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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 and 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.

    • The perfect jacket for transitioning from winter to spring
    • Water-resistant stretch fabric protects and moves with you
    • Regular fit offers room for a light layer underneath
    • Stretchy hem, cuffs, and adjustable hood add protection
    • Multiple pockets have space for smaller essentials
    • Item #ODR00JU

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body, hood] 86% nylon, 14% spandex (DWR), [shoulders, lower sleeves] Cordura (91% nylon, 9% spandex)
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    mid-length
    Center Back Length
    29.75in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    1 chest zip, 2 hand zip
    Claimed Weight
    13.6oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking & camping, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    For moving

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    This jacket will not warm you up when you are cold. This jacket will let you maintain your temperature and protect you from moderate elements while you are doing aerobic exercise.
    If you encounter actual rain or high-moisture snow, put a hardshell over this. If you encounter winds stronger than 20 mph, put a hardshell over this.
    This jacket works extremely well doing the job it is designed to do. The material is thinner than expected, but this makes it super comfortable. Feels more like a shirt than a jacket. Trim fit. Superbly breathable. Enough protection from moderate winds and light precipitation.
    Thumb loops are helpful to avoid bunched sleeves when you eventually put layers over this, but in my opinion too bulky to wear full-time under gloves or mitts.

    P.S. I have only used this in winter conditions so far. It might actually warm you up if its like 60f out and you develop a slight chill.

    Amazing Shell

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I bought this shell specifically as an outer layer while ski touring and it has been exactly what I needed. With a light baselayer and this guy over top, I am set on the uphill. Does a great job at blocking out wind and snow all while remaining super breathable. Once on the downhill it works great as a mid layer with a puffy or shell over top. When the suns shining I can wear it all day without constantly switching out layers. I absolutely love this jacket.
    Only con for me is the thumb loops are a bit on the tight side.

    Very versatile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    Any serious outdoorsman/woman needs a softshell in their closet. Works great as a midlayer or outerlayer depending on your needs. This particular softshell is a lightweight one, with good windproofing but wont peform well in very serious winds. I like using it as an outer layer for climbing, or a midlayer/outerlayer for ski touring,

    Love it so much I bought a second one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 224lbs

    I love this jacket, it has a great stretch to it, it's super light and helps to cut the wind while also providing a light amount of water resistance. It is my go to cool weather jacket works wonderfully during the spring and fall, it's also light enough that it packs away easily into my bag when the day gets too hot for a jacket. I've also used this as a layering piece when the temperature needs more than one layer.

    Versatile shell/midlayer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I like stretch woven soft shells, and the Ferrosi is one of the most versatile I've run across. It's light and very breathable, at the cost of more wind penetration than a double-weave or laminated material would allow. For my purpose that's fine, because I use this as a shell and mid layer for cooler weather/winter activities.

    I'm 6'1", 44" chest, and against the advice of OR's size chart and Backcountry's advisor, I ordered size Large. This has proven a perfect fit over one or two base layers, which is all I want when I'm active (think humping in to an ice climb, or many days on snowshoes). The Ferrosi fabric is very breathable, and you get some wind protection. Perfect. If the weather is too cold and/or windy, I can add a mid layer over the Ferrosi, and a more protective shell as needed, like for the actual climbing. In that case the Ferrosi becomes part of the clothing system. For this reason I don't mind the hood that won't fit over a helmet; the hood on my serious shell will do that, and the Ferrosi hood will be fine on my unhelmeted head on the walk in. And the Ferrosi is light enough that I don't mind carrying it in my pack if it comes to that. Not many softshell garments I can say that about.

    I think I'm going to use this a lot this year.

    1/18 Got some use time on the Ferrosi. Good fit over anything up to a Powerstretch top. Breathability excellent. Wind resistance just enough most times when I'm active. If very windy I might have to layer a windshirt over it, which is fine. Pockets good. Feels pretty sturdy, and looks good. My only complaint is the hood. Not big enough for a helmet, but too large for a head even with hat. Tighten the drawcords and it ends up over my eyes. NEEDS a volume adjustment, and doesn't have one. Also, hood cut doesn't shield my chin very well; not as important as the volume adjust, but still annoying. I downrated from 4 stars to 3 because of the fairly useless hood. Ferrosi still good, but check the hood fit carefully.

    Versatile shell/midlayer

    All time favorite layer! For EVERYTHING!

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

    This is probably the most versatile piece of clothing i own! It seems to accompany me on all my adventures, no matter what season it is! So breathable, yet so windproof. I've heard folks call it the "magic fabric", and that seems to be quite true.



    From the summit, to the river valley below, this is a really good piece to add to you're kit!

    All time favorite layer! For EVERYTHING!

    Very nice but fits tight

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I am a 66 y.o. outdoor athlete. I mountain bike, ski, hike, etc. I usually wear an XL jacket on my 5’10”, 200 lb body. ALL of my 7 jackets fit over under layers such as fleece or a vest, but this jacket fits too tight fit that. I was going to return it because it fits so tight but I decided to keep it for mountain biking. Be aware, it’s a tight fit.

    One of my favorite articles of clothing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Love the stretch fabric. This jacket is lightweight, and the material feels very soft. It does a great job keep me warm in the early fall and spring months. I think that it will also act as a pretty decent base layer in the winter. I like to wear this fishing as well. Haven't been out in the rain with it at all, but I assume that it will resist water pretty well.

    Hey Jacob, thanks for reviewing. This jacket is perfect for just about anything, but in any rain harder than a sprinkle, you will need a shell. There is no WP / B laminate in this because it is designed to be light and breathable.

