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Best Women’s Snowboard Jackets 2020-2021 | Our top picks of the best women’s snowboard jackets for resort and backcountry

We've listed our favourite snowboard jackets to keep the ladies warm this winter

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 Jacket

PRICE: £360

Patagonia’s Snowdrifter jacket has been a huge favourite amongst the riders who like to spend their time off the beaten path and explore what lies outside the boundaries of the resorts. Designed to tackle anything nature throws your way, the 3L shell is back for its second season with an updated colourway – for both men and women.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the Patagonia Snowdrifter Jacket here


686 Women’s B4BC Gore-Tex Moonlight Jacket

PRICE: $360

By teaming up with B4BC this winter, 686 is doing their part when it comes to promoting a good cause. The 686 Moonlight Jacket isn’t just a good investment in terms of the cause it serves, it is also a quality snowboard jacket in its own right. Made with the long-lasting Gore-Tex material, it is no wonder that this 686 has become a best-seller.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 686 Women’s B4BC Gore-Tex Moonlight Jacket here


Nikita Willow Pullover Women’s Jacket


Embarking on the journey for a greener future, Nikita’s teamed up with Thermore and are featuring the Thermore EcoDown Insulation in a bunch of their new 2021 collection – including in the Willow Pullover Jacket.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the Nikita Willow Pullover Women’s Jacket here


Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit (comes for both men and women)

PRICE: £350 / €430€ / $360

Tweaking the beloved Airblaster Ninja Suit into outerwear is probably one of the best things that’s ever happened in the history of snowboard outerwear. The seamless Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit is a perfect little nest you can cocoon in while snowboarding.

Take a closer look at the Airblaster Stretch Freedom Suit here


Brethren Apparel Softshell Anorak (unisex)


‘Built for the hill and 420 friendly’, as Brethren Apparel puts it, the Softshell Anorak is like a breath of fresh air. It isn’t the most technical jacket on the market but, then again, it isn’t made for getting technical in so that’s alright.

The waterproof / breathability rating varies between 8K/10K and 10K/12K depending on what colourway you’re going for. Nevertheless, the ratings are exactly what you’ll need from a snazzy looking anorak that you can cruise the resort, lap the park, or chill with an ice cold beer in.

Take a closer look at the Brethren Apparel Softshell Anorak here


Burton AK Gore-Tex 3L Kimmy Stretch Jacket


New for 20/21, the Burton Snowboards AK Gore-Tex 3L Kimmy Stretch Jacket comes with a women’s specific cut, Gore-Tex membrane, and plenty of other features that ensure the high-quality of this bluesign jacket.

Take a closer look at the Burton AK Gore-Tex 3L Kimmy Stretch Jacket here


Burton Larossa Puffy Jacket

PRICE: $300


Fresh in for season 20/21, Burton’s women’s Larosa Puffy Jacket is here to keep you warm in style. The synthetic insulation, Bluesign label and timeless design will keep you warm and dry whether you decide to go for the pink, white or black colourway.

Take a closer look at the Burton Larossa Puffy Jacket here


FW Catalyst 2L Jacket

PRICE: £320
The FW women’s Catalyst 2L jacket is a big favourite for 2020/21. It’s got high waterproof/breathability ratings, keeping you dry when venturing out in the unknown. On top of that, it also looks rad. Things can be tech and stylish at the same time, it turns out.

Take a closer look at the FW Catalyst 2L Jacket here


Nikita B4BC Sycamore Stretch Jacket

This winter, we’ll get to celebrate two decades of the all-girls band, Nikita. Nikita’s decided to celebrate their 20th anniversary by creating a collection that blends the old with the new, giving some of the all-time favourites, including the Nikita Sycamore Stretch Jacket, a facelift for 20/21.

Take a closer look at the Nikita B4BC Sycamore Stretch Jacket here


Nikita Hemlock Jacket

PRICE: £170
Managing to retain a slim and thin look, the Nikita Hemlock Jacket has been blessed with a bit of insulation too: 60g at the body with arms and hood staying at 40g. The regular long fit with a shaped drop-tail will also do a good job keeping your behind warm and dry.

Take a closer look at the Nikita Hemlock Jacket here


Ortovox 3L Guardian Shell Jacket (made for both men and women)

PRICE: £600

When faced with high peaks and steep couloirs it isn’t just important that you’ve got the right gear, but also that you have got the right kind of outerwear to take you through any unexpected weather changes you may encounter. This is why Ortovox has used the Toray Dermizax membrane for the Guardian Jacket. It ranks high in waterproofing, breathability and durability – and also prevents the wind from getting through.

Take a closer look at the Ortovox 3L Guardian Shell Jacket here


Patagonia Powslayer Jacket

PRICE: $600

The Patagonia Powslayer is made using 100% recycled nylon. By choosing to use recycled nylon rather than virgin nylon, Patagonia’s used fewer resources like water, energy, and fossil fuel in the manufacturing process. By doing this they’ve also diverted waste from landfills, making it an all-around more sustainable option.

Take a closer look at the Patagonia Powslayer Jacket here


Picture Organic Signa Jacket

PRICE: £320 / €350
Created on the back of a desire to inspire an eco-friendly lifestyle, Picture Organic Clothing is on a mission to develop products that will help to fight climate change. By introducing the Picture Organic 2L Signa Jacket with a bio-sourced hard shell, a dryplay recyclable membrane and DuPont Sorona Insulation, we’d say they’re doing a pretty damn good job at that.

Take a closer look at the Picture Organic Signa Jacket here


Picture Organic Tanya Jacket

PRICE: £240 / €265
With a mood-lifting design, the Picture Organic Clothing Tanya Jacket offers the ladies a quality 2L jacket that’s been sustainably produced (it comes with a recycled membrane). Whether you’re more of a neon or burgundy kind of girl, the design will most definitely make you stand out on the mountain.

Take a closer look at the Picture Organic Tanya Jacket here


Rojo Aiden Jacket

PRICE: $275

New for this season, is the ROJO Aiden Jacket. Referring to ROJO’s own marketing line, their products are ‘designed for women by women’ – something both reflected by the Aiden jacket and throughout their whole 20/21 ‘As You Are’ line.

Take a closer look at the Rojo Aiden Jacket here


Roxy Shelter Jacket

PRICE: £215
For winter 2021, each Roxy Snow Jacket features a sustainable element. For the Shelter Jacket, Roxy’s used their Warmflight Eco insulation to keep you warm, meaning you’ll basically be wrapped in a bunch of single-use plastic bottles (in a good way). All jokes aside, this is a price that needs to be paid if we want to keep snowboarding in the future.

Take a closer look at the Roxy Shelter Jacket here


Yuki Threads Meadows Jacket

PRICE: £226 / €247 / $287

Hailing from the Land Down Under, Yuki Threads puts a refreshingly honest spin on their products and manufacturing processes. Ladies looking for a stylish yet ethically and sustainably produced snowboard jacket are going to be very pleased with the Meadows Jacket.

Take a closer look at the Yuki Threads Meadows Jacket here



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