Every day, Curated Winter Sports experts recommend ski and snowboard jackets to riders and skiers gearing up to head out on the slopes. This list brings together their top ten most recommended jackets. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Want to make sure you find the perfect jacket for your next trip? Talk to a Winter Sports Expert here on Curated to get free, personalized recommendations on the right jacket for your needs.
- Burton Men's Covert 2L Jacket
- Burton Women's Jet Set Insulated Jacket
- Dakine Men's Barrier GORE-TEX® 2L Shell Jacket
- Flylow Men's Knight Shell Jacket
- The North Face Men's Sickline Insulated Jacket
- Flylow Men's Quantum Pro Shell Jacket
- Quiksilver Men's Mission 3-in-1 Shell Jacket
- Helly Hansen Men's Alpha 3.0 Jacket
- Quiksilver Men's Mission Solid Jacket
- Volcom Men's L GORE-TEX® Shell Jacket
Burton Men's Covert 2L Jacket
Burton Women's Jet Set Insulated Jacket
Lightly insulated so you can use in any weather. Waterproof breathable dryride fabric and THERMOLITE insulation that regulates temperature from cold to warm. A lot of pockets including microfleece handwarming pockets, a media pocket, goggle pocket, and a mesh dump pocket. Mesh lined sleeves, helmet compatible hood, and water repellent waist gaiter that matches up with ski pants.
Dakine Men's Barrier GORE-TEX® 2L Shell Jacket
Waterproof rating of 28K which means the jacket can be in a tube of water with 28,000mm of water before it starts to leak from water pressure - in other words it's really good! All seams all fully taped. Comes with wrist gaiters, rear adjustable hood, attached powder skirt.
Flylow Men's Knight Shell Jacket
The North Face Men's Sickline Insulated Jacket
This jacket is going to be nice and warm for those cold days of sending down the slopes! Great waterproof and windproof shell. This has a helmet compatible hood with internal pockets to store your ski goggles. Has a nice underarm vent to cool you down if you get a bit too toasty and nice pant to jacket integration design.
20k waterproofing with synthetic insulation. Fully sealed seams and a fixed hood. Inside electronics pocket. North Face makes some high quality outwear that will keep you dry and warm no matter the conditions.
Flylow Men's Quantum Pro Shell Jacket
Perfect everyday shell. This thing is bombproof with fully taped seams and membrane. A three layered shell is 100% water and windproof but still breathes like a champ. A helmet compatible hood, powder skirt, numerous pockets top off this hard-charging jacket.
Quiksilver Men's Mission 3-in-1 Shell Jacket
This is a versatile jacket with a 3-in-1 system which can help if you are not sure about layering or expect to be shedding/putting on layers frequently. With a breathable shell on the outside and a removable inner fleece you can use this jacket for all seasons. Mesh lined vents under the arm pits which is great for getting some airflow in the jacket but keeping snow out. It also has a powder skirt around the waist which is an absolute must if you plan on riding deep days without wearing bibs.
Storm riding to spring cruising, with or without the fleece liner. 10K Quicksilver DryFlight technology, taffeta and mesh lining with tricot panels, taped seams, mesh lined underarm vents, jacket to pant attachment system, adjustable hood, lift pass pocket, and internal goggle pocket. Zip-up removable fleece inside.
Helly Hansen Men's Alpha 3.0 Jacket
Cream-of-the-crop, a bomb-proof jacket designed in the Arctic North of Finland. Fully-featured, insulated ski jacket designed to keep you comfortable on the mountain. Fully waterproof, 4-way stretch allows for exceptional freedom of movement. Lightweight Primaloft insulation minimizes bulk and breathes well to prevent sweat buildup. An insulated chest pocket keeps your phone from freezing up!
2 layers of fabric here make this jacket a great choice for staying warm and staying dry. New pocket designs will keep your phone and battery alive with it's super insulation.
