A selection of the top Women’s Ski Jackets for this year, a combination of technical outerwear, warmth, comfort, style and price:
Description: Our warmest, most protective freeriding jacket features 700-fill-power European goose down with a durable, waterproof/breathable 2-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell – a combination that keeps you comfortable in the coldest, wettest conditions.
What People Say: This is the warmest most waterproof jacket I own. It’s really nice being able to wear a super warm down jacket on a wet Tahoe storm day and not worry about the down getting wet. Even on cold high-pressure days this is the jacket I reach for. One of my favorite features is the integrated powder skirt. You can snap the skirt to the pants and never worry about a windy or snowy back.
Recommendation: This is the best jacket on the market.Patagonia has again made a premier product that is waterproof, warm, and comfortable in any condition.
Description: Most lightweight down jackets have a slight problem that isn’t often mentioned: down tends to get out and water tends to get in via the seams. The Eider Women’s Yangra Down Jacket handles this problem by thermally bonding the seams instead of stitching them, so that everything stays in its proper place. This feature, along with the shell’s Defender waterproof breathable laminate and DWR treatment, makes the Yangra weather-proof in any conditions.
What People Say: I just got this jacket and I love it already! It’s down-lined and waterproof and the two handwarmer pockets on the front on incredibly convenient!
Recommendation: Eider never ceases to produce a new and improved product. Not many jackets combine the warmth of down-lining, with the durability of waterproof lining. This jacket does it all, and looks good too. A high-end jacket for a consumer looking for it all, performance, comfort, warmth and style.
Description: Just because the snow is out doesn’t mean you’re going to sacrifice a single day of ski season. When you’re braving the slush and occasional unpredictable nor’easter, don the Armada Women’s Kayo Jacket and enjoy a versatile shell that protects you from a variety of conditions.
What People Say: I plan to live in this jacket all year. It’s light, breathable, and stylish. I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything but it keeps me warm and dry all day.
Recommendation: In Armada’s first year with outwear, the Kayo jacket has found its way into the upper echelon of women’s jackets. It’s light, breathable, stylish and functional. You can wear this coat on the hill and off the hill.
Description: Sometimes expensive waterproof ski jackets look completely overstuffed with insulation, but this Bitsy Jacket for women from The North Face is a practical and fashionable alternative to clothing inspired by polar expedition outerwear. This jacket is fully seam-sealed and features breathable, waterproof two-ply HyVent® softshell fabric for excellent weather protection. The Bitsy Jacket has a tapered, feminine look throughout the torso, but it’s thoroughly insulated with Heatseeker™ Eco for optimal thermal retention. Ski resort refinements include an internal media pocket, detachable hood, snap-back powder skirt with elastic grip, and zippered handwarmer pockets with an attached goggle cloth.
What People Say: This jacket is exactly what I wanted, affordable, stylish and perfect for ski weekends.
Recommendation: If you are looking for an affordable performance ski jacket that doesn’t look like you climbing Everest, the Bitsy Jacket is the perfect jacket for you.