Ski and Snowboard Jacket Buyers Guide

Jackets

One of the most important pieces of kit you’ll need to hit the mountains. A good ski or snowboard jacket is a vital ingredient to an enjoyable holiday. Whether you’re going for the first time or are a seasoned pro, your ski jackets is worth some investment.

Three key features of a jacket are that they are waterproof, windproof & breathable. The amount of protection a jacket can offer depends on its ability to perform these 3 functions. The grade & quality of fabrics used will determine how the jacket performs.

On top of this some jackets will have taped seams to avoid water penetration through the seams of the jacket. Garments can be critically taped, offering protection behind the most exposed seams, or fully taped, offering full protection. One of the most common questions we get asked is the difference between an £100 jacket & a £600 jacket. Well it’s simply the quality of the fabrics, materials & craftsmanship that goes into the jacket. Just by trying a jacket on you can feel the difference.

Our advice would be to spend what you can afford. All the jackets we stock have been tried & tested. If they don’t cut the grade then we don’t stock them. Have a think about the use you’re going to get out of your jacket. If you’re heading out for a season then it’s worth scraping together a few extra pennies, but if it’s a one week holiday in March then there may be no need to blow your budget. Please contact us if you’d like some more advice.

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