Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell – Soft Shells: Reviews
RAIN BEATERThe big deal with this one? No sticker shock on a piece that can match the performance of jackets almost twice as pricey. A stylin’ hoodie with taped seams, the Mithril weighs in at 22 ounces, and though I doubted OR’s claim that its stretchy Ventia fabric was waterproof, I couldn’t break the seal. Even when I thought rain had surely penetrated, I stayed chalk-dry inside.
Bonus: With its crazy-comfy fleece lining, this jacket all but asks to be worn without a shirt.
Bummer: The clunky cuffs could be refined by going all-elastic.