I’ve owned the same ski jacket for 14 years, and while I’d happily wear it for another decade, my family has convinced me that it’s officially time for an upgrade. And it turns out their concern is actually more than just an aesthetic thing: The warming material that’s used in many sport coats decomposes over time, meaning mine is much less effective at blocking frigid East Coast winds than it was in 2008. Armed with this knowledge (and with my sister’s insistence that my old coat is actually embarrassing), I set out to find the best ski jackets on the internet in 2022.
All of the jackets on this list are made with advanced technology that’s intended to keep you warm, dry and comfortable as you glide down the slopes—like breathable water-, wind- and weatherproof materials, ventilating armpit zippers and lightweight insulation to prevent bulk without sacrificing warmth, as well as helmet-compatible hoods, powder snow skirts and sometimes even handy lift pass pockets and other resort- or backcountry-specific detailing. Now, all that’s left to decide is which style you won’t mind rocking for the next decade or so.