Ready to buy a new ski jacket for your wintersports holiday? Take a look at the different options below for our top recommendations this season.
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Men’s Insulated Ski Jackets
An insulated ski jacket has both an outer weatherproof shell along with an insulated inner to give you warmth and protection on the ski slopes. This type of ski jacket is most popular and most easily found when browsing online. Here are a few great options to get you ready for your wintersport adventure!
You can’t go wrong with a well-made ski jacket from highly respected climbing, mountaineering, and outdoor sports clothing manufacturer The North Face. The Descendit Ski Jacket is packed full of great design details and high performance technology to make this ski jacket a great buy that will last for many snowsports adventures. The
The 2 layer HyVent shell is waterproof as well as being breathable and the Heatseeker insulation will keep you warm but is still lightweight to provide good movement and total comfort on the slopes. All seams are sealed for complete waterproofing. Pit zips mean you can cool down quickly after strenuous mountain runs. An adjustable hood means you can find your perfect fit depending on the headgear that you are wearing.
The cuffs are hook and loop as well as having an inner cuff at the wrists so that you can wear over gloves for the tightest fit. The snap-down snowskirt is compatible with all types of ski trousers so you can keep out any stray snow.
One of the things that set this jacket apart is the attention to detail when it comes to provision and placing of pockets. These include two zipped hand pockets, a small, zipped ski-pass pocket on the forearm for easy access and security, a zipped Napoleon (chest) pocket, inside pockets keep your goggles safe and include a goggle wipe, there is also an inside media pocket to keep your MP3 player/ phone.
The Descendit Jacket comes in a number of different colours- blue, fiery red, red and black.
Quiksilver has some great looking snowsports jackets available that are functional as well as being cutting edge design. If you’re wanting to make a statement on the slopes and still buy a quality ski jacket then the Mission Printed Snow Jacket will take some beating. The jacket comes in a variety of different shell designs- take a look at three of the options offered or head over to the Quiksilver website for all the different choices.
The ski jacket has 10K Quiksilver DryFlight® technology waterproofing for all day wearability as well as Warmflight® level 2 insulation that is both warm and light for great movement on the slopes. The seams have been critically taped so the jacket is good for all but the wettest conditions. The jacket has a regular fit style so that you can easily layer up beneath if the weather is really cold. The mesh-lined underarm vents give you added temperature regulation when you needed it.
A number of handy pockets are perfect for all the things you need to carry when doing snowsports. As well as two outside hand pockets there is a lift pass pocket on the forearm, an internal goggle pocket and headphone channel so you can easily listen to music on the slopes.
The Tetragon ski jacket is a high quality ski jacket designed for the true wintersports enthusiast. The sleek semi-fitted jacket comes in two designs- black and hyper blue. The Omni-Tech waterproof shell and critical sealed seams will keep you dry in all but the harshest conditions and the Omni-Heat reflective Lining and Omni-Heat Thermal insulation will make sure you are warm and comfortable. The lightweight feel of the jacket makes sure movement on the slopes isn’t compromised so you can still execute your moves without loss of precision.
The hood on the Tetragon ski jacket is adjustable to keep your head protected from the elements and is also removable to make your jacket less bulky on warmer days or when you are wearing a helmet. The powder skirt is also adjustable with snap fittings to provide a great seal with ski trousers. Two levels of cuffs give you the best fit with your ski gloves- both Velcro outer cuffs and tighter fitting inner gloves. So that you can stash all your gear for the day easily, this jacket comes with 2 zipped hand pockets, 2 zipped chest pockets, an inner goggle pocket and an inner security pocket for your most valuable items.
The Immensity Ski Jacket from big outdoor brand Dare2b is flexible, comfortable, warm and practical. All you need in a ski jacket and at a great sale price. The shell is made of a breathable but also water shedding ARED VO2 fabric that has the Dare2b 4-way stretch technology for freedom of movement. Critical seams are sealed to keep you dry in all but the most stormy of conditions. The high loft insulation gives good warmth without bulk for comfort on the slopes. The jacket is designed to be fitted but still have enough room for the essential layers when weather changes.
An adjustable hood means you can decide on the coverage and the range of vision you need when heading down the slopes. The hood is also foldaway for when you don’t need the added protection. Adjustable cuffs make sure you don’t get stray snow inside your jacket. Great placement of pockets on the Immensity Ski Jacket give you storage for all your skiing essentials. A forearm pocket is provided for your ski-pass or other cards/ money, 2 lower hand pockets are zipped to keep valuables secure and internal mesh pockets have a lens wipe cloth for goggles and glasses.
Men’s Shell Ski Jackets
Shell Ski Jackets are a less popular option in the UK currently however they are becoming more and more desirable due to the versatility and high performance that they offer. With a shell jacket, you get the latest weatherproofing technology which you then combine with your own insulating layers. The options below are from high-end quality brands and as such have a big price tag to match. More than worth it if you want a shell ski jacket that will last and last.
