Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket - Women'sis rated4.0out of5by2.
Rated4out of5byCOSuefromGreat jacketI ordered this jacket for the combination of style and function. I was not disappointed. The jacket fit well. (I would have liked another inch or two in sleeve length, but I am 6 ft tall, so I am used to it.) I wore this jacket for a snowshoeing trip. It was 12 degrees out with winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour. I wore the jacket with a base layer and a fleece jacket and I never felt the wind or the cold. The jacket moved well even with a pack on. My range of motion was not restricted. A keeper.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated4out of5byKatherine213fromFantastic jacketI bought this jacket for an early fall hiking and camping trip in Glacier Nat'l Park, I wanted something waterproof yet a little warmer than a lightweight Gortex rain jacket that I already have. So far, I really like it. Haven't tested it yet in an absolute downpour but it did totally fine in moderate drizzle. Wore it hiking in temps ranging from high 30's when we started in the morning to probably 60's (once it got warmer than that I took it off obviously). It was warm enough in the morning and it had good wind resistance yet it wan't oppressive later as things (both the environmental temp, and my own body) warmed up.
I'm around 5'4", 135-140# and I got a medium. Could have gotten away with a small except that I'm cold blooded and wanted plenty of room for layering. No problem layering over fleece tops, I'm also able to layer it over a down-alternative puffy jacket when it gets really cold at night. The sleeves are a bit long for my short arms but I could push the sleeves up to my wrists, tighten the velcro and the sleeves stayed out of my way just fine.
One surprise was that the inside pocket is down low, right inside the left side hand pocket rather than up in the chest area. It worked fine, just wasn't quite where I'd expected it. Hand pockets are in a comfortable location, the zippers functioned well and the pockets were an acceptable size. The hood worked fairly well, there's an adjustment cord at the back and with that tightened up the hood stayed in place, didn't block my vision. Was a little irritated with the collar, it sometimes rubbed on my chin a little but that was only a minor issue.
I think this jacket will be great for Seattle's rainy winter days.
Very happy with this jacket so far!
Date published: 2012-09-11
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Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket - Women's Customer Reviews