5 Best Ski Jackets
You don’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm and dry while you’re out skiing or snowboarding this winter. Here are the top trends in outerwear for 2014 (with a bonus shout-out to fur-lined hoods from Oakley pictured above):
The New Down
Moncler Grenoble Skilbrum Jacket. moncler.com.
Down jackets aren’t necessarily synonymous with the term “puffy” anymore. Today’s down is sleeker and more streamlined. This Moncler jacket incorporates the company’s signature uber-shiny nylon-coated down into a streamlined, military-style parka that will keep you toasty warm while looking as cooly sophisticated as a Bond girl.
Bogner Juana-D Reversible Down Jacket (back). bogner.com.
The new, sleeker down can also be whimsical. Bogner’s reversible Juana-D down jacket features a sunny, tropical print on the outside. Turn it inside out and you have a polka-dot print with quarter-length knit sleeves. Double your pleasure!
The Bomber Jacket
Burton-L.A.M.B. Bomber Jacket. burton.com.
Global snowboard brand Burton teamed up with street-style maven Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. fashion house this year. The line of fashionable-functional soft goods includes this aviator-inspired quilted-sleeve bomber jacket with a fur-lined hood, another key trend this year.
The Vest-Jacket Combo
Roxy No Dice Jacket. roxy.com.
Roxy has always been at the head of the curve when it comes to women’s snow fashions, defining the cool girl rider from head to toe. This layered-effect vest-jacket combo blends the street style that snowboarding has always embraced with a boho-style print inspired by the company’s surf fashions.
The Glam Jacket
Spyder Moxie Jacket. spyder.com.
Top-ranked Canadian halfpipe skier Roz Groenewoud is known as much for her quirky style as she is for her stellar skills (she never competes without bright red lipstick). It follows then that her signature “Moxie” jacket for outerwear sponsor Spyder would take a basic black jacket and glam it up with a rusched gold yoke. Like Roxy’s No Dice jacket, the Moxie is cut long, just the way the girls who rule the terrain park like it.