Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

Priced: $186.83 - $375.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 9 reviews.
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
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Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men Features.

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men.
The Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men is a great way to set off on all your winter adventures and stay protected. Its shell is made from 100% Nylon, 3-Layer 20D Gore-Tex fabric that is highly waterproof, breathable, and helps wick moisture away effectively to keep you dry and warm. The jacket features articulated elbows that conform to your natural fit and lets you move easily. A helmet-compatible hood with side and back volume adjustments is tailored to your fit and protects your head from the elements. An interior Stormflap helps protect you from wind, chills, and drafts. The drawcord hem and rip-and-stick cuff closures let you adjust the fit to seal out water, when you re caught in a downpour. Get outside in comfort all year round with the Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket for Men.

Key Features.


  • The inner backer fabric is integrated directly into the membrane, allowing exceptional breathability and excellent next-to-skin comfort
  • Gore-Tex Active 3L, 100% nylon 20D
  • Drawcord hem and rip-and-stick cuff closures seal in warmth


  • Outdoor Research Axiom jacket has a trim fit that keeps jacket close while still allowing for athletic and dynamic movement
  • Helmet-compatible hood shields head from the elements; side and back volume adjustments tailor the fit without impairing vision or limiting mobility
  • Articulated elbows provide a natural fit and superior movement


  • This incredible breathability negates the need for pit zippers, which further saves weight in this streamlined and durable shell

Weather and Wind:

  • Interior stormflap behind front zipper keeps chilling wind out; chin guard protects sensitive skin
  • Made with Gore-Tex® Active shell fabric, it provides complete waterproof protection while remaining highly breathable; rapid moisture transfer helps keep you dry and warm
  • Fully Seam Taped


  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Multiple zippered utility pockets
  • 2 hand pockets and a zip chest pocket provide quick stash options; hand pockets are set so they won't interfere with hip belt or climbing harness
  • Double-separating front zipper
  • Low-proflile, water-resistant zippers protect from moisture and save on overall weight
  • Internal front-zip storm flap.


  • Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Napolean Pocket


  • Import.


  • Movement-mirroring stretch.
  • Internal Shove-it
  • The Axiom excels during highly aerobic ascent in rugged conditions; even after the 4th lap of your favorite backcountry stash, your jacket will still be breathing easily
  • Lightweight
FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket.


This cutting-edge shell jacket, the recipient of numerous awards, symbolizes just how far Outdoor Research has come in recent years as they have transitioned from an accessory brand to a top-tier outerwear maker. Made of innovatively lightweight and extremely breathable GORE-TEX® Active technology -- which is half the mass of the standard GORE-TEX® membrane -- the Axiom Jacket provides the waterproof protection for which GORE-TEX® is famous, but transfers moisture more effectively. The increased breathability negates the need for pit zips, allowing you to further save weight in this streamlined, durable and functional shell. Grab the Axiom when you're planning a highly aerobic ascent in rugged conditions. Even if you start huffing and puffing on the fourth lap of your favorite backcountry stash, it'll still be breathing easy.


Fabric GORE-TEX® Active 3L, 100% nylon 20D

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 13.5 / 382  L

Appalachain Outdoors
Ideal for those fast and light alpine climbs, the Axiom Jacket from Outdoor Research is extremely breathable, incredibly lightweight, and fully waterproof. With articulated elbows and its unique fit, the Axiom Jacket won't impede any of your movements.
The Outside Magazine "2012 Gear of the Year" award-winning Outdoor Research Men's Axiom Jacket is a storm shell, engineered for fast-and-light alpine climbs, and all-day lapping of untracked slopes. Innovatively lightweight and extremely breathable GORE-TEX Active shell technology, which is half the mass of the standard GORE-TEX membrane, provides the waterproof protection for which GORE-TEX is famous, but transfers moisture like no other waterproof shell fabric available. The incredible breathability negates the need for pit zips, saving weight, in this amazingly streamlined, durable and functional shell. Grab the Axiom when you're planning a highly aerobic ascent in rugged conditions. Even if you start huffing and puffing on the fourth lap of your favorite backcountry stash, it will still be breathing easy.

Rock/Creek Outfitters

The men's Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket pinnacle storm shell is engineered for fast and light alpine climbs, utilizing innovatively lightweight and extremely breathable GORE-TEX Active fabric technology for protection and comfort during highly aerobic ascents in rugged conditions.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Winner of the Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" award, the Outdoor Research Axiom jacket is engineered for fast-and-light alpine climbs and all-day lapping of untracked slopes. The incredible breathability negates the need for pit zips, allowing further weight savings in this amazingly streamlined, durable, and functional shell.

