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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hooded Jacket - Men's

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    Spring has sprung.

    When snow recedes above the tree line and spring flowers bloom, replace your winter jacket with the Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Hooded Jacket. This water-resistant jacket sheds light spring showers and it blocks cool alpine breezes when you hike for late-season turns. The nylon/spandex softshell fabric breathes well when you're working up a sweat, and it allows for maximum mobility with its movement-mirroring stretch. Tough stretch Cordura on the shoulders and arms stands up to brushes with rock faces and ski edges. In addition, DWR coated zippers block outside moisture from seeping into vulnerable zipper seams, and the zipper is offset at the collar to prevent chafing.

    • Nylon, spandex stretch body and hood
    • Nylon Cordura, spandex stretch shoulders and lower sleeves
    • Zippered hand pockets, Napoleon pocket
    • Left hand pocket doubles as stuff sack
    • DWR coated zippers
    • Standard fit
    • Key clip
    • Item #ODR000N

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body, hood] 86% nylon, 14% spandex stretch woven, [shoulders, lower sleeves] 91% nylon Cordura, 9% spandex stretch woven
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    water-resistant
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    breathable
    Windproof Rating
    wind-resistant
    Fit
    standard
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand, 1 zippered napoleon
    Claimed Weight
    13.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing, spring skiing, outdoor activities
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Part of my Hoody Hall of Fame

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this on a whim years ago but it quickly turned into my all time favorite. Wind and waterproof enough for most conditions and quick-drying for back to back use. I took it to Alaska and Europe and a lot of places in between. Unfortunately it was lost a year or so ago and I haven't recovered since.

    Hey Eric,

    Thanks for the great review! Although the Ferrosi is highly wind resistant and has a DWR on it, it's not waterproof, so I didnt want folks to think that. It's goal is breathability and versatility, which I think is what you loved! Grab a new on!

    Leta
    OE Rep

    Most versatile and useful item in quiver

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I can honestly say that I there are very few situations or outdoors adventures where I take something other than my Ferosi. Its warmth, wind blocking ability, water repellent fabric combined with its durability, mean that its the swiss army knife of my layering wardrobe. Its amazing how many pitches or alpine rock and spring ski touring days my jacket has seen. In the Cascades, its even a great mid-winter uphill layer. Can't upvote this thing enough. Get the pants too. You won't be disappointed.

    Never Taking out my Hardshell

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This was my first softhsell. I wanted greater breathability and functionality than my hardshell, so I decided to try out the Ferossi. It has a great combination of water resistance, wind resistance and breathability. It is ideal in alpine conditions (pouring rain excluded) because it has the toughness to stand up to the elements. So far, it has beaded off light to moderate showers no problem. I like the range of movement and breathability.

    I've used this jacket extensively in the Cascades now, from early season Enchantment peakbagging to climbing through clouds and mist on Sahale in North Cascades National Park. It has now replaced my hardshell in all but select situations.

    I think this jacket is very useful if you are a fast-and-light alpinist who is concerned about breathability above all else. It provides usually a sufficient amount of protection and is much more desirable than a hardshell. However, it doesn't replace your hardshell, so keep that in mind. Highly recommend.

    Amazing!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is my new favorite jacket! Super versatile, repels light rain, wind, great in a huge range of temps, drys super quick, comfy, lightweight, breathes AMAZING, looks cool - just perfect. I can't recommend this jacket highly enough.

    Great all around light weight soft shell

    • Size Bought: M

    Have been looking for a soft shell, which is light, super breathable, super water resistant, simple jacket. This Ferrosi jacket meets all above criteria. I ordered the M size black(5.5' 137lb). Although small might suit me, with this jacket, I can layer insulation for winter. I wear it work and hiking.

    Killer deal for certain conditions.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Simple, lightweight, and super affordable. I dig this jacket due to how casual it is to wear and barely feels like I'm wearing anything (13oz). I wear this on the way to the office, or when I am biking around town in slightly windy conditions due to how breathable it is.
    However, this soft shell is far from waterproof and barely repels water. If you were to wear this in the rain or snow, you would be soaked within an hour.

