Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2 Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's
SalewaOrtles Hybrid 2 Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's

A jacket worth relying on.

From pre-dawn ice climbing missions to powder-seeking dawn patrols, the Salewa Men's Ortles Hybrid 2 Hooded Insulated Jacket provides reliable warmth when you're on the move in cold, damp environments. Elastic hems keep the cold air from creeping in and keep warm air from slipping out as you move. The ergonomic fit allows free range of motion so that you can climb, hike, or ski without letting all the heat you've built up go free.

  • Insulated jacket for dawn patrols and alpine endeavors
  • Breathable Primaloft fill retains heat in damp conditions
  • Ergonomic construction allows mobility and stretch
  • Zippered pockets keep valuables secure
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Quality Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Extra Large

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I've always loved Salewa shoes, so I was stoked to have a chance to test the Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2 hooded jacket this winter, and I love it! I've used this jacket primarily for backcountry skiing and mountaineering in the Wasatch. The Ortles Hybrid 2 breathes well while skinning up the mountain, but at the same time, the jacket is still windproof and it keeps the cold out. I often overheat while skinning/climbing, and I usually end up taking my jackets off because I'm sweating. The Ortles Hybrid 2 solves my overheating problem while doing aerobic activities, and it's really water resistant while it's snowing.

For sizing comparison, I feel like the Ortles jacket has a more athletic/slimmer cut than a Patagonia Nano Puff or Micro Puff, and I would say that the Salewa jacket sizing is similar to an Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket. I wear a XL in the Ortles jacket and Atom LT jacket and a size Large in Patagonia jackets.

I really love the fitted hood and ergonomic sleeves on the Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2, which seems unique to this jacket. Overall, the jacket is very well constructed, durable, and abrasion resistant. I've taken falls on rocks while wearing the jacket and it still looks brand new. I've got this jacket in the black color and it has more of a matte black finish, which I like because it doesn't look like I'm wearing a shiny garbage bag. I love this jacket and I'll be wanting it in additional colors!

Kyle Livingston is my Backcountry Gearhead and he really helped me out with sizing this jacket right the first time as he has tons of experience comparing the top brands. Thanks Kyle!



Rob Harrow





Quality Jacket

Versatility

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is the name of the game. Versatility.
I lent it to my brother to go climbing, came back without scuffs. Ski tour, no stink. cold trail runs in the snow, perfect regulation. The arms and sides are a super durable stretchy material, that can handle rocks and packs. The core is a primaloft but in a very light construction, perfect for high activity levels in biting cold, or low activity in medium cold.