The O'neil x Newschoolers Collab jacket is everything an NSer wants in a jacket. A tall, baggy fit. Tons of pockets (including some hidden pockets for...stuff). Shoelace gaiter system. A clean look. And most importantly, a llama head.
I haven't had any problems with this jacket. I've always been warm enough, dry enough, comfortable enough. It's a really well made jacket that fits the NS style extremely well.
Warm enough for most temps above 0 degrees F.
Tons of pockets
Tall and loose fitting
O'Neill and NS did this collab right. The fit is great and the colors are awesome. I've received many complements wearing it and I absolutely love this thing.
For tall slender dudes like me, its nice to have a jacket that doesn't fit awkwardly wide as the size gets bigger. I'm 6'3" and I got the XXL, which is the perfect length (mid thigh) and not as wide as an XL or XXL saga jacket would be.
The jacket is pretty water proof, nothing crazy but certainly not lacking. The first day skiing in the jacket it started to rain and the jacket kept me warm and relatively dry.
The jacket is well made, but the fabric feels like it would tear if you fell on pavement or cement. I wouldn't recommend hitting urban with it unless you don't care about that kind of stuff.
For features, there is a nice powder skirt, which doesn't feel tight when un-snapped (like some saga jackets do) a great media pocket for your ipod/phone, a nice wrist pocket, a mesh inside goggle pocket, and a discrete inside stash pocket.
My only complaint is that the sleeves are oddly narrow at the wrist. I like to put my mittens under my sleeve, but with this jacket it is more difficult to do than others.
My favorite part, aside from the sweet aesthetics, is the jackets wide neck gaiter. Lots of jackets get to tight around the neck when they are zipped all the way up, especially if you have a balaclava on or hood from an under layer. This jacket has plenty of room around the neck while still keeping you warm.
Great jacket with a sweet design. The audio pocket right next to the zipper is very useful. At around 15 degrees Fahrenheit I wore a long sleeve shirt under the jacket and was warm. Overall a really nice jacket.Ratings:
So I have had the privilege of getting hooked up with this jacket from my local shop.
All I can say is this is one of the coolest collab jackets ever.
The jacket performed well in the torrential downpour Wisconsin received opening weekend although it did become soaked after 5 or so hours out in the rain.
The jacket is rated 10k/10k which is sufficient in WI (or any other Midwest state)in terms of waterproofing since we dont get absolutely dumped on with snow all the time like out west.
Staying warm was not an issue either though, the light insulation will be perfect for later in the year when temps dip below 0 degrees F. I also had no problem with being able to cool off when needed since the underarm vents are HUGE.
The little additions like the stash pocket and being able to reach your phone from the outside are awesome features.
In terms of fit, I have an XL and it fits perfect. Not steeze to the knees but not so short your dad would want to wear it. It goes just past mid thigh (6'1 180lbs for reference) which provides amble steeze and coverage if I fall.
The design in person is even better than seeing the pictures online. I wanted to no longer be a skittle on the hill but still stick out and this coat definitely does the job. I've got tons of compliments on it already.
My only gripe with the coat would be that I would've liked to see it be 15k/15k. Other than that, I would HIGHLY recommend you picking up this coat.
This jacket is an excellent blend between baggy and tight. Its nice, tall and loose - but not overly so.
It has a solid lightweight feeling to it, and you can definitely tell that its made with high quality materials.
The design isn't the craziest, so if you're looking for something that really stands out this is the wrong place to be. Of ocurse, the current trend is more toward earth tones and simpler design so its on point.
Its a great light jacket for wear in most conditions. I might want to have something else for when its -20 celsius or lower, though with solid layering you could probably do the trick.
This jacket is awesome. It fits really well as a one-jacket-for-all type of need. It's actually quite lightweight while staying extremely warm. Even though it's lightweight, it's not something I would wear on warmer days. I wore it outside during a cool fall night and rather quickly wanted to shed it for something lighter.
Obviously it looks cleaner than Windex, and the fit is great. The pictures of the jacket are very fair representations of how it's going to fit and feel. Pretty baggy, but not full-on hoodrat length. The zippers look like solid quality and the drawstrings give it a good look.
The fact that it's NS collab and sports the llama head is awesome and subtle. It will definitely be unassuming enough to not feel like a billboard, but throw up a flag for fellow NSers to meet in the flesh.
***Full review coming soon***Ratings: