The Best Snowboard Jackets for 2018 My Top 10Snowboarding-specific Jackets
Snowboarding means snowboard, jacket, pants, and gear. Snowboarding-specific jackets have unique features like down or nylon lining for added warmth; snow skirts at the waist, neck, and arms to keep snow out; a helmet-compatible hood; and pockets perfect for media devices and ski resort passes. Here are the best snowboard jackets in my list top 10, maybe you can take into account when choose your own.
The Sidewinder Jacket has been an iconic Arc’teryx staple for almost a decade. A non-bulky, fully taped, 3-layer Gore-Tex construction ensures complete weather protection from rain, wind, and snow so whether you find yourself in a downpour at a resort in the Pacific Northwest or being pounded by relentless gusts on a ridge line, the Sidewinder will keep you dry, warm, and comfortable. With all this protection, the Sidewinder is still incredibly breathable. The Gore-Tex allows moisture vapor to escape while not allowing any moisture in to help regulate your body temperature inside the jacket.
The PowSlayer Jacket is lightweight, packable, optimized for backcountry touring and features a minimalist design. The GORE-TEX® Pro fabric package includes the first ever 100% recycled nylon face fabric to deliver the highest level of durable waterproof/breathable and windproof protection available. A 2018 Powder Magazine Skier’s Choice award winner, the PowSlayer is the best winter sport performance jacket that Patagonia has to offer.
The Burton AK 3L Freebird Gore-Tex Jacket is so insanely waterproof you could power through rainforests and waterfalls, no problem. The GORE-TEX® C-Knit stretch 30D Plain Weave Fabric provides the best waterproofing and breathability on the market. An articulated fit, YKK® water-resistant zippers, and repelling heat-robbing vapors, are just a few key features that make this jacket well worth the cost. Whether you’re shredding down the slopes on a cold, windy day, or you’re prone to getting cold on the chairlift, you’ll be psyched to wear the Burton AK 3L Freebird Gore-Tex Snowboard Jacket.
Inspired by Annie Boulanger, the Dakine Women's Silcox Insulated Jacket is cut to match the needs of backcountry-crushing ladies everywhere. Its burly Gore-Tex shell, insulating Primaloft Gold fill, and full-featured design ensures that you lack for nothing when you're charging down familiar runs at your home resort or exploring big-mountain lines through the resort's backcountry gates. As far as features go, the Silcox is equipped with a zip-out powder skirt, media-compatible pocket, and wrist gaiters.
The Timber BioZone™ is equipped with FN Dry™ 15k waterproofing which will be sure to keep you dry all day long. This lightweight technical shell jacket has an insulated lining system to keep you dry and warm this winter. A helmet compatible three-point hood cinch system will be perfect for those cooler days while the hood snap-down system keeps your hood in place on days you don't need to use it. Fully taped seams and wrist cuffs with gussets are sure to keep unwanted breezes out while pit vents lined with mesh will give you the ability to cool down on warmer days. The zip-off storm skirt helps snow from entering up your jacket if you take a spill. Make the hood big enough to fit over the helmet.
Marmot made the Men's Freerider Jacket with a waterproof-and-breathable Gore-Tex two-layer membrane for charging into endless storm cycles that drop wet, heavy snow on your local resort or feet of cold smoke on your best-beloved lines. Marmot's famous Angel-Wing Movement allows you to raise your arms without exposing your waist to the elements, and a series of pack-compatible chest, sleeve, hem, and internal pockets let you access your gear even when you're loaded up for backcountry missions. As a resort-friendly touch, Marmot even included a Recco reflector, which can make for easier rescues in in-bounds accidents.
The North Face Men's Thermoball Snow Triclimate Parka is made to keep you comfortable from the first turns of the season until the last slushy laps in spring. The secret to its season-long versatility is the pairing of a waterproof shell with an insulated liner jacket. Wear them together during frigid mid-winter pow days, rock just the shell when it warms up in spring, or use the liner jacket as a light layer during cold nights in the city. The outer shell is crafted with a wind- and waterproof DryVent fabric to ward off winter gales and heavy snow, and it's designed with a slightly longer cut for optimal coverage against harsh conditions.
The Volcom Men's Guide Gore-Tex Jacket is a burly workhorse of a jacket built for professional mountain guides and dedicated powderhounds. The three-layer Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable shell keeps you dry when it's puking on the mountain, but retains a high level of breathability so you don't overheat when the snow is too good to rest. Zippered vents under your arms release excess heat when you're hiking a couloir.
With 15 K waterproofing and 80 G of insulation, this jacket is perfect for all types of riding conditions. The long fit and Zip Tech compatibility help to keep snow out and warmth in. Fully taped seams help to protect against blowouts. A Super Suede Chin Guard and adjustable hood help to keep your head room, and this jacket is loaded with pockets to keep all your gear stowed away.
Ultimate freedom of motion equals zero limits on the mountain. The TR Stretch men's 30K shell snowboarding jacket ensures that nothing will hold you back, maximising your mobility on the mountain with exceptional stretch technology It boasts DryFlight's highest-rated waterproof membrane to keep you comfortably dry when you're turning waist-high powder into a solid backcountry jump. Toray's Dermizax Megastretch fabric moves with you up long bootpacks, down powdery rides, and whatever position you're in after you huck off too-big-of-a-cliff.
When choose a snowboarding or skiing jacket, you should consider the following factors: jacket's types, venting, waterproof zippers, hood, pockets, powder skirts, jack-to-pant interface, cuffs design, lining, wrist gaiters and collar design. Just choose the appropriate one for you and your families.
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