For alpinists and summit-lovers.
Rugged alpine ascents call for the equally rugged Men's Ferrosi Summit Hooded Softshell Jacket by Outdoor Research. OR constructed this softshell out of a highly abrasion-resistant Cordura with stretchy spandex woven throughout. There are stretchier panels at the underarms and hood to enhance mobility for hiking and climbing. This softshell sheds light rainfall to keep you dry in the alpine's ever-changing weather.
The Ferrosi Summit also features Outdoor Research's helmet-compatible Halo Hood with adjustments, cord locks, and a wire brim that stays out of sight while belaying. There are hook-and-loop adjustments at each cuff, and the zippered hand pockets are always accessible, even with a harness or backpack on.
- Cordura stretch woven softshell
- Dynamic Reach underarm panels
- Halo Hood
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Harness-compatible pockets
- Item #ODR00E3
- Q & A
Great alpine shell
I've used this a half dozen times so far for snow shoeing in alpine conditions (15 - 40 degrees) and skiing in moderate conditions (sunny + 45ish). I've been very pleased with its ability to shed wind, but provide breathability while exerting. It's shed snow perfectly well and kept me dry. The size seems to be just right, a M gives me room for a right sized mid layer. Everyone is different, but for me I'd probably switch over to my winter hard shell next time if its in the teens, that seems about the point @ which I could feel cold coming through the shell. The hood is great. I love the construction, I think this is a great complement to a burly hard shell in any winter enthusiasts closet.
Probably good for climbing
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: small
I'm not entirely sure as I am not a climber. But I did hop a 10ft chainlink fence while being chased by a couple menacing Yorkies the other day and the stretch in the fabric really came in handy. This jacket looks and feels great from a fit perspective, and you can even add a light midlayer underneath without looking like the little brother from A Christmas Story. Wind proofing is super solid. As for water resistance I took it for a few laps around the park during a heavy rain storm a couple weeks back and it kept my skin dry for 30 minutes, which I thought was really good considering how hard it was coming down. Attached a pic from the beading when I first got out. The Frodo hood keeps your head and face nice and dry, too. Also the nip zips are a lot of fun if you don't wear a shirt underneath, since the pocket lining is see-through mesh. My only regret is that I have but five stars to give.
Most Versatile Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
This Jacket has kept me warm when I thought it was not thick enough. Kept me completely dry and cool on long hikes. Its stretchiness gives you complete range of motion without any restrictions. OR is a great company and has an amazing warranty program. My zipper got caught on something and pulled off track. I filled out the warranty page on the site (took two minutes) and within hours I had a new one coming in the mail. two days later I was surprised to see my new jacket at my door and still hadn't sent the old one back. It was more than a pleasure and convenience to make the swap. I have not seen a more efficient warranty department with such great customer service. This service definitely makes me want to buy nothing but OR gear.
Love the Jacket!