Obermeyer Oxnard ReviewDecember 4, 2013
- Good fit
- Long hem to keep snow out
- Lots of bells and whistles, like RECCO
- Torso ventilation rather than pit zips
- Hood a bit tight on some helmets
The Oxnard is comfortable, warm, and studded with amenities like goggle wipes and RECCO. It's not as waterproof or breathable as most in this review, but will serve just fine in all bit the worst conditions. It’s a bit on the heavy side but a solid choice for its price.
The Oxnard’s shell is a basic stretchy nylon treared with a water-repellent coating. It has average waterproofness and breathability. The Thinsulate insulation will keep you warm when wet, and is thicker in strategic areas like the shoulders and torso, but is a bit on the heavy side.
The Oxnard has very long arms and hem length, which makes it weatherproof, though some might find the hip length in this case a bit too long. It’s a style thing. It’s a more athletic cut, so will be a tough fit for the particulalry husky, but the fabric’s slight stretch keeps it from binding much and the arms are pre-articulated, which is always a good thing. Snug in a good way.
The Oxnard is loaded for resort skiing, with a powder skirt, RECCO, removable hood that fits most helmets, a tethered goggle wipe, a key clip, and wrist gaskets. It’s got an outrageous eight pockets including a goggle pocket, media pocket, and pass pocket. I hate zippers in my armpits, so love the alternative torso-vents.