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A truly waterproof softshell for wet winter conditions.

Keep moisture and cold at bay without sacrificing mobility thanks to the waterproof breathable Outdoor Research Men’s Mithril Softshell Jacket. This fully taped jacket features a soft fleece lining for added warmth in winter conditions, and full stretch for aerobic pursuits like ice climbing and backcountry skiing.

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4 5

Big Fan

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

I bought this after some chooch stole my Arcteryx softshell. It's a great coat. Other reviewers have talked about it being a little small in the chin area, which is true. It won't cover your face when zipped, but for what I use it for it's not really essential. This kept me dry in a downpour which I really didn't expect. I've beat it up pretty badly and don't have any signs of wear on it yet. If you're on the fence I think you'll be happy with this.

4 5

from the mountains of Moria

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

where it is mined by dwarves. This jacket meets all my requirements... waterproof, light weight, hooded softshell with good pockets. I am 6'1, 195# and comfortably wear a medium over a fleece. I only have a single chin, so it fits just fine there too.

from the mountains of Moria
4 5

Nice jacket, small in the chin area.

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

It is a great jacket except that when fully zipped I can't fit my chin behind the muzzle. I guess I just have a big head.

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when will you guys be getting more Abyss...

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when will you guys be getting more Abyss size Large in stock? i ordered a size med, which would normally fit perfect, however, the length is a couple inches too short and the pit areas are a tad bit too restricting.

5 5

Great jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jacket 6 month ago and had the chance to use it in rain, shine and even snow. It is great to repel water and the hoop gives you more then enought space for a helmet. The only downside would be that it is not very warm. I'm 6' tall and 160 lbs and it fits great with 2-3 other layers under it. Great bang for you buck.

Great jacket
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What is the size of your Mithril jacket?

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Not having tried it on before I bought a large since I have wide shoulder and long arms (for a 160lbs person) and mediums sometime don't do it sleeve wise. The arm length is good but the body is pretty loose but body length wise, it comes around mid but (a medium might be too small on that note as well). It does have an elastic band at the waist which I usually use to keep the wind out plus with a few layers underneath, it gives me room to move.
Hope this helps

3 5

Go big

  • Gender: Male

Bought this more as an around town shell with a touch of warmth, though it could potentially see some alpine use. Sizing is pretty trim and short, more like a mid layer than an outer layer, but the fabric is on the less stretchy/supple side for a softshell and I don't find it as comfortable as other softshells with a close fit. For these reasons, I sized up to an XL, whereas my 6'1" 190lb frame typically fits best in a Large. Oddly, I did come across what I can only guess was a size Medium tagged as an XL -- it was noticeably tighter fitting than a Large that I ordered for comparison. The second XL I ordered fit as expected, so watch out for that! Haven't really put it through its paces yet, but I expect it will be fine in the waterproof/windproof departments with breathability to be determined. Not a big concern with my intended use.

4 5

Great jacket, tight in the pits

I really wish I didn't have to return this jacket, but with anything other than a tight fitting base layer, it is very tight under the armpits. I'm 6'2", 200lbs with a longer than average torso, but the rest of the fit for the jacket is perfect. Too bad really, as it breathes very well for a waterproof soft-shell, is made well, and keeps you dry.

Will you be getting more stock soon? I...

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Will you be getting more stock soon? I really need a large...

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For stocking issues, it is better the chat with a guru than to ask a question under the item. This gets easily overlooked, but chatting directly with an agent will get you a speedy answer.

when will you be getting some size L in...

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when will you be getting some size L in Black?

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More are expected any day now. Keep checking back!

What is the torso length of this jacket?...

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What is the torso length of this jacket? I am 6'5" and really love the specs of this jacket. However, I am nervous about its length? Any suggestions?

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It runs a little short in my opinion. I'm 6'4" 225 and the XXL is about an inch or two shorter than I feel it should be.

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It runs a little short in my opinion. I'm 6'4" 225 and the XXL is about an inch or two shorter than I feel it should be.

Mithril Jacket - Outdoor Research

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Martin talks about the Mithril Jacket.

