Jackets

Jackets

TYPE

 

Insulated Jacket

These are the ‘go to’ for Australia and it is most likely that your current jacket is one of these. Insulated jackets are the standard due to their combination of waterproofing and insulation. This means that you’re able to take on whatever the mountain throws at you, from blizzards to rain.

 

Hard-Shell     

A hard-shell jacket refers to a jacket than has no insulation, just a versatile and highly waterproof shell. What makes these jackets great is they are able to be used in any condition. In cold snow, just put a few layers underneath and you will be warm and dry. In the warmer later season, you are able to put fewer layers on underneath while the waterproofing of the shell will still protect you from any rain or slushy snow.

 

Soft Shell  

These jackets can be used as either an outer layer or an inner layer depending on the weather. What these jackets lack in waterproofing they make up for in breathability, which is great for the warmer weather so that you don’t overheat yourself.

One-Piece

The classic one-piece outfit doesn’t need much of an introduction. These are great for the younger shredders as they are easy to put on and it means there is less to buy. Equally, the one piece is making a comeback in the adult world with more people opting for the ‘old-school’ look.

 

WATERPROOF

 

Waterproofing is the most important thing for when you’re on the mountain because no-one has fun when they are wet and cold. Understanding the rating can be difficult at times, so we have provided a chart to help you better understand what it all means.

 

 

POWDER SKIRT

 

This is the extra bit of fabric that is sometimes found on the inside of a ski jacket. The powder skirt is designed to stop snow going up into your clothes in the case of a fall or just from deep-powder riding. Although they aren’t necessary to have in Australia, if you plan on traveling overseas then it could be a worthwhile option.

 

 

Insulated Jacket
These are the ‘go to’ for Australia and it is most likely that your current jacket is one of these. Insulated jackets are the standard due to their combination of waterproofing and insulation. This means that you’re able to take on whatever the mountain throws at you, from blizzards to rain.
Hard-Shell
A hard-shell jacket refers to a jacket than has no insulation, just a versatile and highly waterproof shell. What makes these jackets great is they are able to be used in any condition. In cold snow, just put a few layers underneath and you will be warm and dry. In the warmer later season, you are able to put fewer layers on underneath while the waterproofing of the shell will still protect you from any rain or slushy snow.
Soft Shell
These jackets can be used as either an outer layer or an inner layer depending on the weather. What these jackets lack in waterproofing they make up for in breathability, which is great for the warmer weather so that you don’t overheat yourself.
One-Piece
The classic one-piece outfit doesn’t need much of an introduction. These are great for the younger shredders as they are easy to put on and it means there is less to buy. Equally, the one piece is making a comeback in the adult world with more people opting for the ‘old-school’ look.
WATERPROOF
Waterproofing is the most important thing for when you’re on the mountain because no-one has fun when they are wet and cold. Understanding the rating can be difficult at times, so we have provided a chart to help you better understand what it all means.
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