Obermeyer Mekayla Ski Snowboard Jacket Obermeyer Mekayla Ski or Snowboard Jacket. Black with Gray Plaid Accent Strips. Side Zip Ventilation and Zip and Velcro Front Closure. Juniors Size 8. All measurements flat lay- Arm pit to Arm pit 18.5″, Sleeve from pit 15″, & Length from pit 14.5″. N09969949 Obermeyer Mekayla Juniors Ski or Snowboard Jacket Obermeyer Jackets & CoatsIntroduction Some people believe that wearing a very heavy jacket is the right choice in order to keep your body warm when you are snowboarding. On contrary to this perception, the facts are far away. A snowboard jacket must light in weight so that it may not offer any sort of restrictions when any kind of free movements is required. In case you wear a heavy jacket, it could greatly affect your performance by forbidding you to move freely in the way you need to move. There are some other things that you need to consider in order to make the right choice while purchasing such a jacket. Some of them are discussed below. Things to consider In addition to looking for a lighter jacket, it is highly recommended to go for a snowboard jacket which is water resistant. When you are snow boarding, you come across a lot of snow and some of it happens to stick to your clothing. Due to bodily heat, this snow happens to melt eventually. So if you aren’t wearing a water proof jacket, this melted snow can penetrate into your clothing in form of water. This scenario will wet your clothes and you will feel colder. This can also affect your performance while you are snowboarding. So it may be concluded that the best snowboard jacket must be light in weight in order to allow you free movement. Moreover, it should be water resistant in order to keep you from being cold.