Patagonia PowSlayer from 10 Best Ski Jackets 2013-2014

10 Best Ski Jackets 2013-2014

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Patagonia PowSlayer

Using Gore-Tex Pro Shell membrane, the rugged PowSlayer has maximum breathability, but still protects against the harshest winter conditions for everyday use. Pocket arrangements—including two cargo stashes, the adjustable hood, and media port—are low profile, as is the powder skirt, reducing overall bulk for a fully featured all-mountain machine.


Marmot Sky Pilot

Marmot’s own MemBrain two-layer shell fabric works in concert with fully taped seams for supreme protection against inclement weather, as the company’s Thermal R insulation traps heat so you can stay out longer on cold powder days.


Mammut Verbier

Built to excel in demanding winter environments, the highly breathable/weatherproof Verbier is a Gore-Tex soft shell jacket that houses a removable snow skirt, goggle pocket with micro-wipe cloth, wrist pass pocket, audio port, pit zips, chest pockets, and a helmet-compatible hood for a complete all-mountain package.

Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research Vanguard

Fully seam-taped and waterproof, the 3-layer Gore-Tex, fleece lined soft shell body give the Vanguard extra warmth for colder environments. Additional venting, pockets, accessible media port, stand up collar and adjustable, detachable hood are just some of the Vanguard’s best attributes.


Arc’teryx Caden

With jackets that are ever light, sleek and weather repellant, Arc’teryx has a knack for constructing all-too-comfortable technical pieces that excel in the harshest environments. Built with Gore’s new Pro Shell membrane, the Caden is no exception, intended for high output/rest cycles inherent to skiing and riding.


Westcomb Arcane Hoody

Warm, compressible, and comfortable, the Arcane Hoody melds Schoeller C_Change shell fabric with PrimaLoft insulation for a minimally light and utterly protective jacket that can withstand wind, snow and rain—all within a single run.

Flylow Gear

Flylow Lab Coat

Made with Polartec’s newest NeoShell waterproof/breathable fabric, Flylow’s simple-styled lab coat is to be worn when there’s work to be done. The articulated but relaxed cut is designed for maximum versatility when in the “lab,” and the helmet-compatible hood, large pit zips, and removable powder skirt help it adjust to the vagaries of field testing.


Stio Environ Jacket

The bomber Environ is designed to be a worthy one-and-done hard shell go-to. Equally applicable for lift riding, backcountry skiing and alpine climbing, it uses Brio 3-layer stretch waterproof/breathable membrane, and features helmet-compatible hood, interior stash pocket, adjustable hem, and is fully seam-sealed for maximum protection against the elements.

Trew Gear

Trew Cosmic

Skiers and riders searching for glory in the backcountry and the resort, please take note: With a full complement of exterior and interior storage options, the Cosmic’s updated cut further enhances its ergonomic fit for all-mountain application.

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear SnowZilla II

The modern styling doesn’t betray the SnowZilla’s on-hill prowess. Fully lined with a Dry.Q waterproof/breathable membrane, SnowZilla has pit zips, pockets, adjustable hem and helmet-compatible hood for everyday cold-weather practicality on the ski hill and elsewhere.

10 Best Ski Jackets 2013-2014