While you’re probably still wearing bikinis underneath your favorite coverups these days (and maybe even lounging on a pool float while you read this) — winter weather will be here before you know it. And although it may feel odd to buy winter gear during ultra-hot temperatures, summer is the best time to purchase cold-weather items. Why? Many more options are usually in stock, and they’re often on sale, too.
Before booking a few ski weekends and hitting the slopes, we recommend you check out the condition of your current snow gear. If they’re a little more worn than desired, it may be time to upgrade.
To eliminate the changes of being cold, wet and uncomfortable, ensure you don’t freeze this winter season by finding the perfect ski jacket from our top picks below.
Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option for your new hobby or need to replace your worn-out ski jacket, there are tons of great options on the market. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love this ski season and beyond!
The North Face Women’s 2000 Mountain Jacket is an option you won’t regret purchasing. It’s stylish, insulated and made for even the wettest and windy climates. It’s designed with 100% recycled fabric that gives increased warmth.
Lightweight and made with minimal bulk, this Patagonia jacket is windproof and guards against those rough weather conditions. You can also rest assured and know that the insulated jacket uses fabric made from 100% recycled polyester for a greener approach.
3. Spyder Prime GTX Jacket, $600
Spyder is a brand known for making some of the best ski jackets available. The Spyder Prime GTX Jacket includes Gore-Tex technology, making it durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable. It’s available in this fun blue colorway or an orange and purple option.
4. lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket, $298
Designed for being on the move and the cold weather, this Winder Puff Jacket is water resistant and perfect for bundling. Need more convincing? It’s full of 600-fill-power goose down.
For a bit more budget-friendly option, consider the Columbia Mount Bindo Insulated Jacket that works well for skiing and snowboarding. It’s stylishly warm with a reflective lining and synthetic insulation, which means the waterproof-breathable material will keep you warm on the slopes and beyond. It comes in three colors, but we love this stylish black option for a classicly chic feel.
6. Helly Hansen W Elevation Infinity Shell Jacket, $375, original price: $750
Helly Hansen is another excellent brand for ski jackets. The W Elevation Infinity Shell Jacket offers a relaxed fit, so it’s great for layering with a high collar for wind protection and has incredible breathability. It will keep you warm without weighing you down and look great with various styles of snow pants.
7. Burton Women’s [ak] Gore-Tex 2L Embark Jacket, $368, original price: $460
Burton’s [ak] Gore-Tex 2L Embark Jacket comes in six patterns and colors, including this vibrant purple and blue pastel design. It’s completely waterproof and offers mid-range warmth, so be sure to layer well if you choose this jacket for the slopes.
8. L.L.Bean Rugged Ridge Parka, $199
If you want a coat that you can wear all year long (and for skiing in warmer temperatures), the L.L.Bean Women’s Rugged Ridge Parka may be your best option. The fabric is breathable yet durable. With taffeta lining that glides over layers, you won’t feel any restrictions while skiing the slopes.
For an extra luxurious ski jacket, go for the Canada Goose Lyndale Slim-Fit Down Parka. It has a removable down-filled hood that adjusts two ways for warmth and element protection. The waistline features adjustable webbing to customize the fit and retain warmth, and it’s available in four colors.
10. Obermeyer Women’s Cosima Down Jacket, $160, original price: $329
The Obermeyer Women’s Cosima Down Jacket is a down-filled ski jacket that is responsibly sourced and brings a lot of warmth but at low weight. It’s designed with a polyester plain weave HydroBlock Pro shell that features a two-way stretch for waterproof protection and movement-friendly comfort.
11. Marmot Women’s JM Pro Jacket, $225, original price: $450
Marmot’s JM Pro Jacket is made with Gore-Tex technology and 100% seam-taped construction to keep you dry and prevent leaks during long days atop the mountains. The heat-releasing zippers improve airflow while the pin-tucks at the hood provide more room. The helmet-compatible hood stays in place even on aggressive descents while the reflector bounces a signal back to rescuers for safety on the slopes.
12. Columbia Women’s Powder Lite Hooded Jacket, $110, original price: $160
Using Omni-Heat technology, this jacket bounces body heat back towards your body to create an ultra-warm space around your body. Moreover, this jacket is water-resistant to help keep you dry during your winter fun.
13. Roxy Jetty Insulated Snow Jacket, $220
Hit the slopes in this insulated snow jacket from Roxy that is the perfect blend of high performance and fashion, ensuring practicality during your mountain adventures.
Consider checking out Free People Movement’s snow jacket collection for another stylish and sporty option. The All Prepped Ski Jacket comes in various fun colors including, this bright pink shade.
L.L.Bean’s Sweater Fleece 3-in-1 Ski Jacket is ideal for any cold weather lover. It combines the warmth of the brand’s popular Sweater Fleece with a durable, water-resistant shell for all-season versatility. It’s available in regular and plus-size options.
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