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Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell 2022-2023 Jacket and Bib Pants Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell

  • Price Jacket: £294 / €300
  • Price Pants: £245 / €250
  • Waterproof / Breathability: 10K/10K
  • Category: Resort
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Why We Chose The Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell Jacket and Pant: Ståle’s signature look is one of the best-looking outfits on the market. Combined with Oakley tech, you can’t really go wrong here.

Utilizing the latest advancements in fabric technology and design construction, Ståle Sandbech’s signature collection showcases Oakley’s passion and commitment to creating premium, athlete-influenced snow wear. So, back by popular demand, Ståle’s signature TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell jacket and pants look fresher than ever for this season, whilst designed with some of the most advanced technology in the game.

“Ideal for everyday cruising throughout the whole season”

Who Are The Oakley Ståle Sandbech TC Gunn 2.0 RC Shell Jacket and Pants For?

Riders who value comfort and style will find that not only does this outfit deliver in that aspect but it also offers the right amount of tech to keep you cosy on the slopes. Ideal for everyday cruising throughout the whole season, Ståle Sandbech’s signature outerwear might be a bit on the spennier side, but as you’d expect from any Oakley product, it is made to last whilst utilizing some of the best technology out there.

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Materials and Construction

The two-layer shell jacket and soft-shell bib pants have been designed to be both waterproof and breathable. Using Oakley’s exclusive FN Dry technology, the membrane has been laminated with a 10K protection that allows heat and sweat to escape through evaporation while providing a protective barrier against water and wind.

On top of that, Oakley’s also added their quick-drying DWR (durable water repellent) coating called O-Protect as an added layer of waterproofing. The coating repels water thus minimising the outerwear’s water absorption and accelerating its drying time. It’s also breathable, so it won’t prevent the airflow from promoting evaporation.

As for sustainability points, Oakley’s pushing to become more conscious on this side too. The face fabric on both the jacket and the pants are made using 100% recycled polyester, meaning that the polyester used is derived from post-consumer plastic bottles which both help reduce C02 emission in the air and keep plastic out of landfills.

“Ståle Sandbech’s signature outerwear might be a bit on the spennier side, but as you’d expect from any Oakley product, it is made to last whilst utilizing some of the best technology out there”

Fit and Features

Designed with a hip-length performance fit, the jacket sits comfortably around your torso whilst not being too baggy to affect your performance on the slopes. To mix things up, the pants come in a slightly baggier, relaxed, fit that allows you to layer up underneath without feeling any restriction in your movement.

The jacket is equipped with an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, waterproof zips, a pocket on the left chest, side pockets, an RFID pocket, and a mesh goggle pocket. On top of that, it’s got Ståle’s signature skull logo on the left chest, an Oakley stretch logo on the lower left arm, adjustable cuffs with thumbholes, a removable snowskirt and zippered vents underneath the armpits.

Not lacking in features either, the bib pants come with branded suspenders with inner grip and buckles for a customised fit, a two-way zip opening, an elastic waistband with waist loops for added comfort, inner thigh vents for added breathability, plenty of pockets (sides, right thigh and back), elastic cuffs with snap closure, and boot gaiters with a metal hook. The bibs too feature Ståle’s signature skull logo on the back hip.

“This is an all-around favourite that features some of the best tech out there with a waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane to take you through any weather”

Roundup

A go-to outfit designed to fit the likes of the masses. This is an all-around favourite that features some of the best tech out there with a waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane to take you through any weather. The design and style are ageless too, so the whole look won’t be out of the next season (when does camo really ever go out of style).

Pros:

  • Designed for and with the help of an Olympic athlete – this itself speaks for the all-around quality and performance
  • It’s a stylish outfit and the jacket can be worn off the slopes too

Cons:

  • Price – a point that can always be argued. However, Oakley’s years of expertise might justify the slightly higher price tag
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