Winter Ferrosi Insulated Jacket
Toss a shell over the Outdoor Research Winter Ferrosi Insulated Jacket, or slip it on over a workout shirt for added warmth on a shoulder season hike. This versatile jacket features a stretchy and durable woven ripstop outer that has your back from city to trail head, warm VerticalX insulation that will maintain its loft when wet while letting excess heat escape, and plenty of pockets to keep you organized and on the move.
- Stretch ripstop outer blends durability and freedom of movement
- Tricot lining is comfortable and effective at wicking moisture
- VerticalX insulation retains loft when wet and breathes well
- Multiple zippered pockets hold your important items securely nearby
- Elastic cuffs and drawcord hem lock in heat to fight off breezes
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- Q & A
My New Favorite Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 130lbs
Wow. This jacket is the absolute bomb dot com. On a scale of 0 to rad, this one is off the charts. I recently took it on my weekend backpacking trip up Mount Timpanogos (the second tallest peak in Utah!) and I think I fell in love. It's perfect from it's fit, color, warmth, water resistance, wind protection, and it's style!
Let me preface this by saying I have slightly broader shoulders than the average lady, and fairly toned arm muscles (I used to throw discus in college) despite being a fairly petite woman otherwise. Usually when I look for fitted jackets or shirts I have to size up because if it fits my body, it won't fit my arms. And if it fits my arms, it's pretty loose around my torso. But the OR Winter Ferrosi is perfect!
It's fitted in all the right ways for someone with the classic athletic build and it's super easy to move around in. Plus, it held up extremely well in the wind and cold weather on the mountain. I actually brought this jacket and my nano puff jacket (along with a base and shell layer) and only ended up needing the Ferrosi as my mid-layer. I never once had to break out the puffy. I'd say it's on par with the puffy - the only thing to note is that a puffy is lighter will definitely pack up smaller for travel. That being said, this jacket is way cuter.
Not only did the Ferrosi protect me well from the elements, but it's also super breathable. I woke up at 4AM (15 F) to summit Timpanogos for sunrise, and came back down to Emerald Lake around 8:30AM (25 F) when it got sunny. Both to/from the summit (in darkness and in sunshine), it kept me warm without overheating. The journey from the trailhead to the lake and back was pretty sunny and warm at a lower elevation and I just needed my base layer.
This jacket holds up really well all around, but beyond that it is one of the softest most dreamlike jackets to wear. The pockets are spacious and I appreciate having the inner chest pocket - my go to pocket for chapstick, earbuds, and sometimes snacks. And honestly, it's a really cute jacket. I love the stitching pattern on the sleeves and body. It's thoughtfully designed from form to function.
Overall impression: it holds up extraordinarily well in the cold and wind and it's comfy and cute as heck. A must have in your quiver of layers!