Men's Ferrosi Jacket™

Style# 242980OR

Like magic, the Ferrosi Jacket™ is never too hot but always blocks wind and light rain high off the deck. The highly breathable soft shell construction offers stretch for smooth movement and tough, abrasion-resistance for rugged alpine environments. Ideal for dawn-to-dusk climbing objectives or early-season skiing, it's easy to see why the Ferrosi™ has become a favorite of OR Ambassadors and staffers.
Standard Fit






  • Water Resistant
  • Wind Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Quick Drying
  • Lightweight
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Single-Separating Front Zipper
  • Zippered Napoleon Pocket
  • Two Zippered Hand Pockets
  • Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Key Clip
  • Drawcord Hem
  • DWR Coated Zippers


Fit: Standard Fit

Fabric 86% nylon, 14% spandex, stretch woven

Center Back Length: 29 ¾” (L)

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 11.3oz / 321g (L)

Customer Reviews

No wind resistance (Review by Ward)

Nicely made as with all OR gear... but the wind sails right through this. It's more of a cool looking shirt. Also, very baggy... I'm 5'9", 185#, and the large hung on me like a potato sack. Returned it.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

Great lightweight breathable jacket! (Review by Nofrills)

I've been wearing this everyday this winter for the past two months. So far it has performed excellent. Temps have been from 20°F - 45°F with two harsh snow & ice events. If you are moving at a good pace the Ferrosi & an appropriate base layer will be fine down into the 20's. In the cold snow I did some high activity exercise so I built up a lot of body heat & the Ferrosi jacket did a great job of venting excess heat & moisture.

DWR is enough to repel 15-20 min of mist/light drizzle or 5-10min of light rain before wetting out. Sizing is perfect. I'm 6'1" around 245lbs (wide shoulders & some extra weight to lose) & the XL fits perfect over a base layer or light fleece. The stretch fabric is great for mobility, accommodating layers or stuffing the pockets. There are two small sections (under my right arm & left side in small of my back) where it has began to pill a little but they haven't gotten any worse than they were after a week or two. Someone suggested to removing pilling to get a fleece pill shaver & it's good as new.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

Ditto was has been shared (Review by Karl)

Great price on a very useful jacket; tough, breathes well, freedom of movement, and, as also noted in another review, a really decent color...just not into the multi-colored, tie dye, swoosh and swirl coloring common in technical clothing right now. Im guessing the reduced price means this jacket might be on its way out...that would be a shame.

(Posted on 1/3/17)

Perfect for active days in moderate cold (Review by Josh)

This jacket has become my go-to jacket for everyday in moderate cold as an outer layer or as a mid level layer in colder temps. The material has a little stretch and a trim fit but it also repels a little water and provides some warmth. I bought the windshirt version for runs and get a lot of questions about what kind of jacket it is when hiking and working outdoors.

(Posted on 1/3/17)

Too long for average height guys (Review by William)

This jacket seems to be made for people over 5'11".
Guys 5'8" to 5'10" ordering a Medium based on the OR size chart, will find this jacket about 2" to 1" too long respectively.
It seems companies target their clothing line to guys 5'11" to 6'1" tall as the standard average height.
Other than the length, everything else seems fine.
I would suggest if companies like Outdoor Research, Under Amour, etc.. create Short (under 5'8"), Regular (5'8"-5'11") and Tall (5'11" and over), with stated Center Back Length and Sleeve Length for each.

(Posted on 12/29/16)

Excellent shell (Review by Gordo)

Light, breathes, tough...a three season shell, great in cold for high activity, and a really decent color.

(Posted on 12/28/16)

Excellent Summer Weight Stretch Woven (Review by Adventurer2050)

I usually don't write online reviews, but I felt the need to comment on this jacket. I use this jacket like a shirt, and wear it with a thin baselayer underneath all day while in the backcountry during the summer and have never been uncomfortable. It provides the perfect combination of breathability even while performing high exertion activity in 80+ degree weather, durability for off trail travel and bushwhacking, and sun protection with the long sleeves and high collar. I have used both the hoody and the jacket version of this product, and I find that the jacket version breathes much better due to the same thinner body material used in the sleeves. The hoody uses a different thicker material in the sleeves and over the shoulders, which I find to be less comfortable against the skin, more clammy feeling, and not noticeably more durable. I also strongly prefer the design and color choices of the jacket version as compared to the hoody. I really appreciate the evergreen and mushroom colors, and love the simple and elegant monocolor scheme of the jacket version vs. the goofy looking two tone scheme on the hoody. If product development is reading...please continue to offer this product unchanged, and more products like this with a timeless design and classic color choices. Skip the garish colors, contrast zippers/stitching, and multicolored panels. Great job on this product!

(Posted on 7/21/15)

Best lightweight softshell I've come across (Review by mtnwrtr)

This jacket provides a great combination of breathability, wind resistance, and packability. It's the first non-winter softshell jacket that I would consider taking backpacking because of how light and compact it is. It's also the jacket that I end up grabbing for my outdoor endeavors possibly more than any other. Despite the paper-thin material, it has held up well so far to several years of regular use. One of the best pieces of outdoor clothing I own.

(Posted on 5/7/15)

Must Have! (Review by Dangalla)

When I go climbing, skiing, ice climbing, hiking, out to eat, what ever I do I always make sure to bring this jacket. Light, super breathable and still stops the wind like a boss. Great jacket for anything!

(Posted on 2/17/15)

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