The body of the Diode is stuffed with a 70% DWR-treated down/30% PrimaLoft® blend of insulation that traps heat in the nastiest conditions. In areas most exposed to the weather and/ or compressed under a harness – the shoulders, hood and waist – the Diode uses 100% PrimaLoft® Gold insulation, further protecting from the elements.
Will Sim, Outdoor Research UK sponsored climber, has been putting his to the sword over the past year and say’s, "The Diode has become my mid-weight insulator of choice. To wear, it's much lower bulk than a big no-holds-barred down jacket with more fill, making it much better for climbing in." Keen to stress it’s versatility he added, "I've skied in it, worn it down to -20 in Alaska, and recently packed it instead of a sleeping bag in case something went wrong on a "Nose in a day" mission on El Cap." Considerably more functional than a belay parka, the Diode answers the call for durable, weather resistant warmth that can handle being exposed to a typical British day out. Invest in the next generation of insulation now.
You can follow Will Sim's climbing exploits on his blog
- Hybrid-Mapped Construction
- Water-resistant and wind-resistant
- Breathable and lightweight
- Hand pockets set above hip belt or harness
- Double-separating center front zipper
- Front zipper with internal storm flap
- Zippered chest pocket with integrated media pocket
- Two internal Shove-It™ pockets
- Zippered internal pocket
- Left-hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
- Adjustable wire-brimmed Halo hood fits over helmet
- Bonded hood cord locks
- Elastic cuffs with hook/loop tab
- Draw-cord hem
Fabric: Pertex® Endurance 2L, 100% Nylon 30D Ripstop hood, shoulders, and upper sleeves // Pertex® Quantum, 100% Nylon 22D Ripstop // PrimaLoft® Gold insulation down, 70% goose down, 30% Polyester // PrimaLoft® Gold Isolation 100% Polyester: 60g/m2 hood, shoulders, and upper sleeves
Weight: M’s: 524g (size L) // W’s: 456g (size M)
Sizes: M’s: S-XL (XXL black only) // W’s: XS-L (XL black only) // Standard Fit
Back length: M’s: 75cm // W’s: 69cm
Colours: M’s: Baltic/ Typhoon, Black, Flash/ Dark Green // W’s: Hydro/ Rio, Black, Pinot
About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle, Outdoor Research was founded in 1981. We are dedicated to building technically innovative, state-of-the-art clothing, headwear, gloves, gaiters, packing systems and shelters informed by real-world testing. All of our products are backed by the Infinite Guarantee®. We are committed to our core sports: alpinism, rock and ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddling, trail running, and skiing and snowboarding. Outdoor Research supports several organizations advocating environmental protection, education and the interests of mountaineers and alpinists.