Quiksilver Men's Mission Solid Jacket
These have 10k waterproofing to keep the wearer warm and dry on chilly days. This jacket has a three-way adjustable hood and an added powder skirt that will help to keep the snow out even on the deepest days.
Volcom Men's L GORE-TEX® Shell Jacket
A lightweight jacket that packs a ton of features into a stylish package. Fully taped seams, GORE-TEX 2 fabric, and Volcom's innovative breathable lining system makes this jacket not only great for the resort but also hiking or skinning up your favorite trail. Lots of storage and pit zips round out this jacket.
DC Men's DC-43 Anorak Snowboard Shell Jacket
3/4 zip fans! This is a sweet retro-inspired shell jacket with 10k weatherproofing, armpit vents for the warm days, taped seams and helmet compatible hood!
686 Women's Lightbeam Insulated Jacket
Volcom Men's 17Forty Insulated Jacket
Burton Men's [ak] Cyclic GORE‑TEX 2L Jacket
From touring to resort skiing this jacket is great at keeping you warm and dry in any elements. Burton's layer technology keeps you warm when its cold, but doesn't let you overheat in warmer temperatures.
Decathlon Women's Snb 500 Insulated Jacket
Warm with recycled synthetic insulation. The completely waterproof and breathable JKT 500 jacket features plenty of storage, a snow skirt, and a fully adjustable hood.
Decathlon Men's SNB 500 Insulated Jacket
Great overall jacket with 15k waterproofing at a price point you can't beat. Features a longline fit for great movement, five pockets, adjustable cuffs and hood, light weight and warm faux down fill.
Quiksilver Men's Horizon Insulated Jacket
15k of waterproofing to keep you high and dry! Has PrimaLoft black ECO insulation that keeps this jacket nice and warm. This jacket also features a good amount of recycled material that is sustainably sourced, so that is a great bonus as well! Has internal gaiters as well with thumb holes.
Streetwear style meets the park and backcountry, this 15k waterproofing jacket will keep you warm and dry on the slopes or around town.
Mountain Hardwear Men's Firefall/2™ Insulated Jacket
A modern style jacket filled with tons of features. This two-layer waterproof shell fabric with synthetic stretch synthetic and underarm vents will make sure you are warm and dry. A helmet compatible hood with adjustable cords will help project you on those extra harsh weather days. Zippered arm pocket to keep your pass on you and integrated RECCO avalanche rescue reflect for your piece of mind in case you are really pushing your backcountry potential.
A fully-insulated jacket that comes everything you need. It has Thermal Q insulation for greater warmth on the slopes. It also comes with mesh armpit ventilation to allow airflow. There are many pockets in this jacket; hand warming pockets, goggle pocket, ski pass pocket, and two chest pockets! This is a great 2-layer, fully sealed, waterproof jacket for any type of conditions.
Two layer waterproofing keeps you dry while 100g/m2 keeps you warm! All the needed features too: helmet compatible hood, powder skirt, and great storage pockets.
Dakine Women's Barrier GORE-TEX® 2L Shell Jacket
Classic PNW company with another classic jacket in their lineup! Are you after a ton of days this season? Variable conditions throughout the year got your kit getting a little wet? Don't sweat it, the Barrier has you covered from peak to park, backcountry mission to casual groomer laps and everything in between. 2L GORE-TEX will keep you dry, even when riding the Cascade Cement and just about anywhere else, comes with an attached powder skirt, sleeve pass pocket, adjustable hood, storm-flap access zip media pocket, chest vents and a potential for the best times on the mountain!
High quality and great durability. GORE-TEX has the best waterproofing and breathability you can get. This coat will keep you dry in a downpour. Zip vents for great heat regulation and great pocket lay out. This is a shell and will need base layers for warmth, which is the best option for heat regulation.
