Mountain Equipment Odin Jacket

Simple, effective, niche piece.

MSRP: $200

BEST FOR: Shoulder season adventures, cragging

 

The Mountain Equipment Odin jacket is a lightweight, medium- fill down jacket perfect for that chilly spring night or as a quick layer when the temperatures drop out in the mountains. This jacket is a no-frills affair with its only adornment being a small chest pocket. The side pockets are unlined and there are two minimal draw cords which cinch around the waist. There are no wrist adjustments nor is there a hood. The down is water resistant and is 700 fill power.

I felt that the jacket had a decent fit for my body type. I’m a slim person and, generally speaking, these mid-weight puffy’s tend to fit more loosely than I’d like. This is not the case with the Odin. It fits a bit snugger than many similar offerings from American companies.

Since I estimate that the jacket weighs in at about the same amount as a small handful of paper clips, I envision stowing this jacket in my pack for a day of spring ski touring or pulling it out if the sun hides behind a cloud at the crag. It has thin baffles and is made of an ultralight material, so I would not expect this jacket to stand up to any type of serious thrashing. A perfect piece for the Creek, so long as you don’t wear it for your ascent of Belly Full of Bad Berries or Liquid Sky.

As a mid-weight down jacket, the Mountain Equipment Odin will fill out the kit nicely for anyone looking for a piece to wear around town that can also get stuffed into the sack at the last minute for some extra insulation. It is a simple, effective, niche piece.


 

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