We designed the Outcast in conjunction with Evolved Supply Co. to provide more versatility in an outdoor jacket while still offering high-level performance.
Here are some uses for the new outcast and what features make the outcast a good choice, as well as some people who might not choose the Outcast.
Who is the Outcast for?
- Soft 20D liners allow for a superior next-to-skin feel, even when damp.
- Drop tail prevents scrunching up underneath a backpack hip belt.
- With ample additional length in the hem and sleeves, the Outcast is ideal for high-reaching rock climbing moves.
- Side-stretch fleece panels run along the sides and half-way down the arms, allowing 360° flexibility
- The 30D Toray Shell fabric is our most durable shell fabric to date, outperforming in-class insulated climbing jackets.
- The drop tail and extra long sleeves maintain coverage while riding bent over.
- Power stretch cuffs help seal the wrists to avoid cold drafts up the sleeves.
Alpinists and Mountaineers
- The additional face fabric weight of the Outcast makes it much more durable when dealing with sharp edges like ice tools, skis and crampons.
Skiiers and Snowboarders
- The heavier face fabric complimented with stretch panels provides a good balance between downhill wind resistance and uphill breathability.
- The drop tail and stretch cuff hems help keep snow out.
Travelers and Everyday Users
- 30D face fabric is durable and low-key while still performing at a high level.
- Face fabric is wind resistant while fleece panels provide breathability.
- Deep insulated pockets provide storage for essentials.
Who isn’t the Outcast for?
There are some communities that will be better served by other jackets than the outcast. Here’s a quick list.
- We designed the Outcast as a compliment to the Torrid, and that included some additional weight for more features and aesthetic choices. If you’re a thru-hiker seeking the most lightweight jacket, the Torrid is a better choice weighing just over half the weight of the Outcast.
Hiker Trash Icons
- We designed this jacket to not look like you’ve been living out of a backpack.
- Our 30D nylon is tough stuff, no doubt, but it’s not built to withstand heavy brushwork.