Keep the elements at bay with these high-performance ski jackets that match good looks with weather-beating comfort.

seven best ski jackets to hit the slopes in style Men's Fitness UK

MF BEST BUY:
Haglöfs Nengal Jacket
£370, haglofs.com

Swedish label Haglöfs has established itself as a big name in outerwear, and its Nengal Jacket – designed with snow sports in mind – is hard to fault. The two-layer (read: well insulated) jacket is warm but not unnecessarily bulky, and it has a reinforced hood to stop the rain and wind smacking your face. It’s also completely helmet compatible.

Inside you’ll find a zip-off snow skirt and a couple of nifty inside pockets. Velcro cuffs and the two-day water-resistant pockets also ensure nothing gets in or out.

Available in four different colourways (blue, habanero, mineral and black), the Nengal Jacket is ideal for anyone looking for high-quality ski wear that’s not only comfortable and true to size, but lives up to performance expectations. What’s more, Haglöfs is a brand that prides itself on using sustainable, recycled materials.
Fit: 5/5
Style: 4/5
Warmth: 5/5
Breathability: 3/5
OVERALL: 4.5/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

MF RECOMMENDED:
Berghaus Chombu Waterproof Jacket
£190, berghaus.com

Featuring something called a two-layered Hydroshell (sounds impressive), this jacket from Berghaus is guaranteed to keep you dry, no matter the weather.

Not only does it protect you from stormy conditions, it also ensures you aren’t sweating buckets thanks to its breathable fabric. We’d recommend sizing up for extra comfort.
Fit: 2/5
Style: 5/5
Warmth: 3/5
Breathability: 5/5
OVERALL: 4/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

Arc’Teryx Sabre AR Jacket
£480, arcteryx.com

The Sabre AR delivers everything you’d expect from a £480 coat. A true all-rounder, the jacket keeps you warm, dry and comfortable, even if it does come up a little small.

It’s fairly lightweight for a snow-sport jacket, which is great for the more experienced skier and anyone looking to wear it away from the slopes.
Fit: 2/5
Style: 4/5
Warmth: 4/5
Breathability: 3/5
OVERALL: 3/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

Salomon Icestar Jacket
£360, salomon.com

The Salomon Icestar Jacket lets the body breathe, without being overly padded. It’s lightweight, flexible and has some particularly convenient storage options: pockets not only on the inside and outside, but some handy ones on the arm for your ski pass, too.

It’s a jacket with practicality at the forefront of its design – and we’re into that.
Fit: 3/5
Style: 3/5
Warmth: 3/5
Breathability: 5/5
OVERALL: 3.5/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

Icebreaker Straus Transcend Hooded Jacket
£350, icebreaker.com

A warm and waterproof men’s daily jacket built with state-of-the-art materials and merino wool, this technical offering gives ultimate protection from the elements on the outside, and next-to-skin merino comfort on the inside.

Thanks to its simple look, it would suit the peaks as much as it would going down the pub on a wet Thursday night. Versatile, well-made and worth the money.
Fit: 4/5
Style: 3/5
Warmth: 4/5
Breathability: 3/5
OVERALL: 3.5/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

Picture Harvest Jacket
€358, picture-organic-clothing.com

The Harvest Jacket is Picture’s most eco-friendly product. With no less than three layers, it offers a protective coat, but also allows for free movement thanks to its lightweight construction.

It also features integrated wrist gaiters, as well as a two-way adjustable hood for the perfect fit.
Fit: 3/5
Style: 2/5
Warmth: 5/5
Breathability: 2/5
OVERALL: 2.5/5

Seven best ski jackets Men's Fitness UK

Garbstore x Crescent Down Works
£525, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

Made with American label Crescent Down Works, London-based store Garbstore has reworked the former’s iconic classic Down Parka Jacket.

Made with a slightly longer body fit, it holds 400g of ethically sourced goose down, a detachable hood and plenty of pockets. While it’s not as technically gifted as others in this roundup, stylistically it’s ahead of the game.
Fit: 3/5
Style: 5/5
Warmth: 4/5
Breathability: 2/5
OVERALL: 4/5

 

Words: Tayler Willson