Mission Workshop: The Ultralight Orion Jacket May 22, 2014


I’ve seen this in person and it’s awesome. In fact, I wish I had one with me this week for our ride. Here’s the scoop from MW:

“The Ultralight Orion provides complete waterproof protection in a lightweight and packable format. The relaxed cycling fit combined with durable stretch fabrics enables maximum movement.

The Orion is a fully-taped waterproof-breathable jacket designed for extreme wet conditions. Made with 96 g/m2 Polartec Neoshell® fabric. This highly breathable, waterproof fabric is engineered to react to changes in body temperature and activity levels, allowing more moisture and heat to escape as the intensity level increases. As a result, the Orion is the perfect waterproof jacket for an exceptionally wide range of environments and temperatures.

Features include: Pit zip underarm ventilation, external access chest pocket, internal ported media pocket, rear stow pocket, hand warmer pockets, and removable hood.

Jacket Weight: 370 grams (310 grams without hood)

Fabric Weight: 96 g/m2

Made in Vancouver, Canada.”

  • Greg Pinch

    is this lighter weight than the regular Orion?

    • Behzod Sirjani


    • Much lighter…

      • poiuytman

        Does the lighter weight translate to less warmth? I’ve been considering the Orion for some time as a cold winter outer layer.

  • Mike Skalnik

    I have the regular Orion and love it. Its still going strong after 4 years or so.