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Best Women’s Snowboard Jackets 2022-2023

From park laps to backcountry missions, here are some of the best women's snowboard jackets for this winter

Choosing the right snowboarding jacket is as important as getting the right snowboard, or finding the best fitting boots. As much as the colour and a cool design can affect your choice, there are plenty of more technical aspects that shouldn’t go unnoticed, such as the jackets waterproofing and breathability ratings. Most jackets come as part of a set with a similar spec pair of pants, you can double up and keep the brand consistency, or mix and match to your hearts content.

“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.

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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.


Best Women’s Snowboard Outerwear 2022-2023

686 Gore-Tex Skyline Jacket 2022-2023

Price: £329 / €370 / $370

Owned and run by a snowboarder, Michael Akira West, it is no wonder that 686 has become one of the most appreciated brands in our industry. By constantly pushing boundaries, and adapting to the industry needs, 686 has always made sure to embrace the needs of all types of snowboarders. From baggy looks to backcountry-specific outerwear, 686 has something for everyone and it’s no wonder ladies like Mia Brookes and Hana Beaman are seen wearing their stuff.

Who Is 686 Gore-Tex Skyline Jacket For?

The 686 Gore-Tex Skyline Jacket and Willow Pant were born in collaboration with hard-core backcountry enthusiast and Natural Selection Tour star, Hana Beaman. With this in mind, the outerwear is ideal for women who are seeking for something to keep them dry in the most demanding conditions. The high-waisted pants are also insulated, thus providing extra warmth that might come in handy if you’re living somewhere where the temperatures have the tendency to drop below zero.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 686 Gore-Tex Skyline Jacket


adidas TERREX Resort 3-in-1 Unisex Jacket 2022-2023

Price: €350

From freestyle focused and urban-influenced, we’ve seen adidas take a more sophisticated turn in the last few years with the launch of the adidas TERREX outerwear. For winter 22/23 adidas’s focus lies on freeride and we see the brand expanding further on their already comprehensive TERREX outerwear line that offers an equal range of products for both men and women including a favourite from last year, the Resort 3-in-1 Jacket, and the new 3L Sustainable Pants.

Who Is The adidas TERREX Resort 3-in-1 Jacket For?

If you’re looking for one jacket to do it all, the beauty of the 3-in-1 jacket is its multifunctionality: keep the insulation attached for the colder days and lose it for the warmer ones. On top of that, the attached mid-layer is easily detached and can be used on its own, giving you, as the name implies, three jackets in one for a very reasonable price. Paired up with the 3L sustainable pants, you’ve got a stylish outfit designed to withhold the harshest of climates, without sacrificing on style or comfort.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 adidas TERREX Resort 3-in-1 Jacket


Burton Lalik 2L Jacket 2022-2023

Price: €200

The Big B isn’t called the Big B for no reason. Burton doesn’t just excel when it comes to producing snowboard hardware but their soft goods too, especially outerwear, are favoured by pros, newbies, weekend warriors, snowbums, and everyone in between. In recent years, the brand has also focused on increasing carryover products, which is why we saw fit to combine the fresh for this season Lalik jacket with one of our all-time favourite bib pants, the Avalon’s.

Who Is The Burton Lalik 2L Jacket For?

Look-wise, you cannot go wrong with this outfit. The clean-cut of the jacket combined with the timeless tight sitting bib pants will never go out of style (you can choose to combine the jacket with either the “regular” bibs or the more technical Gore-Tex version). This outfit is for the ladies who like to keep it traditional, feel comfortable, and enjoy the slopes with the occasional powder run.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Burton Lalik 2L Jacket


FW Manifest Tour 3L Unisex Jacket 2022-2023

Whitelines Choice Winner: Best Backcountry Jacket
Price: £450 / €500 / $550

Hailing from the mountains surrounding Lake Annecy, FW has proven to be one of the go-to brands for backcountry enthusiasts. The relatively new brand has won us over with their minimalist yet functional line, and the 3-layer Manifest Tour jacket and bib pants are a fine example of why. Designed in both a men’s and women’s specific cut, this ‘made-four-touring’ outerwear is comfortable, durable, and easy on the eyes.

Who Is The FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket For?

Made for serious backcountry enthusiasts who require the best quality and comfort, the [ak] Helium Hooded Stretch Insulator is offered in both a men’s and women’s specific cut. The beauty of this mid-layer isn’t just in its high-performance quality but it packs into its own pocket thus not taking up too much space in the backpack when the temperatures rise.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket


Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Unisex Jacket 2022-2023

Price: €600 / $600

Given that most of us would hope to get more than a couple winter’s use out of our snowboard jacket and pants, you’d be reasonable for wanting to give any brand a wide berth when they’re only two seasons deep in producing their own resort and backcountry outerwear.

But this is Jones we’re talking about. After flying out the gates last year with a triple offering of backcountry, resort and spring touring outerwear, they’ve come up with an exciting new addition for every gear nerd’s wardrobe— one that almost perfectly blurs the lines between all three categories. Say hello to the Shralpinist Stretch 3-layer jacket and bib pants.

Who Is The Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L Jacket For?

Forget the resort vs. backcountry divide. These things have all the functionality and wearability to feel right at home on a 12,000 foot peak as much as a day spent in bounds, sniffing out powder stashes and lining up sidehits. Along with the swanky four-way stretch material, they’ll be especially popular with riders who want to feel completely unrestricted when hiking, tweaking or skinning their way through the mountains.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Jones Shralpinist Stretch 3L


Patagonia Powder Town Unisex Jacket 2022-2023

Price: £320 Shell Jacket, £360 Insulated Jacket

Patagonia has a solid reputation in the industry as a top quality and high-tech brand who produce some of the finest gear for skiing and snowboarding. And while over the last few years they’ve been adopted by the fashionable youth as a trendy lifestyle brand, Patagonia will first and foremost always be for outdoor enthusiasts, those who crave adventure and care for the planet.

New for this season, the Powder Town Jacket and Pants are continuing to consolidate Patagonia’s legacy as a purveyor of premium outerwear. Coming in both men’s and women’s sizes, in shell or insulated options and with the choice of bib or regular fit pant style, this is a set that caters to resort riders who appreciate quality, but not at the expense of Mother Nature.

Who Is The Patagonia Powder Town Jacket For?

We’d put this set more in the all-mountain category, so you’ll probably spend most of your time in bounds. That’s not to say you can’t go for a sidecountry session, but on the whole you’ll be riding resort and looking damn good doing it.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Patagonia Powder Town Jacket


Quiksilver Steeze Unisex Jacket 2022-2023

Price: £210 / €240

Austen Sweetin and Miles Fallon’s signature line is all about the youthfulness and fun of snowboarding, hence why the High Altitude embodies the baggy fits and playful prints with designs inspired by the early 90s combined with a modern twist.

Now, back for a third year, Quiksilver’s High Altitude line has been a success amongst both the team riders and the everyday consumers. So successful in fact that for 22/23 some of the products have been designed in a unisex fit, including the Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants.

Who Is The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket For?

The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants are about bold colours, comfort, and steeze, while offered at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for an eye-catching shell to lap the park in, or to cruise through the resort in, then this is for you. And, for this year, Quiksilver is inviting the female riders to join the fun by introducing a unisex fit, making the jacket and pants a great choice for all genders.


Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Quiksilver Steeze Jacket


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