When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, one of the most important things you can do is outfit yourself with the appropriate gear. Most importantly, you need a jacket that is warm, waterproof, provides plenty of storage, and doesn't feel heavy. Whether style is your number one priority or you want a forever jacket that will last winter after winter (after winter), there's an appropriate cold-weather jacket on our list for you. From layerables to the ones that truly have it all, read up on our top 10 best jackets for skiing and snowboarding, then get ready to hit the slopes. Opening image: hellyhansen.com
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Wantdo Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket
BEST FOR: The first time skier in need of a jacket. Pick up this budget-friendly jacket to keep you warm as you learn. You can invest in a more technical jacket later.
LOVED FOR: The windproof capabilities, from a powder skirt to an adjustable hood and hem
Burton Jet Set Jacket
LOVED FOR: A slim fit and rainbow of colors
USERS SAID: "I love this jacket. It's a great fit--I got a medium and I can comfortably wear 2-3 layers while I'm skiing. It is really warm and very high quality. It also looks great and I love the color. I would definitely recommend this jacket!"
Helly Hansen Motionista Ski Jacket
USERS SAID: "This ski jacket is amazing! This jacket lives up to the H/H reputation of quality so far, I've only had it for 1 season but it was replacing an old H/H jacket I used for several years. All around winner for fashion and function. Overall great purchase with tons of ski features and an athletic, but feminine look."
LOVED FOR: This slim, flattering fit and overall warmth it provides
Spyder Entice Jacket
USERS SAID: "Obsessed with my new coat! I've had my eye on this coat since I saw it in a store last year and it's even cuter than I remember. Slimming too for how warm it is. Also super soft and comfy"
BEST FOR: Those who rank function and fashion as equals