Outdoor Research's Cathode Hooded Jacket is a great design and in a weight category that's perfect for beefing up your insulation at either side of the summer. Primaloft Gold ensures you are getting warmth without weight, it has three outer pockets and two open inner ones ideal for gloves. There's a simple hood, cuffs and hem but that's part of its charm. Stretch highly breathable side panels add to comfort and breathability.
The Cathode Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, synthetic-insulated jacket with stretch panels, designed for active pursuits in cold weather. Breathable insulation for your core.
Outdoor Research says: NOT RESTING ON ITS GEAR OF THE YEAR LAURELS The Cathode Hooded Jacket, a 2014 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year winner for its hybrid design—perfect for multi pitch climbing—gets an update this season. A more wind-resistant mapped fabric on the sides and under the arms, and a fully insulated hood to keep you warm at belays up high when that chilly breeze kicks into high gear.
Outdoor Research's new Cathode Hooded Jacket is the ideal insulated jacket for climbing as well as belaying as it features new and improved underarm side panels, giving you a better wind resistance and stretch, to get you through those vital crux moves.
It uses compact PrimaLoft Gold insulation for superior warmth without weight, combined with a Pertex Quantum outer to make it the ideal choice in cold, wet alpine environments.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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