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The Axiom of Jackets – Outdoor Research

Axiom Jacket

Today’s advancements in technology leveraged to produce clothing for outdoor enthusiasts is nothing short of remarkable. Clothing is lighter and stronger while providing more protection and breathability. In a nutshell, they’re just comfortable. Spending a bit more on a technically advanced piece of clothing versus its cotton counterpart will ultimately make you want to stay out longer because the clothes you’re wearing make it so.

When it comes to outdoor gear, I think in layers. Thin layers. Lightweight layers. Breathable layers. As outside temperatures change, I want to be able to quickly adjust the layers I’m wearing so that I stay as comfortable as possible given the activity I’m doing. These layers must be stored somewhere so the smaller I can pack them and the lighter they are, the further I can go. The outer layer, the shell, is where I want to invest not in something which will be bulky and heavy, but lightweight with a few pockets which also provides maximum protection from the elements.


Axiom Jacket - Outdoor ResearchEnter the Outdoor Research Axiom. Incorporating the awesome GORE-TEX® Active shell technology which is more waterproof, breathable, and windproof than ever into a durable jacket while providing me with some nice deep pockets is just what the doctor ordered.

Many GORE-TEX® shells are stiff and inflexible; they don’t move with you. That’s not the case with the Outdoor Research Axiom. It will flex and stretch with you and not restrict your movements. It also comes equipped with fully taped seams, water-resistant zippers, an adjustable hood which can fit over a helmet, a Napoleon pocket, internal pocket, a waist cinch strap, and even a stuff sack incorporated into the left pocket.

Cram all of these features into a shell weighing a mere 13.3 ounces and you have a winner. Not surprisingly, the Axiom garnished Outdoor Magazine’s 2012 Gear of the Year award.

This jacket has become my “Go-To” lightweight shell. Welcome to the inner circle of trust Axiom; you deserve it!

Featured writer: Darren Carter

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6 thoughts on “The Axiom of Jackets – Outdoor Research

  1. Michelle says:

    I just ordered it in black and green for my husband but I don’t think it will make it here before Christmas. Fingers crossed! It will make a good gift for him.

    1. Lesley says:

      I hope it will arrive in time. Darren wears his every day. We both love it. This color is awesome too. 🙂

  2. Jeff says:

    It’s 20% off at How do I tell my mother that I want it without saying, “Buy it for me for Christmas?” 😉

    1. Lesley says:

      Maybe give her a list of things with that on the top. Then she can decide. 😉 Or I don’t see anything wrong with mentioning it. Good luck 🙂

  3. katt says:

    I have this jacket toooooo- I love it!!!

  4. Nancy says:

    They are a high quality company with just as awesome jackets for women. You should add one to your list. Now that Darren knows the value, he may get you one anyway. Merry Christmas!

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