The 14 Best Ski Jackets for Men and Women in 2022

We love The North Face's Arrowood Triclimate and Clement's Triclimate jackets.

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Ski jackets have important jobs: keeping you warm and protecting you from harsh elements. Ideally, you also want a coat that's stylish enough to take you from the slopes to après-ski drinks in a snap. But with so many options in stores, sorting through them all can feel like an impossible task.

We dove in to see which options actually provide the warmth and wind protection you need to get through a full day on the slopes, so you don't have to guess which jacket is right for you. Some boast handy features like ski-pass pockets in the sleeves, while others have added insulation for the most extreme temperatures and moisture-wicking capabilities to keep you warm and dry.

Our top picks, both from The North Face, are the Arrowood Triclimate Jacket for women and the Clement Triclimate Jacket for men. They earn their spots on our list thanks to versatile, two-in-one designs that ensure you are prepared for a long day on the slopes, and accessible price points.

From weatherproof coats that will keep you cozy to warm insulated options and budget-friendly finds, these are the ski jackets we love the most:

The Best Ski Jackets for Women

Best Overall for Women

The North Face Women's Arrowood Triclimate Jacket

The North Face Women's Arrowood Triclimate Jacket

Courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods

Why We Love It: This jacket's many layers will keep you warm and dry whether for a day of skiing or walking to your car on a cold morning.

What to Consider: This jacket is great for protecting against wind and snow, but you may want to layer up if you plan to be outside for long periods of time.


This two-in-one ski jacket from The North Face features an insulated fleece liner jacket as well as a waterproof shell that is fully removable. (So, basically, you get two coats for the price of one.) What's more, the jacket also features an adjustable hood, hemline, and arm cuffs to keep out the cold air. The relaxed cut prioritizes comfort and maneuverability. We also love the zip-in compatibility the Arrowood jacket has with other garments from The North Face.

Price at time of publish: $199

Sizes: XS to XXL | Materials: Polyester

Best Heat-retentive Option for Women

Marmot Women's Refuge Jacket

Marmot Refuge Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: This jacket will keep you extra warm, but its breathable design won't trap sweat.

What to Consider: The chest pockets are water-resistant, not waterproof, so you may want to keep your most important items inside pockets.

This jacket includes a fixed powder skirt that adjusts to your waist, keeping out any snow, and Marmot's special PitZips allow you to release heat and control your body temperature. The coat is waterproof with a variety of interior and exterior pockets that will help keep all of your items secure from the lift to the slopes.

Price at time of publish: $300

Sizes: XS to XL | Materials: Polyester

Best Weatherproof Option for Women

Wantdo Women’s Interchangeable 3-in-1 Waterproof Jacket

Wantdo Women’s Interchangeable 3-in-1 Waterproof Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: The elastic cuffs and fitted waist will help make sure no snow sneaks in.

What to Consider: While this jacket is machine-washable, they recommend hand-wash only.

Besides being both waterproof and windproof, this Wantdo ski jacket is a cute option that features a soft, fuzzy lining and a detachable storm hood. The jacket also ranges in size from small to XXXL and comes in 19 different colors, from a go-with-anything black shade to a vibrant rose red.

Price at time of publish: $95

Sizes: S to XXXL | Materials: Pongee

Best Budget Option for Women

Camel Crown Mountain Ski Jacket

Camel Crown Mountain Ski Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: This fleece-lined coat is one of the softest we've found.

What to Consider: We recommend sizing up if you plan to wear your jacket over thick layers.

This option from Camel Crown proves you don't have to spend a ton of money on a high-quality ski jacket. Not only does the cold-weather topper have multiple pockets to store all your belongings, but it's also made with an ultra-soft fleece lining and a durable shell that is waterproof, windproof, and scratch-resistant.

Price at time of publish: $80

Sizes: S to XXXL | Materials: Cotton

Best Down Option for Women

Obermeyer Sojourner Down Jacket

Obermeyer Sojourner Down Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: The detachable fur hood is stylish enough to wear even when you're not hitting the slopes.

What to Consider: Because this jacket is extra long, it may limit mobility while skiing.

In the market for a warm down ski jacket? Check out this option from Obermeyer, which hits right below the hip. The stylish coat features both down feathers and a patented Thermore insulation to help keep you warm and toasty even in sub-zero temps. What's more, it has a water-resistant outer shell and an internal electronics pocket, and it's machine-washable.