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it is a good choice of taking the jacket.

4 5

Great jacket but not warm

This jacket has an understated style to it in black, with the black-on-black tape.
It is however not very warm. With a long sleeve shirt and a light fleece, I am barely warm enough behind the bench at a hockey rink.
It fits true to size. I am 5'10", 160 and the medium is perfect.
One other minor gripe I have is that things have minor tendency to fall out of the pockets, as the part inside the pocket below the zipper is not very deep.
Overall, a great spring jacket or warm winter days in Ottawa.

5 5

Awesome jacket

I own two of these. love 'em. waterproof as hell. I'd know, I live in Southeast Alaska.

Awesome jacket
4 5

Stylish....and functional!

This is a pretty sick jacket. The taped seems make for a unique/steezy look. This jacket works well, both as an "around the town" shell as well as a functional jacket. I've skied in it on windy, 10 degree days in New Hampshire with a Capilene 3 shirt underneath. I was cold on the lift, but nice and toasty on the way down. The jacket repels water and blocks wind like a champ. Its strechy and provides good range of motion for ice climbing as well. The insulation, is much more of a fleece lining as opposed to legit insulation, and if its more than chilly this jacket definitely requires layering. That being said, with a long-sleeve poly-pro base layer and a synthetic insulated sweater I was quite comfortable when the wind chill drop to 5 Fahrenheit and the winds gusted to 65 mph at the summit of Mount Washington. The internal "media player" pocket is a great addition and it allows your to run headphones up from the inside. The front pockets are big, an the zippers are bomber. Pit zips would have been a nice addition and the jacket is a little short. I am 6'2 and the large drops right to my hips, not leaving much over lap between jacket and pants - not for deep days. It fits under harness nicely, but if it were slightly longer I would have given it 5 stars. All around though, price factored in, its a solid jacket!

3 5

Not Quite Right

Great price, nice color and I liked the "attitude" of the visible taped seams. But, the fit-- it was very tight along back if I reached forward with a ski pole, and it needs another inch or so at waist level (other reviewers had same comment) since it pulls up when active and a frigid cold hits your waistline. Might fit better for others-- wish I didn't have to send this one back.

4 5

Great Jacket But !

THis jacket had all that I was looking for .Except it was too small. If you are a xl order one size more. I am a 2xx and some stuff is really big on me then there is this jacket which was cool but just too small. dpM

5 5

Great Jacket

This is the best jacket of this type I have owned. It is very well sealed to the elements and if you layer correctly it will keep you warm and dry. The material is tough and abrasion resistant. Of course, a lot depends on the activity, elevation, and weather; and your own personal heat generation. I have a lot of confidence in this jacket and I think it's a good value for the money.

5 5

FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!

5 STARS
I love it - it fits me well - I have long arms and a medium chest and it fits perfect in the chest and the arms are long enough. I'm not sure if it's waterproof in a downpour 'cause i haven't tested that yet, but I will. It's pretty warm, light though, and I've gotten more comments about this jacket than any piece of clothing I've ever owned. I'd buy another one today. Buy it - it's the perfect backpacking, everday, town-center, winter, rain jacket.

Wold this be warm comfertable jacket for...

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Wold this be warm comfertable jacket for backpacking and hiking for the mountians?

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The insulation is by no means thick. With an insulating layer you would be quite comfortable!

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Warm, comfortable, essentially waterproof, and built to last. Arguably the most bang for your buck you can find in a softshell. However, it does not have pit-zips and the Ventia fabric does not vent as well as Powershield or similar. It is made for what it says: activities in cold, wet weather. I would take this cold weather backpacking, particularly in the mountains.

Is the "soft fleece" lining in this jacket...

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Is the "soft fleece" lining in this jacket is a high pile like say the Arc'teryx Hercules of just enough of a fleece liner to ward off some cold?

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Hey there Rwuff. It's not a high pile lining like the Herculues. It's very similar to the lining in a TNF Apex Bionic; just there to keep out a bit of the cold, but not really enough to act as an insulating layer (depending on your climate).

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