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The 10 Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2022-2023

By: Sarah Ziffer: Women's & Kid's Techwear Buyer | November 11, 2022


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:

This year, a few standouts of the batch are the jackets from Flylow and Oyuki. Flylow has long been a staple amongst ski bums everywhere for its relaxed, athletic fits, clean styles, and legendary durability. This year, we’ve got a bigger selection of them than ever, with the Billie Coat and the Avery jacket taking our top spots. On a different note, Oyuki is a newcomer to the scene. The longtime producer of some of the best gloves in the world has released its first batch of outerwear, with an awesome new YamaPro fabric line that’s quickly earned its place amongst our all-time favorites.

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow Billie

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.

The Billie Coat is a favorite amongst serious skiers everywhere, and for good reason. It’s an awesome layerable shell that goes from the backcountry to the resort with ease, and it has a slightly relaxed fit that is comfortable, cool, and mobile.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell3L Waterproof/Breathable$429.95

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Trew Gear Astoria Jacket

Trew Gear Astoria

Peanut butter and jelly, chicken and waffles, spaghetti and meatballs. Trew Gear and evo. Great things happen in collaboration. Introducing the PNW Originals Collection by TREW and evo. Gear designed for the PNW, by those who live and play in the PNW. A fully featured piece at a blue-collar price point, the Trew Gear Astoria Jacket takes care of all the waterproofing, weather protection, and on hill functionality so you and winter can work beautifully in tandem. Evidenced by the large pit vents, ample pocket storage, amazing 3-way adjustable hood, and 20K/15K waterproof/breathability, the Trew Astoria Jacket is soon to be a PNW staple found all along the Cascade corridor.

We are beyond excited at the partnership with Trew that has led to this jacket (and a whole line of other stuff like it). As a 2-layer shell, it is a workhorse of outwear, and the clean design, technical prowess, and easygoing fit are all yours at an accessible price point. It’s one of the best values out there and fits any style.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell2L Waterproof/Breathable$299

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Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L Jacket

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L

The Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L Shell Jacket is your go-to for changing conditions and extreme weather on the mountain. A 3-layer shell jacket made with eco-friendly materials like LIFA INFINITY PRO™ and a HELLY TECH® Professional membrane, this water and windproof hardshell is prepared for deep powder and big days on the skin track. Backcountry specific features like helmet, backpack, and harness compatibility make the Odin great for mid-winter tours in steep and deep snow. Add on plenty of gear pockets and a RECCO® Advanced Rescue system, and the Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L Shell Jacket provides all the tools you need to be prepared for anything.

If you're looking at this jacket, you already know what you’re about. This is a highly technical piece from the Scandinavian masters at Helly. It is incredibly lightweight and packable while remaining super durable and waterproof. If you’re going deep into the powder and the backcountry, this jacket will be your new best friend.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell3L Helly Tech Professional$700

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The North Face Ceptor Jacket

The North Face Ceptor

The North Face Ceptor Jacket provides bulletproof all-weather protection with a list of features that stacks up nicely with coats that cost twice as much. TNF's proven DryVent™ 3L fabric creates a waterproof fortress between you and winter that'll keep you out and sliding even in the nastiest storm, and you'll appreciate the thoughtfully designed hood system and ample pockets as well.

Understated designs, muted color palates, and bomber 3-layer performance? Check, check, and check. The TNF Ceptor is our go-to recommendation for high-level riders with low-key style.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell3L DryVent$399.95

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Oyuki Nimi Yamapro 3L Jacket

Oyuki Nimi Yamapro 3L

Feature packed to meet the demands of backcountry adventurers, sidecountry explorers, and resort riders alike, the Oyuki Nimi YamaPro 3L Jacket is at the pinnacle of technical performance, breathability, and durability like the rest of their YAMAPRO™ line. For the determined and daring rider looking to take some risks, this durable piece keeps you warm and dry no matter the conditions. With pockets galore and a nifty helmet-compatible storm hood, the Nimi Jacket's simple yet intentional features are designed to create a lasting piece of gear that goes with you from crowded resorts to the more remote corners of snow-covered lands.

If you’re a nerd for materials like we are, you will love this jacket. The all-new YamaPro fabric is buttery, technical, just a little bit stretchy, and simply awesome. It was built for the deep powder fields of Japan and holds its own in any conditions.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell3L YamaPro$499.95

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Patagonia Powder Town Insulated Jacket

Patagonia Powder Town Insulated

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.

If you’re looking for an insulated jacket that’s packed with every bit as much performance as a high-level shell, the Powder Town is our choice for you. It has just enough insulation to add some warmth without becoming bulky or stifling and backs it up with Patagonia’s signature H2No membrane and Ironclad Guarantee.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
80g Thermogreen2L H2No$399

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Picture Organic Sygna Jacket

Picture Organic Sygna

The Picture Organic Signa Jacket is ready for some seriously gnarly weather, thanks to the Teflon Ecoelite DWR treatment and Dryplay 20K/20K membrane. Hybrid Coremax recycled synthetic down provides lightweight warmth and the waterproof zippers, snow skirt, and jacket to pants interface create an impassable defense against the cold and snow. Numerous pockets and one of the most eco-friendly fabrics in the biz round out this versatile, mountain-ready jacket.

The Signa is a great jacket with a traditional look and a new-age construction. The standup collar differentiates it from other insulated jackets on the list, and the recycled synthetic down is incredibly warm, lightweight, and eco-friendly.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
500-fill Synthetic Down2L Dryplay$359.95

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Armada Rosalie 2L Anorak

Armada Rosalie 2L Anorak

When the weather starts causing trouble, it's time to put on the Armada Rosalie 2L Insulated Anorak and enact some shredworthy revenge. Sure, you're a caring person, but you're also not afraid to tell everyone who's in charge. Thankfully the Rosalie has it all: tough 2-layer weather protection, sweet pullover style, and enough insulation to keep your eyes on the prize when the temps drop.

If you’re looking for a rad jacket to ride the resort without breaking the bank, you can’t go wrong with this pullover from Armada. It has just enough insulation for everyday lift riding, a sturdy waterproof/breathable membrane, and an awesome retro-future look.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
60g Synthetic2L Waterproof/Breathable$199.95

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Flylow Avery Jacket

Flylow Avery

The Flylow Avery Jacket is a clean cut and simple jacket with excellent waterproofing and good warmth. The hardshell face fabric is backed up with 20K waterproofing and 100 grams of synthetic Spaceloft insulation to keep you warm through whiteout storms, early morning lift lines, and windy chair rides. It's got tons of easily accessible inner and outer pockets, and oversized pit zips for when you need to vent some heat on warmer days.

The Avery is one of the hardest working insulated ski jackets around. It has Flylow’s top-of-the-line membrane for maximum water stopping and a healthy dose of synthetic down to battle the intense cold. If you’re looking to get after it in stormy, frigid environments, we wholeheartedly recommend the Avery.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
100g Spaceloft2L Waterproof/Breathable$399.95

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Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket - Women's

Patagonia Storm Shift

The Patagonia Storm Shift Jacket is waterproof, windproof, and constructed with GORE-TEX 2 layer fabric, so your snow days can be dry and warm. Layer the storm shift over mid layers easily thanks to its adjustable cuffs and draw cords, and seal out all the snow with its helmet compatible hood and powder skirt.

InsulationConstruction/WaterproofingOriginal Price
Shell2L GORE-TEX$449

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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.