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Obermeyer Foundation Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Obermeyer Foundation Jacket snowsport jacket

I purchased this jacket in the middle of last year's ski season. It has suited me well. It is lightweight, yet warm enough with a couple of light layers underneath. It has ample pockets for everything you need pockets for on the slopes and it is absolutely waterproof.


  • Insulated and warm
  • Lots of pockets including one for ski card and goggles
  • True to size
  • Waterproof
  • Easy zippers
  • Hood that fits over the helmet
  • Well made


  • The hood does not stay in place over the helmet while skiing or when there is wind.

I bought this jacket because I was tired of being cold while skiing and I am very happy with its ability to keep me warm in temps ranging from the low teens and into the 20's (deg. F). I do wear two light base layers underneath. I do find that when the temps gets into the 30's I have to shed one layer and sometimes open the vents that are built into the jacket. I need to say that I am 65 years old and tend get colder faster than 20 years ago.

The jacket is lightweight and easily packable. It has lots of pockets to suit my needs and cinch straps in different locations. The oversized hood easily fits over my ski helmet, which leads me to my only complaint. The hood does not stay in place. It slides backwards off of the helmet when skiing or when experiencing even a slight wind coming at your face, It is quite annoying, but that is my only complaint.

Overall, this is a well made, warm jacket for the price. You might want to wait until the end of the season to purchase because they come way down in price.


I have owned a few other insulated, waterproof jackets.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180 on sale

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Price MSRP: $259.00
Current Retail: $138.83-$279.00
Historic Range: $99.88-$279.00
Reviewers Paid: $180.00
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