Outdoor Research Whitefish Down Jacket - Men's
Outdoor ResearchWhitefish Down Jacket - Men's

Keep winter in check.

Your down jacket takes enough abuse during your high-altitude adventures, so give it some relief by subbing in the Outdoor Research Men's Whitefish Down Jacket when you take to the streets. The Whitefish was designed for daily life in bone-chillingly cold places, like, say Whitefish, Montana, where the temperatures barely crest above freezing all winter long. As you might expect, a jacket built to put the handle on temperatures as cold as those needs to be well insulated, and the Whitefish is, with a 700-fill down insulation that insulates against some of the coldest temperatures you'll encounter below 9,000 feet. As for features, the Whitefish is fitted with a removable and adjustable hood, as well as two hand and chest pocket to keep just about anything you might need throughout the day in tow. 

  • 150D polyester fabric
  • 700-fill down insulation
  • Standard fit
  • Detachable, adjustable hood
  • Internal ribbed cuffs
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

What is the fill weight (not power) of the down used?

Great style and warmth

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking for a jacket that I wouldn't have to constantly tighten the string to prevent cold air from coming up from below. This jacket fits tighter than most other jackets but it's not really slim either. It is very light for the warmth it provides. I can comfortably wear this till -5 celsius and with an extra sweater can push it to -12 celsius. Beyond that I have upgrade to my parka. For a time this jacket gave a scare because I had problems with the zipper, but I managed to fix it at home. This is going to be my second winter using it and am looking forward to it. I am glad to have found style and warmth together in one jacket. Thank you OR for making a great product (just make the zipper stronger/larger please).

Thank you for the review Andi! I know this jacket will keep you warm!

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I just bought this jacket fir winter temp;s of -10 to -15 F. Will this jacket handle it?

Chuck, for -10F to -15F weather you'll need an arctic expedition parka. From personal experience this jacket is suitable up to -5 Celsius and can be pushed up to -10 C with extra clothing layers.

not for me

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

i like slim jackets and this is not it. its long and and not super large but not slim. returning it for those reasons, the jacket is warm and the khaki color is more of a green.

the search for the perfect jacket continues

Hi Juan, I am sorry this didn't work for you! Yes, the Whitefish is what I consider a "big puffy" for cold winters in town. Not slim, nor meant to be. I think the khaki is definitely a tan, but in different light, a greenish hue comes out. In the sunlight though, it is khaki.

Thank you for your review!

Leta
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Style and Warmth

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

For better size reference I wear a 38s suit jacket. This jacket is surprisingly warm for the weight. Fits great with enough room to wear my Patagonia Nano Air underneath. It's a little heavy but I got this for casual use vs a more technical puffy so I wouldn't need to worry about ripping it (my dogs like to jump to say hello) and it fits this purpose perfectly!

Andrew - thank you for the great review. Enjoy this jacket!

Leta
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Looks great and performs well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This jacket is great: it has a great athletic/slim fit and also effectively kept me warm and dry this winter. I bought it a few months ahead of winter with the intention of using it in Chicago and eastern Washington beginning in December. It has held up well in both environments. It is comfortable down to around 30 degrees F with just a t-shirt underneath; below that a warm sweater or other long-sleeve is a good plan. I took it out for ~1.5 hours of sledding on a couple occasions when temperatures were about 15 degrees F and wore only a t-shirt and wool sweater underneath and was comfortable and warm the whole time. It is fairly water resistant as well - held up decently in light rain a couple of times.

Bottom line: I was hesitant to buy something that looked REALLY good on me, because I thought it would be lacking in actual warmth and comfort. I have been using it pretty much daily for 1.5-2 months now, and that has not been a problem at all. Would buy it again without any reservations.

Looks great and performs well

Matthew - THANK YOU for a great review. I have really loved selling this jacket to my accounts because I believe in it so much! Enjoy and stay warm!

Leta
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Good Product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I went back and forth between the OR whitefish and the OR parka. I ended up going with the OR whitefish ,meduim black, because it has a more stylish look to it. For a person my height and weight I think the coat size fits me well. It keeps me warm when I layer up but it doesn't keep me warm enough to pay the asking price. The adjustable waist draw chord hem is great feature for any coat and the elbow patch is a nice touch.

Hey Justin - thank you for writing. The Whitefish is absolutely a blend of warmth and style, so the balance of "do we add even more warmth or do we add some cool lifestyle looks and technical features?" Tough one for sure. Hopefully you will enjoy this jacket for a long long time!

Leta
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