- SIZES: XS, S, M, L, XL
- WATERPROOFING: 15,000mm
- BREATHABILITY: 10,000g
- PRICE: £249 / €299
For almost twenty years, Nikita has ably walked the tightrope that is being a women-only clothing line. With gear that’s functional yet still undoubtedly feminine, it’s perfect for riders who want gear that ticks both boxes in its design, rather than a shrinking of men’s gear (pink or otherwise). A lot of it seems like common sense, yet the competition still struggles to go toe-to-toe with Nikita’s output.
The Nikita Ash women’s snowboard jacket is one such example of the brand’s unique style. The stretchy outer shell offers fantastic freedom of movement, while the cut and denim-esque material is visually striking.
“If you hate the idea of natural down, then The Nikita Ash uses a more environmentally-friendly alternative”
The specs aren’t stellar, but they’re more than enough for general use – and pretty great when you consider the price. Unless you are planning a lot of hefty backcountry splitboard missions or hikes, then the Ash has you covered. It’s fully taped, too.
The slim, long fit is ideal for snowboarding, keeping your bum covered without making you go full gangsta. Indeed, this could pass for a regular winter coat back in the city, making a good-priced jacket into a 2-for-1 steal.
If you hate the idea of natural down, then The Nikita Ash uses a more environmentally-friendly alternative. Thermore Ecodown is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles, killing two metaphorical birds with one stone whilst leaving the actual birds very much alive. It’s cosy and lightweight, and therefore just the thing for threads like this.