Outdoor Research Centrifuge Jacket - Men's
Zip up the Outdoor Research Centrifuge Long-Sleeve Top before you start skinning up. The Centrifuge's wind- and water-resistant front fabric keeps the wind from killing your motivation, and the highly-breathable Radiant LT back and sides keep you from overheating halfway up.
- Close-fitting, balaclava-style hood adds warmth retention
- Thumb loops at cuff keep the sleeve inside your gloves
- Offset front zipper helps prevent rubbed-raw chins
- Two zippered hand pockets and a zippered napoleon pocket provide plenty of storage.
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I was very happy with w this product as both a mid layer and outer layer for heavy workouts. However after a week of ownership and wear, I noticed the moisture wicking fabric on the back and underarms started to get a pilling like effect from abrasion from normal wear. This brought into question the longevity of the piece so I had to return it. I really like the large collar that you can breath thru. It was a nice touch. I wish the wind proof fabric made up the bottom of the jacket to offer more abrasion resistance
Poor product description. Not a hard fleece and not breathable enough
November 12, 2011
This jacket does not match the description in my opinion. Based upon outdoor researches description of the main body being a hard fleece, I was expecting a material like polartec hardface fleece. The main material is a very hard face-not fleecy at all. The main body feels like the OR credo jacket or like a super burly version of the Better than naked jacket by the north face. The main body is not just wind resistant but completely windproof-also seemingly waterproof. The under arm and back material is like power stretch.
The main material on this jacket isnt all that breathable-I have used it trail running four times so far-in temps from the teens to the low 40s. the main material had water beading up on the inside of the jacket while running-felt like a hardshell. It breathes better breathing than a hardshell-but not as advertised in my opinion.
To see how water resistant the main material is I placed a pool of water on the jacket main body-the water did not penetrate at all for several minutes-any material this water resistant is not going to breathe extremely well-not nearly as good as I was hoping.
I was hoping for a jacket to be more breathable than the mountain hardwear effusion I own-this is more breathable but not by much.
I will probably buy the arc'teryx acto because I really want a hardface fleece. Then I will actually have received the product I wanted.
Great Mid-weight Layer
April 12, 2012
Pros : Good additional layer, Durable, Warm, Hood, Comfortable, Thumb loops, breathable
Best Uses : Mtn Climbing, Hiking, ski touring, Skiing, Climbing
I've used this hoody about 25 days now in the field. I really like it for ski touring. Works great as a breathable layer for the uphill and then keeps me warm for the downhill as well. I've also been using this jacket while cragging and mountaineering. I did a Rainier climb in April and wore this layer the whole time. I wish the zipper pulls were bigger as they are hard to un-zip with gloves on.
I've always been a fan of the R1 Hoody, this is very similar but a hybrid version of that.
Overall I really like this layer and plan on using it on many climbs and trips to come!
Nice high speed piece
January 25, 2012
Think of this as a hybrid fleece/wind shell. Does a little of both, so obviously this marriage results in a great piece for high octane pursuits like mtn biking or ski touring. I just layer up at the top, wear a long sleeve thin poly pro underneath. It works for this because it is not too warm. Fun piece, it takes a beating too.