The Top Women's Snowboard Jackets of 2013: Oakley Moving

In the first installment of her new The Adventuress column, Ali Carr Troxell, who has over 16 year of snowboarding under her belt, reveals her favorite jackets for the current snow season

Jan 10, 2013
Outside Magazine

Oakley Moving Jacket.    Photo: Courtesy of Oakley

For warmer days that only require a shell, I kept reaching for Oakley’s Moving Jacket—a long, two-layer Gore-Tex with sophisticated styling. It’s one of the only snowboard jackets this season with a simple aesthetic: one color, a feminine cut, and an interesting asymmetrical zipper. It’s a mature snowboard jacket that doesn’t scream, “Snowboard or die!”

In function, however, it wasn’t as simple. The jacket has a lot going on; when I tried to splitboard into the backcountry with it, it just was too heavy and long to do anything super aerobic. For the way down, however, it got the job done beautifully and, come spring, this might become my staple. It’s one of the most waterproof covers here and features everything you want in a jacket: powder skirt, wrist gaiters, pit zips, magnetic closures, and more. My favorite feature? The oversize storm hood I could hide my face behind when the wind picked up.

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