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Outdoor Research Ion Pullover

in Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell

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4.33 / 5 (3 reviews)


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Joseph Aulwes
( eispickel )
Outdoor Research Ion Pullover on 03/01/2007 19:14:30 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This is my first light weight wind shell, so I can't compare it to anything.
- breaths fairly well.
- repels light rain.
- Folds into napoleon pocket, I can also fit my liberty ridge pants into the pocket.
- Adjustable hood.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Outdoor Research Pants - Women's priced at: $65.00
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Art Sandt
( artsandt )
good hooded windshirt on 04/07/2008 12:03:35 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I was using a Montane Aero for a while but picked up the OR Ion when I realized how much warmth a windproof hood can add to a layering system. The fit and function is comparable to the Aero, but the material OR uses is perhaps a bit thicker and slightly less breathable, although that means that it's also a tad more windproof. The hood has good adjustments and even has a stiffened, crushable bill. These combination of features lead to my one complaint that, when the hood is cinched tight, the bill of the hood gets in the way of my vision. Otherwise, highly recommended.

Michael Bachman
( rivrfox - M )

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Western Slope, Colorado
Decent wind jacket on 04/13/2011 01:52:39 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

4.5 stars. Purchased on sale and has come in handy when a rain jacket isn't needed.

I'm 5'7" 145ish. Medium fits well over layers yet is a bit short in the sleeve area. Care needs to be taken when worn as it is a light wind shell & material is very thin.

Hood works well with temple pull...sometimes I flip the brim into the hood so it doesn't block my view when synched tight.

Weighs under 4 oz. Packs into the chest pocket.

Like the orange color for fall hiking/visibility too. Believe this isn't available anymore.

Current recommendations: Camp USA has one for adventure racing/ski mountaineering that you can put on over your backpack as it has no back. Also a normal wind parka as well.

Edited by rivrfox on 04/21/2011 23:14:53 MDT.

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