Choosing the right snowboard jacket is as important as anything when it comes to snowboarding. Heading up the mountain with a brand-new set-up doesn’t do much if you’ve wrapped your torso in your old tracksuit jacket that can’t take either wind or water. This’ll just result in you shivering down the piste whilst looking out for the next cabin to take shelter in.
There are plenty of different aspects you need to consider when choosing the right snowboard jacket, including its ability to repel water and evaporate moisture from within to the outside air (aka its waterproofing and breathability ratings).
“Fit is another major aspect you need to take into consideration before purchasing your next snowboard jacket”
On top of that, you should think about what kind of circumstances you’re most likely be riding in. Is the air more likely to be dry or moist, and are the temperatures more likely to drop down to minus twenty degrees or stay around zero?
Fit is another major aspect you need to take into consideration before purchasing your next snowboard jacket. In order for the jacket to work to its best ability, the jacket shouldn’t be too big or too small – so make sure to try on the jacket before you tear off the price tag.
If you want to read more on what key specs to look out for when choosing the right snowboard jacket, make sure to give our in-depth look at ‘How to choose your snowboard jacket and pants’ a read. You’ll find everything you need in there to help you choose the right jacket for you.
For the ladies, we’ve listed the best female snowboard jackets for winter 2021 here.
Our Top Five Snowboard Jackets for 2020-2021
- Erik Leon C.O.R.E Jacket – Best Resort Jacket
- Patagonia Snowdrifter Jacket –Best Backcountry Jacket
- 686 Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Weapon Jacket
- Bonfire Aspect 2L Stretch Cordura Jacket
- Oakley TC General 2L 10K Shell Stale Jacket
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