Outdoor Research Furio

A hard-wearing shell-style jacket. In use it is as solid as they come, with all the usual tough bits and bobs. The most distinct feature of the jacket has to be OR’s full embracing of side venting. Instead of a couple of underarm zips, this jacket has huge zips that run from the hem through to the underarm. The result allows for great venting, if a little excessive for most conditions. Two chest pockets also double-up as vents in the unlikely event that it ever gets that warm. The hood is well-fitting and manages to keep out a good amount of blustery rain when properly adjusted. Getting the right fit can be a little more time-consuming than it should, with cinch cords that require the use of both hands.

Materials: Three-layer Gore-Tex
Weight: 357g
Pockets: 5
Women’s version: No
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.outdoorresearch.co.uk