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A lightweight shell for heavyweight weather.
Backcountry enthusiasts require their gear to be light enough for efficient travel yet tough enough to handle harsh winter weather. Outdoor Research designers put their heads together and successfully addressed both needs with the Men's Furio Jacket. Gore-Tex with Paclite in the body keeps weight and bulk to a minimum without compromising performance while burly Gore-Tex Pro in the shoulders provides additional protection and abrasion resistance where you need it most. The TorsoFlo hem-to-bicep zippers provide complete ventilation so you stay dry and comfortable even when you're kicking steps up a near-vertical couloir.
- Three-layer Gore-Tex with Paclite technology provides guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection
- Paclite technology makes the jacket lightweight and compressible so it takes up minimal space in your pack
- Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric on the shoulders is abrasion resistant for improved durability
- Fully taped seams and water-resistant zippers keep wet conditions out
- Standard fit allows a full range of skiing motions and leaves room for layers
- TorsoFlo hem-to-bicep zippers provide ventilation for steep hikes and warm days
- Fully adjustable and helmet-compatible hood provides additional protection in stormy weather
- Zippered hand and chest pockets keep essentials close
- Zippered internal pocket with media port safely stows your music player
- Adjustable cuffs and drawcord hem seal out weather
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Good jacket, but Piolet is better
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I needed a shell jacket for snow kiting. This means: windproof, VERY breathable, with two-way front zipper to keep harness hook open, good hood which would fit over the helmet, vents and good size pockets with easy sliding zippers. AND it should fit well over my body protection gear (Dainese jacket). All is in place in OR Furio jacket except pockets. They are very hard to zip-unzip and they are tiny. At the same time I ordered Patagonia Piolet jacket and was very happy with it. Stronger than Furio, good pockets, two-way front zipper, breaths well, has mesh lining (Furio doesn't), fits well over Dainese. But I praise Piolet in a separate review :)
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Had This Jacket for a month now and it is living up to the superior quality I trust from OR. I bought this jacket for use in all 4 seasons. So far Ive been out in hard rain, snow and below 0 degree weather and this thing has kept me warm(with appropriate layering underneath), totally dry and comfortable. The full side pit zips have come in handy on a couple strenuous warmer day hikes; allows for A LOT of ventilation, and easy access to underlying layer pockets etc... it does take a little effort to pull them back up while wearing the jacket. So far I haven't had a problem with them unzipping up like other people have mentioned.
fit is true to size for the most part. The only thing I noticed is it is somewhat tight in the chest and shoulders with 2-3 layers underneath on cold days, but I still have descent range of motion. I do have a somewhat stocky build; 6'1" & 215lbs.
Overall I really like this jacket and hope to get some good use of it over the years
High Camp Mt. Rainier....
Great Jacket, especially since the weather went nuclear when we hit the summit in early May...light weight, yet chunky and tough.
I am 6'2 at 132 lbs. What size do you...
I am 6'2 at 132 lbs. What size do you recommend?
This jacket is kinda short in the body. I'm 6'2" and the large size had the right length in the arms and body but was kinda baggy.
I am 6' 170lbs ordered the medium and it...
I am 6' 170lbs ordered the medium and it was a tad too small. Unfortunately they were out of the Large so I went with the Arc SL in large instead.
That's not really a question...
No it's not. But I didn't want to write a review since I never used it and I didn't see a comment box so question it was!
This jacket is champ.
So far, fall back packing in the rain, snow shoeing in blizzards, snowboarding, and waiting for the bus in below zero; this jacket is all around champ. It's water proof, snow proof, ice proof, wind proof, and probably bullet proof (not tested personally). Not super breathable, but the poncho thing lets you vent to a point that it doesn't matter. My biggest problem is forgetting to zip back up at the top of the mountain and getting snow in on the way down. Super versatile. Lets me layer if I want, but fits pretty well without. I would give it four stars rather than five, but it is just so versatile.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this for my boyfriend, and he says. "Great construction with an awesome roomy fit. Ultra waterproof and light. Nice amount of pockets for storage, however they're a bit small. Originally I purchased a TNF Meru Jacket, but the lack of pockets made me return it for this one. Glad I did. Plan on owning this one for a while."
Strong winds and 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) at 7513 feet (2290 meters) I stayed nice and warm inside the OR Furio Jacket
Strong winds and 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) I stayed nice and warm inside the OR Furio Jacket
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
too many small pockets
- Gender: Male
I generally like this jacket, it's burly and waterproof, but the pockets really suck. There are a lot of them, and they are all tiny. None of the pockets can fit a 1L water bottle, or large cam, or an ice screw, or a large winter mitt, or a dvd case, or a paperback novel, or just about any useful thing you might want to put in your pockets.
