Men's Floodlight Jacket

Style# 55095CA

Gear of the Year Winter 2014 — Backcountry Skiing Canada

Fully waterproof and down-insulated, the Floodlight Jacket repels wet weather, completely blocks the wind and traps body heat in even the most inhospitable conditions. An ideal jacket for hiking, climbing or ski-touring in sodden environments, throwing on the Floodlight is a surefire way to stay warm and dry.
Trim Fit






  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Bonded Down Channels
  • Adjustable Wire-Brimmed Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon Zippers
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Two Internal Shove-It™ Pockets
  • Hook/ Loop Cuff Closures
  • Drawcord Hem


Fit: Trim Fit

Fabric: Pertex® Shield+ 2L 100% nylon 30D ripstop shell // Pertex® Quantum 100% nylon, 22D ripstop lining // 800+ fill power goose down insulation // Thermolite® Insulation 100% polyester: 100 g/m2 at hand pockets

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 21.2oz / 600g (L)

Customer Reviews

Great in the south of the world (Review by Oscar)

I live in Punta arenas , Chile , and I work in Antarctica continent. The jacket it works good in the pre-Antarctic environment and not bad in Antarctic.
For the price of the jacket, I have a positive balance price/efficiency

(Posted on 4/22/16)

Best Investment I ever made (Review by Jon Snow)

I'm 5'6'' at 110 (f), so I get cold pretty fast. So, I was planning a fairly extensive trip that involved everything from constant rainy weather, midnight glacial hikes, daytime hikes, and everything in between and I wanted to find the right jacket for the job that could do as many jobs as possible. I'm a super big oz. counter so it was important that I got a jacket that was both light weight and could still keep me warm at below freezing temperatures.

The Floodlight Jacket did a phenomenal job. At 800+ goose fill with its pleaded - not stitched - water proof fabric, it did everything I wanted and more. It's water PROOF, not just water resistant. It was wind resistant and so incredibly warm. Coupled with a fleece jacket and my under layers, the only thing that froze were the other people trying to summit with their overweight coats and their less-than superb insulation. At the lower altitudes when it warmed up, this was great to throw on in the cool mornings/evenings. It was raining all the time and, although I had a rain jacket I could have used, I used the floodlight.

Only recommendation I can think of for this amazing jacket would be to have armpit zippers to help ventilate. Other than that, I highly recommend this jacket, whether you are out hiking the Andes/Alps or you're just walking around town and its raining.

(Posted on 3/31/16)

Baffles came undone in 2 weeks (Review by Jerry Lee)

I'm 5'6'' and 165lbs. I wear this jacket in a size small, but wear a size medium when wearing the Cathode and Uberlayer.

While this jacket is comfortable and the outershell seems to be made by a durable material. I've taken the jacket out to the slopes for snowboarding and out on bikes rides. The jacket performs very well however after washing it with the recommended Nikiwax Down Wash the baffles appear to have become undone in the back section and all the goose down is pooling at the bottom of the jacket.

I was pretty disappointed. Seems like there have been a few other cases of this happening. I'm really hoping that I just got a dud and that OR will be able to replace this jacket!

(Posted on 2/16/16)

Love this jacket! Perfect for Missouri winters (Review by Jeff Z)

I moved back to the Midwest after spending 15 years in CA. Though my outdoor options are significantly limited I needed a jacket that would deal with the crazy weather here. The floodlight is perfect because it's warm without being too warm and waterproof. From November to April we deal with temps ranging from the high 50's to -10 with varrying types of precipitation. Worn alone (with just a t-shirt) the floodlight keeps me warm down into the high 30's. on the coldest days I'll pair it with a LS wool base layer and a fleece like a Patagonia R4 and that keeps me comfy down into the negative single digits. I've worn it in 35 degree downpours and it's performed wonderfully. After two years I had some problems wit the down, in the back across the shoulders, and the zipper became unmated at the waist while the jacket was fully zipped. I wasn't able to get it unzipped without breaking it and had to take it off over my head. I contacted OR and they sent me a new jacket almost immediately. In fact I still need to send my old one back to them. In short, this is an outstanding jacket made by a great company.

