Outdoor Research Zealot Jacket
Fabric: goretex paclite
This jacket is a simple, no frills, no-nonsense goretex paclite shell. Its front closure is a waterproof zip. There's no storm flap over the zip, but the zip works just as efficiently without one. A basic hood design and velcro cuff adjusters, along with a small, useful L/H chest pocket (also with a waterproof zip) complete the jacket.
My jacket, though a size large, is a wee bit snug, so maybe best to get a size larger than you may normally wear.
Outdoor Research say it's 7.5 oz, but my scales weighed the jacket as 5.5 oz! Bargain!!!
If your an ultra-lightweight gear freak (you know who you are!! Me included!! ha! ha!) then get one.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
You're not overzealous, just because you run up mountainsides after a flying leap from the car, for your next car-leaping adventure, wear the Zealot Jacket from Outdoor Research. You'll have waterproof and breathable performance in the weight of a windshell. GORE-TEX Paclite fabric with micro seam allowances lets sweat evaporate while keeping rain and melting snow off your skin.
- Mountain Gear
The idea behind the Outdoor Research Zealot Jacket is purity: storm protection that’s as light and packable as possible. It’s the result of backcountry trips that demand a choice between risking it in a light wind shell or carrying a needlessly heavy jacket. You won’t have to make that choice at the trailhead anymore, and you can tell your friends you have the lightest Gore-Tex® jacket in the world. Available In: Black Mojo Blue Retro Red Wasabi Abyss Outdoor Research Zealot Jacket Features: Fully seam taped, all-conditions protection Single, rear-pull hood adjustment Double-separating, water-resistant front zipper Napoleon pocket with water-resistant zipper Elastic cuffs Drawcord hem adjustment Materials: Ultralight, waterproof/breathable 15D Gore-Tex® Paclite® fabric
Outdoor Research got rid every extraneous feature that would add weight to the Men's Zealot Jacket, making it one of the lightest waterproof-breathable jackets in the world. It weights in at only 7.7oz. Don't let the incredibly low weight fool you. This Outdoor Research jacket is made with waterproof breathable Gore-Tex PacLite fabric and has fully taped seams to assure no moisture makes its way inside. So what does the Zealot have for features? Just a chest pocket, because that's all ounce-counting freaks want. More gizmos just add more weight, so Outdoor Research stripped the Zealot to the bare necessities for hikers and climbers that demand the best.
- Backcountry Outlet
The idea behind the Zealot is purity: storm protection thatÍs as light and packable as possible. ItÍs the result of backcountry trips that demand a choice between risking it in a light wind shell or carrying a needlessly heavy jacket. You wonÍt have to make that choice at the trailhead anymore, and you can tell your friends you have the lightest Gore-Tex¬ jacket in the world.
- Teton Village Sports