Price US $299

Outdoor Research Igneo 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Outdoor Research Igneo offers light insulation and moderate waterproof protection. It has 60g of synthetic insulation in the torso, and 40g in the arms. This offers good warmth, but will still require a bit of layering when the temps really drop. The Outdoor Research Igneo does offer plenty of warmth for those skiers who may be a bit more active (not necessarily backcountry) and ride hard at the resorts. It does have an active fit, and men with larger shoulders may find it a bit tight, especially if you plan on layering. The 2L Pertex Shield and DWR finish provide a decent amount of water-proofing, but probably not great if you spend a lot of time in really wet snow or rain. I found it to be pretty decent in the dry snow of Colorado however, and I think it would be sufficient for most casual skiers. The Outdoor Research Igneo has a lot of great pockets for storage, and all the features you would expect in a ski jacket including removable/adjustable hood and powder skirt, RECCO reflector, goggle pocket, and adjustable hem and cuffs. Overall the Outdoor Research Igneo is a pretty solid jacket for a casual skier, and offers enough protection and warmth for all but really cold or really wet days.

 

Jacket Size – S

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size S Jackets that are too tight, and Size M jackets that are too loose in the waist. I really don’t like a loose waist that can allow cold air in, and I don’t like having to cinch down the waist. I also don’t like jackets that ride up when I’m skiing, The jacket should stay in place. Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park in at the trailhead or ski resort.

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Polyurethane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Fit

Normal

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Good