Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket

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The perfect addition to any outdoor excursion! I wear…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"


The perfect addition to any outdoor excursion!


  • Fit
  • Breathability
  • Material flexes with you as you move


  • Tends to pill around pack straps, etc.

I wear the OR Ferrosi soft shell in every season! It's the perfect outer layer in the summer when I need something breathable, soft on my skin when worn over a t-shirt, and warm enough to allow me to rest and soak in the view atop a chilly summit. In cooler temperatures, it's a welcome addition to any layering system. I often wear it beneath the OR Aria Vest and on especially cold days, pile on a hard shell over both.

I love the Ferrosi material— it's flexible, allowing you to move without restriction, yet doesn't lose its shape. I have a small torso and find that other soft shell layers can feel too boxy or need to be cinched tight, creating bunching, which can be uncomfortable under a pack or outer layers. The Ferrosi has a slim fit without ever feeling restrictive, even when worn over a few base layers. 

I have noticed that the material tends to pill on high abrasion areas, like when worn beneath the waist belt of a pack. This seems purely aesthetic as I haven't noticed any breakdown in the material and I've owned mine for over a year now. 

Here are some photos from a recent snowshoe trip worn beneath the OR Aria vest. This is a layering pair I highly recommend. 


Kelly, welcome to TS. You've posted some nice reviews. Keep 'em coming!

6 months ago

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Ferrosi Jacket versions

In addition to the 1 women's review above, there is 1 review for another version of the Ferrosi Jacket. Read all reviews »

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Manufacturer's Description

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.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The women's Outdoor Research Expressa Skort has a with 4-way mechanical stretch that won't compare to any others. Breathable, super-light fabric provides comfort by allowing body heat to escape and sweat to evaporate quickly without ever feeling clammy. Whether a hot climb takes you high into the desert sky or mind-clearing trail run winds you through humid forest, this skort will be so comfortable you won?t give it a second thought after putting it on.

- RockCreek

CLOSEOUTS . A rugged choice for any outdoor activity, Outdoor Researchand#39;s Ferrosi jacket is made of stretch ripstop nylon, offering both wind resistance and free-flowing movement. Available Colors: BLACK, CROCUS, HYDRO, GEM. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

- Sierra Trading Post

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

Like magic, the Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Jacket is never too hot but always blocks shiver-inducing wind and light rain on an exposed belay high off the deck. Ideal for 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.

- Altrec Outlet