• Orage J.P. Pro Model 2007

      • Review by skier_boy26 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I am always a bit weary when I see something rated a 10, because it always seems that people seem to just like what they have, because they have it. This is not the case. The jacket well deserves the 10 rating because Orage has really put out a jacket that is very rare, yet retains excellent design and technical features, which is very difficult to get in most brands. Kudos, Orage! The J.P. Pro is one of the best Masters jackets out there.

        Performance

        The J.P. pro is excellent for performance. The 20,000mm waterproofing is nothing shy of awesome. No water penetration.

        It is a shell, so the options for layering are endless. I have never been a fan of insulated coats because 1) the PNW climate isn't very cold, compared to the US and Canada interior, and 2) there is more versatility in dressing for conditions with a shell.

        The J.P. pro has many, many pockets. Two on the front outside are easily accessible, and the others are numerous and varied in size, perfect for pretty much anything that I may need in pockets at any given time.

        Design

        The design is phenomenal. The 2007-2008 Orage line isn't as spectacular as the previous two seasons, but the J.P. pro is probably one of the best they've ever made. The jacket is pretty simple, but the colors chosen are excellent (I have it in Bone and Burgundy). The cord on the cuffs and hood is a very nice touch that goes very well with the overall jacket.

        The leather pulls and straps are very nice details that, once again, work very well the jacket as a whole.

        The material, visually and tangibly, resembles canvas, and it is a nice break from the very synthetically appearing fabrics on the market today.

        Value

        I was fortunate to not have to spend anywhere near retail on this jacket ($350 USD). Even still, most companies produce jackets that are subpar to the J.P. Pro, for at, or more, than the retail of this jacket. So realistically, at its price, and at its extremely limited availability (good luck finding it on anything else besides Jibij), the value is still solid. The features (waterproofing) and design really make this jacket unique and well worth the money.

        Fit

        In the past, I have found Orage to fit a bit smaller than other brands. I have heard the contrary from others on this site, but that is simply my experience.

        The jacket I have is a large, and it fits very well. It's big, but not too big, but still large enough that having under layers won't be an issue. It's also long enough that it helps prevent snow from going up the coat. My last jacket (a Helly Hansen) was very short, and snow and air was constantly filtering through the bottom of the jacket.

        Durability

        Orage has top notch quality in its Masters line, which the J.P. Pro is a part of. Better than nearly all the jackets on the market.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
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        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
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    • Name:
    • J.P. Pro Model
    • Manufacturer:
    • Orage
    • Year:
    • 2007
    • 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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