Everything to know about ski and snowboard outerwear

You’ve definitely picked a couple of shiny new sticks or a new board for the season. But did you ever care about what you’re going to wear? After all, your jacket will be as much a part of your powder search as your feet. To help optimize convenience, aspect safety, and overall stock factor, it is important to select the right Ski and Snowboard Outerwear for the right conditions.

Jacket Types

It’s important to know the primary characteristics and basic distinctions of the major styles of jackets available when looking for your new jacket. Although the individual jackets of these styles differ considerably from one jacket to the next, most jackets are composed of insulated jackets, shells, soft-shell, technical shells, and 3-in-1 jackets.

Features of Jacket

Aside from the general jacket style mentioned above, the characteristics of snowboard and ski jackets are drastically different. More features (but not always) usually mean more money, you have to determine what is important and what is not important for you.


Normally located in the underarm area or around the chest, zip winds allow you to cool down without the front of the jacket is unzipped.


This can be seen on several advanced jackets or technical shells; no storm flap can save weight and bulk. This is effective in many instances.


Much of the snow jackets have hoods. If you are helmet-compatible, how flexible and whether you can drop them is what makes them so distinctive. You want a hood to be removable to clean or stormy days whether it’s fur (faux or no) to keep it from catching snow and icing.


I’m sure that in a ski or snowboard jacket you can’t get enough pockets, but you surely have a tip-off point where you start to lose a track of the stuff stashed in every pocket if you have enough choices. You will have chest pockets, several internal pockets, pockets made only for media like headphone ports, sleeve pockets, hand pockets, and many more.

Jacket-to-Pant Interface?

t is made from snaps and/or loops that link the jacket with your ski or snowboard pants, typically on the powder skirt. If your trousers are compatible and this fit, this combo becomes like a single piece to shield the snow and the wind.

Design of your cuffs

Most snow jacket mane, to some degree, are adjustable; if you have definite preferences for your glove type, you may want to pay attention to it. A trimming, very snug manguette style is ideal for gauntlet gloves, whereas a manguette that opens wide and then locks is better for undercover gloves.


There may be basic inner cuffs or thumbholes over-the-hand. Some people choose the latter for added warmth, although others claim that it just gets in the way. That is up to you.

Jacket layers

A lining of a jacket may provide an overall warmth and jacket look. Lower jackets typically have nylon taffeta, while some have a respiratory or cozier mesh-like fleece or a hot reflective cloth. Look for a jacket lined in satin if you are a luxury lover.

Definitely, there is much more to it than meets the eye. Visit Northwest Tech for other information on Snowmobile outerwear and Mountain bike outerwear.