    Great in the right conditions

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is the lightest (13 oz) softshell you can buy. However, functionally I would say it's not the best. It sheds snow fairly well but will still require occasional brushing off. It blocks wind fairly well but not if it is really blowing or really cold. The tradeoff is that it is quite breathable and you can wear it in more conditions than a heavier shell without overheating. The weight (if you do end up carrying it) is the other major benefit. So when it is cold, but not too cold, and windy, but not too windy, this thing is great.

    Great but too thin for my liking

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    I originally saw this item at REI and fell in love with it. I figured I buy one since I work at backcountry and my opinion of it change over time. The item and material is great but I wouldn't wear it during the spring. This jacket is more for those morning summer hikes is how I see it. But great item, nonetheless/

    Love this jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    It's a great lightweight windproof jacket. I use it around town, paragliding, hiking, you name it. It'll eventually wet out in rain, but it's not meant for that anyway. By far one of my favorite lightweight jackets.

    Large fits perfect with a nice solid baselayer.

    As an update: My only qualm with this jacket is that it picks up and holds onto to funky smells like it was its job. It's probably my issue for smelling so bad, but this thing definitely doesn't just "air out"

    Love this jacket

    Tested in North Dakota wind-45mph gusts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    My first day wearing this jacket was a doozie. The winds blew all day >20mph, and with gusts to 45mph, and it was spitting soft rain on us. The temperature was around 50 degrees, but with the wind and moisture, it felt sub-freezing. However, I wore a t-shirt, an expedition weight base layer and this jacket, and I was very comfortable. The combination was very breathable, yet the material cut the wind-chill to nil on my torso, neck and ears. Also, it's very incredible how the water beads up on this material as if it were tightly stretched nylon. When I was about to get back into my vehicle, I just gave it a sharp shake, and it was almost dry (it does absorb after a while, but light rain/snow shouldn't phase it). I crumpled it into a "weightless," grapefruit-sized ball and stuffed it into my pack for the drive home. NO BUYER's REMORSE. It's been in my backpack since the first day out, and will for some time.

    My only complaint is that the cuffs on the sleeves are tight, and there is no fastener, so good luck trying to roll up your sleeves! You might not think that necessary for a "jacket," but really, this garment feels more like a long-sleeved tee than a jacket.

    I'm 5'11", 185, and have a long torso/arms, and a L fit me perfectly with room for a sweater underneath. I appreciate the length!

    The Ferrosi is such an incredible fabric for a hoody, jacket, pant, short, whatever! The situation that you describe above is a perfect challenge to this piece and it performed exactly as it should! We are making a windshirt version for 2016 that allows the arms to be opened up so you can vent, so there is that choice for the future. Thank you so much for the feedback on the Ferrosi and taking the time to write!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    When you can only bring one jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Versatile, that is the nature of this jacket. It's soft like your favorite zip up sweatshirt with the technical resume of a professional guide. It work as an outer layer that breaths well on the approach while shedding the cool breeze on top. It's stretch allows uninhibited range of motion and is burly enough to withstand the abuse of repeated arm bars and bushwhacking.



    I love it so much I chose this jacket as the company gift when guides became Leads.



    Here's Thomas charging in Indian Creek, Utah.

    When you can only bring one jacket

    Basically Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    My guides on Rainier all had one. I was skeptical since the material seemed so thin and flimsy, yet they all swore by it. I gave it a shot and... wow.

    Breathes like a t-shirt but blocks *most* wind. Seriously, it seems impossible given how thin and light this thing is but IT WORKS. Also surprising how burly the material is, because nothing seems to hurt it (rocks, trees, and incidental contact with pointy things like pons and tools). And it's super light and packs tiny into its own pocket, and pops out not wrinkly. OR has some remarkable fabric here.

    It will wet through in decent rain or if you're leaning against a seep, but other than that, snow and light sprinkles will bead off.

    The hood fits great when worn without a hat for running in windy, wet weather, and it seems like it will be too snug for a helmet - wrong! It's so stretchy it fits perfectly over a helmet, fully zipped, without being too snug against the chin.

    The fit is perfect - athletic builds (read: have a chest and arms) will appreciate the stretch. It moves with me perfectly and the arms are long enough that they don't pull away and the jacket doesn't ride up above your waist when reaching. The hem cinches too, which also helps keep it in place. I love that there are no fiddly wrist adjustments - they're snug but not tight, just perfect.

