I have been wearing this jacket since October. It's everything the Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody want's to be, but does it better in every way. More durable,more stretch, better insulation and much more breathable. I don't stock this jacket but prefer you you buy it directly from my mates at Jagged Edge in Telluride.
The Jagged Edge Ophir Jacket is our premier insulated garment. On the outside, a Schoeller Dynamic shell fabric provides unparalleled weather protection in its class. The Polartec Alpha insulation layer is unusually dry and comfortable to wear. A body mapped lining using Polartec Power Dry is the engine that powers the system. Stretchy, warm and quiet, ( unlike traditional insulated shells) the Ophir Jacket will perform without reservation as a technical mountain jacket in the backcountry, or happily hand around town as an alternative to a quilted nylon down jacket.
The Jagged Edge Ophir Jacket is made in California using Swiss and American materials.
The Ophir Jacket's fabric construction is unique; the outer shell is made from Schoeller Dynamic- 90% nylon / 10% elastine @ 140 gsm and treated with Schoeller's high performing Extreme finish. Schoeller's durable, light and active softshell fabric is perfect for all-day outerwear and the Extreme finish is remarkable. The insulating layer is Polartec Alpha - 100% polyester @ 98 gsm. Alpha is a new kind of knit insulation package originally developed for US Special Forces that is light and stretchy, warm when wet, and dries very quickly. Alpha is very different in field use than other synthetic insulations. You'll feel the difference the first time you put the garment on. The Ophir Jacket's lining is a hybrid between ultra-dy and warm Polartec Power Dry - 100% polyester, plaited, @ 132 gsm; used in the back of the jacket and the collar, and Brookwood Sportchute - 100% nylon 30D ripstop, @ 38 gsm; a vey lightweight and unusually strong fabric originally developed for military parachutes. The Polartec Power Dry is a double knit fabric that moves moisture mechanically and without chemistry.