Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie – Breathable Warmth

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Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie – Breathable Warmth

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The Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie handles the tough job of climate control on the uptrack to keep you warm and dry all day long.

Balancing warmth, breathability and wind protection on the uptrack is easier to say than it is to do. Everyday presents its own weather conditions and demands, but the Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie handles the job of climate control on the uptrack well by effectively wicking moisture and breathing to keep you dry, warm and on the move. More than just another basic fleece, the Deviator is a hybrid mid-layer that offers stand-alone warmth in modest weather and functional breathability for layering in all conditions.

Hybrid Design

The Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie is purpose built for aerobic activity. Part fleece sweater, part insulated jacket, the Deviator breathes on all fronts thanks to a blend of materials that match where your body needs breathability versus insulation. The back, arms and hood feature a lightweight Polartec Power Grid fleece – the fleece with the waffle grid backside. The front and shoulders feature Polartec Alpha insulation – an air-permeable insulation that is ultra-light, low-bulk and faced with a super-light ripstop nylon face. Together, they create a lightweight layer that is warmer than a basic fleece and breathes better, too. A trim fit, thumbhole cuffs and slide-in hand pockets round out the functional design.

Outdoor-Research Deviator VestPut to the Test

I’ve put the Deviator to the test hiking, riding and on countless days of ski touring. It’s kind of like a lightly insulated and breathable vest with lightweight fleece arms (in fact, it’s available in a true vest version – the Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest). Outdoor Research matched the weight of the insulated front panel so well with the light weight of the fleece that it offers a uniform feel making the whole jacket soft and form fitting. It manages your temp by wicking sweat and maintaining breathability to keep you warm and dry while on the move.

The Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie takes the idea of a fleece mid-layer to a new level of aerobic functionality. Thanks to excellent breathability, a uniform lightweight build and a slim, form-fitting cut, it’s a stand-alone piece that became a staple in my outdoor adventure kit from first use.

Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie: $189 
Weight: 11 oz / 320 g (M)
Avail in men’s and women’s models.

Outdoor Research Deviator Hooded Vest: $169
Weight: 10 oz / 300 g (M)
Avail in men’s and women’s models.