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686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Snowboard Jacket - Womens

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  • Softshell
Material: polyknit
  • 200g+
  • softshell
Removable Liner:
  • No
Fit: Regular
  • na
  • Yes
  • pit zips
Seams: No Taped Seams
  • Hooded
Pockets: 2 exterior
Length: Regular Cut
Recommended Use:
  • Casual
  • Hiking
  • Streetwear
  • Backpacking
  • 3 Season Streetwear
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Description: 686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Snowboard Jacket - Womens

The 686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Snowboard Jacket is a very functional jacket that can be used whether you ski or prefer to snowboard. A nice feature of the Plexus Oasis Softshell is that the shell is both warm and breathable which is important because it helps you not get wet and chilled from sweat. The 686 Plexus Oasis jacket is lightweight which makes all the difference in allowing you to maneuver and it also comes equipped with a good sized hood that you can put up in snow or just for extra warmth. You will appreciate the fact that this jacket comes with pockets to hold your personal items while on the slopes.

Key Features of the 686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Snowboard Jacket:
  • 8,000mm Waterproof
  • 5,000mm Breathable
  • Printed Polyknit w/ 210g Backing Softshell Fabrication
  • Ribbed Cuffs and Hem
  • Hood Drawcord Adjustment
  • Binding Finished Internal Seams
  • Pit Zip Vents

Plexus Oasis Softshell

Customer Reviews | Add Your Review!

  • "Warmed all the way through"

    , Sydney, NSW
    Pros: Enough room to wear under layers, Cons: Not long enough,

    Bought this jacket by accident, but it kept me surpisingly warm even when I wore this jacket to Japan which was -11, only had to wear my thermals and a tshirt underneath. Loved that the sleeves had thumb holes to thread my gloves through, the fit was just right. My only gripe was that the length of the jacket was a bit short.

  • "nice n cosy"

    , Drouin, AAT
    Pros: light, warm, Cons: no snow skirt,

    This jacket is just what I was looking for, it's nice and light but at the same time it keeps you warm and dry as you shred. I wouldn't really recommend it for beginners due to the lack of snow skirt but all in all it is a really great jacket and my friends were green with jealous rage when they saw it. ;)

  • "Fantastic Jacket"

    , Harrison Township, MI
    Pros: Great look , Great design, Cons:

    This jacket was the perfect buy for me. Its fit me perfectly and allows for movement. Couldn't be happier. Can't go wrong with this one.

  • "LOVE this jacket"

    , AL
    Pros: Great look, Warm, Cons: Could do with more pockets,

    If you're looking for the perfect softshell that will see you through those warm winter days, or a sudden snow storm during the spring season, then this jacket is the one to get. I bought it as an alternative to my fully-insulated snowboarding jacket, and found myself rarely wearing anything else. Beyond the design of the jacket, which is one of my favorites, the 686 Plexus Oasis is surprisingly warm for a softshell, very comfortable and a great fit for women. Further, the elastic waistband ensures that little snow gets in, even without the ziplock technology that many jackets now come with. The two difficulties I had with this jacket are firstly that it doesn't come with quite enough pockets (the two on the front aren't the best for storing things in), and on a heavy powder day you may find snow getting into the gap between your jacket and pants. That said, extra pockets and powder skirts aren't something one can expect from a basic softshell. So, all in all, this is the happiest I've ever been with a jacket and I definitely recommend it to others.

  • "Best Jacket"

    , Folsom, CA
    Pros: warm , waterproof, stylish Cons:

    Very cool colors! Warm jacket for a cooler day and can easily be paired with a hoodie to make even warmer. Perfect as an overcoat when it's raining!

  • "OOOOOOk....."

    Pros: Warmish, Looks awesome, Comfy! Cons: Short for me, A little thin,

    Let me start off saying my friend who I bought this for is 5'10 so taller than the average girl, but still quite skinny. Thus, this jacket came up in the back a bit if she bent over allowing snow to get in. The cloth trim around the wrists and bottom are not the best for a wet environment, and I expected the jacket to be a bit thicker and water-proofy than it is. This seems like more of a warmer weather jacket for if you're not going to be rolling around in snow all day. Otherwise, it looks awesome, is great for walking around town and causal stuff!

  • "Perfect! "

    Pros: Style, Cons: No snowguard ,

    I love this jacket. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it!! When it finally arrived, I was not disappointed. So cute and completely functional.

