Ice climbing is a difficult sport to make apparel for. It demands everything - warmth, durability, breathability, mobility. We all know that outdoor clothing is a world of compromises, and so it's hard to deliver everything in one garment. The Outdoor Research Alibi Jacket is about as close as we're likely to come.
The shoulders and hood of the Alibi are made from a waterproof and abrasion-resistant fabric with a Ventia™ waterproof laminate, while the torso is made of a more breathable and stretchy softshell fabric for improved comfort and mobility. The two-piece hood is unique: one piece is a liner that goes inside your helmet to keep your head warm, while the outer shell goes over it to keep the elements at bay. The TorsoFlo™ vent zippers are another Outdoor Research special, providing a large area of ventilation that you can adjust according to the conditions.
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A passion for human powered adventure inspired the birth of Outdoor Research, an outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Washington. And 27 years later, this passion remains as strong as ever. But OR’s goals have expanded to embrace a greater mission: their customers' experiences of human powered adventure. Over the years, they’ve learned it's not simply about what we think. It's about listening to their customers and building their ideas into OR products.
Truly useful gear is the result of a process that begins by paying careful attention to the needs of outdoor adventurers. By listening to these people, OR achieves a clear purpose for the functionality of each product. From this, they deliver what is the hallmark of OR products: functional gear that works and lasts. As a result of placing quality and function first they offer the finest guarantee in the industry — OR's Infinite Guarantee®.
Wind- and water-resistant fabrics, bulked-up shoulder protection, and innovative venting. Outdoor Research’s Alibi Jacket is a softshell with it all – water-proof fabric on the shoulders & hood protects you from precip, huge zippered hem-to-pit zips dump heat, and a two-part hood has a removable next-to-skin layer and an outer, helmet-compatible shell.
Ultra-rugged and fully featured, this soft shell Alibi Jacket from Outdoor Research is built for alpine climbing and ice climbing. A technical mix of fabrics provides wind and waterproof protection where exposure is greatest, high breathability where body heat builds, and stretch for unrestricted motion.
|Center Back Length:||30" / 76 cm|
|Shell:||100% nylon. Shell 2|
|Two-piece hood:||adjustable shell fits over helmet; zip-out inner polyester/spandex balaclava fits under helmet for next-to-skin warmth|
|Weatherproof Material:||Ventia Hybrid|
|Outdoor Research Alibi Pants||$154.99 - $195.00|
|Outdoor Research Alibi Gloves||$35.58 - $79.00|