Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket/Windshirt?

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  1. The Woodsrunner

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    In light of @mtwarden's thread on windshirts: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/in-praise-of-the-windshirt.221379/ I am on the hunt for a quality windshirt that won't break the bank and is in a low key muted gray/brown/green

    So far, I have narrowed it down to probably an Outdoor Research Ferrosi hooded jacket. Just curious if anyone on here has had any experience with the jacket or any of their other products in the Ferrosi line?

    Here is the jacket in question: www.outdoorresearch.com/us/en/mens-ferrosi-hooded-jacket/p/2500941352007
     
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    I have one (in coyote) :)

    it's on the more weather (wind/precip) resistant end and less on the breathable end; I wouldn't use it for trail running or any other high aerobic activity, but for general hiking and the like, it works well.
     
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    Ah, excellent! That is what I needed to know.

    We have enough rain here in Ohio, that I will probably be better off with something a tad on the more weather resistant end. Just as long as it is closer to the breathable end of the spectrum than a straight up rain jacket.

    Plus I don’t run, lol.

    Is the fabric decently durable? It says 70d and 120d ripstop, but as a fabric geek, I know that could mean a wide range of actual weight/durabilities.
     
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    almost all of my other windshirts are really lightweight, so the OR definitely is heads and shoulders above them; overall I'd say pretty darn tough

    OR also has what is arguably the best warranty of any outdoor gear manufacturer; if the jacket were to tear where it shouldn't- they'll replace it
     
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    That jacket looks sweet! I have the Patagonia Houdini which is lighter, more breathable, and packs down smaller, but I don't think that it's close to as durable.
     
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    I have one and love it. Sheds light rain and super packable.
     
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    Excellent on both accounts. Thank you sir! You have been most helpful.
     
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    Gotcha. Yeah, I do prefer a bit more durability. Those are pretty sweet jackets though!
     
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    Awesome! Sounds good.
     
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    Aw jeez, more choices. Here I was all committed to getting the level 4 shirt, but my Midwest brother from Ohio raised some key issues: durability and weather shedding, both of which are high priority here in Michigan.
    Heading to the OR site to check out this one.
     
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    Hmm... after reading the reviews in the OP's link it looks like this one needs to be tried on to make sure the fit is right. Seems that OR has tweaked the design since the previous models; just a heads up.
     
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    the other thing with the OR, it has a lot of stretch in it- I think that can be good in certain instances, but when you stretch fabric it also is more likely to let moisture in at the point where it's being stretched; also will be slower to dry
     
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    I have the Ferrosi Hoody and use it a lot. In fact I wore it yesterday over a base layer on a very windy hike.
    When looking at and comparing garments I always look at the weight difference, that tells you a lot.
    If your looking at similar jackets in similar fabrics the heavier one will almost always be warmer.
    BTW the Ferrosi pants are nice as well.
     
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    You guys sold me on it... Have one on the way.
     
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