Different weather, same softshell.
The weather forecast for your alpine climbing trip goes from sunny to windy to rainy and back to sunny every single day. Look to the Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Hooded Jacket for a little consistency during trips like this. This lightweight softshell balances between reliable protection from the elements and performance-driven comfort. Its fabric is resistant to raindrops, brisk breezes, and the sun's harmful UV rays, and its motion-mirroring stretch works with high levels of breathability to keep you comfortable whether you're climbing or hiking out.
- Lightweight softshell protects against inclement weather
- High breathability balances with reliable weather resistance
- Motion-mirroring stretch promotes mobility while hiking
- Adjustable hood and hem seal out wind and cold drafts
- Thumbholes keep the sleeves in place
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- Q & A
Does the trick!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 124lbs
The Ferrosi is my go-to softshell for ski touring on wet/ windy days. It's breathable enough that I can wear it on the uphill without getting too hot, but really does the trick against wind and snow. If I have a good fleece layer underneath I often won't even throw on my hardshell for the downhill, and just ski down in the Ferrosi.
Size wise, I'd say the Ferrosi fits true to size. I'm 5'7" and 124 lbs and I picked up a medium. I do wish it was just a bit longer in the torso, but otherwise it's perfect.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 130lbs
This is the best lightweight protective layer! It is super thin so don't expect a ton of insulation, but it is perfect for light wind and a bit of extra warmth! It is best as an active layer, so awesome for running, climbing, hiking, etc. The fit is nice because you have space to layer a little under while still having a trim fit. Like most of OR's jackets, it can pack into the pocket and there's a loop to hook it to your harness or pack. Love this jacket!