If you're in the market for a jacket that breathes, keeps you warm, and looks great, the Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hooded Jacket may be right up your alley! Resembling the Patagonia Nano Air Hoody - Women's in style, function, and price tag, this versatile jacket has a few more bells and whistles than you would expect at first glance. We took this jacket skiing, hiking, camping, and climbing, and found that it performs nicely as a stand-alone piece in temperatures ranging from 30F - 60F. Not only did the soft face fabrics and insulation breathe well during activity, but they also kept us warm when standing still. Plus, this jacket got major props from other ladies for its cute colors and flattering chevron stitching design. It also features many pockets and adjustment points, with a pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.
Despite all the things we liked about this jacket, it just didn't score very highly in our review because a) the fabrics didn't breathe as well as jackets like the Patagonia Nano Air and b) it was one of the heaviest jackets tested. Although price never factors into our scores, we were surprised that the price tag of this jacket ($300) was so high. Although the Nano Air rings up at the same price, that jacket is much lighter and a little more breathable.