Research Mens Transcendent Down Sweater
|Outdoor Research Men's Transcendent Down Sweater - Warm, compressible and incredibly lightweight, the Men's Transcendent Sweater by Outdoor Research is built to keep you comfortably insulated when the temperature drops. Made of polyester ripstop with a nylon taffeta lining, this sweater is stuffed with high quality 650+ down fill insulation. The Transcendent will keep you cozy during cross-country rambles or while hanging out in camp. And when not in use, it packs down so small you'll have a hard time not finding space to bring it along. A zippered chest pocket and two zippered hand pockets give you space to secure small essentials at the ready. A brushed tricot-lined collar, drawcord hem and stretch bindings at the cuffs finish off this great mid-layer garment. If you think it might get chilly then there's no reason not to pack the Outdoor Research Men's Transcendent Sweater.
Sizing for the Outdoor Research Men's Transcendent Down Sweater:
Note - This garment has a Standard Fit: A looser fit for comfort in both technical and casual apparel.
All sizing is based on your body measurement. The garment is adjusted for intended fit and use.
I used this jacket everyday for 6 1/2 months on my Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail 2013. I only wore it hiking when it dropped below 25, but it went on immediately whenever I wasn't moving on those cold days, or early mornings/late evenings. One thing to note about this jacket is the design in which it stuffs into itself. It turns into a nice little rectangle with a soft fleece side which makes for one heck of trail pillow. Love this thing. Still wear it all the time, even with all the little repair patches due to popping embers.
A fantastic light winter jacket and fall backpacking piece. The ability for this jacket to keep you warm compared to the overall weight of the piece is impressive. As a standalone piece, this works well for me down into the 20’s with a layer underneath while partaking in a light to moderate activity. This thing packs down inside the right hand warmer pocket to about the size of a softball. Inside the pocket there is a loop to allow you to attach it to your pack, and a very nice little addition to the jacket. Due to the multiple stitches for the baffles, this jacket does let a bit of a breeze through. I like to use a shell over this in windy, and colder conditions. This combination allows for plenty of movement, warmth, and wind protection. The fabric used at first glance appears to be prone to snags, but I have found it rather durable thus far. The one precaution I would advise are gloves that have Velcro. They appear to snag the cuffs a little with continued contact. Having this on the trail, I have needed to launder this jacket, and I am always afraid of losing down through the process. I have found on two occasions that the down stays where it should be, and doesn't clump up. A short cold machine wash, a short tumble dry with a few tennis balls, and line dry it still appears brand new. At 5’ 10” and 185 lbs, the medium works very well for me. I wouldn't feel that its an athletic fit, buts its just barely loose enough to offer good movement, but not too baggy. A fantastic piece, and with the weight and packability of the jacket, this will always make the trip in the pack from now on. I can’t believe I have lived without this jacket for so long. Don’t hesitate, get yourself one!
Men's Transcendent Down Sweater by Outdoor Research for hiking
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