  • "She Loves It."

    , Yuba City, CA
    Pros: Soft shell, good print, good fit, , Cons: needs a few more vents,

    I got this for my wife because she was eye balling my softshell. She loves this and wants to wear it around when we are not even in the snow. Great for warmer, sunny days or just playing in the snow for a few hours.

  • "Great Design!"

    Pros: Cool design, Inside pocket, thumb holes Cons: Kind of rides up when you fall ,

    I fell in love with this jacket at first sight. The design is great. I originally wanted the gunmetal color but it wouldnt match my gear. I got the lime color and I like it even more. It kind up rides up in the back but not a deal breaker.

  • "cute jacket"

    Pros: lightweight shell, waterproof, warm Cons: too light for extreme snow,

    Definitely a cute jacket. It's light, warm and waterproof. I wear it regularly in about 40 degree weather with just an under armour or hoodie underneath and I'm perfectly warm.

  • "soft shell"

    , highland, NY
    Pros: sweet design, looks cosy, Cons:

    I bought the full out jacket, but wish I had nabbed this too during that sick sale last year. Have never owned a soft shell but looks like a good thing to have.

  • "Fantastic Jacket"

    , Sydney, NSW
    Pros: Keeps you dry, Very warm for a super soft shell, Cons: Too short for me,

    Its is a great jacket, but for me, the fit was too small...... sleeves a little short and the length gave me problems..... but overall, it is actually a great jackets.... just make sure you buy it 1 size larger than what you usually would...

  • "Love it! Vibrant and Comfy"

    , Melbourne, Vic
    Pros: nice fitted style, vibrant color, Cons: no powder skirt,

    If you're a beginner you may want a jacket with a powder skirt underneath. This jacket has a tendency to ride up if you fall. Great waterproof jacket if you need one for winter! Overall it's an impressive jacket, you will love it!!

  • "686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Womens Jacket 2010"

    , Glen Waverley, Vic
    Pros: Nice color and pattern, Warm, Pretty water proof Cons: Thumb hole not very practical, Not a lot of pockets,

    I got this jacket when it was on 70% off, and I'm very happy with it. The Good: -Really cool colors/pattern (I got mine in Gunmetal; I was really attracted to it the 1st time I saw it on this website) -Light weight and water proof. Even with the light/thin material, the jacker kept me warm, and the water out, even on a day when it was snowing non-stop. My inner layers were only a tshirt+thermal. -No powder skit though, but I wasn't expecting that given the price and it's a basic jacket. -Kept the snow out pretty good even when I was falling over A LOT (first time snowboarding so I was falling down all day). The-not-so-good: -Not a big fan of the thumb hole design. Initially I thought it looked really cool when I first tried on the jacket. But after a day on the mountain testing the jacket, I found out that the thumb hole was cutting the skin around my thumb, as material of that part of the sleeve is not very soft and is quite rough. I had a red imprint around both my thumbs (and it hurt). -I would like to have some more inner pockets. There is only one clear pocket inside the jacket for your ipod+bank cards. -The hoodie; had to keep re-adjusting because it fell off quite a bit due to no cords to tighten it (theres a cord right at the middle of the hoodie but it dosen't really help; would prefer cords on the side/or strips on the side to stick together) Overall I'm really enjoying this jacket. I'm only a beginner at the snows so I don't need a super pro jacket. I was warm; kept dry; and the price for the jacket was great. Thumbs up!

  • "awesome jacket!!"

    , Hoppers Crossing, Vic
    Pros: light, warm, perfect fit around the body, Cons: no inner skirt,

    This jacket is super light and warm. Even though it's so thin I didn't need to wear very much inside. It is very water proof even when boarding in the rain. I own the green/blue one and I really stand out from the others which is very helpful seeing as though I am a beginner. The holes for the fingers in the sleeve are a bit too high, but it doesn't really bother me as I usually tuck my sleeves into my gloves/mittens. I have long arms, so would have preferred to get a M instead of a S. But I think that is just my personal preference.

  • "Great Jacket, Nice colour great fit and price!"

    , Beaumaris, Vic
    Pros: Thumb holes in arms, Lots of little pockets and clips, Great Colour Cons: Sizing not ideal for me, but still not bad,

    I purchased L size for good length in arms and torso, and found that they were ok, not perfect but definitely not too short and the torso a little big. Overall though a good jacket, nice and warm, good insulation with room for more layers underneath if needed and great colours :-)

  • "love this jacket"

    , LINDEN, NJ
    Pros: great colors, Cons: none,

    I love the colors of this jacket. I got the blue one. I love the fit it feels great on love the warm inside over all great jacket.

  • "Very Cute Snowboarding Jacket"

    Pros: Color/Pattern, Pockets, Quality Cons: Thumb hole on top of wrist,

    This jacket is so cute. I purchased it in Orchid and couldn't be happier. I'm 5'7 and 140lbs, it fit perfectly. The arms are long enough so range of motion won't be lost or uncomfortable. The features and pockets are great. You can just tell this jacket is durable and will offer plenty of protection from the winds. The jacket as noted in other reviews does feel somewhat like a new shower curtain, but this will probably lessen with further wear and tear. I'm so happy with my purchase and will definitely be ordering more of 686.

  • "Very nice"

    Pros: Colors, Fit, Warm Cons: None,

    Jacket is perfect. Fit is great to layer underneath, but not too baggy when the weather gets warmer.

  • "Great Jacket"

    Pros: Great Fit, Warm, Small Price Cons:

    I bought this jacket for my girlfriend so that she would go to the mountain with me, and she loves it! It looks great, and she says it's the warmest jacket that she's ever worn. It has a lot of pockets, and she loves the design of the lime color. Great jacket, great buy!


    , AAT
    Pros: So comfortable, Warm, Looks awesome..on and off slopes Cons: love it to much, dont use my otherone anymore haha,

    GREAT!!!! Just what I was looking for. Its so warm and comfortable, and still can move around in it as it's not too tight, just perfect.

  • "Really fashionable snow jacket"

    , Orakei, AUK
    Pros: Looks cool, Good number of pockets, Cons: Only a shell so need heaps of layers under there, Tops of sleeves are not waterproof,

    If you are a size S definitely buy a S, I bought a M because I went by the measurements of the site and I was wrong. The jacket otherwise looks really really awesome on the mountain, and it's easy for people to spot you out in the crowd. I've gotten quite a few comments already about it and I only started wearing it last week. Only problem about the jacket is that it is only a shell so you definitely have to wear a fleece jacket underneath as well as your usual thermal layering.

  • "Nice jacket"

    Pros: Nice colours and style, Warm/bulletproof with thermals, Cons: Fleece feels bit thin,

    Bought this for my wife and it seemed quite thin at first (the fleece layer) seems to handle well in cool temps but haven't tried really cold temps yet. With some thermals underneath this is a nice combo jacket to keep you warm and dry. Overall a nice soft shell jacket.

  • "Perfect fit for the petite "

    , Concord West, NSW
    Pros: Sleeves are the right length, nice colours, Soft and not too heavy Cons: None at all,

    Brought this for my Gf and it is the perfect fit. (Xs size) The sleeves are the right length and it fits tight.

  • "Snow shell -Street Jacket"

    , Auckland, AUK
    Pros: Design and colours, Can be worn as casual winter jacket, Zip Vents, pass pocket Cons: No snow skirt, A little too stiff material,

    Shell jacket. My partner wears it as a casual winter jacket. The first impression - the jackets feels a little too stiff. The jacket is classical snowboard fit - baggy, size Small fits as Normal Medium. Does not have a snow skirt (which could be an advantage if you intend to use as a winter jacket). Has normal stuff - zip arm pit vents, inside left upper pocket with a smaller pocket for a lift pass. Two zip outside lower pockets. Hood adjustment. Again JUST A SHELL - if wearing for snow extra layer are a must to stay warm. Waterproofing is with no complaints.

  • "LOVED IT "

    Pros: Slim fit, Flattering, Good wind/water protection Cons: Will need a thermal in colder conditions, Doest have a clip to attach to pants,

    The jacket was perfect and I was very happy with the fit. It's not as bulky as some, and nicely slim fitting but doesn't impact on movement. The wind/water protection was great, but you need to wear a fleece underneath in colder conditions. Really happy with this buy and it turned up exactly as shown in the picture.

  • "absolutely perfect"

    , Braybrook, Vic
    Pros: Comfortable, Cute, Warm Cons:

    This jacket is so cute and I was really surpised how warm it was. I only got to wear it once though until my sister stole it. I was very surprised that it actually fit me though. I'm normally an xxs (and would sometimes fit in an xs) but this fit me prefectly. All my jackets look like dresses on me since I'm so tiny but this one is just right.

  • "New favorite jacket!"

    , Antibes, PACA
    Pros: good looking, great shape, nice fabric Cons: no snow skirt, no pants-jacket system,

    I'm absolutely in love with this jacket :) Reading other reviews I expected it to be stiffer, but the fabric is just great. The pockets have interesting features, like little holes for the headphones and a hook for the pass. The liner is soft and warm. The arms are perfect for me, a bit tight once I use the thumbholes, but not uncomfortable. I'll be wearing this in and off the mountain! Overall, best purchase I've done this year!

  • "Very impressed!!"

    , AL
    Pros: Bright colours, waterproof, fleecy and warm, Cons: Thumb holes in wrong spot, no skirt,

    Bought this jacket online from Oz when it was 70% off, got here in 5 days! I'm fairly short (5'2) so this jacket is quite long on me, though I prefer longer jackets so wind etc can't come in. It's very lightweight compared to other jackets I've tried though still really warm. Colour is awesome, and I find the sleeves are a perfect fit on me. The only problems I have with it is no skirt (I'm a beginner and expect to spend a lot of time falling at the moment), and I have a fairly large chest so I had to size up-it's pretty baggy around tummy but snug up top, should give a pretty good idea on the fit. Jacket is awesome quality for the price, very impressed and have recommended to other friends!!

  • "Love this jacket"

    , Melbourne, Vic
    Pros: Colour, thumb holes, waterproof, Cons: skirt would be good, , hood is roomy as long as hair is not up., Wish it was a bit longer

    Great jacket, looks great, plenty of room in the body and arms. Really warm cause its wind and waterproof. LOVE IT!

  • "Great jacket at a great price."

    , Baulkham Hills, Sydney, NSW
    Pros: Hood fits over helmet, Thumb holes, Cons: Thumb holes make sleeve length too short.,

    Jacket is good when I was moving, but I got a bit cold on the lifts since it was only a shell - I wore it in Australian off peak season so weather was still pretty warm and sunny. I was impressed that the hood fit comfortably over my helmet, didn't obscure my view either. I'm a really short girl, my arms aren't very long, but the sleeves seemed too short to use the thumb holes. I got the gunmetal/pink/red colour, which stand out really well on the slopes.

  • "Got this for my sis"

    , Georges Hall, NSW
    Pros: Bright colours, Warm enough for the cold, Light enough to wear in autumn (with no snow) Cons:

    I got this for my sis on the staff picks for $50. It was a great price! She loves it. Wears it as a normal jacket, but seems warm enough with some layering as a snow jacket as well!

  • "Awesome jacket"

    , Theodore, ACT
    Pros: Lightweight, Cons:

    This jacket is lightweight and the colours make it easy for me to be found by friends on the snow field.

  • "Love it"

    , North Ryde, NSW
    Pros: awesome fit, fleece lined, vibrant colours Cons:

    This jacket, hands down is the best that I've owned - it's like it was tailor made to my measurements! I am a petite girl and the sleeves on adult jacket are ALWAYS at least a couple of inches too long. The sleeves were perfect for me with the XS and the thumb holes in the right spot too. I also love that the jacket has a shapely fit, and not baggy like the majority of snow jackets on the market. Plenty of pockets and really useful armpit vents to stop you overheating.

  • "I would wear this jacket. I'm a guy."

    , Bay Point, CA
    Pros: thumb holes, waterproof, thin Cons:

    I bought this jacket for my gf in the orchid color, she likes it a lot. She is very skinny/small so I bought the XS, I was a bit worried the arms may be too short because she bought a special blend jacket in XS and the arm length felt a little short. This jacket fits perfectly though, so unless you have super long arms your size should fit. The jacket itself seems like it may be short but for an averaged length torso you'd definitely be able to pull the bottom band over your pants or bend over without the jacket riding up. My gf says she would want to use this as an everyday jacket and even wants to get the gunmetal color now. I am very pleased with this purchase. I wish they had more available colors in the guy version.

  • "We could have been great together..."

    , Davis, CA
    Pros: Print, Softshell, Cons: Too small,

    I would have loved to own this jacket. I bought it for $48 (70% off). By the time I received the jacket, the price went back up to $80. The store and website do not offer exchanges (I tried both). I was unable to obtain the correct size. I'm pretty disappointed with my experience.

