The Plateau exists on a higher level than your cotton hoody.
Don’t call the Oakley Men’s Plateau Softshell Jacket a hoody—it would take that as a lack of respect for its waterproof breathable exterior. You don’t want the Plateau to think you’re disrespecting it; the last guy who didn’t respect the sheltering powers of its fixed hood and full zip closure ended up in a long black bag. Long black bags don’t have venting like the underarm zips on this regular-fit snow jacket. Just enjoy the durable finish and drawcord hem, and shred your face off wearing this mid-layer that performs like an outer-layer.
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Plateau of Comfort
I bought this off of steepandcheap for $75 and I would have paid more. This is my go to jacket, even though it is a shell, it is warm enough for the colder days. I usually run very hot and pit zips just don't work that well for me, but the Plateau pit zips are HUGE and open up completely for maximum ventilation. The outer shell is very tough, yet the inside material is very soft to the touch. As an added perk, Oakley put a magnet inside the lining of the hood and back of the jacket so when you are not wearing it, it doesn't fly around, but stays attached to your back where it should be. The 2 side pockets are huge, I stowed 4 cans of beer and a PB&J one day on the mountain. This jacket is simply the best buy if you are looking for a nice shell.
It's a great Softshell, it does have partial waterproof capabilities, It is a little bit tighter fitting then other Oakley products. It's a little bit stiffer than most softshells. But the Comfortable lining makes it a lot better then most Shells with Tricot. I would definitely recommend this as a cooler alternative too most other companies out there as fat as design is concerned.