OOSC’s Snow Park Overhead jacket has a laid-back park vibe with an extended cut that sits right over the bum and down the legs. This classic overhead jacket zips down the front, which only loosens things off rather than opening it up, but with a laser cut OOSC logo in the material underneath you do also get additional venting.
To help you get in and out of the jacket there's a full-length side zip, which goes right from the hem to the armpit. This two-way zip doubles as venting for the left-hand side of the jacket, with the right hand side having a more traditional mesh lined underarm vent.
The two large hand pockets meet in the middle and there's a handy microfiber goggle wipe on a lanyard inside. Above this pocket, you'll find a nifty storm flap sealed down by velcro, hiding another zip which gives you access to a massive pouch pocket. This has a media pass-through sleeve inside, so it is the obvious place for stashing your phone with headphones for tunes on the slopes.
The only other pockets on the overhead jacket are for a lift pass, located on the wrist and then one slightly awkwardly placed on the chest, although this is ideal for wallets and the like.
As with the other OOSC kit that we've tested, the zips are high-quality YKK with chunky leatherette pullers that are easy to use with gloves on.
We love the colours on the outside of the Overhead jacket, with contrasting panelling and bright accents on the zips and velcro, but it's inside where you get a real hit of colour, thanks to a shocking pink and bright blue lightning bolt pattern. Of course, you also get a highly functional powder skirt that you can zip out if you find it too fussy.
We found the material of the Overhead jacket soft, supple, and comfortable, and being quite baggy plays into the Overhead’s favour because it gives you complete freedom of movement no matter what type of skiing you do.
We really like the Lycra wrist gaiters, which unlike most other jackets go over your hands without pulling on the sleeves, covering your hands right up to your knuckles, and providing a bit of additional warmth.
We found the 80g of synthetic insulation to keep you perfectly toasty for skiing, that is to say, it keeps you warm but not so warm that as soon as you start hooning it down the slopes you overheat. The technical material keeps you dry in all but the worst of storms, with a 10k waterproof rating and critically taped seams.
If you like the style of an overhead jacket you can’t go far wrong with OOSC’s offering. It’s got the style and performance for hard days in the park, as well as on the slopes, and you can't argue with the value.
Buy the OOSC Snow Park Overhead Jacket: £199 at OOSC