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Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket - Women's

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  • Fully waterproof Ventia™ fabric allows snow to glide right off; seams are fully taped for complete protection
  • Soft brushed interior wicks moisture and adds warmth
  • Full-length front zipper features an internal draft flap; brushed tricot-lined collar is soft against skin
  • Dual-pull, adjustable hood adds critical protection
  • Dual hem drawcords and rip-and-stick cuff closures hold warmth in and keep cold out
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets


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Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket - Women's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
26.5 inches
21 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Back length (in.)
Average weight

Outdoor Research Mithril Jacket - Women's

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Rated 4.7/5 based on 10 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat jacket I 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
Rated 4out of5
by fromfive stars on fit, can't say otherwise. NOT INSULATED. I was shopping for an insulated jacket and that's how it was categorized on the REI website. So I was bummed when it arrived with just a thin fleece lining. The fit is perfect!!! Women's jackets are usually too short in the sleeves, tight across the shoulders and biceps and huge in the hips. At 5'8" 140lbs a large was just perfect and so cute! I threw it on over a cotton sweatshirt and tshirt and stood on the porch in cloudy, windy 38 degree weather (sorry, don't know the windchill) and my arms and back were cold in a few minutes. I bet it's a great jacket if you're moving fast and/or use a hefty base layer. Just not what I was looking for. Can't justify it when I already have a nice gore-tex shell.
Date published: 2012-01-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromMy favorite softshell I got this jacket last year (blue jay color) and wore it ice climbing over 65 days during the course of the season. It still looks brand new but that isn't why I love it. It keeps me warm, it sheds the water that drips on me while I am climbing, the cut and fabric don't restrict my movement and the material fights back when my sharp pointy objects snag it. The hood accommodates my helmet without restricting my vision. I am ready to wear it again this season...I am just waiting for the ice!!!! I pair the Mithril Jacket with the espresso OR Solitude Pants...perfect combination for my back country adventures.
Date published: 2009-10-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromSweet jacket!! What a fantastic jacket. The new Outdoor Research ventia fabric is absolutely amazing. The price is great too, [$] for a waterproof, windproof soft shell. This jacket is perfect for winter hiking, mountaineering, and skiing. Plus what a great name- mithril-it was good enough for Frodo and Bilbo- and more than good enough for me.
Date published: 2009-11-28
Rated 5out of5
by fromI just love it. I almost never write any reviews. But I just cannot help commenting on Mithril Jacket. It looks great, it fits wonderful, but what is most important, it really does protect me. I just wore it for three days in the Italian Alps, at a 3000-meter altitude, sub-zero temperatures, snow, and an incredibly strong wind. Throughout the trip I felt warm, often wearing just two shirts underneath. Although it was drizzly weather, I was perfectly protected against the wetness. I really, really recommend it if you like a reliable piece of clothing to protect you in very harsh weather.
Date published: 2010-02-09
Rated 5out of5
by fromamazing Totally worth it. Thanks for buying it for me dad!
Date published: 2011-11-18
Rated 5out of5
by fromThe best jacket I have ever bought! I absolutely love this jacket. It rains A LOT where I live, and this keeps me dry and warm in fall and winter. Just the right fit so that it does not look bulky even with sweater inside. Great shape of hood with high front zipper to keep the head and face dry in rain. I got so many compliments of jacket, too!
Date published: 2011-11-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromAK/PNW Fisher/Farmer approved I bought this last winter for the purpose of a durable, waterproof, warm, winter work coat (as an alternative to a carhartt jacket). YES. The mithril is fantastic, has stood up to wood hauling, nail/screw scrathes, fishing in the AK rain, all the other b.a. stuff I get myself into, AND received aesthetic compliments. True to Tolkien's creation. I love the high collar, the pull cords on the inside near the face are uncomfortable but that's the only thing I have to say in criticism. The hood is nice but I typically wear a balaclava and hat in addition. It is h20-proof, I recommend using a NIKWAX TX. DIRECT wash-in, there is fleece on the inside and I don't believe wash-in is recommend but it's worked for me. NIKWAX makes a softsheel proof, that might work better but that's what I had. The mithril is warm but I LAYER for good wind-proof. I usually wear a medium/large, I bought a large because it was the only one on super sale last year, a medium would have worked too. I have long arms and even these sleeves are long on me, which I love for bike-riding and work and pulling over gloved hands. The ergonomic fit is wonderful, a lot of movement in the shoulders and arms, I've even taken this out for a very wet and cold run. Take note, I bought the black and the colors were actually reversed, the seams are darker, the coat fabric a very dark slate. Surprised when I got it, and I might like it better the way it's shown online, but, whatever, it's an awesome piece of outdoor gear. Way to go OR.
Date published: 2011-11-25

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