Price Jacket: £295
Price Pants: £220
Waterproof / Breathability: 20,000 / 20,000
Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
The happy-go-lucky soul of OOSC is very much alive in the Yeh Man jacket and pants, but the upstart brand brings performance in spades to their latest 2023/2024 kit.
OOSC Yeh Man Ski Jacket
In this review, we’re checking out the Yeh Man jacket from the original onesie brand, known for its bright retro colour patterns. OOSC has really upped its game with this ski jacket, giving it a top spec that should satisfy the most demanding skiers and snowboarders.
With waterproofing and breathability ratings of 20K/20K the Yeh Man jacket rivals some of the best jackets out there. Most middling ski jackets typically sport around 10K/10K for waterproofing and breathability, performing perfectly well for general skiing and snowboarding duties. But at 20K/20K you can be sure that this material will weather the worst storms. This is backed up by critically taped seams and waterproof coatings over any exposed zips.
Breathability from the material is great, and you really feel that when you’re hitting it hard on the slopes. 80g of synthetic insulation takes the edge off frigid days and helps regulate your temperature. Of course, as with any ski jacket, at some point - probably on an unseasonably warm day - you’re going to start overheating and the Yeh Man jacket has underarm pit vents to help you release that excess heat. The vents are also mesh-lined, which helps to stop snow from getting inside the jacket when open.
The main zip of the jacket sits underneath a storm flap, this fits perfectly with the overall aesthetic of the Yeh Man jacket. The storm flap is held down by a series of magnets allowing it to snap firmly into place. This is also the case with the hand pockets which have storm flaps with magnetized closures, as well as zips to make sure nothing can fall out. The hand pockets have a soft touch fleece liner for comforting warmth, as well as toggle pullers for waistband adjustment. These are super easy to use, with a yank on the elasticated wires bringing the bottom of the jacket in tight to your body. A small chest pocket just about holds a smartphone, you can also opt to use the internal zipped pocket which has a headphone loop. A handy lift pass pocket on the left arm ensures that you can make your way through the lift gates quickly.
All zips on the Yeh Man jacket have chunky leatherette pullers that are easy to grab with gloved hands. The comfortable hood is 3-way adjustable with just enough coverage over the head, and the snow skirt successfully keeps powder at bay. This is also removable, an excellent feature that means you can comfortably wear the Yeh Man jacket outside the ski season. Inside, there's also a mesh dump pocket, perfect for goggles or gloves. OOSC has gone to the bother of putting a microfiber goggle wipe on an elastic lanyard inside this pocket, and it's these kinds of details we love to see in a ski jacket.
The outer material is really soft and smooth for a fully waterproof ski jacket and is generally super comfortable to wear. There's plenty of space inside the jacket for layering and freedom of movement, and there’s good coverage over the bum and the wrists.
We really like the little pops of colour on an otherwise fairly plain jacket. It's the kind of jacket you wear if you've got a cheeky little extroverted side to you that enjoys a bit of fun.
In terms of Environmental credentials, the Yeh Man jacket does a good job, being made from 100% recycled sea waste. This approach to manufacturing helps remove waste from the oceans while also removing the need to put new raw materials into the environment.
Overall, it's clear that this jacket was conceived by die-hard skiers. It's often the little details that count, and OOSC has done an amazing job. They're one of the hottest up-and-coming brands out there, and we think they'll stay the course. It's great to see that the Yeh Man jacket is available at an accessible price point of £295 too, considering some of the eye-watering price tags you see from competing brands.
OOSC Yeh Man Bib Pants
With little flashes of hot pink visible from the lining, the soul of OOSC is very much within these swanky salopettes. Although the grey exterior of our test pair is fairly restrained, this is offset by white elasticated suspenders, holding the pants perfectly in place. The outer material is a soft-touch, supple fabric that doesn't swish too much when you’re strutting your stuff at après, giving these pants a definitively laid-back appeal.
Although the material is nice and soft it's also very durable, being thick enough to withstand abrasion without being overly rigid. The stitching looks like it can stand up to a bit of abuse, and the reinforced instep gives extra protection in that vulnerable area. In fact, the general quality of these pants is excellent given the competitive price point.
With 20K breathability, moisture management is a key selling point of the Yeh Man Bib Pants. If you manage to work up a sweat, the mesh-lined inner thigh vents offer extra ventilation. With these open, you get a great flow of air into your legs and the mesh helps keep snow out. Waterproofing is also competitive with other pants in the market, with a 20k rating and taped seams keeping the worst of the weather out.
Although these pants don’t have insulation, the lining feels quite luxurious next to the skin and gives a hint of extra warmth. We often prefer the layering method anyway, giving more versatility and allowing you to wear your ski clothing all season long.
The fit of the Yeh Man pants is slightly on the relaxed side, with a boot cut at the hem and a bit of tailoring around the bum for a more flattering look. The elasticated suspenders are of course adjustable, allowing you to wear the pants at the desired height. This is excellent for lanky people and those who simply prefer a relaxed look.
A zipped adjuster at the hem opens the pants up to go over your boots easily. The hot pink and blue flashes of the lining here makes us smile every time.
The Yeh Man Bib pants have pockets galore for storing your stuff in, and also to complete the look. We especially love the fleece-lined hand pockets, keeping your hands cozy on a cold day. Being equipped with high-quality YKK zips, these pockets are also secure. The two cargo pockets on the thighs look great with their storm flap openings and zips beneath. If you’re still left wanting for storage there's an additional kangaroo pocket on the chest and two rear pockets.
Much like the Yeh Man jacket, these high-quality bib pants prove that you don’t need to spend big to get quality. We love the flashes of colour in the lining and the potential to pair with a matching or complimentary colour jacket from the same range.
Buy Yeh Man Ski Jacket: £295 from OOSC
Buy Yeh Man Bib Pants: £220 from OOSC