Gear Institute's 2012 Ski Jacket Reviews: Outdoor Research Igneo

The Outdoor Research Igneo is a relaxed-fitting ski shell, lightly insulated with synthetic fill

Dec 10, 2012
Outside Magazine

Igneo.    Photo: Outdoor Research

    •    Good wet-weather rig.
    •    Helmet compatible hood.
    •    Lots of pockets for stashing gear for sidecountry missions.
    •    Removable powder skirt.
    •    Very good price.

    •    Too little insulation.
    •    A little baggy.
    •    Crinkly shell.

The Igneo has such a slight amount of insulation that it is sort of a tweener—not quite a shell, not quite an insulated jacket. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it might be hard to justify a spot in the closet for it. It has some great features like Recco and pockets right where you want them, excellent waterproofness and breathability, etc. without a big price tag. The fit is on the baggy side, even for a freeride rig.

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