Customer Reviews Of:
Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket - Waterproof, 800 Fill Power (For Men)

Closeouts. Storm ready and pleasantly warm. Outdoor Research's Floodlight down jacket illuminates your next outing with a stitch-free, seam-sealed Pertex Shield® shell that keeps the 800 fill power goose down insulation dry.

Average Rating based on 12 reviews 4.416666 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Emigrant Wilderness Hiker from CA on Friday, January 27, 2017
    This jacket is everything they say it is. Very well thought out and constructed. I bought this to be a belay jacket and for the top of Rainier. Even though I really liked it I sent it back because for extreme cold I felt it should have more down filling. The arm filling seemed a bit thin and the torso was ok but I think I might go with the Mountain Hardwear Nilas or even step up to the absolute zero parka. All in all the jacket would be perfect for activities that get down around freezing but this is not a parka. As a jacket for the regular user I give it 5 stars, for mountaineering I give it 3.
  • Reviewed by Kato in the Daks......... from Upstate New York and VT..... on Thursday, January 12, 2017
    I went from a Thermoball duo jacket with a 800 fill down vest layered to this jacket.....WHY....? I like and trust OR's products and Sierra Trading Post made it affordable for me. The Pertrex coating makes this waterproof on it's own and it also doesn't let the feathers escape..The fill....While there doesn't seem to be an overabundance of fill as mentioned in others reviews....I noticed when worn as expected it does in fact keep me plenty warm as expected in an 800 fill jacket. Any cold spots because of taping are momentary actually and is unavoidable for waterproofness as "OR" states.....When layered under my Gore Tex shell it is bombproof and even warmer. I tried this jacket out in our recent -20 windy snowy spell last week....It passed admirably.....The features on this jacket were another selling point for me.,,Love the interior pockets as well as the pack friendly exterior pockets..A bit weird getting used to the heighth though..Apparently you can stuff the jacket into these pockets...... The hood has 3 point adjustment and works well...I like the zippers in that they are fairly rugged.....All zippers have wind/weather protection behind them as well. While, as mentioned elsewhere the amount of fill isn't huge it does as expected and is a great and functional jacket alone or layered......It is easier than the 3 layering I was doing previously and in any activities (in which this was designed for) this jacket excels a LOT.........!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ryan from Idaho on Friday, December 30, 2016
    This is the older model of the Floodlight from OR. It is warm, fits snug and is one of the best jackets I've ever worn. Very satisfied with what OR did with this quality product.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JimtheRunner from Wisconsin on Thursday, December 15, 2016
    I like a lot of things about this coat. I like the 3 outside zipper pockets. The hood is very nice. I like the color and style. I am a little disappointed that it isn't warmer. In Wisconsin right now it is about 5 degrees. I thought with 800 fill would be much warmer, but you will definitely need layering to keep warm when it gets real cold. So be it, I still like the coat a lot.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by gghiker from Alaska on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    I bought this for my boyfriend and so far he's loving it. We've only had it out on a couple excursions with many more to come and it's a perfect combination of warmth & protection from the elements. Love the fact that the front pockets double as ventilation.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by M from Australia on Monday, June 20, 2016
    Best way to describe this jacket is toasty. Way too warm for 5^C so will have to wait till Christmas when I test it out in Canada. The pockets are unusually high and the style is trim ie if you are a little on the wide side don't bother.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ari from Oregon on Thursday, May 19, 2016
    I'm pretty happy with the fit, weight and warmth of the jacket. Zippers work well, pockets are nice and deep and function for venting as well.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Drstovetop from Washington on Monday, April 25, 2016
    I was in the market to upgrade my down jacket to something a little more sophisticated and a little more compressible. I wanted something warmer because I found I rarely ever used it in lieu of some of my other lighter weight jackets. I live in the PNW so waterproofness is put to the test here in addition to the need for warmth. I am a huge believer in layering rather than one do-it-all piece but when I saw this jacket caught my eye I couldn't resist the potential of having a down jacket that I didn't have to worry about the rain when raining. Plus this jacket is burly, I mean really tough: I am tough on my jackets so this is a must for me. And yet it compresses down smaller than my 700 fill jacket (naturally) and it weighs less than my previous one (names omitted because my previous jacket was great and served me well). Though no one part of the jacket is all that innovative, it is the combination of the materials that makes this jacket so unique. I cannot wait to get out in the backcountry (before it gets too warm) to test this jacket out.

    To top it all off, this jacket fits really well. I am 6'3" tall and around 210. Pretty slender but athletic. The large fits snug but not too tight (as a down jacket should fit). I also tried the Xl and it was huge.

    My only complaint is that the zipper is not a two way zipper. Not the biggest deal in the world but it seems to be missing on a lot of jackets in this range.

    Lastly, I was somewhat concerned when I read that the baffles were glued together rather than sewn. But then i decided that this is Outdoor Research; they make awesome stuff, they know what they are doing, and the lack of thread means that there is no thread to tear, break, or come out. I expect this jacket is going to be amazing and last a long time.

  • Reviewed by Kaibs from MD on Thursday, February 11, 2016
    I could not be more pleased with this jacket. It is so much lighter than my North Face 3-in-1 and, so far, has kept me just as warm. I'm 6'1" 195 and the large fits very well, enough room to layer underneath but not baggy if just wearing a tee shirt. There are NO gaps in insulation as the one review suggests (see my comment to that review). Just returned from a 30 min dog walk wearing nothing but a tee shirt underneath, it was 22 degrees and windy, and stayed warm the entire time. Can't say the same for my legs but was only wearing jeans. Also, water beads off in the rain. Haven't worn it skiing yet but will update this review once I do.
  • Reviewed by Copatl from Atlanta on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    I want to love this jacket. Very light, comfortable, love the pockets and adjustability. Looks great too. However the baffle design has a critical flaw. There is a huge gap in insulation between each baffle. Almost an inch. So essentially it's like having vents all over the jacket. When worn with just a short sleeve I cold feel each gap on my skin like ice cubes. Not very warm at all. So to me this works better as a insulated shell rather than a complete outer layer. I probably will end up returning it.
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