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The 8 Best Ski Jackets of 2024

By: Kevin Katsafanas: Men's Techwear Buyer | November 1, 2023


When you’re just going to wear one jacket all season long for one of your favorite activities, you’d better make sure it’s a good one. Plus, when that activity is as demanding on your outerwear as skiing, choosing the right ski jacket is even more important. With that in mind, we’ve taken extra care to put together this list of the season's best. But the best ski jacket for one person isn't always the same as the best ski jacket for another, so we've made sure to have a recommendation ready for every style of rider. No matter what you like to wear while skiing, from a backcountry ready 3-layer ski shell, to a stylish resort-ready jacket with a bit of insulation, we’ve got you covered.

New This Year:

In 2024, the ski industry's focus on sustainability is more pronounced than ever. While ski jackets maintain their classic and beloved styles, there's a notable shift towards incorporating more recycled fabrics. This evolution underlines a commitment to both performance and environmental responsibility. Skiers can now carve their way down the slopes, confident that their gear aligns with eco-conscious values, ensuring a brighter future for the mountain environments we all cherish.

Trew Gear Tatoosh Jacket

Trew Gear Tatoosh

A lesser known but wildly beautiful mountain range discretely nestled within Mount Rainier National Park, the Tatoosh offer endless adventure if you're willing to brave their rugged peaks and unpredictable weather patterns. Alas, the Trew Gear Tatoosh Jacket is here to elevate your confidence in cold, wet, and snow-filled environments. Essentially the insulated version of the beloved Jefferson Jacket, the Tatoosh Jacket hosts zoned high-loft synthetic insulation for added warmth while the robust 20K/20K nylon oxford PNW 2-layer face fabric works to banish moisture from both the inside and out. Perfect for cold weather resort riding, the Trew Gear Tatoosh Jacket has everything you need to waltz assuredly into the storm.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
Synthetic: 80g Body / 60g Sleeves & Hood2000020000$349.00

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Flylow Quantum Pro Jacket

Flylow Quantum Pro

The Flylow Quantum Pro Jacket is Flylow's workhorse jacket featuring extra-durable three layer Intuitive™ fabric and 20K waterproofing and breathability. Shaped with a Freeride Fit for just the right amount of room to move, the Quantum Pro hits the perfect balance of comfort and dependability when the snow starts fallin' harder and the sends get gnarlier.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2000020000$429.95

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Trew Gear Cosmic 3L Primo Jacket

Trew Gear Cosmic 3L Primo

We reserve the word "cosmic" for the best of the best - Cosmic Crisp apples, Neil deGrasse Tyson. So get ready to elevate your outdoor game to interstellar levels with the Trew Gear Cosmic 3L Primo Jacket. With eco-conscious Primo fabric, a 20K/20K membrane, and RECCO® reflectors, this performance-focused jacket has a dash of cosmic flair that's out of this world.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2000020000$479.00

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Flylow Roswell Jacket

Flylow Roswell

Embark on interstellar missions with the Flylow Roswell Jacket, a meteoric masterpiece for the modern shredder. Its 10K/10K Stark 2L hardshell fabric and fully seam taped construction provide a stellar defense against the elements, while the 80g Spaceloft insulation keeps you cozy on frosty descents. With a freeride fit and 14-inch underarm vents for maximum maneuverability and climate control, this jacket is the key to conquering any extraterrestrial terrain.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
80g Spaceloft Synthetic Down1000010000$299.95

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Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket

Arc'teryx Sabre

A long time staple in their lineup, the Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket is arguably the pinnacle of freeride style and protection with a burly N80p-X 3L GORE-TEX construction complimenting its roomy yet articulated cut. Built to brave the eye of the storm, the Sabre is a key weapon in the arsenal of freeskiers who demand the ultimate in waterproof, windproof, and breathable performance and allows riders to block out the chaos of the storm swirling around them while they focus on the high-consequence line below. If past jackets have left you wishing for more, we don't think you can go wrong with the Arc'teryx Sabre Jacket.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800028000$700.00

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Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket

Patagonia Storm Shift

The Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket is ready for changing conditions, with a PFC-Free GORE-TEX membrane that withstands heavy snow without the application of harmful chemicals. The warm, wicking liner adds cold-weather comfort and it's Fair Trade Certified for seriously sustainable, stormy-ready protection.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800020000$499.00

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Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity 3.0 Jacket

Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity 3.0

The re-designed Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity 3.0 Jacket shoots for the top of the waterproof breathable jacket category and hits its mark solidly. Featuring HH's top-of-the-line Helly Tech® Professional construction with 3L Lifa® Infinity Pro™ membrane and a host of functional features, the Elevation Infinity 3.0 also has zero shoulder seams for comfort with a pack on and the super useful Life Pocket+™ to help your phone keep its charge all day long.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No InsulationNot ListedNot Listed$750.00

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Patagonia Untracked Jacket

Patagonia Untracked

Patagonia's new leader in the fight against the winter elements, the Patagonia Untracked Jacket is ready and willing to do its own share of the pow slaying. A soft-to-the-touch GORE-TEX® 3-layer shell, windproof adjustable hood, and adjustable powder skirt let you play as hard as you want and still stay warm and dry.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm): Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800020000$699.00

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The Selection Process:

Our techwear buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things outerwear stemming from years of experience in the outdoor industry in tandem with their countless hours spent outside in all conditions around the world. From hot to cold, snow, rain, wind, and even sunshine, they know what clothing will keep you comfortable. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Kevin Katsafanas

Growing up in the northwest I took to snowboarding when I was 13 and spent most weekends up at Snoqualmie riding the park. As I grew as a rider I traded out rails and jumps for more freeride terrain found on the other side of I-90 over at Alpental. With evo in my backyard, I spent countless weekends hounding the shop staff about gear. Finally, when I was 19 years old I found my way into a full-time position selling snowboards at the Seattle store. In the decade since I've worn a number of hats in the outdoor industry in addition to talking gear, including spending time as the Seattle store's marketing and events coordinator. 9 years later and I am still here at evo in my role as the Buyer for men's techwear, and ski/snowboard bags.