From the outdoor clothing specialists The North Face, this shell ski jacket offers a brilliant level of protection from all that your snowsports holiday has to offer. The Gore-Tex layer within the fabric provides waterproofing as well as being breathable so you easily regulate your temperature. The jacket is fully seam sealed for complete weatherproofing and has pit zips for further ventilation. The NFZ Jacket strikes just the right balance between fitted when wearing without extra layers and roomy to allow an insulator jacket underneath.
The ski jacket has an adjustable and helmet compatible hood for total comfort depending on your preferences and conditions. The 4 zipped hand and chest pockets are perfectly positioned to store all that you need for the day. There is also a zipped wrist pocket complete with goggle cloth, an internal zipped pocket for valuable items and an inner mesh pocket. The adjustable cuffs and hem along with the snap fasten powder skirt with gripper elastic mean you never need to worry about stray snow getting inside your jacket.
This bright mineral yellow jacket will make sure you make an impact on your skiing holiday as well as protecting you from the conditions. The OutDry Jacket is named for Columbia’s OutDry Extreme technology that delivers fully waterproof fabric which is also fully breathable so providing protection and comfort during your days on the slopes. The Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective lining keeps you warm regardless of whether you opt for extra insulating layers. The jacket is fully seam sealed as well as having external seam tape to completely waterproof your jacket.
The pockets on the OutDry Ex Diamond Snow Shell Jacket mean you will have a place for everything you need including a ski-pass pocket, zipped sleeve pocket for cash or cards and zipped hand pockets. The snap back powder skirt and adjustable hood (compatible with helmets) mean you will be able to set yourself up for a comfortable and fast-paced snowsports experience.
The Rush Jacket uses Gore-Tex to provide a lightweight, breathable and mot importantly waterproof barrier between you and the elements. The WaterTight™ zippers on both the main front zip and the pit ventilation zips ensure extreme wet weather waterproofing. The Arc’teryx e3D (ergonomic 3-dimensional) articulation provided on the Rush Jacket is a type of patterning allowing for enhanced mobility when negotiating runs.
The cut of the jacket means you can easily add extra layers to create your perfect level of insulation. The pockets provided on the Rush Jacket include hand pockets, an internal mesh dump pocket and a sleeve pocket for quick access to items you need to use on the slopes.
Men’s Softshell Ski Jackets
A soft shell ski jacket combines the weather resistance of a traditional shell jacket, but the fabric is a lot more flexible if you are attempting more technical ascents during alpine climbing and backcountry ski touring. These jackets will be cut a bit roomier so that you can add layers beneath for the coldest conditions.
This high-tech jacket is perfect for snowsport adventurers needing the versatility of a softshell jacket. The Procline Comp Jacket has a combination fabric of Gore Fabric Technology and Fortius 1.0 softshell material so that you get the speed needed in your descent along with the water and wind proofing essential for skiing or snowboarding. The breathable, lightweight, and tough Gore Fabric is present on the hood, shoulders, and around the hem of the jacket with the more pliable and breathable Fortius 1.0 fabric is on the back and under the arms. This ensures you have the tougher fabric on exposed areas combined with the freedom of movement needed in less exposed areas.
The hood is helmet compatible and will adjust with head movement so you can maintain excellent peripheral vision. There are also HemLock inserts that can be removed so that your jacket won’t ride up if you are secured with a harness. The 2 zipped (water-resistant) chest pockets and the inner laminated zipped internal chest pocket ensure that you can carry all you need without pockets adding to the bulk and weight of your jacket.
This softshell jacket is a must for the serious snowsports enthusiast!
Men’s Insulator/ Down Jackets
An insulator or down jacket is perfect as an insulated layer to wear under a shell jacket. They usually can be packed small for easy carrying and will also have some level of weatherproofing so can be worn on their own during warmer days on the slope or for general wear back home. This makes investing in an insulator or down jacket a great idea.
The PrimaLoft ThermoBall insulation really delivers on warmth and is even effective if your jacket gets wet. The jacket is compressible making it easy to pack and carry. The ripstop fabric is designed to be strong but also flexible making the ThermoBall Jacket and all-seasons contender.
The jacket comes in loads of colour choices from the minimalist grey shown through to patterned and a deep red.
The Mileage jacket is designed as both a layer jacket and a stylish wear alone jacket so you can be sure that high-tech quality is also contained within the good-looking jacket. The Quiksilver DryFlight® technology durable water repellent treatment means water will bead and run off keeping you dry on the slopes. The warm yet lightweight and breathable Warmflight® insulation layer is perfect for movement and comfort. Handwarmer pockets are perfectly placed as are snap chest pockets for essential items.
The Downtime Jacket is packed with lightweight 500 Fill Power premium duck down as well as being showerproof with a water repellent outer farbic. The Jacket can pack down for carrying and using when you need that extra layer of warmth on your snowsports holiday. Make sure you take a look at the different colours this jacket comes in- the range should suit everyone!