It’s not an unknown fact that the snowboard industry hasn’t necessarily paid as much attention when it comes to producing women-specific gear and outerwear. However, this is changing and we’re seeing a slow but steady growth when it comes to brands offering a wider and better supply that fits the needs of the female shredders.
Purchasing a new snowboard jacket can be quite overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. As much as the colour and a cool design can affect your purchasing choice, there are plenty of more technical aspects that shouldn’t go unnoticed, such as the jackets waterproofing and breathability ratings.
“Purchasing a new snowboard jacket can be quite overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for”
The waterproof rating is measured in millimetres (mm). This refers to the depth of water that is required to penetrate the fabric (based on filling a one-inch diameter tube). The higher the rating, the more waterproof the outerwear.
Breathability is measured in grams. The ratings refer to the weight of water that can pass through a square metre of fabric in 24hours. Bear in mind though, that the testing protocols aren’t universal and can lack consistency between brands.
There are plenty more key specs you should take into consideration when purchasing your next snowboard jacket, and you can read more about it in our in-depth article on how to choose your snowboard jacket and pants.
We’ve also listed the best snowboard jackets for males here!
Our Top Three Women’s Snowboard Jackets for 2020-2021
- Patagonia Snowdrifter –Best Backcountry Jacket
- 686 Women’s B4BC Gore-Tex Moonlight Jacket
- Nikita Willow Pullover Women’s Jacket
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