Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
If you want to stay warm and feel like you're wearing something as light as a cloud then you should pick up this jacket. It's quite reasonably priced compared to other brands' comparable options and with Outdoor Research's lifetime satisfaction warranty you really can't go wrong.
- Light weight
- Reasonably priced
- Lifetime warranty
- Not water resistant
It fits nice and snug. I'm 6'2", 160 lbs and I wear a medium quite comfortably. I can get a couple of layers underneath or use it as a layer under a shell.
When you wear this jacket it's like you're being enveloped in a warm cloud that might just float away. Mine is 800 fill, although they've gone back to a 650 fill in the current model.
The jacket is fairly windproof and with a shell I've used it in temps down to 10°F. Has held up wonderfully over the two years that I've owned it. Packs nice and small into its own inner pocket. The hood is a nice touch and with the draw-cords you can get it form fitted. It's big enough to wear a helmet underneath.
Like all Outdoor Research gear it's well made, priced quite competitively, and with the lifetime warranty definitely a product worth adding to your collection.
Price Paid: $150
Perfect for the ultralight backpacker. Warm and comfortable with a great attached insulated hood. Highly compressible. Very low weight.
Perfect with a good baselayer and a shell.
I have used this for two five-day trips and would have given it 5 stars except it loss a lot of down during my first trip. Only small particles. Still an excellent jacket.