Outdoor Research Women’s Sonata Hooded Down Jacket #ORInsightLab

Winter in Northern Michigan was a far cry from typical this year.  The abundance of snowpack that Michigan has always been known for was no where to be found, at least in our neck of the woods. Instead we found ourselves on a wild roller coaster ride, up and down, back and forth between the frozen wintery mix, tossed with a splash of spring like rains and temps, and occasionally topped off with a random blast back to a snowy, winter wonderland. The Outdoor Research Sonata Hooded Down Jacket and Transition Hoody quickly became the perfect combo to carry me through it all.  

Beautiful yet technical

Beautiful yet technical, the Sonata Hoody provided a lightweight and cozy warm outer insulation over the Transition Hoody midlayer, making it a winning combination this season. Each jacket featuring great technical fabrics with the Sonata Hoody’s 650-Fill Power Down insulation and the Tranition Hoody’s body-mapped Polartec® PowerGrid™ offering superb protection from the elements while allowing moisture wicking and breathability through the coldest days. I loved how ultra lightweight and packable both jackets were which was a great asset as the days became warmer or winter activities increased the need to layer down or to cool off.

Lightweight and Packable

The Sonata Hoody is a Women’s Specific style offering a warm and flattering silhouette for any activity whether it be venturing into town or more adventurous activities outdoors.  Other favorite features of the Sonata Hoody were the fully adjustable hood, and the numerous pockets located both inside and outside the jacket. Additionally the left-handed pocket doubles as a stuff sack to conveniently stow it away into my backpack keeping it handy when needed.

Where to Purchase

Purchase the Outdoor Research Women’s Sonata Hoody online through: Outdoor Research, Backcountry, Moosejaw


Disclosure: As a participant in the Outdoor Research’s (OR) #ORInsightLab. I test gear and offer my genuine and honest feedback. As always the opinions and photos are authentically my own.