Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket Review

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When you’re headed to the resort to for a hard-charging day of skiing or riding, you need a jacket that can handle anything you or mother nature are bound to throw at it. After testing this jacket for several weeks in a variety of conditions and temperatures from Colorado to Whistler I can tell you this: the Obermeyer Rush Insulated Ski Jacket is that jacket.

Hi-Tech Fabrics Keep You Dry and Warm

What good is a ski jacket that can’t keep you warm? Well, you won’t find that to be an issue with the Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket. If there was only one thing it does, it’s that. I’ve worn this jacket in sub-20-degree temps with a howling wind, wearing nothing but a medium weight base layer and can attest to the weather-proof nature of the jacket. Even better is that keeping you warm is only part of the recipe that makes the Rush such a tasty jacket. The Cocona shell is 20,000mm/35,000g waterproof-breathable laminate that vents really well in warmer temps, is soft to the touch, and still keeps the snow and wind out. Add to that Primaloft® SPORT insulation combined with Obermeyer’s Dri-Core breathable lining and you’ve got a jacket with ultimate warmth and optimal thermal regulation… just how you need it to work on the slopes.

The Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket Fits How You Need It To

The Obermeyer Rush Jacket has what I would call an athletic fit—contouring the body for a sleek look and good mobility while skiing. Despite this being an insulated jacket, the Primaloft® insulation keeps the bulk and weight down. Obermeyer has included what they call Ski Countour™ articulated sleeves, and along with the adjustable closure gusseted cuffs your arms are free to make that next crucial pole plant. Rounding out the thoughtful sizing decisions made by Obermeyer is a removable helmet-compatible hood with 2-way drawcord adjustment, handy for when the wind is honking and it’s snowing sideways.

Full of Features

The features of any jacket is what makes it desirable, and the Rush has features aplenty. To start, the Rush Jacket is fully seam-sealed and has AquaGuard® Coil zippers to keep the driving snow and other elements out. For additional comfort, there’s an interior windguard with fleece chin protector and fleece-lined collar. Can you say plush? And when the storm passes and the sun comes out, you’ll find under-arm zipped and mesh-lined gussets to cool you off. Toasty when it needs to be, very breathable and vented otherwise.

Powder protection is handled by a removable water-resistant powder skirt and Obermeyer’s Snap-to-Pant system. The powder skirt has a stretch panel and Snap-Away feature for when the day isn’t as deep and you want the skirt out of your way, a handy feature. A few additional nice-to-haves are the inclusion of a RECCO® rescue reflector, detachable and scratch-free goggles cloth, and a stowable neck gaiter for when the temperature really drops into Alaska territory.

The Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket has a host of places to keep your belongings, which is great for skiers who need to take things with them to the slopes and don’t like to ski with a pack on their back. On the exterior you’ll find tricot-lined hand warmer pockets, chest zip pockets, and wrist pocket ideal for stashing your season pass. The interior includes an electronics pocket with wire port, goggle, and cell phone pockets.

Last Pass on the Obermeyer Rush Jacket

The Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket is warm, breathable, sleek-fitting, and comes with a host of useful features making it a great jacket for any resort skier looking for a quality piece. The jacket I tested was the Black colorway, it is also available in Lava, Iron, Sky, and White. The Obermeyer Rush Ski Jacket retails for $499. Please visit https://www.obermeyer.com/ for more information.

Evan Chute: Evan moved to Colorado in 1998 specifically to mountain bike and snowboard. Sure, he may have told his parents the move was "for school", but after getting that distraction out of the way he started enthusiastically exploring Colorado. His focus in the summer is riding mountain bikes across a variety of disciplines from cross country and trail riding, to downhill and Enduro, dual slalom, dirtjumping, and even a little racing here and there. Evan fills winter primarily with skiing, having switched from snowboarding in 2009, and puts in nearly 50 days on snow each season with a mix of resort and backcountry days. In between skiing or biking Evan can found hiking, camping, backpacking, road cycling, sampling or brewing tasty craft beer, working on a 1970 VW desert race car, cooking at home with his girlfriend, and occasionally utilizing that pesky college degree as a freelance graphic and web designer.
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