Efficient warmth, no matter how you wear it.
The wind howling against the windows when you wake up is your call to dress in the Outdoor Research Women's Radiant LT Zip Top before heading to the mountain. Extra chilly days require inner layers like this one, which features the soft, warm Radiant LT fleece. The grid fleece on the interior efficiently wicks perspiration from the skin to help you stay warm, dry, and comfortable as you brave the frigid weather on the slopes. During warm spells, you can wear the Radiant top as a lightweight outer layer, too.
- Deep front zipper lets you create some natural air-conditioning when you start to generate your own heat
- Cozy thumb holes make it easy to pull on layers and give you extra coverage
- Polygiene odor control treatment uses silver salt to inhibit the growth of smelly bacteria
- Q & A
Great for layering!
I love this layering piece. It’s comfortable—highly recommend!
Great light mid layer fleece
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
Very light, I purchased a medium (5-5, 132 lb, 36b) and it was a very snug fit. It would work well as a base layer next to skin or maybe over a tank, but I found it too snug to fit over another layer. The fleece was pretty light, I was looking for something a little heavier so I returned it. If you are looking for a light fleece top this may be it.
What is the weight of this product?
Hey there, thanks for chiming in on the answer, Dex. Megan, let us know if you have other questions. It is a grid fleece, so it is our lightest fleece that we make.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this fleece. Its a great layer for skiing or on a hike. It is true to size and not bulky.
Outdoor Research Radiant Collection
Outdoor Research® Climbing Ambassador Shingo Ohkawa talks about the Radiant Fleece™ collection of warm, breathable shirts, jackets and hoodies. Radiant Fleece™ layers are the perfect combo of warm, insulating fleece where you're most exposed to the elements and breathable light fleece where your body needs to let heat escape. Wear them under a shell for extra warmth on stormy high alpine epics or as your outer layer on a cool morning approach, or throw it over a tee on the way to grab your morning coffee; these piece works as well under or over, as an inner or outer layer. Don't worry - we won't blow your cover if you can never find a time when you're not wearing them to give them a wash.
Perfect Weight, Versatile
(Full disclosure - My agency, Verde PR & Consulting, does the PR for both Backcountry.com and Outdoor Research). I bought this as a layering piece as it is made with a nice weight waffle-like fleece that is much warmer than the weight would indicate. It has a great drape and the size large is long enough (sleeves especially). I've worn this as a layering piece ice climbing and skiing, and on cold-weather runs, and it's a great daily driver, a great basic. I think that the fit could be a bit more fem, but as a utility piece, that is not so much an issue.
Tested for BGT
I tested this top for 4 months and found that it preformed really well. The durability of the fabric was less than I'd hoped for, but it was soft, comfortable and managed moisture & odour well.
Read the full review here: http://tinyurl.com/ORradiant