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JanSport Orb Jacket

rated 4.50 of 5 stars

The Orb Jacket has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best down insulated jackets for 2021.

photo: JanSport Orb Jacket down insulated jacket

Specs

Men's
Price Historic Range: $38.38-$69.90
Reviewers Paid: $60.00
Women's
Price Historic Range: $19.02-$55.93

Reviews

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Filled with a lower grade down, this jacket is not quite as lightweight and compressible as the $200 and up competitors, but it is still very warm, well constructed, good looking, and to top it all off - inexpensive!

When working as a snowmaker at a ski resort this winter I had to quit wearing mine because it was TOO warm. It is better suited for low-exertion, such as a "belay" jacket or for hanging around camp, sitting in your tent, or sitting at a football game. It will keep you warm. When combined with a lightweight waterproof shell (I use the Red Ledge Thunderlight over it), it is even warmer and then you can safely wear it in the wettest snowfall or freezing rain too.

I bought the ladies version for my fiancee, she loves it and looks really cute in it.

If you have money to burn, then get the TNF Nuptse or Mountain Hardwear, etc. For those who need to balance price with performance, get this one - you will be satisfied and warm.

Fabric: nylon
Fill: 550 down
Price Paid: $60

I have used this on Rainier, Devils Peak, Devils Thumb, Eldorado, and countless other peaks. Bottom line, it works great. It's lightweight, packs super small, and it's very warm. My only complaint is that there's no hood, but for a jacket this inexpensive, but this well made, it's worth it. Just carry a few extra hats.

Fabric: some kind of nylon, a ripstop version
Fill: 650 fill down, or maybe 550
Price Paid: gift

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