- DWR Coated Zippers
- Fully Adjustable Hood
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric : 91% nylon Cordura®, 9% spandex shoulders // 86% ripstop, 14% spandex body, DWR-treated, stretch-woven
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 14.1oz / 399g (L)
- Fantastic (Review by Ian)
I love this jacket. It fits, performs well in just about every situation, and lasts. I got it in black, sz L (Dude, 6'0", 145) and wear it just about everyday. In the winter, a slim hooded fleece or micropuff fits well underneath, and on a chilly summer night riding my bike it finds its place well, too. At first I kept it nice, using it just for cycling, hiking, and some nice rock climbing. But then I used it for some real climbing and found that I couldn't destroy it in the least. Then I started bringing it to work (arborist, climbing trees, picking up logs, sap, bar oil, yuck) after a year with the idea of thrashing it. You see, I'm used to getting new jackets every few years and giving the old ones to live out their last days in the trees. But it continues. The only real stress it's seen in when after washing it, it accidentally found its way into the dryer on high heat. The pocket zipper seams melted open. But some super glue fixed that (even if I did leak some onto the zipper 3/4 up. Whoops, who needs the right pocket. It still vents).
Only gripe is that OR usually has some pretty eye popping colors. I would get it in another color than black if they made some more toned down arrangements. However, black works just as well.
After 6 rugged years of abuse and a fresh DWR wash, I got stuck in a rowdy downpour with just my Ferrosi and stayed dry for hours.
5 stars in a big way.
(Posted on 2/14/14)
- Great for warm-weather hiking (Review by Sam)
I use this primarily on warm days that could get windy/chilly as we increase altitude. It's super light and packable, but affords some full-sleeve coverage should you need it. I broke this in while hiking the High Atlas in Morocco and it was perfect for that environment -- warm at camp (70*) but much cooler in the passes and on the upper donkey trails (50*).
I love the two-tone construction. For what it's worth, I'm 6"3" with a slim build and the medium is a great, trim fit with plenty of sleeve length and mobility from the armpits. I wouldn't change a thing on this jacket -- just know that it won't protect you from anything more than a cool breeze and slight drizzle.
(Posted on 12/29/13)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Neil Provo)
The Ferrosi hoody has got to be one my favorite layering pieces of all time. It has kept me warm, dry and comfortable in so many different environments and conditions. While out splitboarding i usually find myself wearing this jacket all day for climbs, with a lightweight shell strapped to my pack for descents and colder times. I would always overheat like crazy when hiking in a shell, yet get too cold once i hit the ridge when hiking in a normal base layer setup. This thing keeps me hiking all day comfortably so i don't have to stop as much to add/remove layers all the time.
(Posted on 9/21/13)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Nick)
I have had this jacket for a couple of months now, and my initial intentions was to use it while running in the early mornings to fend off the cool morning breeze. Knowing that it was a breathable fabric mixed with a windbreaker, I knew it was going to be a winner. During runs, it breathes very well, and is my go to jacket for those spring and fall mornings. An added bonus is the DWR coating, and its ability to repel water for a short period of time. After time, the jacket does seem to absorb the rain, but you will be surprised how fast it dries once the showers pass. I always reach for this jacket when heading out and I know there is a possibility for a short shower.I have also given this jacket a chance during the winter months rolling around in the snow with my kids, sledding, and shoveling the driveway. I was surprised for a softshell that I was easily able to make a snowman in a rather heavy snowstorm and stay dry. This piece offers the ability to layer easily as the material is very stretchy. I like to pair this jacket with any of the radiant collection pieces for a very active and breathable combination. They work very well together!The pockets are large, and allow for you to hide small items, and get your hands out of the chill. The chest pocket will hold a smartphone, keys, compass, etc. The drawstrings are elastic, form fitting at the right location, and are quick to adjust. The offset front zipper keeps your chin and face from rubbing on the zipper teeth.Overall, this is one of my favorite jackets I have ever owned, and offers great flexibility and features. A pure win for the folks at OR!
