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Gear Review: Outdoor Research Women's Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

"You Don't Change The Words To A #1 Hit Song." While investigating specs for this review, that's the first full sentence I saw (at the time this review was published) on Outdoor Research's page about the Women's Ferrosi Hooded Jacket. In short, it's a name most folks familiar with Outdoor Research's products will recognize. The Details & Specs section of the page for the men's version describe the jacket as having a "cult-like following."

Usually, if something's around for a long time, even if it's a jacket design, it's with good reason. I reviewed pants by the same name last year, grateful to find a company that makes pants with longer inseams (I'm 5'9").  Between how much I like the pants and the cult-like following I read about, when Outdoor Research provided a complimentary Ferrosi Hooded Jacket to try, I had high expectations.

I wore the Ferrosi on chilly, damp autumn hikes in Pennsylvania and on a cross…

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