well if you are not wearing a helmet. This is my second OR jacket. I also have the Foray for warmer weather. Really impressed with what they are putting out now and at prices that don't make you cringe. Highly recommend!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dirtworm from Great Falls on Monday, August 11, 2014
    Outdoor Research makes some really great gear. As good as it gets. Technologically advanced. Well thought out design features. Top of the peripherals; zippers, pockets, snaps, drawstrings, etc. The Sierra Trading price was unbelievable, putting this coat, which would normally be out of my budget, within economic reach. However, I was disappointed in the overall fit which ran small in key areas; tight through the armpits, chest and mid-section. I recommend going one size larger particularly when you consider layering.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by YJMBRD from DE on Thursday, May 29, 2014
    Like the design. OR and Gore tex will bring me to North Euro on July.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by brownie from Oregon on Sunday, May 18, 2014
    This is a great jacket. It fits nice (size medium - 5'10" 155 lbs). First time I wore it was in a downpour on an ocean walk and came back completely dry. Only complaint is that I wish the arm cuffs would cinch a little tighter.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ray S from minnesota on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Love this jacket!Great quality and fit is true to size.Price was a bargain. Ray S
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