This is a fantastic 2-layer jacket that has a GORE-TEX outer shell meaning that you are guaranteed to stay dry no matter the weather. This jacket comes with plenty of pockets for your pass, phone, and all the miscellaneous mountain necessities. It also has ventilation zippers and an adjustable hood.
Volcom Women's Fawn Insulated Jacket
If you're looking for toasty warmth that's paired with fierce style in a longer thigh-length parka style for extra protection when you're sitting on those icy chair lifts, then this is the move to make! Fully-featured, warmly insulated with 80g fill and lined with soft tafetta lining.
This jacket has a slightly longer style to it, but not too long where it will hinder your movements on the slopes. It has a synthetic insulation to ensure your warmth, as well as a waterproof shell. It has an adjustable cinch hood, zippered vents, and secure outer pockets.
10k waterproof and 10k breathable jacket with insulation and taped seams!
Volcom Women's Strayer Insulated Jacket
A winter go-to, this Strayer Jacket flaunts V-Science Supreme Twill fabric with 80g insulation to keep things cozy. An ergonomic slim profile with minimal contouring makes for a distinctly subtle silhouette that brings plenty of tech to the table. 10k/10k waterproofing and breathability. Taffeta lined, critically taped seams, Super Suede chin guard, adjustable powder skirt, goggle pocket.
Flylow Men's Roswell Insulated Jacket
This jacket is built tough to offer all day protection with breathability, and specially engineered fabrics to release heat and moisture when you start to warm up. This jacket is more of a shell and features 14" underarm vents, some of the biggest on the market! Great for letting some cool air in and warm air out on those warmer days! It has fully-taped seams, a helmet-compatible hood, wrist gaskets with thumb loops, features four exterior pockets, and inner pockets.
DC Men's Servo Snowboard Insulated Jacket
This DC Servo has a lot to offer! Zip up resort pass pocket and a chest pocket for your phone. Helmet compatible hood. Waist gator for powder days. Mesh armpit venting for warm spring days. 2 hand warmer pockets and a pocket for goggles.
Picture Organic Women's Exa Insulated Jacket
Waterproof and breathable recycled polyester shell and body mapped thermal insulation combine for a great jacket! Fully taped seams, waterproof zippers, underarm vents, adjustable hem and cuffs, and a helmet compatible hood!
The North Face Women's ThermoBall™ Eco Snow Triclimate® Jacket
This jacket is super versatile. It has an insulated inner layer, a waterproof and windproof outer shell, and they can either be worn separate or together making for 3 different jacket systems! Features include a helmet compatible hood, underarm vents for when you get too warm, tons of zippered pockets for stashing items, a snap-away powder skirt, and more! Affordable price for 3 jackets!
Burton Men's GORE-TEX® 2L Pillowline Insulated Jacket
Fully taped seams. Windproof, waterproof, and breathable GORE-TEX fabric make tough weather a breeze. Just the right amount of insulation so your temp is easily regulated. Helmet compatible hood and a regular fit that isn't too baggy but still lets you layer underneath.
Quiksilver Men's Fairbanks Jacket
Three-way adjustable hood and cuffs for extra comfort with handwarmer pockets to keep you nice and warm when the gloves come off. A jacket-to-pant attachment system to keep all the snow out. Internal mesh goggle pockets and lined underarm vents for springtime air.
686 Men's Smarty 3-in-1 Form Jacket
Layers, layers, layers! That is the key to keeping warm in the mountains. This 686 Men's Smarty 3-in-1 jacket features a removable synthetic puffy layer that can be worn independently of the waterproof and breathable shell allowing you to adapt to the seasons. The waterproof shell is infiniDRY fabric rated at 20k with a DWR coating so it should keep you dry. If it's mid-winter, layer up with both, and then drop the shell for the spring and wear just the puffy!
Roxy Women's Billie Jacket
Fully waterproof and insulated jacket that has a nice female specific fit. Adjustable hood, powder skirt, lots of storage pockets, and pit zips round out this nicely appointed jacket.
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