Looking forward to your wintersports holiday but haven’t bought a new ski jacket yet? Take a look at some of our top picks for the best women’s ski jackets below to get you started!
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Women’s Insulated Ski Jackets
An insulated ski jacket is one of the most popular types of ski jacket purchased for alpine adventures. The jacket combines a weatherproof outer shell with warm insulation so that you have protection from all the wind and snow as well as warmth when you are skiing. Take a look below at some of our favourite options for this season.
The North Face are a really well-respected brand when it comes to making high-quality, reliable snowsports clothing. With years of researching, testing, and developing behind them they have a wealth of knowledge to put into every ski jacket.
The Lillaz jacket is no exception to this- the outer shell is made of their 2 layer HyVent fabric which is 29% polyester diamond ripstop, designed to withstand tears as well as being fully waterproof but still breathable. The Heatseeker insulation will keep you warm and stay dry in the worst of the weather that a snowsports holiday may throw at you. Fully seam sealed means you can be even more assured of the waterproof abilities of the jacket.
The inner comfort cuffs and adjustable outer cuffs along with a snap down powder skirt keep any stray snow from getting into your jacket. The number of pockets provided means you will have enough space for all the essentials but your jacket won’t be bulky from carrying too much. Handily provided along with the goggle stash pocket is a goggle wipe so you can keep them clear of snow and rain.
The Salomon Fantasy Jacket has a great fitted look and colour options to keep you looking smart all through your holiday and back home. The Advanced Skin Dry fabric provides a waterproof but still breathable barrier between you and the elements. The Advanced Skin Warm Insulation regulates your body environment so you are at optimum warmth at all times. Be assured that with this insulation, your jacket will still protect and keep warm after many washes.
The hood is removable so won’t get in the way on the days when you don’t need it and is also fully adjustable so you can find the perfect position to maintain total vision going down the slopes. Cuff adjustment will be compatible with most styles of gloves that are made to be worn under the cuff. The number of pockets on the jacket will be just right for all your essentials and include an inner media pocket that has a pull-out system for easy set up of audio when you are on the mountain.
The Alpine Action Jacket is such a great high performance jacket for snowsports enthusiasts, and with all the different colour options available you are sure to find a style you want. The Columbia developed fabric and insulation is to such a high standard with rigorous testing under extreme weather conditions to ensure that this jacket will withstand all you and the mountain can throw at it!
The outer shell is made of Omni-Tech fabric which offers premium waterproof protection while still letting moisture that may build-up to move out keeping you dry. The Omni-Heat thermal lining provides another layer of technology- trapping your own body heat when you need it but letting excess heat dissipate if you get too warm. These two layers along with the Microtemp filling been you are insulated, warm and dry for the full day on the slopes.
Pockets on the jacket give a place for all your essentials and include secure inside pockets for your tech as well as a handy ski pass pocket on the arm. Hand pockets are fleece lined for extra warmth when your gloves are off. The hood is fully adjustable for comfort and to maintain visibility on the slopes and can also be removed on days when it is not needed. A drawcord hem and powder skirt mean no stray snow will be entering your jacket.
The Trepass Mamacita Snowsports Jacket is sure to keep you looking stylish and as well as keep you cosy all day long on the slopes with it’s on trend cool blue stripes. The Tres-tex Waterproof fabric has been developed to provide waterproofing to the jacket as well as being breathable so you won’t overheat. The taped seams add another dimension of waterproof functionality. The Coldheat padded insulation is of high quality, designed to be lightweight as well as warm so you are comfortable wearing the Mamacita Jacket all day long.
If you like to carry a lot of extra things with you onto the mountain, don’t worry, this jacket has all the pockets you need to easily carry it all securely. There is two stud fastening hand pockets, two water repellent zip chest pockets, a zipped inner pocket, a zipped sleeve pocket (great for your ski pass and cards), one goggle pocket, and one audio pocket with a channel. Everything you need for the day will have a place in this jacket.
The Argent Ski Jacket is a really good lower priced ski jacket that covers all the basics and so much more that you need for a great snowsports experience. The waterproof but still breathable shell fabric has fully sealed seams as well as underarm ventilation zips for when things heat up on the slopes. The low bulk high warmth insulation makes the jacket flexible when executing tight turns but will also keep you warm when you need it.
So many features on the Argent Ski Jacket are detachable so perfect for when you want to wear the jacket during evenings or back home. For example, the hood is detachable as well as being adjustable for a comfortable fit, the powder skirt can be removed once it has done the job of keeping you dry, and there is even a detachable make-up guard! Dare2b really have thought of everything when it comes to this ski jacket.
Women’s Softshell Ski Jackets
A soft shell ski jacket combines an outer shell with an insulated core like the popular insulated jackets, however, as the name would suggest the outer shell is softer and more flexible than an insulated jacket. This gives the wearer more flexibility of movement so is perfect for the wintersports adventurer wanting to execute highspeed moves.
The Trespass Slender Stretch Ski Jacket offers great warmth combined with fully stretch fabric for complete freedom of movement on the slopes. The vibrant design and fitted finish mean you will look stylish as you descend the mountain. Coupled with the technical stretch fabric, the jacket is highly waterproof and has taped seams for further weatherproofing. The jacket is breathable for comfort so that moisture can move freely away from your body keeping you dry. The layer of lightweight insulation will keep you warm in all conditions and won’t interfere with the movement provided by the softshell.
This jacket also comes with loads of practical features- an adjustable zip off hood and detachable snow skirt, as well as adjustable cuffs, keeps you comfortable and dry. The three water resistant zipped outside pockets will stash all your essentials and keep them dry throughout the day.
Women’s Insulator/ Down Jackets
This type of jacket is usually worn as a layer piece under a waterproof outer shell to be used as extra insulation on cold days. Almost all down/ insulator jackets will have some level of waterproof protection so can be worn on sunny days in the mountains. These jackets are a great choice for a versatile wear on holiday, wear at home option.
The Trespass Cintia Down Jacket offers the versatility of being ready for a ski holiday as well as looking great when back home and you need a warm winter jacket. The down and feather filling insulate really well against the cold so you can be sure of feeling comfortable and snug even after spending a full day on the slopes. The jacket does have a water resistant outer so can be worn in wet weather or combined with a fully waterproof shell jacket if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
The zipped lower hand pockets are fleece lined for comfort and warmth and the zipped arm pocket is ideal for your ski pass and cards. The adjustable, removable hood makes it compatible with your accessories and other layers you might wear on top.