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Top 10 Ski and Snowboard Jackets

In The Market For a new Ski or Snowboard Jacket? Look No Further...

In The Market For a new Ski or Snowboard Jacket? Look No Further...

When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, one of the most important things you can do is outfit yourself with the appropriate gear. Most importantly, you need a jacket that is warm, waterproof, provides plenty of storage, and doesn't feel heavy. Whether style is your number one priority or you want a forever jacket that will last winter after winter (after winter), there's an appropriate cold-weather jacket on our list for you. From layerables to the ones that truly have it all, read up on our top 10 best jackets for skiing and snowboarding, then get ready to hit the slopes. Opening image: hellyhansen.com

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December 21, 2017

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The Rankings


Wantdo Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket

Our Score

BEST FOR: The first time skier in need of a jacket. Pick up this budget-friendly jacket to keep you warm as you learn. You can invest in a more technical jacket later. 

LOVED FOR: The windproof capabilities, from a powder skirt to an adjustable hood and hem


686 Dream Insulated Jacket

Our Score

BEST FOR: Pulling double duty on the streets and the slopes

HELPFUL TIP: With a pant-jacket connection system, there's no chance of snow getting in.


Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket

Our Score

BEST FOR: Multisport use and warmer days on the slopes

FUN FACT: Packs up small for easy storage—this is the most packable waterproof jacket Arc'teryx makes


The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket

Our Score

LOVED FOR: An easy-to-layer silhouette that gets the job done

HELPFUL TIP: Two words: Lifetime warranty.


Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket

Our Score

BEST FOR: The powder-loving skier

HELPFUL TIP: Patagonia is big on corporate responsibility, so you know your dollars are going somewhere good.


The North Face ThermoBall Snow Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket

Our Score

USERS SAID: "The coat is beautiful, flattering, super warm and functional. The faux-fur hood liner is great quality and actually feels like real fur."

HELPFUL TIP: Order up if you're big on layering.


Burton Jet Set Jacket

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A slim fit and rainbow of colors

USERS SAID: "I love this jacket. It's a great fit--I got a medium and I can comfortably wear 2-3 layers while I'm skiing. It is really warm and very high quality. It also looks great and I love the color. I would definitely recommend this jacket!"


Helly Hansen Motionista Ski Jacket

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This ski jacket is amazing! This jacket lives up to the H/H reputation of quality so far, I've only had it for 1 season but it was replacing an old H/H jacket I used for several years. All around winner for fashion and function. Overall great purchase with tons of ski features and an athletic, but feminine look."

LOVED FOR: This slim, flattering fit and overall warmth it provides


Spyder Entice Jacket

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Obsessed with my new coat! I've had my eye on this coat since I saw it in a store last year and it's even cuter than I remember. Slimming too for how warm it is. Also super soft and comfy"

BEST FOR: Those who rank function and fashion as equals


Mountain Hardwear Barnsie Jacket

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I really love this coat. Lightweight and warm, breathable, flattering cut and very comfortable!"

HELPFUL TIP: The hood was designed to fit a helmet underneath, making it most appropriate for skiing and snowboarding.

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