- Fabric Performance: Active Insulation, Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Breathable, Hybrid Mapped Construction, Lightweight, Quick-Drying, Movement-Mirroring Stretch, Anti-Odor
- Design Features: Balaclava Style Hood, Zip Chest Pocket, Zip Hand Pockets, YKK® Vislon Zipper, Thumb Loops
- Functional Details: Dynamic Reach™ Underarm Panels, Single- Separating Center Front Zipper, Pocket Placement Above Harness, Knit Breather Panel, Elastic Drawcord Hem
Fit: Trim Fit
Fabric: 100% polyester 2L laminated overlay front, arms, hood, Polartec® Power Grid™ 91% polyester 9% spandex underarm panels, main body underneath overlay, Polartec® Power Grid™ 84% polyester 16% spandex breather p
Center Back Length: 28¾˝ / 73 cm
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 9.7oz / 275g (L)
- Not my favorite piece of gear (Review by Sean)
I love the slim fit, it acts like an additional base layer with wind protection. I have really long arms and it stays up to my wrists even while I'm climbing.
BUT! I don't think I will continue to wear it climbing. the zippers are placed right where my harness sits and they get really annoying. Same deal with my climbing pack.
This jacket also does not dry out very quickly. It remained fairly damp while I drove home from hikes with the heat on.
It is great to wear around campus tho.
(Posted on 12/30/16)
- Good materials, poor sizing (Review by steve)
Unfortunately, the cut on this product does not accommodate an athletic build (I'm 6' 172 lbs). I expected a snug, "trim fit" but that should not mean material visibly pulling across the chest at rest. Consequently, I ordered the next size up (XL) which fit better... snug ("trimly") across the chest without pulling, however results in 3-4 inches of excess length and significant excess material at the waist. This (athletic fit) dilemma is common when ordering an off-the-shelf men's suit but is surprising in a $135 athletic garment. Material quality seems good, but cut (sizing) is unfortunate for an athletic build.
(Posted on 12/28/16)
- A versatile do-it-all fleece (Review by Mason)
Great lightweight fleece which manages to block the worst of the wind while still remaining breathable. It'll easily keep you warm in the mid 40s during a stand still and probably lower while moving. Overall the jacket does everything in its description though I was a little surprised by the sizing (mainly since this was my first OR product)
When the description says trim fit, they really do mean trim, borderlining snug. For example, a medium OR trim fit centrifuge is actually slightlysmaller than a small trim fit jacket from a certain fossil bird brand. Hence, if you plan on fitting anything thicker than a tshirt underneath comfortably you really should consider sizing up. Otherwise the centrifuge fits snuggly enough to easily let me fit it beneath a ferrosi hoody of a similar size.
(Posted on 12/2/16)
- Awesome for XC skiing (Review by NaneyXC)
I use this jacket all the time for Nordic skiing, either intensity training or just long workouts. It allows for layers underneath so I can deal with a wide array of temperatures, and zips nice and high to protect my neck from the wind. The movement is great too, allowing full range of motion with the arms for the skiing and of course when I use it for running, as well.
(Posted on 11/30/16)
- Might be the best alpine fleece ever (Review by gohoos)
I just received this jacket in the mail and I'll do my best not to overstate this, but ... I think this might be the best fleece ever designed for the alpine. Most people who spend time in the mountains already have figured out that a Patag*** R1-type hoody is one of the most useful layers you can wear (OR has one too, I just can't remember what it's called) ... it's just the perfect weight / breathability for going quickly in cold weather without overheating. The problem, though, with an R1-type layer is that just a bit of wind can render the layer useless because it will cut right through the jacket, and anyone who's been high up knows that wind can sneak up at any time. Enter the Centrifuge! This jacket takes the perfect weight of the fleece described above and adds some stretchy nylon to protect against wind and precip. Voila! It also has dump pockets on the inside for your climbing skins or gloves, plus a thumb hole on the cuffs, plus a high collar and a scuba hood to go under your helmet. The best part though, is that unlike Patagonia's R1, this layer is actually cut for a climber, as its much more trim, which eliminates the baggy mid-section of the R1 has which causes you to lose precious warmth (Note to OR, don't ever change your sizing). Keep up the good work OR ... this piece rocks!
(Posted on 10/14/16)