Outdoor Research Cirque Soft Shell Jacket (For Women)

Closeouts. Outdoor Research's Cirque jacket is a technical soft shell that's at home in the high alpine. It's made of double-woven, wind-resistant stretch fabric that's perfect for layering.

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  • Reviewed by Boston traveler from Massachusetts on Friday, April 04, 2014
    I bought this jacket to have something for extra warmth that is water-resistant for camping and in the city. I expected it to be black, but it is actually a charcoal gray. It's not a bad color, but wasn't what I wanted. Overall, the fit is flattering, but the jacket is a little stiff and shorter than I might like (I'm 5' 8"). I haven't decided whether to keep it or not. It seems like it would be great for cooler nights, and is lightweight and packable. However, I really was hoping for a black jacket.
  • Reviewed by Madison Backpacker from Madison, WI on Sunday, March 30, 2014
    I was so excited to receive this coat, but when I actually pulled it out of the packaging I thought the order had been messed up. Turns out, "black" is not actually black according to OR, but more of a charcoal gray color. Also, the sizing was wildly off--I am a size small in every other coat I own, but when I zipped this up it would barely fit around my hips, and I was sure to check the size recommendations for this product. Definitely returning it, extremely disappointed.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by SBChick from Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday, December 02, 2012
    I'm 5'9" & 150 lbs and the medium fit perfectly. The long sleeves are great!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pat the mom from CT on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Bought this for my trip to Spain (hopefully!) next summer/fall. Will be walking the Camino...
    • Best Uses: Hiking
    • Pros: Comfortable, Smart looking
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Alpinist Wannabe Wendy from The rolling hills of Wisconsin. on Thursday, October 18, 2012
    This was bought specifically for climbing and mountaineering, although it goes under a waterproof shell for ice climbing. OR would do well to improve their women's fit. This is my second OR soft shell and I seem to be bursting around the bust while the tail is short and exposed, so I went up a size (although I would normally be a small with a 34-inch chest circumference). A climbing shell should easily tuck and readjust under a harness. Regardless, the jacket is beautifully and solidly constructed, as can be expected from OR. The Cirque will be the first jacket to grab for any outdoor activity, including skiing and running when the temperatures drop and the wind is up.
    • Best Uses: Around town, Climbing, Mountaineering
    • Cons: Short length, Unflattering fit
    • Pros: Brilliant color, packable, Solid Construction
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