This jacket has taken a lot of abuse and held up exceptionally well.
Paclite too hot
This jacket tries to do too much. For the sale price that BC is currently offering (about 150) it was appealing enough for me to dip in and buy it. But trying to take this truly winter-coat for anything but some serious climbing and winter activities just doesn't do the chore. For the original price, you're better off looking at some eVent fabrics or even going up a scale and going all GT Pro. Sometimes the hybrid just doesn't really excel at anything.
I'm about 6'1, but pretty slim at 155 lb....
I'm about 6'1, but pretty slim at 155 lb. my waist and chest measure closer to the Medium, but I wouldn't want to be stuck with a jacket that's too short in the body and sleeves. Is it worth me trying the large?
No, medium will work for you. The Large will be WAY too big.
I'm 6'0, slim at 140 lb, and the medium just fit super ! It is fine to be wear alone or with my OR Maestro Belay jacket UNDER.
But it is on the short side if you have wear it with something under for you at 6'1. Only baselayer ? Go with medium. Puffy belay jacket under ? Go large.
How does the hood on the Furio compare to...
How does the hood on the Furio compare to the hood on the OR Revel or the OR Mentor? I have tried on the Revel and find its hood fits my head well w/o a helmet. I've read that the Mentor has a very large hood. Anyone know how the hoods on these three models compare to each other?
I have never tried either one of those other jackets, but the hood on my Furio is very large. Plenty of space for a helmet and other layers.
Nice jacket, I like
Even though I'm going to say some nasty things about this jacket don't get me wrong I will not return it because it's a good purchase altogether.
So the good:
* It's Goretex and not some other membrane. After a very bad experience with Hyvent I prefer to pay the extra buck for Gore and get something extremely durable. Which is also by the way very windproof, something usually people overlook.
Please don't bitch about Gore's breathability now as I prefer a weather armor than a sieve.
And speaking of durability - my old Goretex XCR jacket was retired not because it stopped being waterproof, but mainly because I'm not fat like in the old days ;)
* Proshell in the shoulders area (where the backpack would rub on it) and Paclite for the rest makes up for a great design. I was eyeing also the Arc'teryx Alpha Hybrid jacket but I didn't rob a bank yet, so I settled for this. This combination of Proshell and Paclite is a smart design well done OR (& Arc'teryx).
* The price is perfect, got it for ~$200 so I consider it very affordable as a shell jacket.
* Fit is very nice and athletic. I took a small size and I'm 5'9 145lbs. Not baggy at all and I could layer underneath easily. The hood also has a great shape and I like it - fits over my climbing/skiing helmet.
* Pockets too many of them (4) and in the wrong place. The 2 lower pockets are probably going to give me hell when I'll have a harness. None of the pockets is big none of them would fit a map.
* Size zippers, oh god, the side zippers. So the armpit/side zippers unzip all the way down. And if there's any major flaw in the jacket it is this. The bottom part tens to slightly unzip itself every once in a while. OR should put a velcro there to prevent them from unzipping, or just make regular armpit zips. I'm not too excited by the poncho function of the jacket nonetheless.
* On a side note I'll say that also the main zipper is slightly harder to operate comparing to other things I know of. Why? - don't know.
Altogether, very nice as a weather armor, it's quite lightweight and packs nicely into the hood. Looking for a jacket and got just $200? - buy it.
Got 4 out of 5 stars mainly because of the ridiculous side zippers and the position of the pockets.
Is this jacket's hood stowable. Lost my...
Is this jacket's hood stowable. Lost my OR Elixir jacket. Needs to be replaced, but is no longer made. Great Jacket...just a simple, light, no lining, shell with a stow-able hood. Looking for the same. Is this it?
It doesn't tuck away--at best is might roll up with a velcro stay but I'm not certain of that.
The Revel Jacket has a stowable hood, is super lightweight with some stretch and is super packable... Check that jacket out.
It has a tab so you can roll up the hood which makes it into a collar, sorta.
Furio and Enigma Jackets - Outdoor Research
Martin talks about the Men's Furio Jacket and Women's Enigma Jacket.
Cheap+Light + Waterproof=Goood!
I was loathe to admit my trusty old hard shell needed replacing. So many memories... But once I pulled this steely eyed beauty out of the shipping bag I knew my life would be forever altered. Kept me dry in alaska, keeps me dry in Utah.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Waterproof. Durable fabric. Has proven worthy on all my hikes and backpacking trips in Virginia and Minnesota. Only has 2 small pockets, could use some for the hands (I see the new design has these now). I love how strong the fabric is. On a wet day, I like knowing I can push through thick trees and brush or climb through thick willow and not worrying about tears.