Obermeyer Sienna Jacket Review
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Ideal for resort skiing and riding, the Obermeyer Sienna Jacket combines a waterproof stretch outer shell with Primaloft insulation and packs in just about every feature you can imagine while maintaining a stylish look.
Sienna Jacket Construction & Materials
The outer shell of the Obermeyer Sienna Jacket is constructed of a stretch waterproof polyester referred to as Genesis Stretch treated with a HydroBlock XX or DWR coating. I found the stretch material to be a great feature because it allows the jacket to comfortably adjust to your every move without any restriction. Whether I was reaching to adjust a boot or ducking under tree limbs on a powder day the Sienna Jacket kept up with me effortlessly. On stormy days the water resistant coating beaded moisture quickly then I watched it roll right of the jacket.
Insulated with PrimaLoft Sport high loft synthetic insulation, the Obermeyer Sienna jacket was toasty warm even on the coldest mid-winter days in the mountains. To keep your core extra warm and to reduce bulk in high movement areas (the arms!) Obermeyer put a lighter weight PrimaLoft insulation in the arms (60g sleeve vs. 100g core). For someone who gets cold easily and is focused on keeping my core warm, this was a great feature and kept me from feeling like a marshmallow and restricting movement in my arms when I layered up.
The interior of the Sienna Jacket features Dri-Core panels to increase breathability and let moisture out through a system of micropores throughout the layers. I appreciated this feature and put it to the test when I was working hard on bump runs and didn’t want to stop to open the underarm vents mid-run. When I really heated up, the underarm vents with mesh lining were key to letting excess heat and moisture out fast. In addition to the stretch outer material, the inside lining features stretch panels in key areas to further promote mobility.
The zippers are YKK AquaGuard Vislon to keep moisture out, but I found that they did let a bit of a chill through on windy days.
Features of the Sienna Jacket
As I mentioned in the introduction, the Obermeyer Sienna Jacket is packed with features. Key features for me were the a water-resistant powder skirt that kept snow from sneaking in and surprising me with a cold drip even after powdery tumbles and the seam-taped helmet compatible drop hood which is also removable. The drop hood, or hood with a separate collar, kept the breeze and snow out even when I didn’t have the hood up. The one weird thing about the hood was the shape, it was plenty large enough to fit over my helmet, but had a bit of a cone head look when cinched down. The pack-friendly front pockets were also a great feature, they didn’t interfere with a backpack waist or chest strp and the zip openings were large enough that I could dig my hand into the pockets even with mittens on.
Additional features of the Obermeyer Sienna Jacket include: interior cell phone and goggle pockets including a goggle wipe, RECCO reflector, fleece lined collar, inner thumb-holes, rear lumbar pocket, interior windguard, keyholder, adjustable cuffs, wrist zip-pocket, exterior storm flap collar and I’m probably missing some still. If you can find a missing feature on this jacket I would be surprised.
Fit & Sizing
Obermeyer sizes their women’s jackets by numbered sizing, 4-16, rather than just small through extra large. I appreciate this and think it lends itself to a more tailored fit which can be especially nice for women’s fit. I generally wear a size small in a relaxed fit jacket and tested a size 6 in the Sienna Jacket. It fit perfectly.
The cut is designed around a woman’s body and maintains a sleek-looking cut. The length is a bit shorter than I’ve experienced with other jackets. It was by no means too short, just something to note. Contoured sleeves and articulated elbows assist in keeping the jacket from looking baggy and enhance mobility. To further customize the fit, the Sienna Jacket features adjustable cuffs, elastic drawcords at the bottom and at the collar/hood.
Closing Thoughts on the Obermeyer Sienna Jacket
The Obermeyer Sienna Jacket is thoughtfully designed, packed with features, constructed of high-quality materials, and cut perfectly for females. It is a single layer jacket that would be outstanding for more resort regulars and could even transition into more technical activities because of its breathability and mobility enhancing features.
Overall, I really liked the Sienna jacket, it was warm, extremely comfortable, easy to move in and durable. While the jacket performed well in nearly all situations and was warm, I found it did let a bit of wind through when gusts came straight at me on a long lift ride, particularly on the arm seams and the front zipper.
I tested the white with green and purple accents colorway and while it looked very sharp, it did get dirty quickly. The Sienna jacket also comes in beetroot (pink), ink (blue/purple), juniper (green), and medieval blue (dark blue). For more information visit www.amazon.com/obermeyer.