(Posted on 8/4/13)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By aleday)
I've worn this garment for every activity since receiving it four months ago: multipitch alpine and rock climbing, backcountry ski touring, ice climbing, cragging, early morning skinning, alpine ridgelines, runs...you name it. It's the ultimate mid layer garment: I'll wear a long or short sleeve next to skin with this on top, and the weather protection and temperature management are ideal. If the breeze picks up on the ascent, throw the hood over and you're covered until you top out.I'll still bring a bigger shell/softshell/puffy for the outer-most layer and descent, but as part of a layering system, this garment is a staple in all my activities.
(Posted on 2/6/13)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Out of Bounds)
I've owned this hoody for a couple years now, and it has become my go-to jacket. It protects through all weather short of a downpour, and I have been thankful to have the close-fitting hood on many occasions. The fit is excellent, trim but with enough stretch to allow your every move. And the fabric face is tough enough to stand up to all the rock, brush and thorn I've often found myself in. I'm 5'8" and 160lbs, and a medium fits me perfectly. I also like how it stows inside one of the hand pockets, compressing it down to softball size. My only gripe- no interior pockets for stashing a map or gloves.
(Posted on 11/11/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Matt)
I call this a 90% jacket because it will work for 90% of the time. I still use my Helium 2 over the top when it really rains, or my Transcendent vest under it when it is very cold. But still, it works by itself 90% of the time.It is light and breathable to wear in mild to cool weather, blocks the wind and rain....this thing is just about perfect.
(Posted on 10/28/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By brainyswimsuit)
This has become my most used and favourite softshell.Where others are bulky/stiff/too hot this one strikes the right balance for me in local conditions (Auckland, New Zealand).
(Posted on 8/20/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Brooks)
I've been wearing this jacket non stop for the past couple months and hasn't begun to wear. It's a tough thin midlayer and the hood is stretchy enough to fit over a helmet and small enough to fit under a helmet. The Ferrosi's stretch doesn't hinder your movement when you're stretching for that gaston or locking off on a crimp. I weigh 145 lb, 5'8'', 30'' waist and I got a small. It's a snug fit but you can still layer underneath it and layer on top. It packs down small into the left side pocket, which is a nice perk. My only complaint is that it's pockets could be located higher to avoid harnesses and hip belts on packs.
(Posted on 4/22/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By meado)
This sof shell is a great for spring skiing which i got it for, but goes on to everyday use. At 13000 feet and a strong wind i felt it was better that wind resistant. As far as water resistance i have not put it up to a big test. For those days ill have the foray on hand great rain coat shell by OR This is a faboulous product, comfortable lightweight and packs right down
(Posted on 4/21/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By meado)
get the job done jacket. Great at the summit at 13,000 after a long hot climb. I found it to be more than wind resistant in that situation. It has also been a great layer in the mountains of north carolina. Haven't tested it as much to the rain as the wind, but i think water resistant would be accurate. When it rains it pours in NC and the Foray keeps me dry for those times.
(Posted on 4/18/12)
- Men's Ferrosi Hoody (Review by By Spindrift)
I own at least ten different softshells and this one is probably the single best. The Ferossi is very light weight, stretchy, and water/wind resistant. However, the best feature to me is the slim/athletic cut. I'm 6'1" 180lbs with long arms with a 32" waist and the Ferossi fits my torso without excess material or baggy waist. Also, the arms are cut long so I don't have to worry about this jacket pulling out of my harness as I reach over my head. Durability is decent but be mindful of your ice tool picks or you'll poke holes in your jacket. The upside is that if you get light snags you can fix them with a lighter and a steady hand. Its worth mentioning that OR says the Ferossi Hoody is not helmet compatible but I found the hoody stretchy and large enough to comfortably pull over my climbing helmet. My only suggestion for improvement would be to place the hand pockets higher to clear a harness. I don't put anything in my shell pockets so it's rather minor but it'd be nice just the same.
(Posted on 3/10/12)