Jul 21, 2023

19 Best Women's Ski Jackets in 2023, According to Experts and Reviews

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Shoop, shoop, shoop.

From Courchevel to Aspen to Verbier, the best women's ski jackets are essential for defining your snow bunny style. No matter if you're the type to rip down a triple black diamond or gently carve your way down greens and blues, the functionality and warmth of your top layer are two primary concerns. But, of course, you equally consider aesthetics.

"First and foremost, ski jackets are made differently," Anthony Heifara Rutgers, cofounder of Aztech Mountain, explains, noting important details like a nonrestrictive silhouette that allows for movement, an extensive hood to fit over a helmet, a proper powder skirt, and correctly placed pockets and zippers.

"I am constantly looking at jackets and ski jackets alike, and the really good ones—the ones that get my attention—are distinguished by their use of fabrics," he continues. Matte technical materials with incredible stretch are the founder's favorite for an elevated and functional look. "Two- and three-layer waterproof, breathable nylons are a must in any high-performance skiwear," he says, adding that Aztech Mountain sources its nylons from Switzerland or Japan. "These fabrics perform in any condition but still provide an incredible hand feel that is buttery soft to the touch."

Aesthetically, the designs of the best ski jackets plays a more significant role than just being great looking. "A really well-made ski jacket is not over-designed," Rutgers tells BAZAAR. While current trends include bold colors and striking prints—and the desire for a standout ski look is not to be disregarded—the skiwear expert says simpler designs will perform best. Large logos, exaggerated trims, and the like, while fun, won't exactly enhance practicality.

"It comes down to what kind of skier you are and what conditions you are skiing in," Rutgers says about choosing the best ski jacket. "I am seeing an increasing trend towards shells that give her the most versatility via different layering options."

Before you gear up for your next slope-side getaway, scroll on for the 19 best ski jackets for women and prepare to shoop, shoop, shoop in style.

"I love the '90s vibe of our Hayden Pants—cargo pockets, fuller cut, belted waist—paired back to the cropped bubble shape of the Minnie Nuke," Rutgers says of his favorite Aztech Mountain look this season. "It's sexy, tough, and totally my vibe."

Material: 100% nylon; lining: 100% nylon; filling: 100% duck down

Sizes: 38–48

Leave it to Moncler Grenoble to design the sleekest doubled technical nylon (with down fill!) ski jacket. The whimsical touch via the ruffled collar makes it even better, as does the breathable powder skirt.

Material: 86% polyamide, 14% elastane; filling: 90% down, 10% feathers; lining: 95% polyamide, 5% elastane, fully lined

Sizes: XXS–XXL

The generous hood on this Cordova ski jacket will fill over your helmet with no problem. It's a red-hot look for keeping warm in the snowiest conditions, especially with matching pants.

Material: 100% polyamide; filling: 90% down, 10% duck feathers

Sizes: XS–L

Perfect Moment is a stylish skier's go-to. You'll unquestionably stand out on the mountain in this ombré rainbow design, crafted from water-resistant fabric.

Material: 100% polyester filling: 90% down, 10% goose feathers; lining: 100% polyester, fully lined

Sizes: XS–XL

Mackage knows its way around stylish and super-warm skiwear. Choose this belted color-block down jacket for a waist-defining look that's sporty sleek.

Material: Polyamide/elastane; filling: 90/10, white duck down/white duck feathers

Sizes: XS–XL

Aether always prioritizes performance but, while doing so, maintains a thoughtful, minimalist aesthetic. On the ski jacket front, sealed seams and two-layer wind-resistant fabric make this style a total winner in blustery conditions. Also, how good is this blue?

Material: Shell: 86% nylon, 14% polyurethane; lining: 90% nylon, 10% elastane

Sizes: XS–XL

Prada's innovative technical fabric takes the house's signature sport-luxe aesthetic to new heights for stylish skiers. A focus on eco-sustainable production makes this jacket a standout. The three-layer fabric is made from recycled post-consumer polyester yarns with carbon-free waterproofing, while the inner membrane ensures a high thermoregulation capacity with antibacterial properties. Heat-sealed tape seams and maxi pockets with waxed zippers add to the modern functionality.

