The Whirlwind Hoody from Outdoor Research is versatile softshell midlayer, light enough to take everywhere providing protection from the elements be they wind, rain or sun. The jacket feels soft next to the skin.
Outdoor Research says:
Redesigned to be lighter and faster, this hoody performs like a light shell offering wind and water resistant protection in a streamlined package. This hooded jacket covers the gamut in comfort: cragging, multipitch routes, and trail runs, it’s a must for an adventurer’s kit.
The Outdoor Research's Whirlwind Hoody is a versatile softshell midlayer, light enough to take everywhere providing protection from the elements be they wind, rain or sun. The jacket feels soft next to the skin.
The Whirlwind Hoody is quite a tight fit and very stretchy making it ideally suited to active pursuits. There is adjustment on the hem whilst the cuffs are elasticated. Inside the cuffs is a novel thumb loop to keep the sleeves down when adding other layers or putting on gloves.
The chest pocket is quite small but my phone just fits in there. The chest pocket also doubles as a stuff sack with its own plastic clip to attach top a harness or rucksack so its always to hand. I found the hood a natural close fit but there is single toggle on the neck for further adjustment if required. The hood is not designed to fit over a helmet or hat.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear