The best ski jackets for women for the 2021 ski season
Finding the right ski jacket is no easy task. And with so many on the market, where do you start? It’s all about priorities. You might go eco-friendly with a jacket made from recycled materials or opt for high-performing insulation to keep you cosy on the slopes. Here, we’ve done the hard work for you, picking out 10 of the best ski jackets for women the 2021 season.
Best ski jackets for women
Best women’s ski jacket for tech
Spyder Schatzi GTZ Infinium Jacket
The Schatzi GTX Infinium Jacket is packed full of mountain-ready technology. Stretch Gore-tex and Primaloft Silver Eco insulation do a great job of keeping you warm and protecting, while the under-arm vents and mesh backing help with climate control. There’s also a removable hood, which is adjustable to fit over most helmets. There’s even a mesh goggle pocket and chamois lens wipe!
Available from: Spyder
Best women’s ski jacket for movement
Colmar Ushuaia Ski Jacket
Looking ultra-chic in monochrome shades, Colmar’s Ushuaia Ski Jacket is designed with stretch lining and softshell side panels to provide total movability and comfort. It is waterproof to 20,000mm and made from 100% recycled fabric. Added extras include a lift pass pocket, removable hood and Recco reflectors.
Available from: Colmar
Best women’s ski jacket for warmth
Jöttnar Ragnarok Jacket
For pro skiers, Jöttnar’s Ragnarok Jacket is well worth the investment. It’s fully waterproof to 20,000mm, breathable, and incredible warm – with hydrophobic goose down insulation. You can expect all the quality extras of a top of the range jacket, from a RECCO rescue reflector and synthetic insulation in the hem to a lift pass pocket and extendable wrist warmers.
Available from: Jöttnar
Best women’s ski jacket for speed
Salomon Speed Jacket
Salomon’s Speed Jacket targets the adrenalin-seeking skier. Its slim-fit cut is ideal for zipping down the slopes, while the fiberfill insulation and AdvancedSkin Dry technology will keep you warm in the lift queue. It also has excellent movability, giving you the freedom to carve through the powder at pace.
Available from: Salomon
Best women’s ski jacket for versatility
Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowbelle Jacket
Pack light with this resourceful 3-in-1 jacket by Patagonia. You can wear it as a waterproof shell, as lightweight insulation or both together when the temperature cools. It’s breathable, durable and Fair Trade Certified – the shell is made from 70% recycled materials.
Available from: Patagonia
Best women’s ski jacket for style & practicality
Columbia Lay D Down II
The Lay D Down II is a high quality ski jacket with a feminine edge. Inside it’s super soft and toasty, with Omni-Heat thermal reflective technology and down insulation. On warmer days there’s underarm venting, and its waterproof fabric will protect you from the elements on snowy or rainy days. The removable faux-fur hood adds a touch of style on the slopes.
Available from: Columbia
Best women’s ski jacket for sustainability
Picture Haakon Jacket
Picture is a leading eco-friendly skiwear brand and the innovative Haakon Jacket is one of our favourites. It’s made from 58% bio-sourced polyester, solvent-free water repellent and the new hard shell is made from recycled sugarcane waste. It’s breathable, highly waterproof to 25,000mm and, as well as key features such as wrist gaiters and a powder skirt, it has handy extras like an adjustable ergonomic hood.
Available from: Alpine Trek
Best women’s ski jacket for all-round wear
Arc’Teryx Sentinel AR Jacket
Don’t let this jacket’s good looks fool you. The Sentinel AR is just as smart as it is stylish. Kitted out with three-layered GORE-TEX fabrics to make it waterproof, windproof and breathable, this cool and contemporary jacket can handle harsh conditions and backcountry adventures. And the helmet-compatible StormHood™ offers excellent visibility.
Available from: Arc’Teryx
Best women’s ski jacket for beginners on a budget
Wedze Piste Ski Jacket 500
Decathalon’s Piste 500 is amazing value for a breathable, waterproof ski jacket, and a fantastic choice if it’s your first time hitting the green trails. The down padding will keep you warm as you practice your snowplough and the powder skirt and adjustable cuffs will keep the snow out during any falls.
Available from: Decathlon
Best women’s ski jacket for après ski style
Protest Velvet Ski Jacket
Made from technical velvet material, this chic design is one of the best ski jackets for women, taking you from the slopes to the sofa of an atmospheric après ski bar. The Protest Diva Velvet Ski Jacket has 10K water resistance and 10g breathability, ensuring no water gets in while staying breathable. The ski jacket is quilted and PFC-free, using an environmentally-friendly waterproofing method instead. There are zippered side pockets and a pocket in the arm for your lift pass.
Available from: Protest