2007 Model No Longer Available
Outdoor Research Motiva Jacket - Women's - 2007 BCS
The Outdoor Research Women's Motiva jacket employs Gore-Tex's WindStopper softshell fabric to help you maintain an optimal temperature whether you're hiking in fall's Technicolor backdrop, skiing bluebird powder, or sending your test project in less-than-optimal weather. The Motiva's fleece-backed softshell material offers a stretchy, dynamic fit so you can move freely, while simultaneously shunning biting winds and body heat stealing chills. The removable hood offers shelter from the storm, and takes a break on clement days. Double-sliding Underarm zips take the hassell out of venting, and the women's-specific fit and articulated arms take the ill-fitting unisex frumpiness out of the equation.
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December 15, 2009
I looked at a LOT of softshells before deciding on this one when Steep and Cheap had it last year. I love this jacket! I am about 5'3" 110 lbs and have the black in XS. You don't even need much underneath. The jacket is cute enough to wear out over "going out" clothes with boots and rugged enough for rain and camping. It has a very nice look to it and I am so glad I bought it. The hood has the fleece lining which really came in handy one COLD night walking back to a hotel in Nuremburg late last fall and on an island tour in Greece.
most versatile jacket ever
October 28, 2009
This jacket is the best jacket I've ever spent my money on. Don't know if I would have paid full price initially (got it on steepandcheap.com) but now, after owning it a year, I definitely would.
Regarding sizing - I'm 5'5" 125 lbs and I got the medium. Fits very well, loose enough that I can layer a t-shirt, and an Outdoor Research fleece jacket (also size medium) underneath, and be comfortable down to about 30 degrees F (O degrees C), even if I am just standing around, 10 degrees if I am hiking or something. It's a snugger fit with the fleece underneath, but still very comfortable.
On the other hand, I've also worn it on a 60 degree day, when the breeze might be a little chilly, opened up the pit vents, and been perfectly comfortable.
The wind-stopping nature of this jacket makes it a great one for cycling as well!
Previous comment mentioned, we need to go one size up compare
Previous comment mentioned, we need to go one size up compare to Arc'Trex, what about if I compare with OR Women Jacket?
September 7, 2008
I thought it fit true to size.
September 23, 2008
By: Jen Bishop
May 12, 2010
This jacket is great! I have worn it all over Europe, on boats, and around campfires. It looks great dressed up or down and really keeps the wind at bay. This photo is on a day cruise in Greece in late November.
October 6, 2008
tried the jacket in tough weather this wkend. kept me warm despite the cold winds! hat fit well over the beanie i was wearing; the hood's wrap around tucked easily under my chin. ran in it, too-- moved well w/ me and *loved* the pockets!
love the jacket!!!
September 26, 2008
Received in the mail yesterday! Love the hood...easily comes off and on. jacket probably does fit petite to average frames best. (5'4 123lbs.) ordered a M fits with thin long sleeve baselayer and northface TKA 100 1/4 zip up. Go up one size compared to most jackets. More sizing help, bust 36 (measure around the fullest part of the bust and around the back) waist 29 (measure round the body at the natural waistline level with the belly button)and waist 37(measure round the body at the fullest part of the hips approximately 8 inches below the waistline)
September 22, 2008
just got this. LOVE it! i am a petite frame, so the XS fit me perfectly (5'3", 105lbs). i got the red-- beautiful color. lots of pockets and v soft on the inside-- the sleeves are lined w/ fleece, so it's comfortable if you're wearing a t-shirt or tank. the hood is lined, too, except for the edge. you can easily turn your neck when the hood is up. great purchase!
- [Shell] WindStopper SoftShell; [Lining] fleece
- Waterproof Rating:
- Water resistant
- Breathable Rating:
- Not Specified
- Core Venting:
- Yes, Underarm zips
- 2 Front, 2 internal, 1 sleeve
- Seam Taped:
- Yes, fully
- Powder Skirt:
- Yes, removable
- Zip-in Compatibility:
- Recommended Use:
- Climbing, hiking, skiing, backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- Country of Origin: