Retreat into soft warmth.

Retreat into the soft warmth of the Outdoor Research Women's Salida Long Fleece Hooded Jacket. This relaxed fit jacket easily layers over your winter outfit and provides extra warmth thanks to a longer, mid-thigh length. Its wool and synthetic fabric blend wicks moisture so you stay more comfortable and the wool increases breathability in addition to adding warmth. The full-coverage balaclava-style hood offers plenty of protection when things get blustery and the internal stormflap under the front zipper seals cold air out.

  • Nylon, polyester and wool face with polyester fleece back
  • Relaxed fit
  • Balaclava-style hood
  • Internal stormflap under front zipper
  • Snap-closure hand pockets and snap-closure cuffs
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice jacket - fit was off on me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I loved the idea of the jacket. It is a thick layer with almost corduroy type lines in it. It just didn't fit well across my chest. For reference - I ordered a Medium and I am 5'7, 34D and usually wear a size 6.

Oh! I hate hearing that! So sorry it did not work for you Lisa.

Leta
OR Rep

Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Exactly what I was looking for. A mid-length, mid-weight jacket with a bit of style so I don't look like I just walked out of the woods. Very comfortable, low-pro pockets, and great hood.

Hey there Carly - thank you for taking the time to write! Happy Trails!
Leta
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Love

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I just received my fleece and I'm in love it's going to be my new favorite jacket ... I live in Michigan and this is going to be perfect for the spring time.. I'm 5'5 , 128 I ordered a small and it fits Perfect! Thanks Outdoor research

Thank YOU, Heather! Enjoy!

Leta
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So in love and then i wore it....

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I'm changing my original review. I was so excited for this fleece. I put it on and it seemed so perfect and everything i wanted. but then I zipped it up and put it on under my coat. The top part is soooo itchy and the wool scratches up against your face. at the wrist the same thing happens. Theres no lining so it scratches against them. this fleece could have been so perfect, im so sad I was so in love.

I'm so sorry it did't work for you, Sheena. Some folks do have wool sensitivity, so I can understand.

Thank you,
Leta
OR Rep

Perfect jacket for cool weather

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This jacket is perfect for temps between 30 and 50 degrees. I like the length, fit and flexibility of the fabric. It works well for casual wear and some more formal dress. My only complaint is that it went on sale soon after I purchased it! I purchased a size M and it fits well over sweaters. I am 5'6, 130 lbs, 34B chest, with an athletic build - broad shoulders).

Great everyday jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I tried a lot of jackets before settling on this one and I really like it. It has everything I was looking for and a nice shape. Size down if you are debating between two sizes.

Thank you Alexis!

Leta
OR Rep

Love it, but didn't fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Great jacket! Had everything I was looked for but didn't fit well. Sadly, I must return it. It was way too large in the bust and therefore did not look good on me.

Oh, Booooooo! So sorry, Dee! It is a great jacket, but I am sorry it didn't fit you!

Thanks for writing,

Leta
OR Rep

Just what I thought I was ordering

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

This is wool knit on the outside, heavy fleece on the inside. From the descriptions I thought it was going to run a bit on the large side, when I considered the OR vest I own which runs large. But this fits very true to size. It's fitted, close to the body. I would have probably ordered a medium so I could wear thicker shirts under it. But otherwise it's perfect. If your looking to layer I'd order up.
It's very warm. No air leaks, comes down a few inches above my knees, about mid thigh. I don't personally have a problem with the pockets, they work fine for me. The hood is nice too.
I'm really happy with it!

spiffy, durable, and warm

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: M

I've had this since March and have worn it a lot - almost every day that was below 55. I like it that much. I am comfy in it down to about 35-40 (I get cold easily). The medium fits me a little big -sleeves are a little bit long, and I probably could have taken a small. It has nice shaped seams, very flattering, almost flares at the bottom, and looks especially cute over a skirt and knit tights. Snap cuffs are snug but look very stylish. The black is black wool - it has some gray fiber in it, isn't solid black, it does have a sweater texture - and the fleece lining is a very dark greenish color. Might be a little snug in the front on a woman with a larger bust. The 2-way zipper is essential for the length, and the zipper is the right weight for the fabrics, not chunky but very durable. The jacket comes out of the wash smooth and it didn't shrink or wrinkle at the seams at all, and no woolly smells. The only cons are: It's just a little longer than what would look ideal for my height; the wool knit does pill; and I'd rather have hidden zipper pockets than snaps (the snaps look nice, and nothing has ever fallen out of the pockets - but if I want to close a pocket, I want it to be really closed). I hope OR will keep making jackets like this - maybe in a non-pilling fleece outer layer, and some more rich dark colors besides neutrals.

Hi Dianne, and thank you for the review. A hint to help reduce the pilling you get on the wool, wash the jacket inside out. Still, as with any wool piece, pilling does happen.

I hope you have a happy New Year!

Leta
OR Rep

This is NOT fleece!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Yes, it has fleece on one side, but the outside is a heavy knit. Also, it certainly is not relaxed fit. It fits close to the body. It might be nice for going to the movies or out for a casual dinner, but totally unsuitable for any type outdoor activity. I wanted it for shoveling snow, but it would be way to heavy (in weight) and constricting in movement. Returning it.

Hi Elizabeth, sorry that you were disappointed. This actually IS fleece. It is a sweater knit fleece. This style, being a long length, was designed by our designers as a casual fleece. The length is, as you say, not suitable for outdoor activity, but that's not what it's for.

Again, my apologies for it not being what you were looking for. Its a fantastic piece for that casual dinner, though!

Leta
OR Rep

I am a size 14, would an XL be too small for me? Usually XL coats fit me, just very snug. I am looking for something lightweight until it gets cold enough for my heavy winter coat.

Amber, sorry for the delay in answering. I think the XL would work. I am about an 8-10 and I wear between a M and L. I guess it will depend on how you are built as well.



Hope that helps!



Leta

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Best Jacket I've ever had!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket is warm, and stylish! It hugs my curves in all the right ways. Very flattering to my figure! It's lightweight. I haven't tried it yet in super cold weather, but it's doing great for the start of chilly days in Montana.

Lenee, Thank you for this review. I LOVE this jacket and know how good it looks on others. OR did a great job bonding cozy fleece to a wool corduroy blend on the outside, for a cozy, but not bulky jacket. Stylish too, and you are right, it does curve in all the right ways!

Thanks for writing!

Leta
OR Rep

New Favorite swacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Every once in awhile you come across a garment that becomes your new favorite, go-to piece. That describes this jacket or swacket (sweater/jacket). The fit and functionality are perfect.



I ordered the orchid color in a medium. I am 5"8' and approximately 137 lbs. The color is just a tad bit brighter than the picture shows and really pretty. The sleeves have ample length, hitting about an inch or two below the wrist. It has a slim, sophisticated silhouette, however, it allows for freedom of movement to do anything from shoveling to splitting wood. The length of the jacket hits mid-thigh and is really, really warm. I can't say enough good things about it, I'm quite impressed.