Price US $230

Oakley Squadron Lite 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Oakley Squadron Lite is a good dry weather jacket for mild temps. It is a moderately warm jacket that would be good for cool days on the snow. With only 3k waterproofing you’ll want to make sure to use this in dry weather to avoid getting wet on the inside of the jacket.

Oakley Squadron Lite Ski Jacket Video Review

Tester: Matt

Size: S

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Oakley Squadron Lite jacket is pretty low on the waterproof scale, and is really better suited to a drier day on the snow. It’s not going to hold up very well in a anything wet and heavy, but for bluebird days, this jacket is fine. Breathability is also okay, but again it’s on the low end. This jacket is better suited to just skiing casual laps on the snow rather than working hard to earn your turns.     

Warmth: The Oakley Squadron Lite is moderately warm. Again I think this jacket would be better suited to a mild bluebird day, than any sort of stormy day. There is room to layer underneath if you need to, but really this is going to be your mild weather go-to.    

Fit: The Oakley Squadron Lite has a normal fit that feels slightly on the tighter side. It’s still a very comfortable fit, but if you need a lot of extra room underneath you won’t find much. It was a comfortable jacket that runs a bit on the long side. Since the fit is a bit tighter, the longer waist can feel a bit restricting. I didn’t mind the tighter fit because it looks and feels good, but it might not be as good for those who need a large range of motion.

Features: The Oakley Squadron is a nice jacket for the price, but it really caters to those who ski in milder climates and won’t see much wet weather. It does have a nice contoured hood, but no snow skirt and no pit zips. Although it’s a nice looking jacket it seems as if it would make a better apres jacket than a serious ski jacket.

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Type

Fully Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

None

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Thinsulate

Taped Seams

Criticaly Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

None

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Below 10K

Breathability Rating

Below 10K

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Poor

Warmth

Average