Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket
This jacket is light and minimal compared to how much…
Price Paid: $200
This jacket is light and minimal compared to how much heat it can retain. Very high quality down, hence the price. What is good is the warmth, fit and simplicity. Plus it packs into its own pocket and can double as pillow.
I slept in this jacket comfortably with base layer and thermo pants in an Outdoor Research bivy sack in about (-7C/20F) and was comfortable. Only thing was that it was quite windy but I still got a bit clammy in the sack, did not keep it too open and got cold on my back in the morning from moisture. A synthetic jacket might have worked better!? But it dried up quickly.
What I like with the fit is that it has very long arms, you almost don't need to wear gloves, just drop the arms over your hands. The hood is so and so if you expect full protection. But I'm used to and prefer face mask/balaklava if there is cold wind, without stuff restricting your sight anyway.
The zippers are minimal and a bit hard to operate with gloves on, so I recommend that you add a little extra string, but this is common with many jackets.
The outer material does not seem too water proof or durable, but I could be wrong. So far I have no rips. And have not tried it in wet conditions, which I would say it's not made for anyway.
Have not washed it either and can not say how that will turn out, but if I do and it's not good, I'll let you know.
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This season, Outdoor Research shaved bulk but made the Maestro Jacket more efficient. It's Outdoor Research's warmest, fully baffled down ice-climbing belay jacket that's sure to keep you warm in even the most brutally cold environments.
Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket for MenThe Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket for Men is the way to go for comfy nights out in the coldest of climates. It's constructed from an ultra light, yet, extra-strong Pertex Quantum ripstop fabric. Thanks to its 800+ down fill insulation, you are kept snug and cozy, even when you are in freezing conditions. An attached insulated, wide-brimmed hood fits you and it gives you increased resistance against the chill. There are internal shove-it pockets that enable an easy stowing away, of essential items. Elastic cuffs and a "hallo" hood closure prevent cold drafts and water from getting in. Available in two burly sizes of extra-large and extra-extra-large, you can choose the one that fits you best. For an easy and worry-free winter anywhere, add the Outdoor Research Maestro Jacket for Men to your gear!
CLOSEOUTS . Compose the perfect symphony in below-zero temps with the furnace-like warmth of Outdoor Researchand#39;s Maestro down jacket. It offers baffled 800 fill power goose down inside an ultralight, compressible Pertexand#174; Quantum shell. Available Colors: HOT SAUCE/REDWOOD, EMBER SMU, HYDRO/ABYSS, 189 BLACK/CHARCOAL, 940 GLACIER. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 2XS.
- Sierra Trading Post
Updated for fall '13 with a more tailored fit and revised features and style lines, the Maestro by Outdoor Research is their warmest, fully baffled down, ice-climbing belay jacket. 800+ fill goose down insulation paired with ultralight, ultra-compressible, water-resistant and breathable Pertex Quantum fabric holds heat where it belongs. The interior mesh pockets dry wet gloves, while the wider shoulders and a tapered torso allow for greater freedom of movement. Two zippered hand-warmer pockets keep mitts nice and toasty.
- Mountain Gear