Obermeyer Tara Jacket Review
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Obermeyer’s Tara Jacket has come in handy the last week or so in Colorado, as mother nature has hit us with a cold spell. We tested the Tara Jacket while skiing on days where the high was 10-12 degrees F and felt below zero with the wind chill. We found the jacket to be extremely warm and cozy thanks to the DuPont ComforMax Classic fill. The jacket also has bamboo fleece cuffs with thumbholes, a powderskirt, and a fleece lined inner collar. The Tara is a hardshell that is made to brave the elements, but is also equipped with Obermeyer’s Control Zone Ventilation; under arm zips allow for heat escape for when the temperatures are above freezing. We loved all the added extras that this jacket has: a removable goggle cloth in an upper chest pocket, a D-ring for a ski pass, a key holder in the left front pocket, a soft internal media pocket with a loop to secure your headphones with, and plenty of storage with inside and outside zip pockets. Tester’s liked the fit of this jacket and the stylish flare, including zippers at the cuffs, which make pulling your cuff over your glove or mitten a cinch. We also liked the helmet compatible zip-off hood and the high collar which when teamed together really keeps out falling snow and cold air. Overall, the Tara Jacket is a great jacket for cold weather skiing, but may be a bit stiff or cumbersome for those looking for a jacket to head out into the backcountry. For more information on the Tara Jacket and other Obermeyer products, please visit www.rei.com/obermeyer.