I received a Men’s Slope Jacket for free from Orsden Inc. in consideration for a gear review.
As if finding quality winter gear isn’t hard enough, finding something that’s suitable for a traveler adds an extra challenge. So even though Mike already had two winter jackets, he needed something that was multi-purpose and above all else: packable. The Orsden Inc Men’s Slope Jacket fit the bill.
Dressing and packing for winter trips requires strategy and the right gear. I swear by technical fabrics because they’re breathable, waterproof, and responsive. The problem is then adding in insulation for warmth without your jacket turning into a marshmallow. Mike’s new Slope Jacket hits the right balance of 120 grams of insulation in the body while still easily compressing and packing into a suitcase when needed.
But what he loves the most is the pockets. There’s a chest pocket for easy access to your cell phone — so you can photograph your outdoor adventures — plus one on the arm, another on the interior, and two more standard hand pockets.
The other huge advantage to this jacket is that you can actually cool off when you need to. I know that sounds counterintuitive for a winter coat, but sometimes staying comfortable in the winter is making sure you don’t sweat. The underarm vents are a great way to cool down, so that one jacket works for a wider range of temperatures and activities.
We chose the “nightfall” blue color as something he could take from daytime adventures to evenings out. Obviously this jacket isn’t meant as formalwear, but it passes as crisp and stylish for most circumstances.
Believe it or not, it’s still quite warm in Virginia, but as he headed off to our favorite spot in the Finger Lakes, Mike loved having the Slope Jacket since it moves as freely as he does. He was able to hike, snowshoe, and enjoy the beautiful scenery without having to worry about the inconvenience of packing for winter, making it the perfect coat for travelers.