Fiber Content: 100% nylon.
Country of Origin: Imported

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Avg. length:29 in.
Awards:2012 Award Winner
Back length:Hip-length
Back length (in.):30 inches
Center Back Length:30.25 in / 77 cm
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Trim Fit
Construction:3 layer
Drawcord hem Fabric:100% Nylon, 3-Layer 20D GORE-TEX� Active Shell fabric
Fabric:100% Nylon, 3-layer 20D GORE-TEX® Active fabric
Hood Type:Yes, fixed
Material:100% Nylon, 3-layer 20D GORE-TEX Active Shell fabric
Material Technology:GORE-TEX
Packability:Highly compact
Pockets:Hand Pockets, Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack, Napolean pocket
Removable Liner:No
Seam Taped:Yes
Shell fabric:Nylon
Shell lining fabric:Polyester tricot
Snow Skirt:No
Type of waterproofing:Gore-Tex Active 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
Waterproof Material:Gore-Tex
Weatherproof Material:GORE-TEX
Weight:13.5 oz., 382 g
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Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

This is a great, super lightweight shell. Did the 16 mile uphill hike into Chimney Pond on Katahdin in ME last month in single digit temps and was impressed at how well the jacket breathed. I've had other shells where this kind of exertion in cold weather would leave the inside of the garment covered in frost but the Axiom was bone dry. I'm 6' and 170 lbs and the L I got works well with the multiple winter layers I planned on having under it. For summer time it might be a tad big, but it will definitely be my go to cragging jacket - super compact in the bottom of my pack. Pockets could be a tad higher for full functionality with a harness on but they're still usable. The snug fit at the hips that some mention is a plus when you're climbing and want trim garments with no unnecessary bulk under your harness. Nice long sleeves that cover half of my hand with easy to use (with gloves) velcro tabs that allow you to wear your gloves over your sleeves or under.
Cheers, Bill Dudley
Rock, Ice, Mountain guide for Earth Treks
Outdoor Research Grassroots Athlete
Bill Dudley at REI on 04/04/2013

superb light weight alpine shell

I have about 30 ski tour days and 20 hiking days in my Axiom. The Axiom stuffs into its own pocket and packs to the size of a water bottle. There are some smaller-packing "insect wing" shells on the market, but none that offer true alpine wind and weather protection like this. This isn't a gossamer layer, it's real Goretex that cuts wind and sheds snow. The sleeves fit long for active movement, the overall cut is slim and athletic so nothing is left flapping in the breeze. The hood adjustment works well w/ or w/out a helmet, even while wearing gloves. Fair warning though, this Goretex active fabric does require that you refresh the DWR. If you think outerwear should never be cleaned or re-treated, then this isn't the jacket for you. My only gripe is that the side pockets are un-useable while wearing a pack.
PeterW at REI on 01/01/2014

Great Jacket

No surprises with the fit. This is a fantastic jacket. I bought it mainly as a rain jacket for spring to fall hiking, but have ended up wearing it almost every day that I've ski toured this year.

I work in the snow, and this coat has stood up to abuse. Its lightweight, stuffs into its own pocket.

The axiom breathes super well and is very waterproof. This is a lightweight gore shell, so don't expect to be toasty without proper layers underneath.

My new favorite jacket.
Orry at REI on 03/03/2013

World's best jacket

This Jacket is a 4 Season protection. It is light weight but still sturdy enough for a full day storm condition in the mountains. Has just enough pockets and the pockets work also while wearing a harness. The zippers are waterproof. It feels very soft on the body and slides very well over the layers. They have cool colors as well. I use it for Rock climbing, mountaineering as well as Ski Touring in high winter it is a real all weather protection jacket for pros.
Freddinator at SummitHut.com on 03/03/2013

My Go-To Jacket

I've worn this jacket - and its prototype - since June and it has quickly become my go-to jacket. That's the jacket that I grab 80% of the time, and have to justify replacing it with something else. I've skied big multi-day tours and climbed long alpine routes in this jacket, and it has a degree of ventilation and stretch that I never thought possible with a Gore-Tex fabric. I'm really looking forward to using it this winter skiing.
Chris the Skier at Mountain Gear on 11/11/2012

Light and Breathable

I have been using this product skiing and climbing in the Cascades and Coast Range. It is my new favorite shell. It is light, packs easily, and is extremely breathable. I am able to do a lot of work without feeling like I am getting wet from the inside out. I have used it in drier snow conditions as well as wetter snow and rain without complaint. It goes with me everywhere.
Skiattack at REI on 05/05/2013

Stretchy and Waterproof - WoooHooo

A great jacket that allows for lots of movement -far more they you normally get out of a hardshell. It's light enough to take rock climbing and burly enough to wear ice climbing. I used mine on a big wall ice climbing expedition to Juneau and felt it preformed great.
Jason the climber at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2012

Great jacket

I love this jacket. The fit is great (plenty of length in the sleeves). Its very durable and can shed water all day. I have yet to take this jacket up into an alpine environment, but after hearing first hand accounts I am confident that it will perform well.
Collin at Mountain Gear on 02/02/2013