Temperatures are dropping. Snow is beginning to fall. And skiers and snowboarders are salivating for the latest in winter outwear to keep warm on the slopes. The pros at evo love these ski and snowboard pants and jackets.
Dryness and warmth are the keys to having fun on the slopes. But so is showing a little style while you’re at it. With this in mind, evo wanted to share ski and snowboard outerwear favorites for the 2018-19 winter season.
They’re here for the taking, whether you’re looking to replace old gear that’s no longer waterproof — or just up your Instagram likes.
Ski & Snowboard Tops
For deep winter to slushy spring days, there’s really nothing better than a good Gore-Tex jacket. And this one is an excellent example of premiere performance without the insane price tag.
When combined with proper layering, the Gore-Tex laminate in the Volcom x evo jacket delivers extreme waterproofing — and breathability — for comfort anywhere on the mountain. Plus, evo’s got the exclusive on this color combination.
This Armada x evo jacket is made with two-layer Gore-Tex waterproof breathable fabric and 60 g of PrimaLoft’s serious Silver insulation. That means you’ll stay dry and toasty regardless of what the weather is doing.
It’s a perfect outer layer for colder climates in places like Utah, Montana, and the East Coast. On the style side, a moderately shaped waist and longer profile with a drop-hem rear make for a clean and smooth look.
Houdini D Jacket (Men’s): $580
Houdini takes a fresh approach to outdoor gear by making stuff with less impact on the environments we play in. The brand uses recycled Bluesign-certified materials made in a sustainable, happy workplace in Estonia.
For function, the D jacket is fully waterproof for skiing and snowboarding but light enough for adventures during the shoulder seasons. A special hydrophilic membrane pulls moisture away from your body as you put in work while a fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent (DWR) coating keeps you dry.
Known for delivering some serious weather protection bang for the buck, the Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket is a staple of the mountain lifestyle. In this go-to ski jacket, Patagonia combines a super-soft brushed mesh liner with burly recycled polyester construction, all protected by a Gore-Tex waterproofing outer.
This anorak jacket from The NorthFace has a nice throwback style. You can take the style further with fun colors or just stick with classic black. And you won’t just look good. You’ll stay warm and armed against wet in this DryVent two-layer shell with full-time hood and gripper powder skirt.
An anorak with higher technical specs, this ski jacket by The North Face features top-level three-layer DryVent fabric for ultimate protection from the elements. Simple geometric styling backs up the well-designed weather protection. This coat will see you through seasons of skiing and snowboarding adventures to come.
Ski & Snowboard Bottoms
Would you rather be sending features or trying to dry off in the lodge? The park is calling, and these fully featured snowboarding bibs are made of Gore-Tex with a waterproof rating of 28,000 mm for weather-busting at its best. Combining a comfy fit and fun style, these Volcom x evo bottoms are durable conversation starters — and loaded with storage for important on-hill goodies.
The Ceptor from The North Face provides minimalist but dependable weather protection in any conditions. Again, the brand uses dependable three-layer DryVent to make these bottoms all but bulletproof in wind, snow, and rain. And there’s ample midriff coverage for pow days and plenty of pockets for necessities.
Made to last in both style and quality, these winter sports bottoms won’t let you down after a single season. The Houdini Purpose Pants can stand up to rain, snow, and sleet thanks to an Atmos membrane and highly durable 70-percent recycled Apex 3L Hardshell face. A bottom leg reinforcement underscores that these britches are built for the longest runs.
Gloria to the world! Here’s the cut and style of Burton’s best-selling women’s pants in the brand’s most waterproof fabric. Burton’s Living Lining adds critical breathability, keeping your temp regulated as you shred. With an ideal amount of stretch and a flattering cut that won’t hinder your mobility, these pants look clean and kill in functionality.
These movement-friendly pants can handle backcountry adventures and inbounds terrain with equal protection and important breathing features. Patagonia’s PowSlayer Bib pants come with Gore-Tex Pro, the brand’s best-performing waterproof, moisture-managing fabric to date. An ultra-breathable microgrid backer on the fabric means skiers can rip through deep pow without wetness building up from the inside or outside of the pants.
These ski bib pants will become your best friends quickly thanks to the breathable lining and brushed tricot seat that makes for comfy next-to-skin softness. The 10,000-mm waterproof rating means these bottoms are great for drier climates like Colorado.