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Skiing and Snowboarding Jackets

Winter sports are the most enjoyable if you have the right equipment, and this includes skiing and snowboarding clothing. The designated jackets can be rather fashionable, but you also need to think about their functions when choosing the right one. Think of the fit, features, and jacket type, but also bear in mind what kind of skier you are.

Jacket Types

The hardshell jacket is the most versatile type that you can wear throughout the season because you can add and remove layers underneath, depending on the weather. Soft and stretchy softshells breathe even better than hardshells but have limited water and wind resistance. Insulated options are the best choice for cold conditions and require less layering. Down insulation is soft and very warm, but synthetic insulation may be better because it is more reliable in wet conditions.

Skier Types

It also matters what kind of skier you are. Freestyle skiers that spend most of the time in the snowpark benefit most from softshell and shell jackets, while backcountry skiers who go out and about feel most comfortable in technical shells. Piste skiers have the widest choice of freedom and can pick a jacket based on their sensitivity to cold.

Fit and Style

The style largely depends on your personal preferences. Both women's skiing and snowboarding jackets and men's skiing and snowboarding jackets are quite colourful and fun to wear, so you would be noticeable in the snow, but you can find more modest ones if you look for them. Choose the fit according to the layer system to stay warm on any winter day. The main types of fits include loose, regular, and slim.

Jacket Features

Most winter jackets are waterproof but breathable, so you can get active in them. Other features to consider include the hood compatibility with a helmet, its adjustment, and removability as well as the existence of vents, powder skirts, and wrist gaiters.

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