Mentor Jacket


Mentor Jacket
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Mentor Jacket
Manufacturer Ourdoor Research
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Mar 19, 2011 / Mar 19, 2011
Object ID 7606
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Product Description

Long approaches, steep ascents, and brutal weather at the summit are no match for the Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket. This technical storm shell comes with Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric to offer robust protection from extreme conditions.

•Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro 3L shell is ??ber-durable, blocks out the most ruthless alpine weather, and allows your excess heat and sweat to escape
•Fully taped seams mean rain or melting snow won?t roll down the fabric and sneak in through the joints
•TorsoFlo underarm vents lend airflow and increase evaporation when you work up a sweat
•Shoulders, arms, and sides reinforced for added durability
•Articulated elbows mimic the normal anatomical shape of your arms and provide excellent freedom of movement during your climb
•Water-resistant front zipper blocks rain and melting snow
•Helmet-compatible storm hood protects your neck, head, and face when the weather turns brutal


Material:[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro Shell; [shell] 40D nylon; [reinforcement] 70D nylon Insulation:none Fabric Waterproof Rating:guaranteed waterproof Fabric Breathability Rating:guaranteed breathable Fit:trim Center Back Length:(average) 77 cm Venting:underarm zip vents Powder Skirt:no Pockets:(external) 2 hand, 1 chest, (internal) 2 media Seams:fully taped Wrist Gaiters:no Hood:yes, fixed Weight:(large) 17.2 oz Recommended Use:alpine climbing, mountaineering, technical pursuits Manufacturer Warranty:lifetime



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Dow Williams - Mar 19, 2011 3:48 am - Voted 5/5

you dead bird folks....
keep paying for the neat logo....but this jacket beats those that cost half again this much hands terms of functionality and durability per gram. OR does the arm pit right. Down to the bottom, easy to push and pull and ability to truly regulate sweat with greater air flow, which is critical. Hard core Gore tex jacket at 17 ounces..unreal. Super fit, but like all OR, I wear a small, 5'11" and 150lbs. Neat roll down snap on the hood. Also rear single pull that gets it tight on your helmet quickly. I believe this to be the perfect technical lightweight jacket of our time, downhill from here.

jaxcharlie - Jun 1, 2011 3:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Doesn't get much better
I was out for a very wet (and somewhat windy) 6 day trip on Mount Shuksan this May, and couldn't have asked for a better shell. Very easy to move in. The pit zippers could be a bit bigger, as they weren't very easy to operate with mittens on, but that's my only complaint.

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