Price at time of publish: $329

Sizes: 2-18 | Materials: Polyester

Best Insulated Option for Women

Columbia Peak to Park Insulated Jacket

Columbia Peak to Park Insulated Jacket

Dick's Sporting Goods

Why We Love It: This is a classic puffy coat you'll want to wear all winter, no matter what's on your day's agenda.

What to Consider: This lightweight jacket may be best paired with extra layers for long days in the cold.

With its lightweight puffer construction and water-resistant fabric, this is a great option to keep you warm all day. The coat's faux down insulation, zippered warming pockets, and removable faux-fur hood will keep you ultra comfortable.

Price at time of publish: $150

Sizes: XS to XXXL | Materials: Polyester

Best Breathable Option for Women

Patagonia Insulated Powder Town Jacket

Patagonia Insulated Powder Town Jacket

Patagonia

Why We Love It: This jacket was specially designed with an emphasis on mobility, so you won't be slowed down or uncomfortable.

What to Consider: It may not be warm enough for the coldest winter days.

If you tend to overheat while on the slopes, consider investing in a breathable ski jacket like this Patagonia option. Made from waterproof and windproof, breathable materials, this jacket features zippers at the armpits for added ventilation.

Price at time of publish: $399

Sizes: XXS to XXL | Materials: Polyester

The Best Ski Jackets for Men

Best Overall for Men

The North Face Men's Clement Triclimate Jacket

The North Face Men's Clement Triclimate Jacket

The North Face

Why We Love It: Built for the snow, this versatile jacket includes multiple layers to keep you warm in almost any situation.

What to Consider: This jacket can run large since it's designed to be worn over additional layers.

This ski jacket from The North Face boasts a breathable, waterproof outer shell, a hood that's big enough to wear over a ski helmet, and handy underarm vents. What's more, its patented Heatseeker insulation is compressible, making it less bulky and super easy to pack if you're low on suitcase space. The roomy cut of the Clement jacket makes it suitable to layer over sweatshirts for ultimate cold-weather protection. For the price of one, you really get two options because the shell or the inner jacket can be worn separately depending on the conditions.

Price at time of publish: $300

Sizes: S to XXL | Materials: Polyester

Best Weatherproof Option for Men

GEMYSE Men's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket

GEMYSE Men's Mountain Waterproof Ski Snow Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: This coat's various pockets and headphone strap makes it easy to access everything you need on the go.

What to Consider: The jacket runs small around the chest area.

Gemyse's waterproof ski jacket is made for warmth, comfort, and durability. It includes adjustable features like a drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs to help you get the perfect fit for you. Its thick polyester is meant to hold up against tears and abrasions, and its reinforced lining should guarantee the jacket survives many winters to come.

Price at time of publish: $86

Sizes: XS to XXXL | Materials: Polyester and spandex

Best Budget Option for Men

Wantdo Men's Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket

Wantdo Men's Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket Windproof Rain Jacket
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Why We Love It: With adjustable cuffs, snow skirt, dozens of colors to choose from, and huge inside pockets, you'll feel like this jacket was made just for you.

What to Consider: While this jacket can be washed in a machine, it's recommended to hand-wash only.

If you are in the market for a high-quality ski jacket that isn't a major investment, consider this option from Wantdo. Not only is it waterproof and windproof, but the durable jacket's fuzzy lining is extra comfortable, and it has multiple pockets to store your belongings while you're on the slopes. The best part? There are 18 stylish colors to choose from.

Price at time of publish: $80

Sizes: S to XXXL | Materials: Polyester

Best Down Option for Men

Canada Goose MacMillan Slim-fit Hooded Parka

Canada Goose MacMillan Slim Fit Hooded Parka

Nordstrom

Why We Love It: Wind- and snow-resistant, this may be the warmest jacket you'll ever wear.

What to Consider: This jacket is dry-clean only.

For an ultra-luxe option, consider this down parka from Canada Goose. The sleek jacket features a two-way closure to keep out unwanted cold air and a roomy hood, and it even boasts a Thermal Experience Index rating up to -5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Price at time of publish: $950

Sizes: XS to XXL | Materials: Polyester and cotton

Best Insulated Option for Men

The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket

The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket

Amazon

Why We Love It: It's light enough that you'll be comfortable moving around without sacrificing warmth.

