- October 12 2011
This is my go-to jacket for three season fickle weather on the east coast. I've worn this jacket in low 60F to 30F with wind, sun, snow and rain and always felt comfortable. The outer ventia material is durable and flexible, although around the neck it is sometimes too rigid, so the zipper can be scratchy when unzipped. The hood fits well, provides good cover and doesn't slide off when raining. An excellent jacket to go through fall, winter, and spring. I am now a believer in Outdoor Research jackets.
- December 20 2010
Great protection from the elements
I have a few Outdoor Research pieces and love them all. OR is always of the highest quality, super functional, and good-looking. This softshell is no exception--great weather protection and cute enough to wear around town. The fit seems a little bulky in the shoulders, but as the fabric breaks in, it relaxes and looks better. Fits true to size.
- January 16 2010
Great fit, comfortable, cute
I love this jacket! It fits great and is very comfortable. I use it for snowboarding and wearing around town. It's very well made (like all of the OR products I own)and there are no extra bells and whistles, just a good quality jacket. I bought the Sky colored one and the actual color is a little brighter and has more of a turquise color to it. I like the actual color better than how it looks from the photo.
- January 2 2012
The Mithril is a great looking jacket and is my first Outdoor Research purchase. I was a little worried about it's construction and comparable quality , as I have been a faithful Northface customer for over 10 years. Outdoor Research has put all of my concerns to rest. I love the weatherproof zippers and internal pocket. The lining is light and cozy and the softshell sheds weather well. I bought a women's medium and it fits true to size. I am 5'2 and weigh 105 lbs. I have plenty of room for whatever base layers I may need. I pair this jacket with the Outdoor Research Aspire (Gore Tex shell) when the weather is severe, be it rain or heavy/blowing snow. The two jackets complement each other nicely and can withstand anything winter can throw at them, all the while keeping me comfortable, warm, and dry. I highly recommend these jackets!
- October 14 2011
Great in high wild places
I have used this jacket snowshoeing to -26 degrees celcius and to climb 7,123m Pik Lenin and am very impressed with its ability to cut wind and keep me dry. Excellent fabric and warm. I only give it four stars because the pockets are a little low and sit right on a backpack and/or harness strap so are difficult to access. Also the neck is quite stiff and while comfortable with the hood up (which is perfect with or without a helmet) it is a little annoying unless unzipped a short way with the hood down. This jacket performs very well in the harshest conditions. I am a 180cm, 75kg female and the large fits well over a base layer and fleece so perhaps since I am big the sizes do run large.