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The Outdoor Research Men's Hemispheres Jacket is a ski jacket for weatherproof protection on the mountain. GORE-TEX® C-KNIT® 3L and GORE-TEX® with Stretch Technology 2L fabrics are used together for waterproof, breathable protection with all-day comfort. Built for the backcountry with all the snow features you need so you can search out the powder.
Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.
FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Hemispheres Jacket
Helmet compatible hood
Wire-brimmed halo hood
YKK aqua guard zippers
YKK aquaguard vislon zippers
Torsoflo venting - hem-to-pit
Two internal shove-it pockets
Zip chest pocket with internal media pocket
Stretch hood and back panels
Zip hand pockets
Internal zip chest pocket
Internal front stormflap
Integrated hood cordlocks
Double-separating center front zipper
Hook / loop cuff closures
Elastic drawcord hem
Pocket placement above harness or pack belt
Gore-Tex fabrics provide breathable comfort and durably waterproof protection across a wide range of activities, from climbing, hiking, mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding
Strategic positioning of performance fabrics, insulation and technologies to provide the greatest benefit where each is needed most on the body
100% Nylon 70D, Gore-Tex with stretch technology 2L
37% Nylon, 44% Polyester, 19% Elastane panels
Primary Shell Fabric:
Helmet Compatible Hood, Hood, GORE-TEX, Internal Pockets, Waterproof, Media Pocket, Adjustable Drawcord Hem, Windproof, Zipper Garage
Helmet Compatible, Fixed
Type of Waterproofing:
Fully Seam Taped
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
C-KNIT is a backer technology that is utilized as the innermost layer of GORE-TEX fabrics. It is soft to the touch and adds serious comfort to hard shells. It is incredible breathability will minimize moisture build-up so you won't get that clammy next-to-skin feeling.
Rated 5 out of
Best hardshell I have owned to date- Pac N/W testedThis is my warranty replacement for 3rd Maximus shell that is no longer made- maybe because it fit terribly and felt like a plastic straight jacket but was dependable and bulletproof. The Hemisphere is light years ahead on fit ,comfort, weight, and flexibility compared to the Maximus. I am 5'10 190 Lbs with 44" chest and 36" waist and size "L" fits perfectly with room for fleece or sweater underneath on colder days. I was out on Olympic Peninsula last week during several all day torrential downpours with 30 Mph winds at 40 degrees and was 100% dry and warm with no dampness or sweating during my activities. Also worked great for getting around Seattle during same weather. Best hard shell I have ever owned to date :)
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of
Incredible multi purpose bomb proof shell.I cannot say enough good things about this jacket. Brought it backpacking on a rainy Alaskan weekend and it kept me dry throughout and I've worn it down every run I've skied this year and it's stretched with me while keeping me warm and dry. It is narrow enough to stay out of the way of a pack and long enough to keep the snow from blowing up around my stomach. Eliminating the powder skirt was an excellent move. I am 5'11 180 and got the medium which gives me enough space for an ascendant and a thinner fleece layered underneath for the extra cold days. Worth every penny. I love this thing
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of
Total snow and rainproof protectionI recently purchased this jacket for skiing in the Pacific Northwest. The weather on the slopes is unpredictable with snowy days often mixed in with some good ol Seattle rain/ freezing rain. This past Saturday, the weather on the slopes was particularly awful but throughout 4 hours in the rain/ wet snow, the jacket stayed dry and never wetted out. As I marveled at this jacket, I saw all other jackets looked completely soaked. I am 6'2" and 175#. The large was perfect for layering insulation as this jacket is relatively thin.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of
Marty the Party from
Fantastic New JacketI'm 6'2, 185lbs and got a Medium. Couldn't be happier with the overall fit in the jacket. I think the thing I noticed most immediately about it was how light it felt to wear but how functional and sturdy it felt. Too often I've had a jacket for seriously cold weather that feels like a pain to move in, or have had a lighter layer for touring/climbing that is far too light. The hemisphere is definitely walking the line of being perfectly adequate in both. I took it hiking above the treeline recently just to test out it's wind resistance, freedom of movement, and overall comfort and I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of
Hard Shell Jacket that feels more like a soft shellI wore the Hemisphere Jacket on a number of days last winter. Living in SW Colorado, I don't usually wear a hard shell, but this feels and moves with you more like a soft shell. The stretch panels make a big impact on the jackets ability to move with you, and keeps it from feeling like a stiff hard shell. The side zippers allow quick access and venting, and are low to keep from bunching under your armpit or digging when wearing a pack.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 3 out of
Would not purchase, zipper problem and size of skin pocketsVery good backcountry jacket except for main zipper and skin pockets. The main zipper is very difficult to zip up. Skin pockets are worthless for new size skis and my ski dimensions are only 131-106-121 which is average today. I can see by having to pull extremely hard on the pockets I will probably end up tearing the jacket because of the skin pockets being ripped from the walls of the jacket. I will end up returning it for warranty. It is too bad because the jacket is well made and a very good backcountry piece of clothing. I use your backcountry stretch ski pants which are great.
Date published: 2020-02-26
Rated 5 out of
The all-around jacket I've been dreaming of, honestly....I lost about 35 lbs recently and needed a new ski jacket. I LITERALLY researched, shopped and explored jackets for 3 months, searching for a jacket which could serve multiple purposes (in the pow, the rain, fly fishing, etc.) and which had a nice design aesthetic so that I could wear it to dinner on a rainy day in the warmer months. I literally couldn't find one I was happy with. Luckily, I found the Hemispheres, which has more substance AND style than I was even hoping to find. Meets or exceeds every tech claim made in the description. It's 100% worthy of all of the awards/accolades it's receiving.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 4 out of
Lone Wolf from
Love the stretchSo I always have a challenge with sizing. I am tall (6'2") but thin (180lbs). I am one of those in between size types. Luckily I prefer things to be a little loose so going with the large works out as long as I am using it in the winter and have insulation on underneath. A medium would be a more alpine fit, but then the sleeves would be on the short side and the jacket too tight with insulation on underneath. But the stretch is nice when extending the arms and the breath-ability is on par with most breathable jackets...don't push it too hard and sweat.