Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie - Men's

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Description

Desert sandstone or Cascade granite, this is the ideal rock climbing soft shell: durable against abrasive rock, high breathability and ample stretch for free-flowing movement.

Specifications

  • 91% Cordura/ 9% Spandex shoulders; DWR finish
  • 86% ripstop nylon/14% spandex body
  • Lightweight
  • Wind resistant
  • Abrasion resistant shoulders
  • Highly breathable body
  • Adjustable hood
  • Internal chin guard
  • Off-set center front zipper
  • Multiple pockets
  • Left pocket doubles as a stuff sack with biner loop
  • Drawcord hem
  • Standard fit
  • Center Back Length: 30 1/4"

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Review Summary

4.4 out of 5

16 Reviews

Pros
  • Great design: 6
  • Performance: 5
  • Build quality: 4
  • Ease of use: 4

Cons
  • small hood: 1
Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.5 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Wind Protection: 2.9 / 5
Fit: 2.5 / 5
Water Protection: 2.4 / 5

16 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 2 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
BenJammin
from Seattle, WA
25-34 yrs

Stay warm in the wind!
April 29, 2013

I use this layer so often it's surprising. Cold days skiing when the wind is whipping, I put this on under my shell and it helps a lot. But I've found it's ideal use is climbing, especially on wind days. It's durability on rock is impressive and it does so well at keeping me warm on windy but relatively warm days without the bulk of a thicker layer. The hood is perfect and stretches over a helmet.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, keeps you warm in the wind!
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
TheAverageJohn
from Cleveland, OH
25-34 yrs

Great All-Season Softshell!
November 26, 2012

I've had the Ferrosi Hoodie for about a year and a half now and it has definitely held up. I use it for a spring jacket and it light rain as it is water repellent. I have gotten a chance to be in a downpour in this jacket it held up well for about half an hour then there was some slight leak through. I've also used this jacket snowboarding on warmer winter days with a couple base layers and it worked out great! It's breathable, wind resistant (but definitely not wind proof), and has good stretch for a full range of motion. It also has a fairly athletic fit which I like. The hood fits snugly allowing for my helmet to be worn over it. Also, there is no lining in this jacket making it thin and packable into its own pocket. I highly recommend this jacket for it's variety of uses!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, water resistant, wind resistant, slight strech
Soundswag

Disappointed in this OR product
April 03, 2010

As a very satisfied OR Eternal owner, I was very disappointed with this jacket. I was hoping for a lightweight fall/spring jacket. Lightweight it is, but overall quality seemed poor. The elastic wrists seemed flimsy. This concept behind this jacket seemed like a great idea, but in my mind it missed the mark.

Light and water repellant gem
October 24, 2009

I received this softshell on a rainy, overcast day in the mountains, and it surprised me how well it repelled water. It is a great weight and has a great fit. Just my style, no bells or whistles that you don't need. Looking forward to pushing it this winter during my snow removal duties.

Super Lightweight Shell/Jacket
January 05, 2010

Love the gear from OR. Nice fit and the fabric gives just enough so you don't feel constrained when stretching. This jacket is the lightest windbreaker I have - Very cool for saving room for other essentials in your pack. No insulation though and it's been too cold to use it this winter, however paired with a fleece underneath it's perfect for spring.

Go-to ski jacket
February 10, 2010

I'm a professional ski patroller at an area with highly variable weather conditions. This is my go to jacket. Lightweight, comfortable, and sturdy. As others have said, there's no insulation so appropriate layering is key. It's also thin enough to wear under another shell if it's really dumping outside.

