Obermeyer Katahdin Shell Ski Jacket (Men's)

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Style: 12205

The Obermeyer Katadhin Ski Jacket meets the demands of the most aggressive athletic skiers. This men's shell jacket ups the breathability level, keeping you comfortable even when you're hiking to the summit. A relaxed fit gives you the flexibility to layer however you want underneath depending on the temperature, and the color-blocking style keeps you current.


  • Fabric Rating: 10K Waterproofing / 10K Breathability
  • Material: 100% nylon Ottoman fabric
  • Lining Material: 100% polyester Hydrophobic Mesh
  • Insulation: Shell only for enhanced breathability
  • Length: Center front measures 25.5" / Center back measures 30"


  • Hydrophobic mesh offers exceptional moisture wicking
  • Hem drawcord cinches to seal out cold air
  • Fully seam sealed to lock out moisture
  • Control Zone Ventilation to release excess heat
  • Fleece collar lining feels soft against skin
  • Adjustable cuffs fit with gloves to seal out cold air
  • Tons of internal and external pockets organize gear
  • Removable hood for weather protection
  • Ski pass D-ring conveniently displays lift ticket
  • Powder skirt keeps snow out of layers

Questions and Answers

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"Is jacket insulated"
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Question by Mark on 3/29/2012 - 7:44 pm
"No, this jacket is a shell only. Shell jackets are great for varying weather conditions. You can add and remove layers very easily. "
Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 3/30/2012 - 11:45 am
"Concerned about choosing a size. I have a 41 chest and wear 32 to 34 jeans and am a definite medium in ski jackets like Billabong, Burton and Rip Curl. Will the medium in this jacket allow for sufficient base layers as I am unfamiliar with the brand in Australia."
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Question by Spog on 7/8/2012 - 10:08 pm
"Burton, Billabong, and other brands you mentioned are typically snowboard jackets which run a little bit larger than ski jackets. The only way to make sure you are purchasing the correct size is the match your body measurements with those on the sizing chart which is provided to the right of the product picture. "
Answer by Ashley (Peter Glenn Staff) on 7/9/2012 - 1:03 pm
"Which size should I choose? Medium or large? My measurements don't fit exactly into one size? Chest is 41" Waist 38" and hips 40"."
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Question by Spog on 7/11/2012 - 6:10 pm
"If your waist truly is a 38" I would suggest sizing up to a large because your waist will need a larger size. The waist is a measurement that is commonly measured incorrectly. Please make sure you are measuring the smallest part of your abdomen usually right above your navel."
Answer by Ashley (Peter Glenn Staff) on 7/12/2012 - 3:34 pm
"Is there a double zipper in the front?"
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Question by keith on 11/8/2012 - 11:41 am
"No, this jacket does not feature a two-way zipper."
Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 11/9/2012 - 4:29 pm
"Is there zippered underarm ventilation? Is the hood oversized for helmets? Thx."
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Question by mike on 12/7/2012 - 12:04 am
"This jacket dose have the pit zips and the hood is helmet compatible. "
Answer by Jaime (Peter Glenn Staff) on 12/7/2012 - 12:08 pm
"Hello, can you help with my size? Male, 5'11'', 170 lbs. I have never bought ski jacket before, and am thinking between size M and size L. Thank you."
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Question by Spike on 12/11/2012 - 1:34 am
"I'd typically say a large, but it kind of depends. The best way to size this would be to measure around the fullest part of your chest and compare it to the measurements listed in the size chart provided. "
Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 12/11/2012 - 8:34 am
"I ski the mountains of PA a lot and was wondering if this jacket will hold up to the cold weather? I know it's only a shell jacket, but is it warm? Or does it just become a cold 'hard' shell? "
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Question by Kevin on 1/3/2013 - 9:50 am
"This is a shell and has no insulation. You would need a good base layer and a good mid-layer that is going to provide enough insulation to keep you warm. The shell will provide the waterproof protection that you need. A shell provides more versatility to what you want to wear, when skiing or when you are not skiing. "
Answer by Jaime (Peter Glenn Staff) on 1/3/2013 - 10:21 am
"All of my measurements point towards choosing medium, but I am reluctant because I am around 6'2" tall and sometimes medium is too short. Do the sleeve lengths vary considerably between sizes? I want to be sure to get a snug fit around the body, but still have enough length in the sleeve."
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Question by Christopher on 1/19/2013 - 4:39 pm
"Sleeve lengths vary about .5" per size. It sounds like you may need the larger size. "
Answer by Sarah (Peter Glenn Staff) on 1/21/2013 - 10:23 am
"I have the jacket as of 4-5 weeks ago (middle of Dec). Where is the D-ring for the ski pass? It may be missing on mine. Thanks."
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Question by Practical McGilver on 1/23/2013 - 10:56 am
"It is located inside the left waist pocket near the top inside part. "
Answer by Jaime (Peter Glenn Staff) on 1/23/2013 - 11:33 am

User Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 5/5 (3 customer reviews)
Excellent shell for layering   Rated: 4/5

Pros: Light weight, ideal for layering, many pockets, unique color and style
Con: Outer pocket zippers are stiff.

Perfect Jacket for ALASKA work.   Rated: 5/5

This jacket actually gets COMMENTS from strangers on how nice it looks. The pocket capacity is great, and there is even a pocket inside which holds my IPAD!
Color: Great
Fit: Great
Price: Perfect
Durability: I owned my LAST Obermeyer for 19 winters, wore it every year, skied, snowmobiled, and worked in Alaska with it. LAYERS LAYERS LAYERS is the key. A good shell and multiple adjustable layers.

Great Value - needs one more layer   Rated: 5/5

Great Value. Very nice wind resistant. Plenty of pockets. Zippers a little hard to pull up and down. I wore it skiing one time so far in 35 degrees F and the temp dipped to about 26 degrees. Only thing worth mentioning is it's made of only the outer layer and inner netting. Other shells I have previously owned did have some inner lining and were a little warmer. That is no big deal, and is actually a plus as I see it. It is more comfortable on warmer days and I will add an extra layer on colder days. I was comfortable at 35, and cold, but not frozen at 26.

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