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WINNER - Win An Outdoor Research Bolin Jacket Plus Active Insulation Mid-Layer Of Your Choic Competition


WINNER: matt3210

To celebrate deep mid-winter we're offering one lucky reader a chance to win their own set of ultra breathable Bolin Jacket plus active insulation mid-layer of their choice. Read on to find out more…

Tested on winter routes in the Cascade Mountains, the Bolin Jacket excels at providing advanced level breathability, durable waterproof protection and the comfort of supple, stretch fabric that move with you. Twin this trim fitting shell with one of our Active insulation mid-layers – like the Uberlayer, Ascendant or Deviator- and you've got yourself a great combination for fast and light, cold weather pursuits in the mountains.

The Bolin Jacket

The Bolin Jacket features the same AscentShell™ technology as our award-winning Realm Jacket. Totally waterproof, highly breathable and incredibly lightweight, AscentShell™ is an air permeable, electrospun laminate technology that provides complete protection against rain, snow, wind and inclement weather during high exertion alpine sports. AscentShell™ fabric's amazing breathability quickly vents perspiration and excess heat during aerobic activity, and its light weight form saves precious energy during demanding endeavours.

Like the Realm, the Bolin features a supple 20D Nylon rip stop face fabric with mechanical stretch that feels reminiscent of softshell. This runs through the body and lower arms for maximum breathability where heat tends to build up most, and works in tandem with Dynamic Reach™ panelling to create a trim but unrestrictive fit over mid-weight insulation. For rugged durability we've reinforced the hood, shoulders and upper arms with a tough 70D plain weave nylon fabric and used strong, smooth running Aquaguard zippers throughout. Other alpine essentials include a wire-brimmed Halo-hood that can be adjusted to provide a snug fit (whatever your helmet type or whether you're wearing one), a double separating front zip, above harness hand-warmer pockets and a waterproof media tech pocket.


  • Main Body: AscentShell™ 3L, 100% nylon 20D ripstop
  • Shoulders, arms and hood: AscentShell™ 3L, 100% nylon 70D plainweave
  • Lining: 100% polyester, 12D

Fabric Performance:

  • Waterproof, Windproof and Breathable
  • Air Permeable Electrospun Membrane
  • Fully Seam-Taped, Laminated Construction
  • Lightweight with Movement-Mirroring Stretch

Design Features:

  • Fully Adjustable, Helmet Compatible Wire-Brimmed Halo-Hood
  • Double Separating Centre Front YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon Zipper With Internal Front Stormflap
  • Zip Chest Pocket YKK® AquaGuard®
  • Zip Hand Pockets YKK® AquaGuard®
  • Dynamic Reach™ Underarm Panels
  • Pocket Placement Above Harness or Pack Belt
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem
  • Internal Media Pocket
  • Key Clip
  • Fit: Trim
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Weight: (L) 492 g
  • Center Back Length: 31½" / 80 cm

(Women who rock - we can't offer you a Bolin Jacket but we will offer you the nearest equivalent. Coming soon... it's the Interstellar Jacket, and it's pretty cool too.)

Active Insulation:

To tackle the perils of chill-inducing moisture from the inside, the versatile layers found within our award-winning active insulation collection are a must. We've selected moisture wicking, air-permeable fabrics from Polartec's ground-breaking portfolio of synthetic insulation and used them to construct lightweight, compressible layers that regulate your temperature. Now you can transition though an entire day of stop-start activity without the need to add or remove layers. The Uberlayer sits at the warmest end of the spectrum (Polartec® Alpha), followed by the Ascendant collection (Polartec® Alpha Direct), and finally the Deviator (Polartec® Powergrid / Polartec® Alpha). Choose your activity and take your pick.

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25 Jan, 2018

Another rigged competition? ;-)

Do you need a special log in to get Q1?

No wonder I never win!!!



25 Jan, 2018

Oh, you didn't see Q3 either? Maybe they'll accept your submission as a matter of sympathy.

25 Jan, 2018
Perhaps Q1 is How much does it cost ?


28 Jan, 2018

I LOVE that the photo of someone drinking whisky (?) almost looks like it's captioned "Active Insulation"!


Works for me  ;)

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