Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Hoody
Price: $129 USD
Women's sizes: XS-S-M-L-XL
Colours: Black, Cornflower/Night, Desert Sunrise/Sangria, Orchid/Crocus
Weight: 11oz/313g (Medium)
This softshell material is best I have tried. It is very stretchy (note the stretch in the pockets where my hands are) which makes this jacket very comfortable. The material is thick enough to take away a cold morning chill but breathable when the sun starts to beat down on you.
This hoody is a phenomenal wind layer for mountaineering, hiking, and ski touring. It breathes well when ascending, and blocks wind in alpine environments. This garment also sheds rain quite well not enough to throw out my proper rain shell out of my pack.
Pros: Durable, windproof, lightweight, stretchy, not tight fitting, fits well with a harness over top, hood fits over a helmet, breathes well.
Cons: Colour combination/options could be better (I love Desert Sunrise/Sangria colour though!).
I first found out about these hoodies by a mountain guide who had 3 of them. He raved about them and so my husband and I decided to give them a shot. My husband now has 4 of them and I have 3 so that should tell you how much these jackets ROCK!
No wonder this this hoody won Editor's Choice in the Outdoor Gear Lab's Softshell jacket category! I highly recommend this jacket-another Outdoor Research SLAMDUNK!