Insulation is key for skiers and snowboarders when they're on the mountain in the dead of winter. Whether within the resort boundaries or out in the backcountry, insulated jackets keep mountain enthusiasts warm and dry in the worst conditions, and these four insulated jackets will protect you from the elements without sacrificing mobility:
The Shasta Jacket from Obermeyer will protect you and keep you looking stylish on the hill at the same time. The Jacket features moisture-wicking, brushed lining, removable hood with peripheral and vertical drawcord adjustment and windproof, water-resistant breathable lining.
The Dakine Kensington Jacket provides serious warmth on even the coldest of winter days. The ski and snowboard jacket is made up of a 2-layer, 20K/20K shell that holds Premium 550 goose down. The shell fabric is extremely soft without sacrificing durability.
Oakley designed the GB Insulated Jacket with the help of pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler. The jacket features Thinsulate™ insulation that prevents the shell from becoming too bulky, while its breathable waterproof membrane adds extra protection from bone chilling cold and built-up perspiration.
Marmot’s Dawn Patrol is for the hardcore skier who plans to be in line for first chair, all the time, regardless of conditions. It features GORE-TEX® two-layer fabric that is 100% seam taped to keep out moisture, Thermal R™ insulation, zip-off helmet-compatible storm hood and a zip-off powder skirt and HD brushed tricot collar to keep the snow out.