Arachnobat
top500Contributor

from Seattle, WA

Active Use Softshell
April 24, 2011

Great softshell for what it was designed for--active use. You won't be extremely protected from the elements, but just the right amount of protection if you're climbing, hiking, etc. This jacket is very light. I imagine it would work great as a reserve jacket to through in your pack--won't take up too much space and light. The hood is unusually small. It would fit great under a helmet, but looks a little odd if your just rockin the jacket in an urban setting.

t500

Nice thin shell
March 18, 2011

This is a thin shell with no insulation. It is a slimmer fit than most shells i have. Jackets with short sleeve length are always a problem for me with other brands but definitely not a problem with this.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 2 / 5
WindProtection: 4 / 5
meado
featured

from Silverton, Co
25-34 yrs

YES!
May 09, 2012

Have not had it in hurricane force winds, but a wind you could lean into, and i was amazed at how well it did. Had been skeptic of soft shells, but this is great. Light, and thin. You can throw a warm layer over it or layer up apropriatly undreneath. It does breath well, put in good time on the up track dosen't necisarily have you sweting too much, or at all, but the wind protection prevents the rapid cool down, great product. It is not everyday as water resistant is a generous rating

Pros: Performance, light
daug
from Bay Area, CA

Compact and versitile
May 02, 2011

The material is thin but still seem tough. Packs down nicely into the right pocket where there's a loop sewn so you can hang it off a carabiner. It's not all that windproof but that sort of adds to it's versatility since windproof stuff tends not to breathe enough when you're really active. I'm 5'10", 156 and 40 chest. I got the small and it's big enough for a T and a mid-weight capilene. This thing is cut slim in the body and arms. Pits are cut sort of high too. So if you're built in the arms or lats you might want to size up, although the amount of stretch makes a snug fit pretty comfortable. Hood is small.....over a ball cap but under a helmet.

Excellent base camp jacket
December 23, 2009

I bought this jacket as an all around jacket when I go camping. It keeps you dry in moderate rain conditions for a while, but looses its water-resistance in heavy rain pretty quickly. The best thing I like about this jacket is the fit, which is very slim and good for people with athletic builds.

Great lightweight minimalist softshell
May 18, 2009

Haven't had a chance to abuse it yet so can't speak to durability, but so far so good. The cordura material appears to be pretty rugged, has a good dwr coating, plenty of stretch and is thin and lightweight. It doesn't offer any insulation per se, but is very effective at blocking the wind and does seem warmer than an ultralight windshirt. The only negative on the material is that it isn't all that soft next to the skin, but it's not bad and I think the trade off is worth it for the lightness in weight and apparent durability. High marks for both construction and design, especially for the progressively offset zipper and the hood (which makes it much more versatile than a hoodless softhell), although ideally I would have liked adjustable cuffs. Fit is decidedly athletic. I'm 6', 175lbs, athletic build (42" chest, 31" waist, 34" arms, fairly large shoulders and upper arms), and this jacket fits perfectly on me, with enough room for a light insulating layer underneath.

yaz68

great jacket
April 07, 2010

stylish and functional what more could you ask for

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
BrianL
from Colorado Rockies
25-34 yrs

Great active sport jacket
March 13, 2013

This jacket is great for shoulder season active wear when you need a bit of durability. It's perfect for spring/summer backcountry skiing, and for mild weather climbing/mountaineering. By fitting small, I mean it has a nice trim fit that complements an athletic build, but still allows light layering underneath, like a thin puffy/fleece vest. Works well with the Ferrosi pants for the same activities.

Pros: Great design, Performance

Impressive
July 21, 2010

Kept me dry in some light rain, but it definitely won't cut it in a downpour. I also like the fit of this piece very much. A little on the snug side, but with enough stretch to keep flexibility.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5

35-44 yrs

The ONE Jacket
April 11, 2012

Living in Colorado, it's rare that I'm caught in the rain for more than a passing thundershower. The Ferrosi rocks in all other conditions, from snow storms to wind and dust storms. It was my main ice climbing jacket too, I'd pack the OR Helium for days when the ice was pouring down. Otherwise this guy provides awesome protection from rocks, picks and other weather related hazards! Great in the warmer months for wind protection on the rocks too.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, wind/water resistant

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