Patagonia Women's Insulated Powder Bowl Jacket

Patagonia Women's Insulated Powder Bowl Jacket

Price£420QualityComfortValuePerformanceOverall Score+The ideal jacket for a once-in-a-lifetime Japanese powder mission‐Too warm for spring days so you’ll need to invest in another outfit if you’re planning to ride all season long.Your annual ski holiday is a precious event so you need to make sure you’re able to max out on resort time no matter what nature…

Burton Breach Jacket

Burton Breach Jacket

 We take to the slopes and town in Burton’s military inspired Breach jacket. Written by: Mike Walker Last Updated: 21 Oct 2018 Price£200QualityComfortValuePerformanceOverall Score+Great styling‐Massively heavyA big, heavy beast of a jacket, Burton’s Breach is not one you’ll ever want to be carrying in a pack. What it does have going for it though…

Arc'teryx Rush LT jacket

Arc'teryx Rush LT jacket

Price£550QualityComfortValuePerformanceOverall Score+Great cut and freedom of movement‐As always with Gore Pro, it’s crinkly.This jacket is designed to be the absolute last word in backcountry performance with no corners cut or seams left untapped. Arc’teryx have employed the best in fabric technology to achieve this in the form of Gore Tex Pro which provides extreme protection…

Dare 2b Slalom Ski Jacket

Dare 2b Slalom Ski Jacket

Price£170QualityComfortValuePerformanceOverall Score+Warmth and impressive water-proofing – while the DWR lasts‐Restrictive, bulky feel, lack of vents and short armsThe Slalom is Dare 2b’s mid-range insulated ski jacket that’s designed to appeal for both the slopes and the street. Made with a supple, non-plasticy feeling polyester Oxford fabric, the first impressions of the Slalom are of a…

Columbia Powder Keg II

Columbia Powder Keg II

Despite its powder hound sounding name, the insulated Powder Keg II will appeal equally to those looking to carve the front-side groomers in understated all-mountain style.From the outside this jacket’s looks are street-friendly – the muted green with orange detailing of the model we tested only standing out from the crowd with subtle style rather…

Black Crows Ventus 3L Gore-Tex Jacket

Black Crows Ventus 3L Gore-Tex Jacket

Highly functional with a no-compromise approach to practical back-country weather and mountain protection, the 2019 Ventus 3L Jacket attempts to improve on an already highly acclaimed design – in only the second year since Black Crows started making ski touring apparel.At first glance the Ventus looks and feels like a minimalist mountain top layer -…

Salomon Icefrost Jacket 2020

Salomon Icefrost Jacket 2020

On the face of it the Salomon Icefrost jacket is a fairly simplistic ski jacket; warm, waterproof and colourful, it’s almost retro in that sense! But as you’d expect, Salomon’s quality and attention to detail elevates the jacket in almost every regard. The membrane is Salomon’s proprietary 20k/20k waterproof/breathable AdvancedSkin Dry and the insulation is…

Quiksilver The Edge Jacket

Quiksilver The Edge Jacket

The Edge jacket by Quiksilver is a beefy insulator, giving the impression of an expedition suit, but with a little more freeride style! And, as far as we’re aware, nothing to do with U2’s guitarist. The insulation is the major factor here; Primaloft Silver ThermoPlume and Black Eco are liberally applied to the torso -…

Protest Clavin Jacket

Protest Clavin Jacket

Ever popular with Seasonaires, Protest are well known for producing ski gear that’s both friendly on the wallet and good looking.The Clavin is definitely affordable, at £160 but the looks really let it down. The usually young, stylish approach of Protest seems to have passed the designers by this time around leaving a pretty uninspiring…

Picture Zephir Jacket

Picture Zephir Jacket

Sitting in Picture’s Expedition range of apparel is the Zephir on test which utilises high end tech to make a jacket that works as well in the backcountry as it does on piste. Key to this is a high performing 20k/20k Dryplay fabric. We’re fans of this fabric/membrane combo as it offers not only great…