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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt

rated 5 of 5 stars

The Ferrosi Windshirt has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket.

photo: Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt soft shell jacket

Jack of all trades, master of none. And that’s not a bad thing.


  • Lightweight
  • DWR=semi-water repellent
  • Durable
  • Stretchy
  • Breathes


  • Discontinued

This truly is a JAT Master of None. But that’s the beaut. It’s lightweight, stretchy, durable, packable, breathable, etc. I have the older version with the torso zipper and bright orange. I discovered the Ferrosi line just recently. After taking the plunge on a hoodie and discovered its benefits. It’s a durable material that can be layered over other items. It doesn’t pill like a fleece jacket, or swish like a nylon raincoat.  

I went for a walk/hill run this morning was 35° sunny with an REI base layer under this. Once I got moving it was perfect. The base layer did the heat keeping, and the Ferrosi did the wind. The pits have a stretchy triangle that maximizes the stretch and ventilates and hotspots simultaneously.

I’m not sure if the new versions have this pit section. I do know they changed it up and removed the source of zipper and added zippers on the forearms for heat dumping. I’m on the fence on that, although I have not tried it. The torso zipper does aid in heat dumping and getting the garment off your body considering it is trim fit. Not slim. 

If they started producing these again, and in more colors, I would buy more. For now, I’m scouring the web looking for NWT old stock items from the gray market.

I’m 165 pounds, 6 feet tall, and wearing a trim medium.


Layering, jogging, walking, kayaking, all in brisk weather. Looking forward to adventures in the summertime to see its limitations and benefits.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35

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