    Thanks again!
    Leta
    OR Rep

    Best softshell for anything active!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    This jacket is great. I got it for a mountaineering trip at 5500m, and never took it off. Best piece of layering. Totally cut the wind and breathed quite well. Stretched over 3 layers, but didn't feel baggy. The sleeves were a great length for me, but were too short to use the thumb holes, which was a small downside.

    versatile piece

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

    versatile piece; appropriate for shoulder season with appropriate base layer.
    good wind resistance, good water resistance.
    only wish that the hand pockets were slightly higher so that it wont be covered by the hipbelt.

    Buy this jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    I love this thing. The durable fabric shows no sign of wear after three years of jamming up corners, squirming through chimneys, or beached whaling atop boulders in Tennessee. The water resistance has worked well climbing in North Carolina's "Scottish" conditions, kickstepping up Colorado's snowy couloirs, and directing traffic in a light drizzle at the school I teach at. For all intents and purposes, I wear it everyday from late-October through mid-April in the Deep South and during the summer when out west. Hood works well with a helmet. Great mid-layer under a puffy or as a shell over my Melanzana. Looks good too. I'll buy another if it ever does bite the dust.

    Buy this jacket!

    Very happy with this jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Size Bought: S
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 162lbs

    I used this jacket for a 2 day backcountry trip in Yosemite. The first day was intermittent light to medium snowfall, with temperatures around 20 degrees. I wore the jacket over my thermal weight baselayer and ghost whisperer jacket. It was very comfortable and did a good job protecting those layers. Given the low price of this jacket compared to other softshells, and it's low pack weight, I recommend this jacket.

    Nice jacket but NOT very water resistant

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I've owned this jacket for almost a month and been very happy with it except in the rain. I've worn it running, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, walking to work, etc. It's very comfortable, breathable, and looks good. But the rain soaks right through it. The pictures show what it looks like after a 15 minute walk to work in very light rain. My shirt is still drying now as I type this review.

    Probably also good to note that this is a very lightweight jacket with no insulation. Great for layering but not intended to provide much warmth on its own.

    Nice jacket but NOT very water resistant

    Hi there - the Ferrosi Jacket is definitely not a rain jacket. In a light quick drizzle, fine, but any extended length of time, it's not the piece. 15 minutes? You need to throw a shell over it - The Helium II shell! The best part about this jacket is: breathability (because of no WP laminate or coating), stretch, UPF 50+, durability. Water resistance is not what it was built for.

    Hope that helps!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    A great jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 255lbs

    I have had this jacket for just over a year now and used it in many different weather conditions and different activities. It is exceptionally breathable, which for me is a big deal as I tend to overheat easily. It is partially windproof and marginally water resistant. If it’s a fine misty rain for a short duration it will be fine but anything heavier and you will get wet. Similar with the wind too, it’s good for keeping out the light breeze but if the wind steps up you will feel it. For me though this jacket is a great compromise between breathable, windproof and water proof. I find the fit a tad on the large side but that gives me layering options and with its flexibility it makes for a comfortable and functional jacket. Glad I made the purchase.

    A great jacket

    Saved my life.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    No one should willingly put themselves in danger, let alone a life threatening situation, but a great excuse to do so is to save others. I was put in that situation while on a rafting trip recently, and had to leave the comfort of the raft for a kayak, to relieve a frozen elder on our trip. I swam a few rapids, an unpleasant experience when you didn't sign up for it, but this jacket performed sooooo well when I wasn't in a capsized kayak or in the drink. Water beaded up on the outside, even when it was saturated. It dried up quick when I back on land and kept the wind chill down.



    I owe OR big time for making such a solid jacket. Get one, and don't swim rapids!

    Saved my life.

    Breathable and packable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I got the Ferrosi this fall with the intention of using it as a ski touring layer, but am very impressed so far with its performance as a cool weather cycling layer. I wore it over a base layer and under a raincoat on a chilly 35 degree morning, and by the time I got to the top of the first climb (a seven mile climb) I was very surprised that I wasn't feeling too sweaty. I unziped the raincoat on the top to find that the base layer and ferrosi had transported all of my moisture away from my body until it was stopped by the raincoat. The outside of the ferrosi was getting wet, but the inside was wicking unbelievably well. I have never had a jacket like this that was able to move moisture like that. The downfall of the ferrosi is wind resistance. For fast, chilly descents on my bike the ferrosi did not offer as much protection from wind as some other jackets I have used. This is not a downfall, more of a trade-off between breathability and weather resistance. This thing breathes like a baselayer and sheds a light rain and breeze well. For skiing I expect it will be perfect because I move much slower in the skin track than on my bike, and on the way down I will be putting on an insulating layer underneath or a shell over top. So on the spectrum of breathability and weather protection, this jacket falls squarely on the breathable side, which for me is perfect as I intend to use it for high output activities. The other beautiful thing about this jacket is how small it packs down, not that you'll ever need to put it i your pack. I can't wait to use it this winter!

    Great spring skiing jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got my Ferrosi at the end of the ski season here in UT last year, and really like it! It blocks out the wind well, and also the stretch is awesome for aerobic exercises! I think the fit is also well done, plus its a versatile piece that can work for a wide range of outdoor activities! Well done OR!
    If you have questions, please hit me up!

    Unanswered Question

    Can anyone compare this to the Marmot ROM jacket? I'm mostly interested in how breathable/windproof the Ferrosi is.