(Posted on 2/1/16)

OR Floodlight-- Great Jacket! (Review by Joe)

I am sharing my complete satisfaction with the Outdoor Research Floodlight Jacket.
Luckily I bought one last month (Nov.), as we have been having a bit of a cold snap the last few weeks in the Pacific NW.
I have been wearing the Floodlight Jacket on daily 3-4 mile walks in rainy temperatures as low as 28 degrees with only a base layer, and have been warm and dry. I would say it is comfortable for hiking in 25-45 degree weather, with only a light base layer. If it is colder than that, a base layer plus a cotton top (turtleneck or similar) should keep you warm in 15-20 degree weather.
I am 5-11, and 175# and the fit is comfortable to generous, so you have enough room for a couple of thin layers.
The hood is excellent. Insulated and warm with drawstring adjustments-- It can be made snug around the face preventing any chilling drafts from hitting you.
Overall construction quality is excellent, with hefty zippers, plenty of pockets, and a nice outer fabric that seems strong and tear resistant.
I definitely recommend the OR Floodlight jacket!


(Posted on 1/8/16)

great jacket (Review by kim)

great jacket when not too cold. i use it as layer underneath a Marmot Ama Dablam when it is very cold. Works great then. For medium cold its is great by its self

(Posted on 12/28/15)

My baffles blew out as well (Review by alex)

I liked the waterproof quality and it kept me warm when I first bought it, but after owning for two weeks the baffles separated, leaving the down pooled at the bottom. I didn't even wash it yet. I have only worn it walking around, so i can only imagine how fast they'll blow out if I were to take it skiing.

(Posted on 12/28/15)

Best puffy of my life! (Review by R.B. Harris)

OR killed it with this lightweight, waterproof puffy!!! In the past, I have experienced the massive let down of the standard puffy from other companies. I would be warm and comfortable having a great time in the mountains in my puffy, then it starts snowing. I'm now soaked, the sweet cozy loft is dead and I'm now miserable. I never have to worry about the wet puffy factor again with the Floodlight. The 800 fill keeps its loft no matter how harsh the environment gets and I stay dry under the Pertex Shield coating. This is a revolutionary design, so stoked on it!

(Posted on 11/10/15)

Nice jacket but not very warm (Review by dpb)

Very light and packable, great construction and materials but it's not very warm. I wanted a down parka and what I got is a layering piece.

(Posted on 11/10/15)

Perfect for Ski Touring (Review by ZeGerman)

Would nominate this jacket for best OR product - and not aware of any comparable product on the market. Highly compressible, not too warm & thick and best of all very robust - in contrast to most down jackets handles tree skiing well without need for duck tape repairs. Now I normally just wear Merino Base Layer and Gore Tex hardshell, and when it gets seriously cold / during breaks / etc put on this jacket above without need to take hardshell off. Pockets, hood etc are all very well thought through and sized as well.

(Posted on 1/21/15)

best jacket so far (Review by Kevin)

This is an amazing light weight and extremely warm jacket. Just got back from a pre-winter camp trip and it was an awesome jacket to pack along. Wearing wool layers under the Floodlight is all I needed for temps ranging around 8 to -8 degrees C. Awesome.

(Posted on 11/30/14)

Just one issue (Review by BluPuk)

This is a great product. Terrific quality, fit is really good (I bought an XL and I'm 5' 11 3/4" @ 200 lbs.), adjustable bottom hem, cuffs and hood is awesome. Product is light, warm, waterproof, and breathable. will fold or roll into a very small space. I can fit my jacket and my backpack into the cubbies @ the gym. Zippers are excellent quality. The only complaint I have with this jacket is that I have seen a couple of little feathers come out of the jacket. I hope this does not continue because there is not much "down" in it to begin with.

(Posted on 3/15/14)

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