Outdoor Research Cirque Windshirt

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An excellent windshirt for climbing. I mostly wear…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45


An excellent windshirt for climbing.


  • Durable — abrasion resistant
  • Very high quality construction and materials
  • Design great for climbing
  • Attractive styling

I mostly wear this shirt when at the climbing gym during the winter months, as it is usually pretty cold inside.  So far I have probably spent 15-20 hours climbing in this coat.  The fabric seems to hold up very well against typical abrasions encountered in a gym setting, and especially falls in the bouldering area.

The cut of the shirt is quite slim, however I have never felt restricted in it.  A zipper runs from the bottom hem to about halfway to the arm pit on one side.  It is very useful, yet does not get annoying under your harness.

Overall, I am very happy with this windshirt.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Designed for blazing your way down XC trails or leading quick ascents, Outdoor Research's Cirque Windshirt is lightweight and wind-blocking (rated to 4.5 CFM) yet super-breathable to cut down heat and sweat. A DWR coating sheds precip while a single Napoleon chest pocket provides a spot for storing keys or a snack.

- Mountain Gear

When sunny, clear skies beckon you to take advantage for high-energy spring skiing and alpine climbing, the Outdoor Research Men's Cirque Windshirt is an essential in your pack. The lightweight, breathable woven soft shell construction holds its own against numerous pitches of granite and blocks out high alpine wind, while being light enough to keep you cool during intense activity. This soft shell windshirt is up for any summer alpine adventure.

- Altrec Outdoors

Outdoor Research designed its Cirque Windshirt to be a technical shell and layering piece for shoulder-season hiking, climbing, and skiing. This weather-resistant top features a slim fit that reduces bulk and articulated elbows for a more natural feel. An integrated chest pocket provides easy access to your energy bar or cell phone.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Men's Cirque Windshirt DECENT FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Cirque Windshirt Double-weave 207 g/m2 stretch woven fabric Zippered napoleon pocket 15in. / 38 cm chest zipper (size L) Zippered napoleon pocket Articulated elbows Side seam zipper eases on/off Air permeability rated at 4.5 CFM Trim Fit The SPECS Target Weight (L): 12.4 oz / 352 g Center Back Length: 29in. / 74 cm This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Outdoor Research Cirque Windshirt


The Cirque Windshirt has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$79.95 - $80.00

The Outdoor Research Cirque Windshirt is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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