Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket
Source: received it as a personal gift
This is a lightweight soft-shell jacket that provides great protection from the wind and light rain while also remaining very breathable and stretchy. This makes the Ferrosi jacket ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities.
- Durable fabrics
- A little baggy around the waist
The overall fit of this jacket is pretty good and the jacket is very comfortable even during strenuous activity. I'm 5'9'' and about 135 lbs. and a size small fit me very well with the exception that the jacket is just slightly baggy around the torso area.
The Ferrosi Jacket is a full zip jacket with elastic cuffs and a shock cord drawstring at the at the waist. The jacket is very wind resistant and will shed a light drizzle; however, in heavier rains this jacket will become soaked through. This jacket breathes very, which makes it ideal for hiking, backpacking, skiing, and even on windy jogs. When using this jacket on an early spring backpacking trip, I was able to keep this jacket on steep uphill climbs still remain cool and dry inside the jacket.
This jacket is not insulated or fleece lined, so it is not very warm. However, there is enough room underneath this jacket wear an insulation layer in cooler temperatures. The jacket's material is very durable and abrasion resistant. It has not developed any signs of wear on the back or the waist after carrying a heavy pack.
This jacket has 3 pockets—1, chest and 2 waist level—which are large enough to store energy bars or a pair of gloves. In addition, one of the waist level pockets doubles as an integrated stuff sack for the jacket.
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Abrasion and wind-resistant, stretchwoven ripstop nylon-spandex makes the Ferrosi Jacket a breathable, lightweight rock climbing soft shell with ample stretch for ease of movement.
* Two zippered hand pockets; left pocket doubles as a stuff sack with biner loop
* Zippered napoleon pocket
* Single drawcord hem adjustment
* 89% ripstop nylon/ 11% spandex
* Men’s colors: olive, chili and black
* Women’s colors: turquoise, berry and black.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Like magic, the Ferrosi Jacket is never too hot but always blocks shiver-inducing wind and light rain on an exposed belay high off the deck Idealfor dawn-to-dusk climbing objectives and spring skiing, the highly breathable soft shell construction offers ample stretch for smooth movement Tough, abrasion-resistanance gives protection for the rough and rugged alpine and rock environments
The lightweight, quick-dry men's Outdoor Research Equinox Convert Pants? protect from sun and rain with SolarShield construction and a DWR finish. Ankle zippers make it easy to pull legs off over boots, and when a cool spring day starts feeling more like summer, the lower legs can quickly be removed to turn full-length pants into comfortable shorts. Articulated knees and a gusseted crotch allow for easy movement while scrambling up scree fields and taking long strides on the trail.
Always just right, the Ferrosi Jacket softshell from Outdoor Research always blocks chill winds without ever feeling too warm. You're protected from wind, abrasion, and moderate rain with the tough stretch-woven fabric that has a coat of DWR to fend off drizzle and melting snow.
- Mountain Gear
Durable against abrasive rock highly breathable, blocks shiver-inducing wind and light rain, and features ample stretch for free-flowing movement. Although very durable, there is no sacrifice. Comfort, as just important as durability, is also above the standard with construction concepts that are introduced & applied to all apparel and products made by Outdoor Research.
- Rocky Mountain Trail