Outdoor Research Razoredge Hooded Jacket review. OnTheSnow reviewed this insulated jacket as part of its 2016/2017 Jacket Buyers' Guide.

Favorite Features: The Razoredge Hooded Jacket is a great insulation option for value conscious skiers, providing windproof, water-resistant performance in a lightweight package. We loved the two-layer “hard soft shell” fabric that felt more like a cozy down sleeping bag than a touring jacket. Multiple internal stash pockets and a helmet compatible, adjustable hood were a few of the standout features.

Room for Improvement: We’d like to see some underarm ventilation and adjustable cuffs to help this insulator breath.

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Fit: The Razoredge felt snug through the trunk and a bit short through the arms—consider sizing up if you plan on layering or prefer a more relaxed fit.

On-Snow Performance: The lack of certain performance features as those mentioned above in the wrist and vent departments make this jacket better suited as a mid layer with a shell overtop or even a lifestyle piece. That said, it was warm on a windy day over a couple layers, and a tester on the taller, slender side did appreciate the fit of this jacket over many of the rest we tested.

Manufacturer Description: The newest member of the Active Insulation family, the Razoredge Hooded Jacket enjoys alpine climbing, ski touring, and long hikes with a backpack full of gear. Its quiet, two-layer “hard soft shell” Ventia™ fabric keeps moisture away from the new PrimaLoft® Silver Active insulation to keep you warm while you’re working hard in cold temperatures. The Pertex® Microlight lining slides over your inner layers, allowing them to stay in place.