  • "Great fit!"

    Pros: colorful, really good fit, Cons:

    I really like this jacket. With the price offered here. It's perfect! I've always liked colorful jackets, so if you like colors. This has your name all over it!

  • "love this jacket!"

    , Glen Iris, Vic
    Pros: makes me look like a babe, surprisingly warm, comfy Cons: loud, no skirt thingy, stiff for first few weeks

    I loooove this jacket! it really stands out from any other I've seen on the mountain. I was surprised how warm it was. The first time I went out with it I layered up heaps, but got really warm really quickly. It breathes quite well too, despite the thickness of the shell. A little loud (crinkles when you move) though... no big deal I guess.

  • "Super warm, light jacket!"

    Pros: Really light, cute colours, Definately a bargain price!, Really warm and roomy Cons:

    I bought this jacket so that I could wear it out in winter in Australia! I love it, it's great because you won't look a fool wearing a snow jacket thats heavy! This one is really light and really warm too! :D Very happy with my purchase! It's a little bit too big but thats okay, plenty of room to layer up if necessary!

  • "686 Plexus Oasis Softshell Womens Jacket 2010 "

    , Wheelers Hill, Vic
    Pros: Light weight, Vibrant colour, Cons: Sleeves too short, Thumb holes are too high, No powder skirt

    I got this jacket in Gunmetal. The red is brighter than shown on the pictures so it looks great. I match this with my Red AK static pants or my Blue AK pants. It looks great. Probably goes with any colour. The fleece inside is very comfy and like other guys who reviewed this, I find this a little bit stiff. It will do the job in spring but probably need to layer up for the colder days. The thumb holes are going to annoying tho cause I wont be able to use them and my gloves wont be able to cover them.... can just see the snow trapping inside them...... great, cold wrists! Overall its a great jacket. Got this on 70% off so its worth it!

  • "Awesome colors, wife loves it"

    Pros: great colors, material seems waterproof enough, Cons: no extras,

    Got this for my wife. Going with the other reviews, I sized up on the jacket (she normally wears M but i got her a L). Fit is baggy and comfy but not overly baggy. If I got a M it would've fit too but more like a regular hoody and not an outerwear garment. So I am glad I upsized. The only downside is that the jacket is just a jacket (meaning no powder skirt, no little extras like other jackets, etc). I got my wife this jacket and the other Plexus jacket and she loves 'em both so we're keeping both.

  • "better than shell "

    Pros: light weight, good quality, looks good Cons:

    Bought this for my girlfriend while it was 70% off. Yhe jacket looks better than in the pics. It also provides 10K/10K which is better than her shell. Very happy.

  • "good softshell"

    Pros: light, beautiful colors,warm, Cons:

    My girlfriend likes this jacket. It really fits on her almost perfectly. The color matches her session pants.

  • "Nice Softshell"

    Pros: Fitted, Nice color combo, Cons:

    I like this jacket; it's fitted which I adore. I am not too much into the baggy look. Although, it's fitted, I can still wear one or two layers underneath.

  • "awesome jacket!"

    Pros: flattering fit, Cons: a bit stiff at first,

    The previous reviews I read were very helpful. If you're tall or want a baggier fit, go a size up. I'm short (5'1) so the sleeves were at the right length, but I'm used to having longer sleeves. The jacket will feel stiff at first, but will soften up.

  • "Great Jacket!"

    Pros: Love the colors, Flattering fit, Cons: Thumb holes are placed too high for my long arms,

    I accidentally ordered the Medium after reading reviews that it was a snug fit, but I am actually really pleased with the fit of the Medium, it's perfect! Very flattering, doesn't ride up when you take a spill either. I am a pretty average build, not super skinny or busty, so I think this should be an accurate assessment. It has a thin layer of lining. I stayed dry and warm the whole time. The pit vents are appreciated too. Overall, I love this jacket!

  • "Super Softshell"

    Pros: Warm, Cute, Cons: Kind of Stiff,

    When I first tried on this jacket I thought that it was a bit too small but then realized that it was just right. It is soft on the inside and will definitely keep you warm when you are not riding the mountain. I would say this is a good jacket to wear everyday. The only thing is that it is a little stiff, but I'm sure once you wear it a few times this will go away just like other clothes.

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