The Obermeyer Brigitte women’s Insulated Ski Jacket is a stylish jacket that still performs pretty well. The Obermeyer Brigitte jacket seems to run a little longer than other women’s jackets, and is a great option for those with a longer torso. They do come in European sizes, and a size 8 fits pretty similar to most M in women’s ski jackets. It feels pretty true to size. The Obermeyer Brigitte uses HydroBlock fabric for waterproofing. Some manufacturers make it hard to find exact specs for waterproofing, but I would say it’s probably at or above the industry standard of 10,000mm. That is enough to keep you dry on most days, but for really wet conditions you may need to look elsewhere. The Obermeyer Brigitte will keep you pretty warm with its 100g of synthetic insulation in the torso, and 80g in the arms. This is pretty typical and helps to reduce weight and bulk, without sacrificing much in the way of warmth. The inner liner is extra soft and quite comfortable. It has a chapstick pocket on the inside collar, and a small pocket on the shoulder. Overall, The Obermeyer Brigitte women’s Insulated Ski Jacket is a stylish ski jacket, which also performs pretty well. It’s perfect for those who want a good ski jacket, and don’t need the high end performance of the more expensive jackets. It can be a bit on the warm side, but is great for colder weather or light activity levels.
Jacket Size – M
Normal Specs– 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body– 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam, 26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist. That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill. Oh and of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants. The jacket should stay in place! Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park at the trailhead or ski resort