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Alright so this jacket is a few years old, but I'll still share my two cents after putting it through the wringer last season. So here we go.....
When looking for a jacket, I always looks for something lightweight, simple styling, and nothing more than I need. Most technical shells fit the bill, but they're all a bit too tight fitting for me. This jacket fit great, and was a super simple design. Wrist gaiters are night, as is the zip in powder skirt. I like the asymmetric zipper, keeping the zipper away from my face on cold days.
There are a few drawbacks to the jacket though. The 30k/20k laminate just doesn't come close to GoreTex in terms of waterproofness, breathabilty, and weight. I paired this jacket with the Oakley Choice GoreTex Pro Shell pants, and the difference was unbelievable. After about 20 days, the waterproofing started to fail slightly, and would leave me with a damp jacket by the end of the day. Another gripe I have with this jacket (any many Oakley jackets) are the poor quality of the wrist gaiters. They're just a simple neoprene sleeve with a hole cut in it for your thumb. No hem or anything. By the end of the season the wrist gaiters were stretched out and on the verge of ripping.
I am just 5'8 height, 150lbs and have a...
I am just 5'8 height, 150lbs and have a 40 inch chest. Should I go for Medium or Small?
Thanks in advance
I have almost the exact same build, maybe 5-10 pounds heavier. I personally would get a medium because I like a little bit tighter fit, a small in my opinion would be too small. Hope that helps, also you can always send it back to backcountry!
Will this item be sold on here at anything...
Will this item be sold on here at anything other than Small size?
Hey Brian, probably not, this is last season's model... I would keep an eye out on SAC and other clearance websites...
I can't even describe how awesome this coat is. There is ZERO insulation, its a pure shell that is super waterproof and light. I was actually concerned when I got it that it was TOO light, but once I wore it, I was sold. The whole set up is like wearing a suit of armor in the PNW rain/snow. It sheds moisture like a garbage bag, but breathes like mesh. This can be a deep winter coat with layers underneath, or a spring/warm weather coat with a t-shirt underneath and the vents open. Pair it with the primed pants and you've got a heckofa suit.
how long is the XL or the XXL? I like...
how long is the XL or the XXL? I like longer jackets to prevent cold-butt
The XL has a center back length of 33 inches and the XXL is 34 inches measuring from the base of the hood down to the hem.
I'm 6'1" 185lbs and currently wear a size...
I'm 6'1" 185lbs and currently wear a size large Burton AK jacket. Would the large Primed jacket be about the same fit or smaller?
I own both the Oakley and Burton jackets and the L in both is very similar to each other.
I've currently got a Baggy Fit Medium...
I've currently got a Baggy Fit Medium Oakley Jacket from a few seasons ago, so i'm trying to figure out if i should hunt for a large or buy a medium?
Anyone care to take some of the guess work out of it?
Thats sorta a tough one without trying it on, there have been some Oakley jackets that are pretty baggy for their listed size. So you may want the large.
There is a leaner cut to this coat, so I'd go with the large.
Everything but the minor
Very lightweight, impressive orange, fit me well.
I like almost everything in this suit, its color, its fit, ventilation, water proof.
But also there are couple of minuses. there is no ski-pass pocket on a sleeve and collar of this jacket slightly rubs my chin.
But anyway it is a good deal to have it on =)
This is a bomber jacket. Super waterproof, taped seams, etc. Pockets in the right locations. Offset zipper in front pretty cool. As with most super weatherproof jackets, the material and construction make it a bit crunchy/stiff - not so soft and fuzzy. But all-in-all a great all-weather coat for someone who is looking for the best in uninsulated shells. Can layer underneath for colder days, or go thin for those toasty tahoe days. I have two oakley coats (this one and a puffy) and I love them both. Beware, OAKLEY RUNS BIG. I am 6'3" 175 and generally wear a L or XL. I wear a medium in both my Oakley coats and each fits perfectly. A bit too spendy I say - 500 bucks? really?
What are the materials? Breathes AND...
What are the materials? Breathes AND waterproof? Permanently or coating? Ceramic elements to hold heat?
Toray Entrant Dermizax EV Fabric. Yes and Yes. Coating. No.
Best Jacket I Own...
...and I have several. This is a great jacket. I have the orange colorway. I'm 5'11, 170 and ordered a large. It comes just below mid thigh. I ordered the XL also to see how it fit and it was huge, inch above my knee and wide at the bottom. I had it out the other day for a while in the rain and did not get wet at all. Keeps the heat in also, but it is a shell, so you will have to do some layering. The anorak length is great if you like a longer jacket. It says on the Oakley site that it is relaxed fit also, but the only place I see this trait is the last 4 to 5 inches of the jacket. It kind of bells out as the picture suggests. Otherwise, it is a regular fit from what I see. Again, I highly suggest this jacket.
Keeps you dry.
This jacket is the best to date. It is a shell and you should layer with this piece. 3 outside pockets, 2 hand one chest all with water proof zippers and generous pull tabs. Chest pocket has a media pocket. Inside there is a velcro closure pocket. The hood has a one side pull that pulls from the inside of the chest pocket to stay hidden from view. There is a soft brim wire to mold the brim of the hood and a magnet on the back that snaps onto another on the back of te jacket to help hold in place when not in use. Front zipper is wide, smooth and offset to keep your chin from getting chaffed. Arms are articulated and have open pit zip venting. Wrists closure is a velcro adjustment so you can fit your glove inside the wrist and also have hand gaskets. Snow skirt is removable and snaps to Primed Bid or can zip to other Oakley pants that have that option to make a one piece to keep you dry in deep powder. My colorway Enamel Mint/Dark Forest has embroidered skulls on the side of the hood.