When skiing, it’s imperative to keep yourself warm to prevent your muscles and joint from ceasing up and failing on you when you jump of the lift, as well as the fact that it’s no fun to be on the mountain if you’re cold! Ski manufacturing companies have been working tirelessly to come up with women’s skiing attire that is tailored to make the mountain more enjoyable and comfortable for all no matter the skill level.
We’ve done some research for the coming northern hemisphere winter and have picked out our favourite women’s ski jackets and pants for 2016 that you can invest in today without running out of money for a ski pass!
Protest Adriana Ski Pants – Available at Snowcentral
These elegant pants are made by Protest and are tailored to spice up your skiing expedition with fun and comfort. They are made from superior waterproof material that is stringently tested in the manufacturing process to ensure customers get value for their money. The developers went the extra mile to add thigh vents to facilitate smooth inflow and outflow of air as you slide down the hill. As if that’s not enough, they have include a Velcro adjustable waist, zippers and trouser protectors at the heel for extra comfort even when wearing boots and a 10K/10K waterproof/breathability rating. Oh and they come in a super stylish zebra print!
3CS Delray Ski Pants – Available at Snowcentral
If you love skiing and snowboarding as much as the team at 3CS then these are the ski pants for you. These brightly coloured pants are perfect for any conditions and they can be used virtually anywhere in the world. One of the highlights is the DWR coating that is designed to keep you warm by generating heat. They also have seam-sealed waterproofing locks that helps to keep the insulation intact. Despite their many features, these Australian made pants won’t make a big dent in your wallet, as they’re extremely fairly priced considering their features and 10K/10K waterproof/breathability rating.
Skea Stretch Ski Pants – Available at Skea Limited
These classic black ski pants blend perfectly with most ski jackets in the market today. Apart from being versatile, they’re made from high quality material that’s durable and enough to keep you warm and toasty in all conditions. Skea products are at the upper range when it comes to price but you could argue that you will save money and time as these pants would definitely last a few seasons.
Spyder Winner Ski Pants – Available at Spyder
As the name suggests, these ski pants are tough and worth every dime that you spend on them. To suit the diverse clients’ preferences, they are available in red, pink, lime green, black, and white colours. This makes it extremely easy to match them with various ski jackets. The developers also went the extra mile to develop Spyder’s unique dependable ThermaWeb insulation to keep you warm. The material is waterproof (10K/10K waterproof/breathability rating) so your skin will never be exposed to water during and after skiing. Another major attribute is that it has stretch polyester shell that make it possible for one to move in multiple directions easily.
Roxy Jetty 3 in 1 Jacket – Available at Snowcentral
If you only hit the slopes a few times every season, this jacket is a perfect choice for you, as you will not have to break the bank. Unlike the following ski jackets, it has a really unique design that incorporates three different material styles! The outer shell is reversible, and the inner shell is removable so you can wear it on its own too, 3 looks in 1! The material is enough to keep you dry and warm during most winter conditions and has so many hidden pockets you’ll likely forget where you put your ski pass (if you don’t put it in the dedicated ski pass pocket that is!)
Obermeyer Tuscany Jacket –Available at Obermeyer
The touch of fur is one of the attributes that make it stand out from other conventional ski jackets in the market. In fact, most people confuse it for a cute little ski coat, but its performance surely outweighs its looks. The material is sturdy enough to withstand any rough trail or tree run you find yourself in and is available in multiple colours. In addition, the material is not only breathable but also waterproof with a 15K/15K waterproof/breathability rating. The insulation will give you superior protection against cold weather and complement your feminine body figure.
Patagonia Women’s Powder Bowl Jacket – Avaliable at most outdoor stores
This is one of the superior ski jackets in the market today for 2016 season. Its versatile hard shell is made with Gore-Tex performance shell technology that comprises of two layers, a Gore-Tex membrane and durable polyester fabric. The material is waterproof and breathable, and the hood can accommodate most helmets. Unlike other jackets, the insulation technology will not overburden you when the sun comes out.
So if staying warm and dry while looking super stylish on the mountain is your goal, combining any of the above jacket and pant combinations will assure a sensational look and a comfortable fit! And remember if you can’t ski the part, you might as well look the part, Après ski style!