Dennis R.wrote a review of Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket - Men's on October 10, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this to replace an old Patagonia Super Guide jacket, a piece I use for casual town wear as well as for layering in cold weather. The Ferrosi jacket is significantly lighter and softer, has essentially the same feature set, and costs less than the old Patagonia jacket. I've now used the Ferrosi for a month that included a 3 week trip to the UK. There I wore the jacket for both in town use and for days of hiking in the Scottish Highlands. Some impressions.
Fit. I'm 6', 200 lb, 44" chest, long arms. The size L Ferrosi fits well as long as I don't layer heavily underneath. The cut has a bit less taper than, say, Arc'teryx, where I have to go XL to get a fit. The Ferrosi body length is good (just above my crotch, and the arms are plenty long. Nice.
Features. Two hand warmer pockets and a chest pocket. No interior pockets. Bottom hem drawcord. That's about it. Oh, cuff ends have thumb loops; I thought this would be a useless feature, but the fabric is so soft that they actually work.
Fabric. The Ferrosi fabric is a single-weave stretchwoven, relatively smooth outside, kind of nubby inside. Softer and lighter than double-weave stretchwovens I've worn. Very comfortable, fast drying, comfortable across a range of temperatures, and about as wind-resistant as heavier soft shells I've worn.
Performance. I wore this with a T-shirt beneath for 60s - 70s (F) days jetting around London - comfortable, didn't overheat. I wore it standing on a rainy train stop in Highland Scotland, and for walking the hills there - good wind resistance, shed rain, dried easily when given a chance. And everything in between. A hard-working jacket that serves as semi-stylish and high-performance outerwear, or as a layering piece when conditions overwhelm.