    The only conceivable downside I can think of is that the hand pockets get covered by a waist belt or harness. But it has a chest pocket, and my legwear or pack is where I put most stuff anyway so it doesn't bother me.

    It is useful for seemingly every scenario, and I bring it on every hike, climb, or camping trip. Fits great, looks great, is great. I simply can't say enough good things about the Ferrosi. Get one - when perfect gear comes along, you have to snag it.

    Looking forward to Winter

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I really enjoy this jacket. I bought to fit in as a year round jacket. Lightweight for summers in the mountains. And then a great layering piece under my shell in the winter.

    It's pretty form-fitting and I have a pretty long torso, so I found this to ride just a little high on me, but I still enjoy it nonetheless.

    Looks good, very light weight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I'm 5'9", 175 lbs -- Large fits perfect.

    Good quality, looks, and comfort. All the basics of a lightweight softshell. I've only used in light rain and it seemed to do the trick, but really don't think it would stand up to much real moisture (doesn't claim to either). My primary use is as a light jacket for active use: running, hiking, and general outdoor stuff.

    The only thing I'd caution is that this is simply a very, very, light softshell. You will need to couple it with a base layer if you want any real warmth out of it.

    So far so good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Only a couple off uses so far, but i will say that the fit, for me, is spot on. I am 5'11" and 158 lbs with long arms and often have to go to a large jacket for that reason. This is a medium and the sleeves are just the right length. I also have pretty wide shoulders and the fit is good there as well. Have not tried over climbing helmet yet but have the feeling it might be snug despite excellent stretch, though I do have a big melon..... Upcomng two weeks in Colorado/Utah should put it to the real test.

    OK..couple of weeks in Colorado and Utah backcountry skiing and mtn biking during a VERY wet period and I can say that all is good. Sheds rain pretty well for such a lightweight piece, great stretch and super great breathability. Looks like it will be a go to staple...

    Most Breathable Jacket I've worn

      I'm a pretty warm and sweaty dude. After i've been moving for a few minutes, i'm usually too warm in any layer other than a t shirt till about 0 degrees. This is the first jacket i've worn that i felt fairly comfortable running in on windy days or cold winter days. i still usually end up unzipping the jacket unless it's raining or really windy, but the ferrosi does a great job dumping heat.

      I've used it on chilly bike rides (we have crazy spring time wind in flagstaff) and I also wear it hiking in the mountains for some sun protection, even if it's not that chilly. The jacket has resisted any wear and tear so far and has a lot of stretch to move with you.

      it has repelled drizzle just fine, but i wouldn't use it during a real storm.

      I think the sizing is great. normally mediums are too tight in the chest and larges have too much room in the gut and too much length in the arms, but large fits me just right.

      this is a really versatile jacket that i've found myself grabbing for in situations where i previously would have been uncomfortable in any jacket.

      Excellent shoulder season layer

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Fits really well. I am really digging OR's generally slim fit. The color and two-tone styling is incredible! Pockets are well placed, hood is really good and fabric quality is excellent. I wear this biking or climbing in California, and it breathes well for moderate activity. Look elsewhere for high intensity hiking or running. But at that level I usually am warm enough not to need wind protection.

      Fabric detail- Water Drop

      The fabric on the Ferrosi jacket repels water and wind quite well, while remaining incredibly breathable.



      Its like Magic!

      Fabric detail- Water Drop

      Could anyone tell me if this jacket is noisy? I intend to wear it as a layer while photographing wildlife, and cannot use any fabrics that whisp or crinkle when moving or when my arms brush against my sides.

      Thanks!

      Best Answer

      Hi Susurrus,



      I have the hoody and love it! It's in no way noisy or crinkly. No loud fabric or dangling zippers. They may make a slight "whisp" but no more than any other soft/quiet material.



      Feel free to reach out to me directly.



      Ben

      brabinowitz@backcountry.com

      801-746-7564

      been eying off this jacket for some time...

      been eying off this jacket for some time now, looks like this is the newer version (straight up zipper, not curved like previous model)

      would a size SMALL fit my athletic build.

      im 5'9, 158 lbs, 39 inch chest

      i guess since its got good stretch i could go for the small ?

      cheers