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Ski Jackets for Men

Updated on October 25, 2011

Arcteryx mako

Get the Right Ski Jacket For the Right Weather

It’s 20 degrees out and you are about to hit the slopes. That is not the time you want to find out that you are wearing the wrong ski jacket. We are not talking brand or labels, but keeping you warm and dry.

Ski jackets run the gamete in terms of prices, so it is important to know what you are paying for. In this case, the cheaper may feel better to the wallet, but it might be a different story on the mountain. A good ski jacket is going to cost between $150- $300, while the top jackets are going to cost more.

Before setting out to buy your jacket, you need to determine if you need a jacket or a shell. The weather conditions will determine that. If it is pretty warm, buy winter standards, than a shell will do. If you are going to be in harsher weather, then a jacket is required.

These are the top jackets in their price range:


At the time of this writing this jacket was starting at $199. It comes in three colors: riot red, black or white. It is soft shelled.

It’s features include:
Dual zip chest pockets
Hem is adjustable
Accessory pocket on the wrist.
Zip hand pockets
The fabric is TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock 3L with fleece backer

Back County Patagonia Primo Down Jacket
For our Back Country jackets, we spoke with an online sales representative. The recommendations are the top of the line in terms of price, but also in terms of materials used.

Why is this considered one of the best ski jackets?
Benji: A fully waterproof gore tex shell and lightweight down insulation that provides excellent warmth without much weight and bulk.
Benji:It's also designed to hold up to a lot of abrasion and abuse

At What temperature is the material guaranteed to?
Benji:It's hard to say. It's a pretty warm jacket but it depends on how cold/hot you tend to get. It can be layered easily though.

Any other recommendations?
Benji:Arcteryx mako
Benji:Here is another good insulated shell to look at.
This jacket starts around $749 and is available in sort of an orange color or black.
Between the two, which is the better?
Benji: I think they are pretty equivalent jackets. If the down in the primo gets wet it can lose it's insulating qualities but it is much less bulky. The synthetic insulation in the mako will insulate even when wet but it is heavier and more bulky

Canada Goose Men’s Hybridge Hoody

Starting price $449. Comes in black or red.


Cut longer at the back for more protection from weather elements

Shaped hood with high collar closure

Storm flap behind front zipper

Two hand pockets secured with YKK® reversed coil zipper

Brushed tricot lined collar

Adjustable hem

Elbow articulation for greater movement

Grab strap at the centre back

3M™ Reflective tape around biceps for increased visibility

Recessed stretch cuffs for comfort and warmth

Internal stretchable pocket

Which ski jacket you choose will depend on weather conditions, price, and personal taste.
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