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Gear Review: Outdoor Research Women's Transition Hoody

I'm always looking for gear that'll serve more than one function and work in more than one season. If a jacket, a pair of pants, or top can be worn in winter, spring, fall, even summer, that piece will be my first choice when it comes to purchasing something new, or hanging on to something instead of passing it on.

The Outdoor Research Women's Transition Hoody is billed as "a winter hoody that can keep up with you," and one of my goals in testing it as part of the #ORinsightlab team this winter was to see if it could do more. I received a complimentary Transition Hoody to put through its paces, and (spoiler alert), it can be more than a winter layer.

Technology and Features The Transition Hoody features hybrid mapped construction, meaning fabrics are placed where they'll be of the best use. The fabric placement helps give the Transition Hoody a more flattering fit, helps it move with you, and helps you manage your body temperature during aerobic activity. Mid…

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