Outdoor Research Nimbus Hoody - Massdrop Exclusive
Outdoor Research Nimbus Hoody - Massdrop Exclusive
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Product Description
Sharing many of the same features as the company’s acclaimed Ascendant Hoody, the Outdoor Research Nimbus Hoody has better breathability for long ascents and full days on the slopes. Weighing a mere 13 ounces, the Nimbus is made of Pertex Microlight fabric and stuffed with Polartec Alpha insulation Read More

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Hope massdrop gets the Ferrosi winter hoody in as a drop sometime!
Nov 24, 2017
wily-quixote
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Nov 20, 2017
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this appears to have the insulation exposed on the inner of the jacket - not lined or covered over with pertex/nylon etc.
Is this the case?
Nov 20, 2017
Yes - Polartec Alpha Direct is exposed. They say it's one less barrier to breathability. I noticed some shedding at first, but it seems to have stabilized.
Also, OR was thoughtful enough to put some of the Microlight on the inside of the shoulder/upper arm area of the Ascendant so the sleeves slip on more easily. I'm not certain, but I'm guessing they continued that design with this jacket.
Nov 21, 2017
wily-quixote
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Nov 21, 2017
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Thanks Dave. I might give this one a miss, I'd prefer an inner lining. It looks like this jacket is active wear warmth not for stationary insulation . This jacket looks like a very warm version of a marmot driclime windshirt - no bad thing.
Nov 21, 2017
PaigeD
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Nov 20, 2017
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This drop is for the Nimbus Hoody which has the same movement-mirroring stretch and protective insulation as the rest of the Ascendant collection – but packed with even stronger weather-shedding functionality. @Hikinfool @engearment_dave @clew @Mebaru
Nov 20, 2017
Superficially, the hand pockets on the 1st gen are curved; straight on the 2nd gen. Also, if you have the two in your hands at the same time, the 1st gen will feel and sound more crunchy/plasticky and the 2nd gen will feel more supple. (...which is not to say the 1st gen is plasticky. Just relative to the 2nd gen.)
Nov 20, 2017
clew
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Nov 21, 2017
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Can you be more specific? They both have identical specs. What is different about the face fabric.
From OR's website: Pertex® Microlight 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven shell Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation 100% polyester
From Massdrop Pertex Microlight, 20d ripstop nylon Polartec Alpha direct insulation
https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/en/mens-ascendant-hoody/p/2500990054006
Nov 21, 2017
Hikinfool
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Nov 20, 2017
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This looks just like the ascendant. Which one are you selling?
Nov 20, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Based on the pocket shape, it's first gen.
Nov 20, 2017
rpantelis
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Nov 20, 2017
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Thank you fot great review! I believe this, because had "similar" freezing issue with Rab Xenon hooded jacket https://www.massdrop.com/buy/38015 used as midlayer. I` freeze at +5 Celsius even keep moving. Seems RAB Primaloft don`t work versus Mammut The Rime Tour IN Jacket Men with its Ajungilak® OTI™ insulation (https://us.mammut.com/p/1010-21890-00070/rime-tour-in-jacket-men/ ) in which I unplanned SLEPT outside on bench at +0 Celsius like a child . Before I thought Mammut is overpriced, but now will try to figure out more about their insulation.
Nov 20, 2017
clew
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Nov 20, 2017
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Pretty sure this is the Ascendant Hoody
Nov 20, 2017