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The 8 Best Women's Snowboard Jackets of 2024

By: Sarah Ziffer: Women's & Kid's Techwear Buyer | October 31, 2023


Choosing your next snowboard jacket is no small thing. Not only will your jacket's construction keep you protected from the elements while you chase winter to its logical conclusion, but your snowboard jacket is also your identity on the hill. Strangers will know you in the lift line as “Red Jacket Lady.” Your friends will spot your Hollywood heroics from the chairlift by the signature blue pullover you always wear. Your kids will find their way through the snowstorm by following the trademark splash of neon on your hood. So when you make your choice, make sure you’re doing it right. We’ve put together this list of the best women’s snowboarding jackets of the year to help you find your signature look, and feel confident that it has all of the features you need, no matter who you are and why you ride.

New This Year:

This year, leading snow brands like Volcom, Burton, and 686 are ramping up their game by integrating a significant amount of GORE-TEX in their women’s snowboarding jackets. Renowned for its unparalleled waterproofing and breathability, GORE-TEX ensures that riders stay dry and comfortable, regardless of the conditions. It's evident that the industry's top names are keen on providing not only style but also high functionality, ensuring that female snowboarders have the best of both worlds when they hit the slopes.

Volcom 3D Stretch GORE-TEX Jacket - Women's

Volcom 3D Stretch GORE-TEX

Who says ski jackets can't have moves like Jagger? The Volcom 3D Stretch GORE-TEX Jacket takes a cue from the athleisure world with its waterproof-breathable stretch laminate and stretch liner, ensuring you can shred the gnar with unrestricted freedom. This jacket isn't just about style, though, as it's packed with features like a super suede chin guard, insulated Lycra hand gaiters, and Primaloft® insulation, keeping you comfy and cozy while you dominate the slopes. Don't settle for less when it comes to your winter wardrobe—unleash your inner ripper with the Volcom 3D Stretch GORE-TEX Jacket.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
Primaloft® Gold Stretch Insulation | 60g2800020000$420.00

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686 GORE-TEX Willow Insulated Jacket - Women's

686 GORE-TEX Willow Insulated

It's all about style in the 686 GORE-TEX Willow Insulated Jacket. Packed with 60 grams of insulation for warmth and sewn with GORE-TEX fabric for top-notch waterproofing and breathability, this shell is made for more than just looking good.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
60g 85% Recycled Insulation2800020000$359.95

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Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Upshift Jacket - Women's

Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Upshift

Stomp on the gas in the Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Upshift Jacket, a waterproof and breathable shell made for heavy activity. This lightweight shell has the [ak] stamp of approval, so you know you're in good hands on your local hill: resistant to rips, tears, and scuffs, this jacket's built to handle the rigors of life on a mountainside. This one has well-placed pockets, a storm-ready hood, and all the versatility that comes from a shell layer. [ak] all day!

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800020000$459.95

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Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak - Women's

Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak

Lightweight, dependable and fine as heck. The Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Kimmy Anorak pairs with the Kimmy Bib for the ultimate in mountain protection. GORE-TEX two-layer fabric with fully taped seams plays a key roll in keeping you dry and comfortable, allowing you to focus on where to drop next and less on the moisture seeping through.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800020000$429.95

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Volcom Fern Insulated GORE-TEX Pullover - Women's

Volcom Fern Insulated GORE-TEX Pullover

The Volcom Fern Insulated GORE-TEX Pullover is a resort riders dream. With the weatherproof power of GORE-TEX, you'll glide through powder days without a worry, while the 80/60g low loft insulation keeps you cozy from first chair to après-ski. Rock the anorak style and boyfriend fit, because being both fierce and fashionable on the mountain is a non-negotiable.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
80/60g Low Loft Insulation2800020000$350.00 - $360.00

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Volcom V.CO Aris GORE-TEX Jacket - Women's

Volcom V.CO Aris GORE-TEX

Invest in your time on the mountain with the Volcom V.CO Aris GORE-TEX Jacket. Crafted with a GORE-TEX waterproof breathable membrane, this jacket keeps you dry and comfortable while showcasing your fashion prowess. Equipped with YKK® AquaGuard® water repellent zippers and a plethora of pockets, it's the perfect blend of functionality and flair for the adventurous snowboarding gal.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
No Insulation2800020000$310.00

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The North Face Build Up Jacket - Women's

The North Face Build Up

Offering outstanding value and even better protection, The North Face Build Up Jacket checks all the boxes with breathable DryVent™ 2L construction, an adjustable hood, and TNF quality throughout. Let your savings "build up" and treat yourself to that dream setup come fall.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
No InsulationNot ListedNot Listed$159.95

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Airblaster Sassy Beast Jacket - Women's

Airblaster Sassy Beast

Clap back to winter's fiercest tantrums with the Airblaster Sassy Beast Jacket, an absolute ninja in technical prowess and style. Crafted with 30,000mm waterproof Eco Vortex, this jacket makes hard work look hot! Beneath its sleek exterior lies a cozy secret - 60/40g Primaloft insulation made from 100% recycled materials, ensuring you stay toasty even when the temperature plummets. From powdery slopes to daring bootpacking, the Sassy Beast has your back, keeping you warm, dry, and effortlessly fly.

InsulationWaterproofing (mm)Breathability (g)Original Price
Primaloft® 60/40g Insulation3000020000$319.95

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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.