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The 9 Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2024

By: Sarah Ziffer: Women's & Kid's Techwear Buyer | October 30, 2023


A great ski jacket can make or break your day on the hill. When the snow starts falling, the temperatures drop, or the uphill climb gets steep, the best ski jackets start to differentiate themselves from the rest. The best ski jackets for women are as varied as the skiers who wear them, but they all are built to withstand the rugged and rapidly changing conditions you find all winter long in the mountains. From lower-bulk shell jackets meant for layering and ski touring, to insulated jackets to help you weather the toughest storms, we’ve reviewed them all, and put together our favorites in this guide to the best women’s ski jackets of the year.

New This Year:

Women's ski jackets are taking a fashionable and functional turn this year. The spotlight shines on the new Trew Gear style with the introduction of the Trillium jacket and bibs. This ensemble combines the brand's signature commitment to performance with a fresh design, ensuring that skiers not only stay warm and dry but also look their best on the slopes. With choices like these, it's evident that this season is all about blending style with substance, ensuring every descent is done in impeccable fashion.

Flylow Lucy Jacket - Women's

Flylow Lucy

Embrace the best of both worlds with the Flylow Lucy Jacket, a high-performance 3L softshell jacket with all the technical chops to confidently navigate the backcountry but without the overtly "techy" look. Crafted from the legendary Tactic 3L recycled fabric, this 20K/20K waterproof breathable jacket is your secret weapon against the elements. And the best part? You'll look effortlessly cool without the obnoxious "I just conquered Everest" vibe.

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Helly Hansen Powchaser 2.0 Jacket - Women's

Helly Hansen Powchaser 2.0

Whether it's outright powder you're chasing, or merely trying to fend off the elements for a day of groomers, your outerwear shouldn't be the thing that limits your time on the mountain. Make sure that's not the case by wearing the Helly Hansen Powchaser 2.0 Jacket , a stretchy insulated jacket featuring Helly Tech® Performance construction, an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, and full coverage at the back. An adjustable powderskirt is at the ready just in case the weather cooperates.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
LifaLoft™ insulationNot ListedNot Listed$350.00

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Oyuki Nimi YamaPro 3L Jacket - Women's

Oyuki Nimi YamaPro 3L

To find Zen in the unpredictable backcountry conditions you need a jacket that can keep up on both the high output ascents as well as the stormy descents, and that's exactly where the Oyuki Nimi YamaPro 3L Jacket thrives. Styled with a relaxed freeride fit the Goshiki Jacket is feature packed to meet the demands of hunting pow on backcountry adventures, sidecounty missions, and stacking lap after lap on stormy resort days. YamaPro™ Always Dry technology keeps you protected from the elements with 20K/20K waterproof breathability. Designed with articulated patterning that allows you to move freely without compromise, plus backpack compatible pockets and a big, helmet-compatible storm hood, this jacket delivers performance from the skin track to the pillow line.

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Armada Madaket 2L INS Anorak - Women's

Armada Madaket 2L INS Anorak

Fusing durability with timeless fashion, the The Armada Madaket 2L INS Anorak is your ultimate companion for endless adventures. Crafted from tough 2L poly ripstop fabric and insulated with 40g of warmth, it offers a 15K/15K breathable and waterproof shield against even the harshest elements. With customizable features like an adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs, as well as strategically designed storage pockets, the Madaket ensures you're well-equipped and stylishly protected for any mountain expedition.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
60g 90% Recycled Polyfill (PFOA and PFOS Free)1500015000$199.95

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Trew Gear Trillium Jacket - Women's

Trew Gear Trillium

Navigate chilly, everchanging weather effortlessly with the Trew Gear Trillium Jacket. Nestled between a rugged waterproof shell and a smooth buttery liner, this jacket boasts a clever layer of lightweight synthetic insulation. Engineered for both comfort and movement, it's your stylish safeguard against the elements, ensuring you stay cozy without compromise. Skip the layering circus and bundle up in stalwart simplicity with the 20K/20K Trew Trillium Jacket.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
High-Loft Synthetic Insulation (80g Body / 60g Sleeves & Hood)2000020000$349.00

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Patagonia Insulated Powder Town Jacket - Women's

Patagonia Insulated Powder Town

This winter, bask in the luxury of knowing you've got both protection from the wet stuff and insulation against the cold in the Patagonia Insulated Powder Town Jacket. Built with 2 Layer H2No® waterproof breathable technology and stuffed with 80 grams of Thermogreen® recycled polyester, this is Patagonia's way of telling you to get out there regardless of the weather.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
80 Grams Thermogreen® 100% Recycled PolyesterNot ListedNot Listed$399.00

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Patagonia Snowdrifter Jacket - Women's

Patagonia Snowdrifter

Stay ahead of the storm and embrace backcountry adventures with the Patagonia Snowdrifter Jacket - a sleek and durable masterpiece. This jacket boasts 3-layer H2No® Performance Standard protection, ensuring you stay dry while pushing your limits in the powder. Plus, its stretchy 100% recycled polyester fabric means you can move freely and comfortably, making it the ultimate choice for those who live and breathe the snow-covered slopes.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
NoneNot ListedNot Listed$449.00

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Flylow Billie Coat - Women's

Flylow Billie Coat

Down with the gimmicks. Flylow understands that all you really want in a high level ski jacket is a super durable 3-layer shell with a top notch waterproof breathable membrane and fully sealed up seams and zippers. Throw in some pit zips for ventilation and a handful of thoughtfully placed pockets, and you've got yourself the Flylow Billie Coat, a darn good ski shell for folks that like to keep it simple.

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Picture Organic Aeron 3L Jacket - Women's

Picture Organic Aeron 3L

Venture into the heart of the wild with the Picture Organic Aeron 3L Jacket, your guiding light for audacious touring and splitboarding expeditions. Crafted with recycled polyester, this 3-layer marvel wraps you in targeted lightweight breathability, backed by a 20K/20K membrane fortified with a trusty durable water repellent treatment. As you forge the path less traveled, pit zips help you control your temperature while the adjustable hood, cuffs, and hem rally to your defense at a moment's notice. Designed for epic days of conquering untracked powder, the Picture Organic Aeron 3L Jacket is your ticket to freedom, style, and adventure.

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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.

Sarah Ziffer

Growing up in Florida, I missed out on the chance to get involved in snow sports. Tired of the heat, and seeking out the mountains, I moved to Seattle to start a new adventure. A few years after moving to WA I fulfilled my dream of learning to snowboard and immediately fell in love with it. After just one time out on a friend’s board I was hooked. I outfitted myself from head to toe with gear from evo, and got a season pass at Snoqualmie.

I quickly realized that snowboarding inspired me to live a lifestyle centered around the outdoors. I left my job at a fashion company to come and work for evo and become immersed in the culture and experiences that make the snowboarding community so vibrant. I have been at evo since 2017, am currently the women's and kids' techwear buyer, and enjoy learning and experiencing everything this incredible community has to offer.