Best Oakley Jacket to Date.
By Seth Morrison October 12, 2009
Worked with Tanner and Oakley designers on this one for the Pro Rider Series, a small collection 100% influenced by a small group of riders. Obviously this a High Performance piece. 3 Layer eVent material, rivals Gore in breathability, waterproofness and wind resistant. My favorite part of the jacket is the offset 2 way front zipper. Being on the side of the face leaves a nice and smooth chin area. Plenty of pockets, the cargos above the waist have snaps for quick and easy access for your camera or whatever else you need quickly, thats where I like to put mine. Nice venting, a small one under the arm is kinda hidden but helps for more air flow or air escape when main vents are open.
This jacket is a blend between Mountaineering and Park. So its a loose fit shell with lots of features. We wanted to keep a stylish look, not fitted. Another nice feature is the powder shirt, there is a zipper on the bottom edge so you can zip it to the waist line of the Alps pant and a few others in the Oakley line, thus making a one piece for those deep powder days or times your sending it and may possibly Tomahawk. Its a bit tricky to use at first but after some use you'll figure out your system to do it up quickly. There are also snaps on the shirt so you can connect to more Oakley pants other than the Alps, and this is pretty easy after some practice.
I've been on many testing trips over the years and know the drill of what we can do to gear between athletes needs and retail needs. This is the best we've done to date. Stoked to have all the input used on this one.
Nailed It? 4 Yes