Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

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THE lightweight breathable hardshell. The arms are…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


THE lightweight breathable hardshell.


  • Super lightweight
  • Gore quality waterproof


  • Not a lot of warmth

The arms are a little long, which is OK with me in a climbing jacket. I am an average built guy and it fits good, the previous owner complained that it was a little short at the waist, due to a long torso. There are a surprising number of adjustable features on this jacket considering how light it is.

It's GORE-TEX. I'm pretty sure they cover submarines in that stuff. This is the best waterproof breathable shell available. Outdoor Gear of the Year 2012 awarded to prove it. Not very warm, but it's not supposed to be. There's plenty of room for fleeces and insulation, it is designed to be a hardshell. I'm curious to see how strong the material is against rocks the first time I climb with it, but it brushes off branches and sticks no problem.

All I have to say is that this jacket was designed by people who know what their doing. If you want a packable waterproof shell that you won't even realize your wearing, this is the one.

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Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for MenThe Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men is a great way to set off on all your winter adventures and stay protected. Its shell is made from 100% Nylon, 3-Layer 20D Gore-Tex fabric that is highly waterproof, breathable, and helps wick moisture away effectively to keep you dry and warm. The jacket features articulated elbows that conform to your natural fit and lets you move easily. A helmet-compatible hood with side and back volume adjustments is tailored to your fit and protects your head from the elements. An interior Stormflap helps protect you from wind, chills, and drafts. The drawcord hem and rip-and-stick cuff closures let you adjust the fit to seal out water, when you re caught in a downpour. Get outside in comfort all year round with the Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men.

- SunnySports

Engineered for summer and shoulder-season alpine climbing, the lightweight Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket features a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane for peace of mind during those light-and-fast expeditions.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Movement- Mirroring Stretch Fully Seam Taped Water-Resistant Zippers Fully Adjustable Hood Fits Over Helmet Single-Separating Front Zipper Internal Front-Zip Stormflap Zippered Napoleon Pocket Two Zippered Hand Pockets Hand Pockets Set Above Hip Belt or Harness Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack Articulated Elbows Hook/Loop Cuff Closures Drawcord Hem SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket Weight: (L): 13.5 oz / 382 g Trim Fit Center Back Length: 29in. / 74 cm Gore-Tex Active 3L, 100% nylon 20D This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The men's Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket pinnacle storm shell is engineered for fast and light alpine climbs, utilizing innovatively lightweight and extremely breathable GORE-TEX Active fabric technology for protection and comfort during highly aerobic ascents in rugged conditions.

- RockCreek

Outdoor Research's Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" award-winning storm shell is engineered for fast-and-light alpine climbs and all-day lapping of untracked slopes. Innovatively lightweight and extremely breathable GORE-TEX Active technology, provides the waterproof protection for which GORE-TEX is famous, but transfers moisture like no other waterproof shell fabric available. The incredible breathability negates the need for pit zips, allowing us to further save weight in this amazingly streamlined, durable and functional shell. Grab the Axiom when you're planning a highly aerobic ascent in rugged conditions. Even if you start huffing and puffing on the fourth lap of your favorite backcountry stash, it'll still be breathing easy.

- CampSaver.com