Material: Nylon

Sizes: XS–XXL

If you prefer a relaxed fit, opt for this purple quilted number by Fusalp, featuring concealed snaps and zippers throughout.

Material: 100% polyester; filling: 80% down, 20% duck feathers

Sizes: FR36–FR42

The expandable hood on this metallic puffer ensures a comfortable fit over your helmet while feeling ultra-warm yet lightweight during an alpine adventure. Oh, and the metallic fabric? So glamorous.

Material: 100% polyester; lining: 48% recycled nylon, 52% nylon; filling: PrimaLoft recycled polyester; trim: recycled leather

Sizes: XS–XL

This multicolored color-block puffer jacket boasts a fun, sporty-luxe aesthetic that holds up on the mountain in the cold. But even better, it converts to a vest—so perfect for spring skiing.

Material: 100% polyamide; lining: 100% recycled polyester; filling: 90% down, 10% feathers

Sizes: EU 34–EU 40

The sage green color is our perfect non-neutral neutral—whether with a black bib, printed pants, or tonal bottoms, it pairs well with just about any shade and is made with 100 percent recycled PrimaLoft insulation.

Material: 100% recycled polyester

Sizes: XS–2X

Take your love of LoveShackFancy's signature whimsy to the mountain in this performance-ready jacket, designed in collaboration with beloved ski label Bogner Fire + Ice. It's crafted from premium Thermore Ecodown padding made from recycled fibers and features an adjustable drawstring at the hemline to keep snow out while sweetening the oversize silhouette.

Material: Shell: 100% polyamide; lining: 100% polyester

Sizes: 4–14

This Khaite puffer, featuring a captivating liquid sheen, is technically more après-ski than off-piste. However, it's crafted of lightweight, paper-thin nylon filled with pillowy down that could serve you on the mountain, finished with a high neck and snap closures to conceal the front zipper.

Material: Body: 100% polyamide; filling: 90% down, 10% feathers; lining: 100% nylon, fully lined

Sizes: XS–XL

Get your winter white thrills in this luxurious belted ski jacket with a shearling-trimmed hood.

Material: Body: 48% polyester, 37% polyamide, 15% elastane, plus 54% polyester, 34% polyamide, 12% elastane; trim: 40% wool, 38% acrylic, 19% polyester, 3% elastane; collar: 100% shearling; filling: 95% down, 5% feathers

Sizes: 0–14

Lean into a utilitarian aesthetic with this waterproof and insulated ski jacket by FP Movement. The fitted silhouette adds a shape-defining element to offset the many pockets and quilted panels beautifully.

Material: Lining: 100% nylon, 100% polyester; filling: 100% polyester

Sizes: XS–L

This boldly printed ski jacket by FARM Rio brings sunshine vibes to cold days. It's more than a playful statement, featuring a concealed zip-front closure and pockets, an attached drawcord hood, and a matching elasticized buckle belt.

Material: 100% polyester

Sizes: XS–XL

If you rip down runs, secure this water-repellent, freeskiing-inspired down ski jacket complete with a removable snow skirt and integrated hand gaiters to keep powder out. We love the blush color too.

Material: Body: 90% polyamide, 10% elastane, and 100% polyester; filling: 80% down, 20% feather; lining: 100% polyester

Sizes: XS–XL

Showcase your Fendi logo love on the slopes one day and a graphic diagonal pattern the next in this reversible padded down jacket. Complete the look with a glossy black helmet, reflective goggles, and ultra-warm gloves.

Material: Body: 100% polyester; lining: 100% polyester; padding: 90% down, 10% white goose down

Sizes: XS–XXXL

Designed for max mobility and bolder adventuring, this GORE-TEX shell is choice, featuring a relaxed fit, warm flannel liner, and helmet-compatible StormHood. And the minimalist white and beige color-blocking? *Chef's kiss*

Material: GORE-TEX

Sizes: XXS–XXL

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