• Orage Sami 2009

      • Review by SkierX on Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        The pricetag is high on this jacket, but the Orage Sami delivers with handsdown the warmest jacket I have ever owned. It is also a very visually appealing jacket. You get what you pay for.

        Orage nailed it with the Sami for a top-of-the-line jacket. Only thing keeping it from a 10/10 is the backwards zipper.

        Performance

        The Orage Sami is an incredibly good performing jacket. The 450 fill down is very warm and this jacket will do an awesome job of keeping you warm when it is below zero with ripping winds. 15k/15k waterproofing/breathability is pretty solid as well.

        Do not buy this as your ONLY jacket though as you will roast if it is above 25 degrees outside, even with the pits open wide. It is just too warm for anything warmer than that. You would likely kill yourself from overheating if you tried to tour with this jacket on unless it was close to zero.

        Design

        The jacket has an awesome feel. The material is not one of those overly noisey materials that crinkle all the time and the herringbone pattern looks real nice in person. The european zipper is a bit of a throwoff and after a full season, i am still trying to master it. The hood is roomy and fits up and over a helmet with no problems.

        Feature-wise, the Sami has the two standard pockets along with a chest pocket over the heard that is a perfect size for trail maps, and two pockets down the left sleeve. There are amply sized pit zips to dump heat when the jacket is becoming an oven. On the inside, there is a MP3 pocket, a slit for a hydration pack tube, a retractable pass holder, and a roomy goggle pocket with a super soft goggle wipe included.

        Value

        The Sami is a pricey jacket at $350. That said, it is by far the nicest, and most comfortable jacket that I have ever owned or tried on.

        It is true that you get what you pay for.

        Fit

        Regular fit. Not a tall or super baggy style by design and it fits true to size. I'm 6'0" and bought an XL and it fits just slightly loose with regular length.

        Durability

        The jacket has held up well with a lot of trips into the trees. i did snag the hood on a branch and tore some stitching on the hood, but it has not ripped anymore and still performs just fine.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Sami
    • Manufacturer:
    • Orage
    • Year:
    • 2009
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Tight
      Baggy
    • Waterproofing
    • Wet
      Dry
    • Breathability
    • Pourous
      Airtight
    • Warmth
    • Cold
      Warm
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