When the alpine's a little icy.
Here's the thing, the alpine is usually icy. There's understandably plenty of ice to climb in wintertime—don't forget the snow you have to ski in order to get there—and you can find icy patches all the way until summer. Whenever's there's ice, there is bound to be incremental weather that could ruin your entire ascent, so make sure you have the Outdoor Research Men's Alpenice Hooded Jacket in your pack, ready at a moment's notice. This insulated shell mixes waterproof membranes, windproof fabrics, and air permeable insulation to keep you comfy whether you're working a sweat on the skintrack or the ice climb.
- Insulated shell ideal for highly active, winter endeavors
- AscentShell membrane and Pertex Microlight fabric block weather
- Air permeable Polartec Alpha insulation with enhanced breathability
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I have a lot of jackets, and this is definitely in my top three favorites. Here are the reasons: fit - true to size. function - warm, not bulky, zippered hand pockets. form - I have the two tone blue version and love the retro-ish styling. Great quality as expected from OR.