Ski & Snowboard Jackets

The Technical Guide to Snow Jackets

The Technical Guide To Snow Jackets

While it seems simple getting a good jacket to keep you warm and dry while out on the slopes there are many things to keep in mind.

However do not be intimidated the next few slides will give you a handy guide of things to look out for when purchasing your next snow jacket from our wide range of brands like Armada, Volcom and Bonfire!

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Jacket Types
Jacket Types

When looking for snow jackets the first thing for you to keep in mind is the type of jacket itself as there are many different designs that do may different things.

In the next 2 slides we will show you the 2 different types and also explain what they are best for!

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Insulated Jackets
Insulated Jackets

The first jacket type is the insulated jacket, this is where the jacket has either a synthetic or down layer of padding in to create a layer of insulation that will keep the warmth in, these are good for extreme cold however they keep the warmth in extremely well which means it is quite difficult to cool down if you overheat. 

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Shell Jackets
Shell Jackets

The alternative to an insulated jacket is an unpadded shell jacket, this takes away the padding that is in the aforementioned insulated jacket making it much lighter at the expense of warmth, these are good if you want to wear your own insulation that isn’t as warm as what you would have in an insulated jacket, these are also much better for cooling down if you do happen to overheat.  

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Fabric

Fabric

There are two things that you need to look out for in the fabric when looking for snow jackets and they are waterproof ratings and breathability ratings.

Waterproof rating tells you how much water the jacket will keep out, you want this to be as high as possible, jackets with Gore-Tex material have no rating as they are claimed to be 100 percent waterproof.

Breathability rating tells you how much moisture can pass out of the jacket, this will keep you warm by letting any moisture out of the suit that could cool down and in turn aking you cold as with water proof rating Gore-Tex is meant to be 100 percent breathable.

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Features

Features

You also want to look for some features that could make your jacket even more comfortable and safe to wear.

Taped seams and waterproof zips add an extra layer of protection against moisture by making sure that water doesnt get in the most open parts of the jacket.

You may also want to see if there are vents on the jacket as these can be opened up if you get to hot to let out heat quickly so you can get back to the slopes as quickly as possible!

It is also worth looking to see if that there is moisture wicking lining as this also helps to combat sweat that could cool down on your body.

Check out the next slide for even more additional features!

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More Features
More Features

A hood is always a great feature as up in the mountains the wind can pick up quite a bit, a hood also is good at keeping snow off your head which is always appreciated!

Another great feature to look out for is an MP3 pocket with a headphone channel, these are a tucked away pocket that keeps your MP3 player safe from the cold and also water, the headphone channel is attached so that you can listen to music when around the resort and on the slopes.

The last great feature that you should be on the look out for in your new snow jacket is elasticated cuffs as these keep snow from going into your sleeves meaning that you should be totally warm and dry on the slopes!

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The Technical Guide to Snow Jackets
The Technical Guide to Snow Jackets
Jacket Types
Jacket Types
Insulated Jackets
Insulated Jackets
Shell Jackets
Shell Jackets
Fabric
Fabric
Features
Features
More Features
More Features