If you're on the hunt for a winter sports jacket under $250, check out Curated Experts' top most recommended ski and snowboard jackets within this budget. 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. Be sure to chat with a Winter Sports Expert here on Curated for free, personalized advice on the best snow 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
- Quiksilver Men's Mission 3-in-1 Shell Jacket
- DC Men's DC-43 Anorak Snowboard Shell Jacket
- 686 Women's Lightbeam Insulated Jacket
- Dakine Men's Wyeast Jacket
- Volcom Men's 17Forty Insulated 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiksilver Men's Raft Jacket
Roxy Women's Jet Ski Shell Jacket
This jacket is for those looking for a slim cut but something that's not too tight. The jacket is finished with a polyester plain weave fabric with Roxy's DryFlight technology for better waterproofing. The eco insulation makes for a warm and snug fitting jacket.
Roxy Women's Meade Shell Jacket
Another great jacket by Roxy, lightweight and warm and made from recycled materials, great for the environment! The Meade is a very lightweight, well insulated jacket. Don't worry about overheating, this jacket features underarm vents! The faux fur lining on the hood is also removable.
Quiksilver Men's Mission Printed Insulated Jacket
Dakine Women's Reach 20K Insulated Snow Jacket
20K/20K waterproofing and breathability to keep you protected and warm in all winter conditions. This jacket has as Thermore Ecodown insulation to keep you nice and warm on the slopes. It features a zip media pocket, sleeve pass pocket, and a stretch mesh pocket to bring all your mountain essentials with you.
Decathlon Jacket Ski Fr900 Women's Shell Jacket
This is an insulated waterproof jacket that will be sure to keep you warm. It comes with a removable fleece jacket as the inner layer. It has six pockets including a pass pocket and an inner goggle pocket. It also has ventilation zippers for those warmer days.
Great winter jacket with 6 pockets, including one for goggles and one for a ski pass, that will keep you warm with down insulation but allow breathability with great venting. Full zip, with a hood and thumb loops as well.
The North Face Women's Insulated ThermoBall Eco Jacket
Warm synthetic layer that will still loft and provide warmth when wet. Layer under a shell and over a base layer for a complete and efficient system to tackle any weather.
A slim fit insulated jacket that packs into the chest pocket for compact storage.
DC Womens Liberate Snowboard Insulated Jacket
Comfy stretch fabric to maintain mobility, 15k/15k wind and waterproofing to keep you warm and dry regardless of the conditions! 80g insulation in the body for a great warmth with underarm vents for the warmer days!
The North Face Women's Lenado Insulated Jacket
Dryvent 2L shell makes this a waterproof, breathable shell with 80g of Primaloft insulation. Combined with great ski-specific features like a removable helmet-compatible hood, powder skirt, and airvents, this is a high-end jacket at a great price.
Mountain Hardwear Women's FireFall/2™ Insulated Jacket
Airblaster Women's Stay Wild Parka Jacket
A fully insulated jacket option with 80g of ultra-warm synthetic insulation. A 2L midweight that is tops in breathability and waterproofing and is among the most ergonomic fits. It's an adjustable hoodie with a flat lace draw cord. For fans of the parka-style jacket looking for extra coverage. A prime option with lots of features and pockets and a hem that falls somewhere on the thigh for a trendy look.
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