Outerwear Spotlight: Oakley

Outerwear Spotlight: Oakley

Welcome to a special Buyer’s Guide installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that everyone should know about. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to see our entire 2019 Buyer’s Guide.

Oakley Ski Shell Jacket 15k/3L

Oakley Ski Shell Pants 15k/3L

This Oakley kit was a standout for our testers. “I can’t believe how comfortable everything was. I almost forgot it was on my body,” said Sam Taggart. Both three-layer garments feature a predominantly nylon build with a hint of spandex that certainly adds to the aforementioned comfort and promotes ease of movement—perfect for the skin track or bootpack. This kit boasts a 15K-waterproof rating, YKK zippers and fully taped seams to blockade moisture. A plethora of strategically placed pockets allows for easy storage, even with a pack on. As an added bonus, the jacket’s oversized hood provides ample space for your helmet should you need shelter from the storm.

Oakley Women’s Snow Insulated Jacket 10K/2L

Oakley Oakley Women’s Snow Insulated Pants 10K/2L

When you talk ski fashion, this is the kit that should come to mind. With a flared out drop tail and an overlap, button-up zipper cover, this jacket belongs on a red carpet. Lucky for you, Oakley built it to excel in a more wintry setting. Both garments don a 10K-waterproof rating to keep out all but the worst precipitation events and are stuffed with Thinsulate synthetic insulation to keep you toasty when the mercury takes a nosedive. Those specs, along with dual, medium-sized chest pockets, a ski pass storage zone in the arm and four stow compartments in the pants, make this a great option for skiers that spend the majority of their time at the resort.

Photography by Matt Power & Bruno Long

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