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 Insulated Jacket
- Flylow Men's Knight 3L Shell Jacket
- Burton Women's Jet Set 2L Insulated Jacket
- The North Face Men's ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate® 2L Insulated Jacket
- DC Men's DC-43 Anorak Snowboard 2L Shell Jacket
- Volcom Men's 17Forty 2L Insulated Jacket
- Quiksilver Men's Horizon Insulated Jacket
- Volcom Men's Brighton 2L Pullover
- Mountain Hardwear Men's Firefall/2 Insulated Jacket
- 686 Women's Lightbeam 2L Insulated Jacket
Burton Men's Covert 2L Insulated Jacket
Staying warm but thin enough where you won't bake on a hot day.
Keeping warm but light enough for warmer days. Lots of pockets!
Flylow Men's Knight 3L Shell Jacket
This 3-layer freeride jacket has 10K/10K waterproofing and breathability, with 14 inch pit zips for when you really need to dump heat fast.
Burton Women's Jet Set 2L 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.
The North Face Men's ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate® 2L Insulated Jacket
Zip-in inner liner for those cold day. Outer jacket can be used as shell for warmer days. Inner goggle pocket, pass pocket, outer chest pocket, underarm vents, and over the helmet hood.
DC Men's DC-43 Anorak Snowboard 2L 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!
Volcom Men's 17Forty 2L Insulated Jacket
Any weather! This is 60g/40g down insulated, and has a 10k waterproof membrane.
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.
Volcom Men's Brighton 2L Pullover
15k waterproofing makes this jacket water resistant yet breathable and easy to move around in. Pullover to keep all the snow and powder from creeping in. This jacket is designed to keep you riding dry and staying fly!
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.
686 Women's Lightbeam 2L Insulated Jacket
Waterproof with a powder skirt and helmet compatible hood! And it is insulated!
Volcom Women's Fawn 2L 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!
Helly Hansen Men's Powdreamer Insulated Jacket
A great insulated jacket featuring HHs Primaloft technology 60g in the body and 40g in the arms. YKK water resistant zippers, under arm zipper vents, 2 way front zipper, pretty much every feature you could want.
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.
Volcom Women's Strayer 2L 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 2L 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.
Mountain Hardwear Women's FireFall/2 Insulated Jacket
Waterproof, insulated, powder skirt, and comes with a helmet compatible hood,
Picture Organic Men's Naikoon Insulated Jacket
2 layer waterproofing and a DWR finish means this jacket goes as hard as you do when the weather hits. Fully featured with eco friendly insulation, pit zips, a powder skirt, ergonomic hood, and wrist gaiters. Even has an adjustable hem to add more coverage if needed.
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 2L Insulated 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 Stated Shell Jacket
15,000 mil waterproofing with vents and lots of warmth. Removable powder skirt.
DC Women's Liberate Snowboard Insulated Jacket · 2022
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!
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.
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!
Quiksilver Men's Raft Insulated Hooded Snow Jacket
Warmflight insulation - 80g body, 60g sleeves and hood.
Recycled polyester fabric.
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.
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.
Flylow Women's Sarah 2L Insulated Jacket
This jacket has a 10k/10k membrane, a bit of insulation, comes in a wide variety of rad colors, large underarm vents, powder skirt, helmet-compatible hood, and wrist gaskets. This jacket has a bit of stretch to avoid restricting movement.
Airblaster Women's Stay Wild Parka 2L Insulated Snowboard 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.
Roxy Women's Billie Hooded Snow 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.
Flylow Women's Lucy 3L Shell Jacket
Flylow is known for their durable products! Water-repellent coating is going to keep you nice and dry while the lightweight nature of this jacket means you can layer appropriately underneath for whatever the weather is that day. It's also go pit zips. The fabric has a slight stretchiness to it so that it'll move with you as you ski.
A 50/50 inbounds and backcountry jacket. This features a Tactic 3L softshell that works just as hard as a hardshell in the elements but as buttery soft and stretchy as a softshell. Definitely a rugged shell jacket, but no insulation.
This jacket is lightweight but still insulated enough to keep you warm. Not a windbreaker/shell type jacket; more of a hybrid! Rated very well for waterproofing, and pretty solid for temperature. Worth checking out!
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