Need a new jacket this winter? Look no further…
Along with a feminine cut and finish, the Joey jacket has a helmet-compatible hood with
drawcord closures, a two-way front zipper, and a powder skirt. It’s waterproof and breathable,
with venting in the arms to offload heat and a powder skirt to keep the snow out.
We love this jacket with its articulated, handstand-friendly fit and smooth, tricot mesh that makes layering a doddle. It’s built with Patagonia’s H2No standard 2-layer shell which blocks out wind and wet, yet remains breathable. Taffeta gives it low bulk insulation, while a powder skirt and hood add to the indestructible build.
Despite it’s tailored-look, this jacket is built for freestylers, witha trick-friendly jacket to pant interface, Snap-away powder skirt system and helmet-compatible, adjustable hood. It’s made with Driflight 15, which is waterproof to 15k and features a mesh liner. A media pocket, lens cleaner, wrist gaiter and sleeve pass pocket give it utility as well as style.
Arc’teryx’s most versatile, relaxed-fit women’s ski jacket made from Gore-Tex’s waterproof and breathable 3-layer soft shell fabric. It features a new Slide ’N Loc snap powder skirt that does exactly what it says on the label and attaches to the Sentinel pants in seconds. It also has large cuffs, pit zippers, storm hood and Recco reflector.
NIVA 3L JACKET
A banging jacket from Mammut. It’s all here: DryTech Premium 3-layer outer, helmet-compatible hood, spray-proof zips and a myriad of pockets for goggles, lift passes and just about everything else. Preshaped sleeves and Lycra hand gaiters make
for great mobility, as does the stretchy, detachable snow skirt. Loops with press studs make these a cinch to attach to the matching pants.
QUORRA 150 JACKET
This is a jacket aimed at the backside, frontside and everywhere in between. It uses Gore-Tex to keep water and wind out, while maximising breathability and durability, using Thinsulate in cold spots to keep your body temperature in check. Extra details including seamless shoulders, internal cuffs, wind flaps and waterproof zippers make it an A* ladies’ jacket.
7. MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR
VANSKIER INSULATED JACKET
Thermal.Q Elite makes this jacket. Combine that with instantly breathable Dry.Q Elite fabric, and features such as a chamois-lined chin guard, pack-compatible pockets and a helmet-compatible hood and you’ve got a brilliant set-up for deep winter riding.
8. THE NORTH FACE
This is a well-made jacket with HyVent 2-layer stretch offering brilliant waterproofing and Heatseeker insulation to combat anything winter throws at you. Underarm venting means you can control your temperature with ease while a snap-down powder skirt keeps snow out. Goggle, handwarmer and accessory pockets abound while an adjustable hem system comes in handy after three days
of tartiflette binging.
Bootpack up to that tasty line without breaking a sweat. This jacket uses Marmot MemBrain, which offers excellent waterproofing and repellency while remaining breathable by reducing internal condensation. Comfort levels are increased as it lessens the chilling effect of condensation by converting it to vapour. Clever! Plus mesh goggle pockets, core vents, a zip-off hood and Thermal R insulation.
10. HELLY HANSEN
Style and substance is the name of the game here. Featuring a feminine cut, the jacket features body mapped Primaloft stretch insulation for a bulk-free look that doesn’t compromise on warmth. And the technology doesn’t stop there. H2 Flow keeps your temperature in check with some innovative venting, while the 4-way stretch Helly Tech Professional shell is waterproof, windproof and breathable. It’s finished with articulated arms and elbows, wrist gaiters, hand-warming pockets and a zip-away powder skirt. Bang on.
For more jackets and general kit inspiration, check out our 2014/15 Gear Guide