Going on a snowsports holiday as a family is such an exciting time. Make sure everyone is prepared for the adventure including the kids- take a look at our top picks for children’s ski jackets below.
Still unsure about what features to look for in a ski jacket? Here’s our comprehensive guide to buying ski jackets!
Boy’s Ski Jackets
This ski jacket offers all the high performance development that you want in protecting your child on the slopes as well as the design and fit to please the most choosiest of customers! The outer shell is made with breathable and water shedding ARED VO2 fabric to keep your boy warm and dry. The lightweight high-loft polyester insulation is designed to be warm as well as allowing freedom to move. The seams on the jacket are taped to further ensure against water getting inside the jacket.
Extra features include the hood which can foldaway neatly for days when it isn’t needed, adjustable cuffs to wear with snow gloves, a fixed snow skirt compatible with ski trousers and reflective details so that visibility is enhanced when they are whizzing down the slopes.
The great look and style of the Alpine Free Fall Ski Jacket will make your child stand out from the crowds when on the slopes this holiday. From the seriously well-respected outdoor brand Columbia you are getting a high performance jacket worth every penny. The Omni-Shell fabric provides a high level of weatherproofing being both water resistant and shielding from the wind. The really warm but still lightweight insulation layer means he will be comfortable on the slopes as well as dry.
The jacket comes with two zipped hand pockets and a zipped chest pocket so loads of room for carrying any essentials needed but not so much that the jacket will be bulky and less easy to ski or snowboard in. The adjustable storm hood and adjustable snap back powder skirt will ensure snow doesn’t get inside the jacket if he takes a tumble.
The Dare2b Abberation Ski Jacket has really been designed with your child in mind. It has cool colour-blocking details, and loads of user-friendly features for little to big hands to discover! The tough outer shell is high performance weatherproof stuff to protect and stand up to the demands of your child. The high loft insulation provides full warmth along with breathability so any moisture won’t get trapped in the jacket keeping your child warm and dry.
The articulated sleeves give a better range of movement so no tangles or problems if your boy is just starting out on his snowsports learning. The jacket comes with a number of easy to access pockets for all the bits and bobs he’s sure to want on the slopes including a handy sleeve pocket, an inside MP3 music pocket, and goggle pocket with lens wipe cloth. Reflective details on the jacket mean enhanced visibility.
The Vaude Paul Performance Jacket is a hybrid jacket designed for ski touring adventures. The high quality performance outer shell protects against the mountain weather with windproof and breathable material zones to maintain flexibility and freedom of movement. Elastic Powerstretch inserts on the sleeve really provides the type of compound jacket fabric that will enhance your child’s skiing experience.
Lycra stretch cuffs with thumb inserts are a great feature as they provide a really snug, weatherproof fit between sleeve and glove. The slimmer shape makes movement freer, however, there is still space for pockets to hold all the essentials needed on the slopes. The bright acid green and reflective strips mean he will always be visible racing down the mountain!
The Renege Micro Warmth Ski Jacket is in the down jacket style rather than outer shell with insulated layer so this jacket should easily be worn for your family ski holiday and when you are all back at home. The bright, contrast colours coupled with the durable water repellent fabric will appeal to your child as well as you- a win all around!
The high loft insulation is sure to keep him warm on the slopes and the synthetic down material is designed to have the feel and softness of natural down combined with quick-dry capabilities. It will even keep in the warmth when wet!
Grown on hood and elasticated cuffs ensure the snow is kept out of contact with layers worn under the jacket.
Girl’s Ski Jackets
The Columbia Alpine Free Fall Ski Jacket is available for girls is some great colour options including this vibrant purple and sea blue combination- make sure you take a look at the Cotswold Outdoor site to see the other choices. The outer shell fabric is Hydra Cloth 3000 providing great weatherproofing so you can be sure she will be dry on the slopes. The Farenhot insulation layer is warm, lightweight, and breathable for comfort and free movement.
The great features continue with an adjustable snap back powder skirt, adjustable cuffs to make a snug fit with her ski gloves and an adjustable storm hood to protect and keep warm when the weather turns. The jacket fabric is also resistant to stains so is a great choice if your girl likes getting messy!
The Dare2b Craze Ski Jacket is just the jacket you need for a fashion forward girl who still needs a high performance snowsports jacket for her holiday. The amazing colour block neon design is sure to stand out on the slopes and along with the reflective detailing your child will be visible when she races off ahead! The high tech 4-way stretch shell fabric is responsive to movement giving flexibility for turns. Weatherproof and light the Craze Ski Jacket is really comfortable and will keep her warm all day long.
The high loft insulation is low density and designed to be breathable moving moisture away from your child’s body so she can stay dry. All the pockets provided on the jacket are essential to stash all the things needed for the day. The handy sleeve pocket is perfect for her ski pass and the internal MP3 audio pocket and the internal mesh pocket means valuables can be stowed away safely.
The Dare2b Entrust Ski Jacket is packed full of great snowsports features and comes in such a fun and funky pink leopard print fabric that your girl can’t fail to love it! The waterproof but still breathable outer fabric means she is protected from the worst the weather can do and will stay dry and warm. The high loft insulation layer is soft, low-bulk, and warm so freedom of movement is maintained coming down the slopes.
The adjustable hood is also fully detachable when not needed and the fun faux-fur trim is also detachable to improve vision and for easy washing if it gets messy. The cuffs on the Entrust jacket can be adjusted to provide a snug fit with whichever style of ski gloves or mittens your girl likes wearing. All the pockets mean there’s plenty of room to carry all those things essential for a day on the mountain and the internal pocket gives extra security for more valuable items.
The Vaude Matilda Performance Ski Jacket is a very stylish and high performance jacket to keep your girl warm and comfortable for the whole holiday. The 2-layer outer shell fabric is fully weatherproof made of stretch fabric that will allow for movement but also retain its shape even with repeated use. The PrimaLoft Black Insulation adapts to her body keeping her dry wicking moisture away during active runs.
The snug fit cuffs have thumb loops for a really smooth transition between sleeve and glove- easier and better grip with ski poles or tech. The inner snow guard and safe, covered hem drawcord ensure stray snow won’t be getting into your clothing so your girl can stay warm and dry all day on the slopes.
The Dare2b Renege Micro Warmth Ski Jacket is a down style ski jacket that can be worn as a stand-alone jacket as well as a layer piece under an outer more weatherproof shell. The Renege Ski Jacket has a durable water repellent finish and so will give good protection against all but the most stormy of conditions. The stylish metallic finish is vibrant and the fabric also has reflective details added for better visibility when out skiing.
The layer of Ilus Mircowarmth insulation is soft to the touch with the feel of natural down but with the bonus of being quick dry and also insulating even when wet. The lower pockets on the jacket are zipped and the hood is elasticated to get a better fit when needed. The adjustable hem gives greater protection against any stray snow getting inside the jacket.