• Obermeyer Straight Down 2006

      • Review by Mr.Bishop on Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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        Overall

        Overall its a good down jacket. It keeps me warm, looks decent, and has good features. I wish the neck was a little bigger, as I have a huge neck and like my jacket zipped up. I've never really found something with a good sized neck though.



        Performance

        Its like a light down jacket. Not the heaviest down ever, so you're going to need some layers underneath when its cold. It does hold the wind out, and with a fleece and a proper baselayer on you'll be able to brave some pretty badass temperatures. Reminder that I rode this thing in Quebec, where this winter I was out frequently when the temperature was below -25 celcius. Real cold.

        The jacket actually has waterproofing, which I sometimes think is a little silly in a down jacket. Really if you're wearing a down coat, it shouldn't be anywhere near raining.

        Of course I definitely ate my words the one day I forgot to check the weather properly, and it did start raining. All I had was this coat, and though it got pretty wet and heavy, my actual body stayed dry. I wouldn't take it out in heavy rain, but if you make a mistake you're covered.

        Design

        Great pockets, and lots of 'em. They're big, so the only problem is putting too much crap in them. There's decent cellphone and music pockets inside, and your headphones stick through one of those nifty little slits to keep out of your way.

        Neat feature in this jacket is the goggle wipe. I've seen a few companies try to do this, but this thing is super soft, and actually safe to use on your goggles/glasses. It detaches with a button from inside your pocket. If its snowing a lot, it gets wet fast as it isn't very big, but man in a pinch it'll save ya.

        Fit

        Obermeyer has obviously taken input from their team. They have also obviously taken input from the Olenicks, who are notorious for wearing extremely baggy cloths. I got this jacket in an XL, and it was definitely a very healthy XL with plenty of room. It had a good fit, and definitely allowed me to layer underneath like a motherfucker if it was uber-cold.

        I wouldn't say that the cut of the jacket was extremely exciting, which I would have liked to see a little more of.

        Durability

        Thus far the jacket has been doing great. I haven't ripped anything or blown any zippers. The white is really hard to keep clean though, so you better be a neat freak if you're going white. Either that or you could learn how to do laundry...

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Straight Down
    • Manufacturer:
    • Obermeyer
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Tight
      Baggy
    • Waterproofing
    • Wet
      Dry
    • Breathability
    • Pourous
      Airtight
    • Warmth
    • Cold
      Warm
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