Balancing warmth, weight, and weather protection in the mountains can be tricky, but the Ortovox Men's Swisswool Leone Jacket does just that. A waterproof shell and wool insulation equip it for alpine conditions.
The jacket is both windproof and waterproof thanks to its polyamide shell fabric and its polyurethane membrane. Taped seams further ensure weather protection. Sustainable Swisswool serves as insulation, delivering warmth while maintaining a low profile, minimizing weight, and delivering excellent moisture regulation. Even in the dampest of conditions, this natural insulator keeps you warm. A quilted lining increases comfort as do merino mesh inserts at the chin. A close-fitting, self-adjusting hood extends protective coverage and enhances warmth. An internal elastic band keeps the fit of the hood close while making certain that your field of vision isn't inhibited.
Other features include smart elastic cuffs that seal out the cold, an adjustable hem, and two zippered front pockets that are set high to allow access even if you're wearing a backpack or a climbing harness.
Available in your choice of size and color options, the Ortovox Men's Swisswool Leone Jacket has an athletic fit that is best worn over baselayers and low-profile midlayers.
- Wind and waterproof
- High breathability
- 2-way stretch
- Non-porous PU membrane
- Sustainable raw material
- Moisture regulating (warm even when wet)
- Ideal weight-to-insulation ratio
- Optimized pack size
- 2 front high-set pockets
- Athletic fit
- Merino mesh inserts in chin area
- Self-adjusting hood
- Adjustable hem
Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering, Snow Sports Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Insulation Type Wool Type Waterproof/Breathable Jacket Warranty Limited Lifetime Shell Material 100% Polyamide with a PU Waterproof/Breathable Internal Membrane Hood Yes Insulation Material 60 g/m2 Swisswool Number of Pockets 2 Fit Athletic
Real Customer Reviews
- Beautiful lightweight insulated jacket, 100% water- and windproof
Likes: Ortovox might be a rather unknown/underrated brand in the US, so it's great that Backcountry Edge has some of their products in stock! Ortovox is a European brand. Their outdoor products are premium, with their quality being on par with Arcteryx! The Leone Jacket is very leight but provides nice insulation thanks to Ortovox's natural Swisswool used inside. On top of that, it is fully wind- and waterproof. I can recommend it both as a city jacket (Ortovox's colorways are amazing!) and for diverse outdoor activities, including hiking, climbing, skiing.
Dislikes: The price is really steep but you do get what you pay for!
I'm not sure how long the elastic hood will actually remain elastic - I would have preferred manual adjustment.
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