Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody
This light, warm, comfortable hoody is the perfect mid-layer for active pursuits such as hiking and climbing.
- Polartec Alpha through the body of the jacket provides super light warmth through the areas that need it most, while still being highly breathable;
- Polartec Grid fabric through the arms and back wick moisture, and help regulate temperature;
- Very light, and packs down to nothing;
- Fast drying;
- Thumb loops;
- Hood designed to fit easily under helmets.
You may have noticed, I have been living in mine over the winter period! In fact, I bought two and another for my partner. The comfortable temperature range is very impressive. It is not the warmest jacket for socialising in the city on cold windy nights (the wind tends to cut through the arms and back a little), but while moving it keeps you at a very comfortable temperature. I have run in this and not felt like I was overheating, but am still able to wear this on cold morning and evening walks, and on cool days in Brisbane. More than one of the staff have asked me “How are you wearing a jacket, its warm in here”. The truth is I just forget I have it on. The hood is barely noticeable until you feel you need it. This will certainly be coming with me on my upcoming trips to Tassie and to NZ, but I have no hesitation recommending it to people walking the Camino or elsewhere in Europe. The look is a little unique, but quickly got used to it. Beside it’s so comfortable.