Wear the wrong jacket while skiing once and you’ll either never ski again or—hopefully—quickly realize that it’s all about wearing the right jacket. And by “right” we mean something that keeps you dry and warm without overheating or feeling clammy, and one that comes with a handful of features to make your day out all the more enjoyable, from deep-powder chargers (powder skirts) to backcountry explorers (durable, light fabric and big vents) to resort wanderers (style!).
1. The North Face Garner TriClimate, $280; 2. Columbia Women’s CSC Mogul, $300; 3. Mammut Alyeska GTX Pro 3L, $750; 4. Nau Ternary Jacket, $450; 5. Flylow Billie Coat, $390; 6. Helly Hansen H2 Flow, $250; 7. Mountain Hardwear Snowburst Trifecta, $325.
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Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).