What to Consider: This jacket isn't as breathable as others and may trap sweat.

Besides boasting the brand's patented Heatseeker insulation (a water-repellent material that's made from 100 percent recycled polyester), this ski jacket from The North Face has three spacious pockets to hold your ski essentials, as well as an underarm ventilation system that allows you to release heat and avoid overheating without taking off your coat.

Price at time of publish: $199 for large

Sizes: S to XL | Materials: Polyester

Best Option With Removable Hood for Men

Columbia Eager Air Interchange Jacket

Columbia Men's Eager Air Interchange Jacket

Dick's Sporting Goods

Why We Love It: This is one of the most size-inclusive winter coats we've seen with ranges up to 6X with additional tall options.

What to Consider: The outer shell isn't incredibly thick, so you may want to layer up.

This durable ski jacket from Columbia boasts a cozy fleece liner as well as a water-resistant outer shell that's also fully removable. Along with an adjustable hood, it features a drawstring hem and plenty of pockets to store your ski essentials.

Price at time of publish: $100 for large

Sizes: S to 6X | Materials: Nylon and polyester

Best Temperature-regulating Option for Men

Burton Covert Snowboard Jacket Mens

Burton Covert Snowboard Jacket Mens

Amazon

Why We Love It: This jacket comes in over two dozen fun colors and patterns, so you'll never get lost on the slopes.

What to Consider: The exterior chest pockets are secured with velcro, so keep any valuable items in inside pockets.

This heavy-duty Burton jacket is great for skiers, snowboarders, and anyone else who may be spending time outside this winter. The waterproof coat features the brand's signature Thermolite lining that regulates your temperature to keep you comfortable, and a helmet-compatible hood. It also has pit zips, a media port, and glove loops for added convenience.

Price at time of publish: $220 for large

Sizes: XXS to XXXL | Materials: Polyester

Tips for Buying a Ski Jacket

Consider fit and comfort

The last thing you want when hitting the slopes is a jacket that will limit your mobility. You should look for a coat that is flexible and comfortable without sacrificing warmth. And while your instinct may be to get a coat that covers your backside in case of a fall, you may want to opt for a shorter ski jacket that includes a waist belt that can be adjusted to your fit. It'll keep out the snow without constricting your leg movement.

Decide on a shell versus an insulated jacket

The type of ski jacket in which you invest will heavily depend on the climates of where you expect to hit the slopes. If you're concerned about wind and heavy precipitation but want as much breathability as possible, you may want to consider a water-proof shell that you can add layers to depending on the temperature. If you'll primarily be skiing in colder climates or higher altitudes, an insulated jacket that will always keep you warm all day may be the wisest choice. For the best of both worlds, we recommend brands that offer removable insulated layers with an outer shell so you can customize your jacket for the day's temperature.

Check how warm it is

Most jackets boast insulation and weather-proof shells, but it's important to pay attention to just how much cold your jacket can withstand. Whether you're investing in a down jacket or one with thermal-heat fabrics, you'll want to check if your brand (like Canada Goose's Thermal Experience Index rating of up to -5 degrees Fahrenheit) lists a temperature range the jacket is suited for.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What kind of jacket is best for skiing?

    The best ski jackets will keep you warm and dry no matter how long you're out. Waterproof or water-resistant jackets are a must, and you may want to also go for a coat that is insulated so you don't have to layer up with extra clothing. You should consider additional elements like adjustable waist belts, helmet-compatible hoods, and interior pockets to keep any gear or personal items safe and secure.

  • Can I ski in a long coat?

    You can ski in a long coat, but it may limit your mobility. Consider instead getting a shorter ski jacket with a waist belt to block snow and cold from getting inside.

  • How do I wash a ski coat?

    Many ski jackets are machine-washable while others are hand-wash or dry clean only. Be sure to read all labels on your specific ski coat to prevent fading, shrinking, or damage from heat.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

For this article, Travel + Leisure contributor Rebecca Carhart and writer Taylor Fox used research and their own personal experiences to compile the perfect list of ski jackets that will keep you warm and comfortable for a full day on the slopes.

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