What's in a name' Well, with the Outdoor Research Maximus Men's Jacket, pretty much everything. It's a full-blooded alpine workhorse, designed to handle the nastiest weather in the burliest places with the least amount of fuss possible. It's simple, sure, but that doesn't mean it isn't ruggedly built and thoughtfully designed to maximize what it does have. It starts off with a Gore-Tex Pro waterproof and breathable membrane to keep you dry, and is accented with a Gore-Tex Pro Stretch in key points (elbows, underarms, and hood) for enhanced breathability and stretch where you want it most. Each and every seam has been taped to ensure complete weather protection, all the zippers are water-resistant, and the stowable hood (which rolls into the collar when you don't want it) is designed to fit over helmets with ease, and it has a wire brim to keep water out of your eyes. It also cinches up with a Halo closure, which seals out weather without blocking your peripheral vision. The Maximus is designed to be worn under harnesses and packs, so it's no surprise that it has pack- and harness-compatible hand pockets, along with articulated elbows and a Movement-Mirroring stretch design that makes it easy to maneuver in tricky alpine spots. If the sun peeps out and you start getting warm, unzip the underarm-to-hem TorsoFlo vents to get some air moving and grab a quick snack out of one of the Maximus' plethora of pockets. When you're ready to move again, cinch up the hem drawcord, lock down the hook-and-loop cuffs, and boogie up to the summit before the next squall rolls in.
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