Outdoor Research Panorama Point Jacket Review


This rain jacket looks good, feels amazing, and does more. Not only is it waterproof and windproof; but also features wire-reinforced hood and pit zip venting for ventilation as you climb.

Durability comes via its 40D mechanical stretch ripstop fabric and DWR coating application every 30-60 uses with Nikwax TX-Direct Spray-on.


The Panorama Point jacket looks, feels, and performs as high-performance hiking rain gear. Utilizing OR’s Ventia 2.5L waterproof/breathable face fabric with 40D mechanical stretch ripstop to add durability and flexibility; fully taped seams; an adjustable wire-reinforced hood; pit zips for ventilation purposes and underarm venting are included to regulate core temperature.

Hiking and backpacking require a hood that can be adjusted to your head size for optimal heat retention, wind blocking, and snow spindrift prevention. The Panorama Point jacket’s hood features neck toggles and rear volume reducer to accomplish just this task.

Pack it away into its reversible chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack for convenient storing in hydration packs, daypacks or multi-pitch climbing bags for optimal weather preparation.


If you need a lightweight rain jacket that can withstand hiking and backpacking adventures, few rival the Panorama Point Jacket’s feature set. From its weatherproofing capability and stylish aesthetics to do-anything performance and budget-conscious pricing – no adventure should go unprotected from mother nature’s elements!

This rain jacket contains a breathable membrane between layers of outer fabric, helping keep you dry even if they get wet. However, unlike Gore-tex jackets, you will still experience some internal condensation build-up during hotter conditions.

This jacket features a 2.5-layer shell and 40D mechanical stretch ripstop to provide durable resilience against harsh climates, along with a wire-reinforced hood large enough to accommodate a helmet and equipped with toggles and volume reducers to help control heat loss or vent excess heat when necessary.

Adjustable Hood

The Panorama Point jacket provides the ideal blend of functionality and style at an incredibly reasonable price. Easily adjustable via single drawstring hoodie hood, its wired brim helps keep rain off of your face in crosswinds. In cold weather or powder snow it also features adjustable hem/cuff drawstrings to trap more heat or stop spindrift from collecting underneath your jacket.

This jacket also comes equipped with two 11″ pit zips with two-way zippers – essential features on any winter hiking shell that allows users to quickly release heat without increasing moisture from sweat accumulation.

The outer Dryvent fabric is fully waterproof with a soft feel for comfort, while its 40D mechanical stretch ripstop adds durability. Packed full of features to make this jacket an excellent option for outdoor adventuring, the Panorama Point Jacket makes an excellent companion on hikes, backpacking trips or any other activity you might find yourself partaking in.

Pit Zips

This jacket comes equipped with pit zips that extend down both sides of its torso for quick venting when you become overheated, an essential feature when used for winter backpacking or hiking, since they allow you to quickly dump excess heat while maintaining optimal core temperatures during these activities.

This jacket’s hood features wire brims that are easily reshaped, large enough to accommodate a helmet, and designed with neck toggles and rear volume reducers that enable you to cinch down for warmth, block wind or adjust its size to your head – features that you don’t often find on backpacking or winter hiking jackets; yet these make a dramatic difference when climbing and scrambling over boulders.